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5 Ways To Keep Your Pets Safe All Year Long

July 5th is usually the busiest day of the year for animal shelters in the United States due to the holiday that precedes it. Fireworks, large gatherings, flashing lights, and general noise causes many pets to panic and run away. While pets are at an increased risk of getting lost during holidays and celebrations, the fact is that pets are at risk of getting lost every day.

One in three pets get lost in their lifetime, and less than 23% of lost pets in the United States make it home. The number of dogs and cats that end up in animal shelters each year exceeds 4 million. Pet owners know how important it is to keep their four-legged family members safe and at home, and that’s why PetHub started Lost Pet Prevention Month in 2014. Celebrated every July, Lost Pet Prevention Month aims to spread awareness of lost pets, the pressure shelters feel during overpopulation, and what steps owners can take to keep their pets safe.

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DogWatch Hidden Fences for Waterfront Homes

Lucy the Labradoodle lives on the shores of beautiful Joslin Lake in Unadilla, Michigan, and she loves to swim. Lucy’s parents, David and Kathy Downey, enjoy watching their young dog leap into the water, but they worried that she may swim too far away from their home. They needed a solution that would allow Lucy the freedom to enjoy the water while also giving them the peace of mind that she will stay close to home. Read post »

Three Great Danes sitting in open doorway with DogWatch Indoor Boundaries

New Indoor/Outdoor Mobile Pet Boundaries from DogWatch®!

DogWatch® is proud to introduce our two newest Mobile Pet Boundaries:

The MB-1 Indoor/Outdoor Mobile Boundary is a versatile, waterproof, battery-operated mobile boundary used indoors or outdoors to create an “off-limits” area for your pet. This wireless system creates a pet-free zone two to eight feet in diameter (one to four feet from the center). The MB-1 transmitter has a rechargeable battery that can last up to 30 days on one charge.

The MB-2 Dual Function Indoor Boundary is our most flexible mobile solution to keep your pet safe inside and can be used either with or without a boundary wire. You can install the MB-2 with a wire to protect a large defined indoor area or you can use it without a wire for greater flexibility to protect smaller areas one to 13 feet in diameter (one to six-and-a-half feet from the center).

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Golden Retriever with phone in hand showing SmartFence Boundary Challenge Alert

SmartFence WebApp Update: Boundary Challenge Alerts are Here!

Announcing the newest feature of the DogWatch SmartFence®: Boundary Challenge Alerts!

SmartFence users will now receive an alert whenever their dog challenges the boundary of their hidden fence. A boundary challenge means that the pet has entered the “Avoidance Zone” leading up to the hidden fence boundary, and has received an audible (or vibration) warning and/or a correction. Any time a warning or correction is triggered, the SmartFence will generate an alert notification.

Boundary Challenge Alerts can be received via text and/or email. This new feature was developed in response to requests from SmartFence customers and our DogWatch Dealers. Read post »

Electronic lawn mower with DogWatch flags

Can You Use a Robotic Lawn Mower if You Have a DogWatch Hidden Fence?

Are you looking for a hidden pet fence that will work alongside your robotic lawn mower? Or are you looking to buy a robotic lawn mower but worried that it might interfere with your existing hidden dog fence or Invisible Fence™?* There are definitely things you need to consider, but we’ve got good news – the DogWatch Hidden Fence can work in close proximity with a robotic lawnmower without interference! Read post »

Do Wireless GPS Dog Fences Work?

Are you considering a wireless GPS electronic pet fence (frequently referred to generically as an “invisible fence”*) to keep your dog in your yard? How do wireless GPS systems compare to a traditional wired (underground) electronic dog fence? Do they provide the same level of safety for your pet? Read post »

Close up of white DogWatch Hidden Fence flags with brown Labradoodle in background

How to Find, Fix and Prevent Wire Breaks in Your Hidden Fence

DogWatch® Dealers work hard to properly place and protect Hidden Fence boundary wires, and most customers go years without any issues. But wire breaks do happen. They are often the result of outside forces like weather, landscaping and small burrowing animals. Here are some tips to help you identify a wire break, repair the wire and avoid any future disruptions.  Read post »

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. Read post »

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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Introducing The SideWalker Leash Trainer and The BarkCollar

DogWatch is already having an exciting 25th Anniversary year! First, we saw the largest turnout yet at our annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting in February near Austin, Texas. Now, DogWatch is excited to introduce two new dog training products – the SideWalker® Leash Trainer and the BarkCollar™! Both products are now available for purchase through your local DogWatch Dealer.

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