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Can a Hidden Fence Work for a Siberian Husky?

When you picture Siberian Huskies, chances are you picture them in motion. Whether they are pulling a sled, running laps at the dog park, chasing squirrels or playing with their pack, Huskies are among the most energetic and independent of all dog breeds. They are also well known “escape artists,” and can often be found digging under or leaping over fences.

Because of this reputation, pet parents looking for a way to safely contain their dog often ask us: “Can a hidden fence really work for my Siberian Husky?”

Yes, they can! For over 30 years, DogWatch Dealers have been training Siberian Huskies, Husky mixes, Alaskan Malamutes and more to stay in their yards with our hidden fences. We reached out to our DogWatch Dealers and customers to learn more about the process of training Huskies, adjusting collars to work with their thick coats, and how adding an underground electronic fence to their property helped their smart and athletic pups enjoy their freedom! Read post »

Ash with his firefighter buddies

DogWatch Dealer Donates Hidden Fence to Help Keep Firehouse Dog Safe

On the morning of May 23, Ash, a one year-old gray and white Pit Bull, went missing from his home at Hanahan Fire Station #1 in Hanahan, South Carolina. The Hanahan firefighters quickly shared Ash’s photo on social media, and the news spread fast. Soon local animal shelters, businesses, news reporters and dog lovers in the community were searching for the beloved fire dog.

One local business owner who heard Ash’s story was Matthew Cormack, owner-operator of DogWatch of Greater Charleston. Matt shared Ash’s photo on his Facebook page, and called the fire station to let them know he would be happy to donate a hidden fence for Ash upon his return. Read post »

Black Labrador Retriever and Australian Shepherd sitting on porch

Upgrade from Invisible Fence® to DogWatch® Hidden Fence

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 »

Hound dog with DogWatch Hidden Fence collar and white flags in background

Can Hounds Be Trained to Use a Hidden Fence?

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 2020 Annual Dealer Meeting

2020 DogWatch Dealer Meeting

A record number of DogWatch Dealers from across the country and around the world met on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on February 7-9, 2020 for the annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting. Nearly 250 Dealers, employees, exhibitors and family members attended the meeting at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and enjoyed informative and inspiring information sessions plus plenty of good food, camaraderie and celebration to kick off DogWatch’s 30th Anniversary! Read post »

Brighton Area Schools Pack of Dogs program service dogs and handlers with David Downey of DogWatch by Laughing Labrador

DogWatch Dealer Helps Train School Therapy Dogs with SideWalker Leash Trainers

This week, DogWatch Dealers Kathy and David Downey of DogWatch by Laughing Labrador donated 12 SideWalker® Leash Trainers to a unique public school therapy dog program in Brighton, Michigan to help improve the dogs’ leash walking behavior. The Downeys and DogWatch by Laughing Labrador installer Daniel Perez also hosted a hands-on training session with the therapy dogs and their handlers. Read post »

Beagle

Can My Dog Get Out of the Hidden Fence Containment Area?

One of the questions DogWatch Dealers are frequently asked is “Can my dog get out of the hidden fence containment area?” The answer is that if the initial training was done properly, this will rarely happen. If it does happen, it is usually for one of the following reasons. The first reason accounts for approximately 90% of all incidents. Read post »

Small pet pig in yard with tennis ball

PigWatch? Yes, DogWatch Hidden Fences Work for Pet Pigs, Too!

March 1st is National Pig Day, so we’re celebrating our many wonderful pig customers. That’s right – DogWatch Hidden Fences work for pet pigs, too! We reached out to several DogWatch Dealers across the country and internationally to learn about their most memorable porcine customers. Enjoy!  Read post »

2019 DogWatch Dealer Meeting

DogWatch Dealers from across the country and around the world met in the Texas Hill Country near Austin on February 8-11, 2019 for the 25th Annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting. More than 150 Dealers, employees, exhibitors and family members attended the meeting at the Horseshoe Bay Resort and enjoyed informative and inspiring information sessions plus plenty of good food and camaraderie with fellow DogWatch Dealers.

The annual conference features workshops, panels, exhibitors and how-to sessions, and it provides a wonderful opportunity for Dealers to brush up on the latest technology, learn business best practices and hear 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.  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 »