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Preventing Lost Pets with DogWatch Hidden Fences

Did you know that more than 10 million pets are lost each year in the United States, and one out of three pets will be lost during its lifetime? To bring attention to this issue, July has been designated Lost Pet Prevention Month, with the goals of increasing resources for preventing lost pets and relocating lost pets with their owners. July was chosen because July 5th is typically the busiest day for shelter intakes in the United States. The increase is shelter admissions on July 5th is attributed to dogs escaping their homes or running from their owners due to fear of 4th of July fireworks.

At DogWatch®, it’s our mission to keep pets safe. We are pet owners ourselves, and can understand the heartache that pet owners must feel when their pet is lost. We are dedicated to creating products than can help reduce the number of lost pets and give pet parents peace of mind that their dogs (and cats) will not be one of those 10 million lost each year. 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 »

I know I want to play with those deer, but that dang DogWatch Hidden Fence is keeping me in my yard...

Posted by DogWatch of Montana Hidden Pet Fences on Sunday, December 17, 2017

See DogWatch Hidden Fences in Action!

If you’ve ever wondered, “do hidden or ‘invisible’ fences for dogs really work?”, you’ll want to check out this amazing video!

In the clip from DogWatch of Montana, a young black Labrador Retriever named Boone spots a herd a deer in his backyard. He is clearly interested in these wild animals, but thanks to his DogWatch Hidden Fence, he stays within his boundaries and does not chase them.

Great products plus excellent training equals a safe and happy dog! Good boy Boone, and great work DogWatch of Montana!

Australian Shepherd dog waiting in front of open gate

Does Your Dog Have a New Year’s Resolution?

New Year’s Resolutions aren’t just for people – dogs can join in, too! Here are four resolutions for dogs, and how DogWatch products can help you and your pup achieve these goals in 2019.  Read post »

Golden Retriever walking on leash with man and woman

How Does the SideWalker® Leash Trainer Work?

Does your dog pull on the leash during walks? We have a solution – the SideWalker® Leash Trainer! The SideWalker is a unique dog training collar with a “self-teaching” design that trains your dog to walk side-by-side with you without pulling on the leash.

Are you considering trying our SideWalker Leash Trainer but wondering how exactly it works? Check out these answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions about the SideWalker.  Read post »

springer spaniel puppies

Spring is Here! Time for a Hidden Fence Checkup

Spring is officially here, and we’ve finally getting a relief from the snow up here at DogWatch HQ in Massachusetts! The beginning of a new season is a great time for your annual Hidden Fence Checkup reminder. Here are some things you can do to make sure your hidden fence is ready for spring!  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. 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 »

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. Read post »