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DogWatch Dealer Meeting 2017

2017 DogWatch Dealer Meeting Wrap-Up

DogWatch Dealers from across the country and around the world met in Palm Springs on February 10-12, 2017 for the 23rd Annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting. Over 150 Dealers, employees and family members attended the meeting at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA, and enjoyed stunning views, sunny weather and inspiring talks to kick-start another great year!

The annual conference features workshops, panels, exhibitors and training sessions, and it provides a wonderful opportunity for Dealers to brush up on the latest technology and learn about new and upcoming DogWatch products and initiatives. The meeting also gives Dealers the chance to catch up with each other and share ways that they are managing their business in order to bring the best pet containment solutions to their communities.

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Black Lab puppy

The Most Popular DogWatch Customer Dog Names of 2016

How did your dog get his or her name? Did you name them after someone – say, a character from your favorite book or movie? Perhaps you picked something funny, or more traditional, or even something wild and crazy? Whatever you choose, the act of naming your pup is a big decision – and often a fun one, too!

As we approach the end of 2016, we decided to take a look back to see which dog names were the most popular among our many new DogWatch customers nationwide. Check out our list below, and see if you dog’s name made the list!

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Yellow Lab puppy with Christmas decorations

Happy Holidays from DogWatch!

May your holidays be filled with peace, good health and happy dogs (and cats)!

This holiday season, DogWatch Inc. is giving a special gift of sponsoring a service-dog-in-training with America’s VetDogs. This sponsorship helps to cover a portion of the costs associated with final training for one dog on their way to becoming a working guide/service dog.

The America’s VetDogs assistance dog programs were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities. All of these services are provided at no cost to the individual.

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New UK Study on the Impact of Hidden Fences on Cats

Our name may be DogWatch, but thousands of cats worldwide also use our hidden fences to explore the outdoors safely. Giving their cat the freedom to roam outdoors is important for many cat owners, but it brings with it many challenges, including keeping cats away from roads and other hazards and preventing their natural prey drive from impacting local wildlife populations. Outdoor cats are particularly common in the United Kingdom (UK), where animal behaviorists recently announced the findings of a new study on the impact of hidden fences on cat behavior and welfare.

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Dive In! 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.

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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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Pet Containment and Training for Cats, Pigs, Goats and Horses, too!

A Seattle pig named Amy made headlines recently after becoming the star pupil of a dog obedience class, perfecting her “sit” and “heel” commands alongside a Poodle, a Chihuahua, a Corgi and the rest of her canine classmates. According to her owner Lori Stock, the six month-old miniature pig “only has to be instructed a couple of times before learning something new…There’s nothing I can’t teach her.”

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DogWatch Hidden Fences – Solutions for Senior, Deaf or Sensitive Dogs and Cats

Here at DogWatch, we know that no two pets are exactly alike. That’s why our DogWatch receiver collar settings can be individually adjusted to suit the breed, size, age and temperament of each dog and/or cat on the system. But what if your dog is hearing impaired, and can’t hear the audible warning signal? Or what if your pet has sensitive skin or a short coat, and needs a lower profile contact post? DogWatch has solutions!

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BigLeash Wins Family Choice Award

Great news about the BigLeash® Remote Trainer from DogWatch!

The BigLeash Remote Trainer is a safe and effective training tool to help you train and communicate with your dog. Both models, the Big Leash S-15 Remote Trainer and the Big Leash V-10 Vibration Trainer, recently received a 2014 “Family Choice Award” recognizing each of them as one of the “best in Pet products and resources.”

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Why Chaining Your Dog Is Not the Answer

Dogs need time outdoors. They like to be outside where they can run and do things that dogs do, such as follow scent trails. But unfortunately, scent trails don’t end where your yard ends and a dog won’t automatically stop running at the end of your driveway.

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