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Over 200 DogWatch Dealers, employees and family members from the US and Canada attended the 29th Annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting on February 3-5, 2023 in Ponte Vedra, FL. The first in-person Dealer Meeting since February 2020, this year’s conference featured a record number of first-time attendees.

The weekend began Friday evening with an informal Welcome Reception, which provided a good opportunity to connect and catch up. On Saturday morning, Fred King kicked off the meeting by recognizing Dealers in attendance who were celebrating significant anniversary milestones, including:

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Pointers and Setters, Spaniels and Whippets, hunting dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds. Different breeds of hunting dogs share one similarity: they’re bred to hunt alongside humans. Dogs have been hunting with humans for thousands of years, and there’s evidence that this relationship reaches back to prehistoric times.

Hunting dogs are athletic, loyal, intelligent, eager to please, and typically have tremendous stamina. These attributes often prove invaluable during a hunt. Breeds that fall into this category also possess a strong predatory drive.

When their prey drive is triggered, these dogs can find themselves in hazardous situations. When chasing prey your dog could end up in the middle of a busy street, on someone else’s property, in hunting territory, or even lost. A Hidden Fence from DogWatch® is a great way to ensure that your hunting dog stays safely on your property. Read post >

Happy Holidays from DogWatch® Inc! In honor of the season of giving, we wanted to tell you about an organization that is working hard to make a big difference in the lives of many pets and their families in 2022.

This year, DogWatch® Inc. is making a donation to The National Canine Cancer Foundation. Read post >

Did you know that you can trade in your existing Invisible Fence® or other professionally installed underground dog fence for a DogWatch® Hidden Fence and save money? It’s an easy and cost-effective way to ensure your pet will stay safe with the best, most advanced pet containment system available. Learn more about our upgrade program below. Read post >

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 >

They paw or scratch at the door. They sit at the window meowing. They follow you around the house, almost tripping you at every turn. If you have an outdoor cat, you know how much they love being outside and will do almost anything to get there. 

If you have an outdoor cat, you also know the dangers of letting your feline family member outside. Outdoor cats live, on average, an estimated 8-10 fewer years than their indoor counterparts. A couple of common dangers for outdoor cats include feral animals, vehicles, and toxins such as antifreeze and fertilizers. However, there is a way to allow your outdoor cat to be an outdoor cat AND keep them safe!

DogWatch® Underground Hidden Fence can help keep your outdoor cat safe by keeping them within the boundaries of your property while still allowing them the freedom to roam. Over the past three decades, DogWatch® Dealers have installed underground dog fences and indoor boundaries for thousands of cats across the country and around the world. 

But how do you train a cat to use an electronic pet fence system?

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Hounds are famous for two things: their noses and their speed. And anyone who has ever lived with a beagle, bloodhound, greyhound, dachshund or other hound dog knows just how fast and determined they can be when chasing prey (or the neighbor’s cat).

DogWatch® Dealers are often asked: “Can a hidden fence REALLY work for a hound?” The answer is yes! For over 30 years, DogWatch® Dealers have been training hounds and hound mixes to stay in their yards with our hidden fences. We reached out to our Dealers and customers to learn more about the process of training hounds, their unique personalities and how adding an underground electronic fence to their property helped their pups stay safe and do what hounds love to do – sniff, run and play! Read post >

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, water, 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 >

Each year, our DogWatch Dealers, their staff, and family members congregate at a usually sunny and warm setting for the annual DogWatch Dealer meeting. At our meeting, Dealers celebrate each other’s accomplishments, share stories and experiences, attend seminars and workshops, and reconnect with their extended DogWatch family.

Unfortunately, the world has had other plans for the last two years. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do many things, it hasn’t changed the camaraderie and passion of the DogWatch team.

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Herding dogs are energetic, loyal, focused, and intelligent. These dogs are happiest when they have a job to do and do best with plenty of room to run. They require an above-average amount of daily exercise and get bored quickly if they aren’t given enough tasks or engaging activities. 

When herding dogs aren’t given enough to do, they become anxious, resulting in excessive barking or destructive tendencies such as chewing or digging. Due to their genetic makeup, herding dogs also possess a high prey drive, which can sometimes make keeping them on your property difficult.

Due to these factors, herding dog owners often assume that a hidden fence is not an option. However, a DogWatch® Hidden Fence won’t only keep your herding dog safe, the freedom to roam their yard will keep them happy. Here’s how!

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