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  • SmartFence™ Hidden Dog Fence
    SmartFenceTM

    Outdoor Hidden Dog Fences

The next generation of pet fencing

The SmartFence™ underground fence system combines DogWatch patented FM radio technology and all the features of our award winning Performance System with new mobile connectivity features. With the SmartFence, your dog will stay safe and happy, and you’ll stay connected – wherever you are!

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Battery Status Alerts

Sends an alert when it’s time to replace the SmartCollar™ battery. A notification will appear on the WebApp and will disappear when the battery is replaced.

Boundary Wire Alerts

Sends an alert if the boundary wire is disconnected or broken. A notification will appear on the Web App and will disappear when the boundary wire is repaired.

Power Loss Alerts

Sends an alert if the power goes out and the Transmitter starts running on PowerPak™ battery back-up. A notification will appear on the WebApp and will disappear when the Transmitter is reconnected to power.

Collar Connectivity Alerts

Sends an alert if your SmartCollar does not connect with the Communication Portal – for example, if your collar’s battery is dead, More + if your collar is damaged from a dog chew or if the collar is out of range of the Portal. A notification will appear on the Web App and will disappear when the SmartCollar™ reconnects to the Portal.

Transmitter Connectivity Alerts

Sends an alert if the Portal loses its connection with the Transmitter for more than one hour. This could be triggered by a loss of power, More + lightning or surge damage. A notification will appear on the Web App and will disappear when the Transmitter signal reconnects to the Portal.

Customizable Notifications

Set which Alerts you want turned ON or OFF. You can also choose between email notifications, text message notifications or both.

Add Additional Contacts

You can add multiple contacts - such as family members, pet sitters or dog walkers - and choose which text message/email alerts you want them to receive.

Activity Tracking

Monitor your pet’s daily, weekly, and monthly activity levels. Find out if your dog has been Active, Moderately Active, Lightly Active, or Resting.

Monitor System Settings

Review your system settings anytime, anywhere. The SmartFence™ WebApp displays your SmartCollar™’s training level and the Transmitter’s training mode, rate, frequency and range.

Multiple Pet Profiles

Add and track multiple pets within your SmartFence™ WebApp. Create individualized pet profiles for each pet.

Easy for you

We keep your pet safe and are safe for your pet with our exclusive SafeLink® FM technology and safety features (such as More + AutoMemory®, TattleTale® and SmartFence WebApp alerts) and settings that can be individualized for all breeds, ages and pet personalities.

Proven Training Program

All DogWatch Dealers provide on-site training using a safe and effective training program that includes visual recognition of boundary flags, More + learning to retreat from the audible (or vibration) warning signal and learning that there is an unpleasant sensation if they cross the boundary.

Flexible, Affordable Containment Areas

Over the river and through the woods? Backyard only . . . but not the pool and flower garden? Create a swimming area in the lake? It can be More + done. A hidden fence is more flexible and less expensive than a traditional fence. And your dog can’t jump over, dig under or chew through a hidden fence!

Works for Cats (and more!)

All DogWatch products are effective for cats, too! Create an invisible boundary that keeps your cat in your yard and out of the kids' More + sandbox. You can also create an indoor cat fence to keep kitty off the kitchen counter, away from your new sofa and out of the baby's room. And you can use the system for cat containment and dog containment at the same time! Also works for other "pets" including pigs, goats, sheep and more! Read more.

Longest Battery Life

The DogWatch SmartCollar™ battery lasts up to one year, compared to 3-4 months for most other pet containment systems. Fewer batteries More + are good for your wallet and better for the environment. And, most importantly, safer for your pet!

Lifetime Equipment Warranty

Our Hidden Fence products are built to last. We offer a no-nonsense Lifetime Equipment Warranty on our SmartFence™ containment system (SmartFence™ Transmitter and SmartCollar™) - including dog chews!

30-day Money-back Guarantee

We work hard to make sure DogWatch products are the best in the business. We back that up with a 30-day money-back guarantee. We want to make sure your pet is safe and you are happy with your purchase!

