The perfect balance of performance & price
The 1200Fence offers the safety, reliability and quality of our industry leading ProFence system, with just a few less features. Now you can get all the technology and performance you’ve come to expect from DogWatch in a more economical package.
Receiver Status Light
Flexible Training Levels
GentleFit™ Contact Posts
High Impact, Waterproof
Easy For You
Proven Training Program
Flexible, Affordable Containment Areas
Works for Cats (and more!)
Longest Battery Life
Lifetime Equipment Warranty
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
How do I buy a 1200Fence?
Our Hidden Fence systems are sold exclusively by our family of Authorized Dealers. Search for your Local Dealer today to learn more about the 1200Fence:
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Room to roam
We tailor our system to your needs. Our indoor fences can be customized to keep your pet inside the areas you want them, and away from areas you don’t, such as furniture, dining rooms, kitchen counters, trash cans or any other "off limits" areas. Click below for sample configurations.
We love the freedom we have with our DogWatch fence! We don’t have to worry about our dog going to the off limit areas of the yard. We love it so much we added indoor barriers as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a hidden fence?
A hidden fence is an underground pet fencing system that uses a radio signal to keep your dog in a designated containment area, such as a yard; or out of an area, such as a swimming pool, patio, or garden. Hidden fences can also be used to create Indoor Boundaries that work inside your home to keep your pet off a couch, out of a room or away from a kitchen counter.
Hidden fences are often mistakenly referred to generically as “invisible fences”. Invisible Fence® is a brand name and Registered Trademark of the Invisible Fence Company.
- How do hidden dog fences work?
Hidden fences are created by burying a ‘boundary wire’ a few inches underground around your property. The buried wire carries a harmless, low level radio signal from a transmitter installed in your house or garage. Your pet wears a lightweight, waterproof receiver collar that recognizes the radio signal. As your pet approaches the buried wire, the receiver collar emits a warning signal (audible or vibration). If your pet travels further, he will receive a mild but safe stimulation (also called a “correction”) from the receiver collar. Through a training program, your pet learns to recognize his fence boundaries and learns to stop at the warning signal. Although there are differences in some of the product features, this is how all hidden fences work (DogWatch®, Invisible Fence® and other radio fence brands.)
With an indoor system, the hidden wire runs around your couch, under the lip of the counter, around the trash or across a doorway or wherever you need to create either a containment area or an “off-limits” area. We also have “wireless” indoor units that do not require placement of a boundary wire. Contact your local DogWatch Dealer to discuss your options.
- How does my dog learn where the hidden fence boundary is?
Your pet is trained by a DogWatch Dealer. The training includes teaching your pet to recognize the containment area boundaries through a combination of voice commands, audible warning signals from the receiver collar and visual flags that are set in the yard where the pet hears the warning alert. With training, the dog remembers the placement of the flags and associates the flags with the warning signal. As your pet learns, the flags are slowly taken away. Your pet also learns that if he continues beyond the flags and warning alert, he will receive a mild correction (a stimulation from the collar). After training, most dogs do not cross the “invisible fence” boundary; they usually stop before the warning signal to avoid the correction.
Your Dealer will initiate the training and provide instructions and support so you can complete and reinforce the training. After the initial training, your dog goes through a training session with you for a few minutes each day for about two weeks. Your Dealer will develop a plan to meet the specific training needs of your pet(s).
- Will the stimulation from a hidden fence collar hurt my dog?
No. The “stimulation” from the collar is unpleasant, but it will not “burn” or injure your pet. It is a sensation similar to the static shock you receive after walking across a carpet in your socks. It is uncomfortable, but it does not harm you.
- How much do hidden fences cost?
The cost for a DogWatch® Hidden Fence is almost always much less than traditional fencing. The cost varies based on which system is right for you, the number of pets, the size of the property, how many sidewalk and driveway cuts, if you want internal “garden loops”, etc. In addition to costing less than traditional fences, hidden fences provide more flexibility and more secure containment than traditional fences. For example, you can contain your dog in your yard, but keep him out of a pool area, garden or driveway gate. Plus, your dog cannot jump over, chew through or dig under a hidden fence. And hidden fences don’t need to be painted and don’t deteriorate like traditional fences.
There usually isn’t much difference in the cost of a DogWatch® fence and other Dealer installed brands (such as Invisible Fence®.) Retail brands may seem to cost less than the Dealer installed brands, but they do not include installation (which can be challenging), training (which is very important), ongoing support or a good Warranty program. Also, Dealer installed products tend to be better quality than retail brands.
Contact your local DogWatch Dealer for an estimate for your property.
- Where are DogWatch Dealers located?
DogWatch Hidden Fence Dealers are located throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and in many other countries around the world. Check our Dealer Locator to find an authorized DogWatch Dealer near you.
- What else do I need to know about DogWatch?
We’ve been surrounding pets with freedom since 1990. We are a privately-owned, people-oriented company that takes pride in our quality customer service. Our engineers constantly research and develop new ways to make our products the safest for your pet and the easiest for you to use in your home. Our products are all designed, fully assembled and tested in our office in Massachusetts. We strive to create the best pet containment products in the industry. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have. Contact customer service at (800) 793-3436 (M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm EST).