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 ProFence with new mobile connectivity features. With the SmartFence, your dog will stay safe and happy, and you’ll stay connected – wherever you are!Watch Product Video
Battery Status Alerts
Boundary Wire Alerts
Power Loss Alerts
Collar Connectivity Alerts
Transmitter Connectivity Alerts
Add Additional Contacts
Monitor System Settings
Multiple Pet Profiles
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
Receiver Status Light
Flexible Training Levels
Audible Warning Alert
GentleFit™ Contact Posts
High Impact, Waterproof
How do I buy a SmartFence?
Our Hidden Fence systems are sold exclusively by our family of Authorized Dealers. Search for your Local Dealer today to learn more about the SmartFence:
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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.
“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
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a DogWatch SmartFence®?
The DogWatch SmartFence is a hidden 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. The DogWatch SmartFence includes a communication component that will notify you by text and/or email if there is a break in the underground fence or if your pet’s collar battery is low, so you will know before your pet does if there is an issue with the fence working as it should. It will also let you know if your pet is testing his boundaries and will track your pet’s activity.
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 does the SmartFence® work?
As with all hidden dog fences, the “fence” part of the DogWatch SmartFence is 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 (SmartCollar) 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.
In addition to the basic hidden fence, the SmartFence uses a special “communication portal” connected to your home Internet. The portal receives signals from both the transmitter installed in your house or garage and the receiver worn by your dog. These signals communicate information about the status of your hidden fence, your dog’s collar, and your dog’s activity. If the portal detects an issue, such as a break in the boundary wire or a low battery in the receiver collar, it triggers an alert which will be sent to you (and/or whoever else you designate) via text and/or email.
Information from the SmartFence portal can be accessed using our SmartFence WebApp on your mobile device or desktop computer. You can view the status of your SmartFence and any alerts, your pet’s activity, and if your pet has been challenging the boundary (i.e., if your pet has been triggering the audible alert.)
- Can I use a SmartFence® if I do not have Internet?
You can use the Hidden Fence (the containment part of the fence) without the Internet. The communication part of the system (notification alerts, system settings and activity tracking) will not work without an Internet connection.
- Can I use a SmartFence® if I do not have a smartphone?
Yes, you can still get text message and/or email alerts and you can access your SmartFence® WebApp profile from any computer or other Internet enabled device.
- Is the SmartFence® WebApp available on both iPhone and Android devices?
Yes, the SmartFence WebApp works on both iPhone and Android devices. The WebApp is not an “App” that you download in the App Store or Play Store. Instead, it is a progressive web app, accessible via any internet browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.). The WebApp can be saved to the home screen of your mobile device for easy access. For more information about how to access, setup and save the WebApp, please see our SmartFence Quick Start Guide or SmartFence Owner’s Guide.
- What will happen to my SmartFence® if my Internet isn’t working?
The Hidden Fence (the containment part of the fence) is not dependent on the Internet and will work as it should even if your Internet is turned ‘off’ or not working. If your Internet is turned ‘off’ or not working, you will not receive notification alerts, system settings and activity tracking until your Internet connection is restored.
- What happens when my dog’s SmartCollar® travels out of range of the Communication Portal?
The SmartCollar is designed with the understanding that your pet will probably spend time in parts of the yard that may be beyond the transmission range of your SmartFence Communication Portal. That’s OK!
- What if I do not have an extra Ethernet port on my router?
The SmartFence requires the use of an Ethernet port. You may be able to add ports to your router by connecting it to an Ethernet switch. These devices should be available at stores such as Staples® or Best Buy®.