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DogFence UK Dealer Ward Chapman trains Irish Setter

Help Protect UK Dog Owners’ Right to Keep Their Pets Safe

For the past 15 years, DogWatch Dealers Ward and Samantha Chapman of DogFence UK have been helping keep dogs and cats across the United Kingdom and Ireland stay safe from roads and other dangers. Right now, however, they are facing a big challenge.

Last week, the UK Government announced that it is considering a proposal to ban the use of electronic training collars for pets. These radio collars (often mistakenly referred to as ‘electric shock’ collars) are widely used worldwide for pet training and containment. Before a final decision is made, the government will have a 6 week consultation on the subject.  Read post »

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The DogWatch/EMARC Partnership

We want to introduce you to some of our valued DogWatch team members. At our headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, DogWatch Inc. employs individuals with disabilities from the the ARC of Eastern Middlesex (EMARC) as part of our DogWatch team. We depend on them for preparing product packages that we ship from our headquarters to our DogWatch Dealers across the country and around the world. Read post »

black labrador retriever and Australian shepherd wearing hidden fence collar playing in yard with white flags in background

Top 6 Hidden Fence Myths Addressed

Hidden fencing (a.k.a. electric dog fencing, invisible fencing, or underground fencing) has been in existence for a long time but has recently become more popular due to the ever increasing fence restrictions and our ability to trust more in technological advancements. There are some people, however, that are still leery due mostly to myths associated with this type of pet containment. We would like to address these myths and help educate the general public about the safety, humanity and convenience of hidden fences.

The six most popular myths associated with hidden fences are 1) the shock is dangerous and inhumane; 2) it doesn’t work on my breed; 3) my dog will never want to come outside again; 4) it will make my dog become aggressive; 5) it is too expensive and 6) store-bought systems work just as well as professionally-installed hidden fences.

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Black Lab with SmartFence Activity and TattleTale Screen

SmartFence WebApp Update: The TattleTale Graph is Here!

Announcing the newest feature of our exclusive SmartFence™ – the TattleTale™ Graph!

The TattleTale lets users know when and how many times their pet has entered the Avoidance Zone. By tracking the frequency and timing of these ‘boundary challenges,’ pet parents can spot potential distractions – like a neighbor’s dog or a school bus – and address them right away.

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Bella and Solo the German Shepherds, SideWalker customers

SideWalker Helps Dog Parent Walk Her Dogs Without Pulling

Walking German Shepherds (and many other dogs) on leash can be a challenge for the average dog owner. That’s why DogWatch created the SideWalker® Leash Trainer, a training collar that gently corrects overly enthusiastic leash pulling and helps dogs (of all shapes and sizes) learn appropriate on-leash behavior.

To see how the SideWalker helped one German Shepherd pet parent gain control of walks with her dogs, we reached out to Lorna, a DogWatch customer from Van Hornesville, New York. Lorna is pet parent to two beautiful German Shepherds, a four year-old female named Bella (left) and a two year-old male named Solo (right). Both dogs were avid leash pullers, especially Solo.

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Black and white cat with DogWatch Hidden Fence collar

Hidden Fence Training for Cats

DogWatch Hidden Fences aren’t just for dogs! Over the past three decades, DogWatch Dealers have installed Outdoor Hidden Fences and Indoor Boundaries for thousands of cats across the country and around the world. But how do you train a cat to use a hidden or “invisible” fence?

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The DogWatch Hidden Fence Earns a Consumers Digest ‘Best Buy’

We are pleased to announce that in the current 2017 Consumers Digest’s review of Underground Pet-Containment products, the DogWatch Hidden Fence earned a prestigious Best Buy designation. Consumers Digest conducts product reviews in the Pet-Containment category every 2 to 3 years, and the DogWatch Hidden Fence has received a ‘Best Buy’ designation in each review since 1998.  In the most recent review, the DogWatch Hidden Fence is the only Underground Pet-Containment product recognized in the Premium category!

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Introducing the SmartFence

DogWatch Inc. is proud to announce the addition of an exciting new product to our line of hidden underground pet fence options. The SmartFence™ provides all the same benefits of our award-winning DogWatch® Hidden Fences plus the addition of mobile connectivity.

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Three Corgi on Beach wearing BigLeash Remote Trainer Collars

Going on Vacation this Summer? Bring DogWatch with You!

DogWatch® Hidden Fences give pets the freedom to run and play leash free at home, but what about when the dog tags along for summer vacation? Why not bring DogWatch with you? Here are three ways you can enjoy the freedom of our hidden fences all summer long!

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Three Great Pyrenees dogs on leashes

Top 15 Dog Breeds Most Likely To Be “Escape Artists”

At DogWatch, it’s our mission to keep dogs safe at home in their yards. So we were definitely intrigued to see Business Insider‘s recent list of the dog breeds most likely to run away from home. The list featured a few usual suspects (hello, hounds!) and some surprises, too. Check out the top 15 below, complete with photos of actual DogWatch customers who overcame their wandering ways and are now safe at home thanks to their DogWatch Hidden Fences!

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