SafeLink®

Our patented digital SafeLink® FM technology provides the maximum protection against false activation caused by stray radio signals. More + FM technology is less prone to interference than the AM systems used by other brands, and that makes DogWatch the most secure hidden fence available.

Receiver Status Light

DogWatch receivers have a unique status light that provides valuable information to help keep your pet safely in your yard. It also lets you More + know if the receiver battery is low and if your pet has recently challenged the hidden fence.

Flexible Training Levels

The DogWatch transmitter and receiver offer up to twenty unique options (plus audible only) to ensure safe, appropriate containment for all More + pets. The settings are easy to understand and user adjustable (no service call required).

Range Setting

You can adjust the signal range (the distance the signal travels from the hidden wire) to meet the needs of your pet(s): a larger signal distance if you have large animals or a smaller range for small pets.

Lightning Protection

DogWatch Hidden Fences include the very best lightning/surge protection available as a standard feature. External protection directs power More + surges and lightning away from your home; internal protection suppresses surges coming in through your house wiring.

PowerPak™

Our optional PowerPak keeps your fence working temporarily if you lose power. With a PowerPak, you have added protection to ensure your pet’s safety. Provides up to 8 hours of backup protection.

FastReact®

DogWatch has the fastest reaction time in the industry. If your dog runs at the boundary, the receiver reacts with the warning signal before before he reaches the wire, not while he is traveling over it.

AutoMemory®

This patented safety feature automatically adjusts the receiver’s correction level if your pet challenges the boundary. This discourages More + additional boundary challenges. The receiver automatically resets to the original level after 24 hours without a boundary challenge.

TattleTale®

If your pet challenges his boundary, the status light on the receiver double flashes, an indication that you may need to adjust the fence More + settings. The receiver resets after 24 hours without a boundary challenge. TattleTale is a patented safety feature from DogWatch.

Audible or Vibration Warning Alert

All DogWatch systems include a warning signal to alert your dog that he is approaching the boundary. We offer either an audible or a vibration More + alert. Your pet quickly learns to stop at the warning signal – before he reaches the hidden wire.

GentleFit™ Contact Posts

Optional GentleFit™ Contact Posts are easy on your dog’s skin. They are smooth like our standard stainless steel contact posts to minimize friction and low profile for a comfortable Pet-Friendly™ fit.

Automatic Shutdown

The DogWatch system is designed to protect your pet from an over-correction in the unlikely event that your dog stands in the signal More + field and does not quickly exit. The receiver will automatically reset once the dog leaves the signal field.

High Impact, Waterproof

The DogWatch receiver is tested to withstand the harsh outdoor elements of rain, sleet and snow, as well as rigorous play!

Loop Monitor

Our Loop Monitor alerts you if there is a break in the boundary wire. This is an invaluable safety feature for underground fences.
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Stay connected with your pet.

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The SmartFence keeps you informed, with customized text and/or email messages to help ensure your pet’s safety and give you even more peace of mind. The SmartFence lets you know if your boundary wire is disconnected, if your pet’s SmartCollar battery is low, if you lost power, and more. The SmartFence lets you monitor your pet’s activity, and analyze daily, weekly and monthly trends. The SmartFence is customized for your pet, and includes individualized profiles for families with multiple pets. You can tailor your SmartFence WebApp notifications so you’ll receive only the information you need, when you need it.

Customer Story

“Today was installation day…Wow! Our Dealer, Dave, was out this morning. He listened to my concerns and we developed a zone that makes everyone comfortable. I was most impressed with the TRAINING! They don’t just talk about it, they do it! Dave spent more than a half hour training the dog and training me on how to handle our dog in this new environment. He even had the patience to work with my 5 year old.”
Heather F., North Carolina

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can I use a SmartFence if I do not have Internet?
  • Can I use a SmartFence if I do not have a smartphone?
  • Is the SmartFence WebApp available on both iPhone and Android devices?
  • What will happen to my SmartFence if my Internet isn’t working?
  • What happens when my dog’s SmartCollar travels out of range of the Communication Portal?
  • What if I do not have an extra Ethernet port on my router?