What is a DogWatch® Hidden Fence System?
The DogWatch Hidden Fence is a pet fencing system that uses an
electronic FM 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. Our pet containment fences also
work in the interior of your home to keep your pet off a couch
or away from a kitchen counter.
How does it work?
A hidden wire, buried underground, carries the harmless, low
level FM radio signal around the containment area. Your dog
wears a receiver on a collar that emits a mild stimulation, or
correction, when he gets too close to the boundary. With an
indoor dog containment fence, the hidden wire runs around your
couch or other containment area and is invisible to the eye. We
also have "wireless" indoor units that do not require placement
of a boundary wire! Ask your local Dealer to show you the
How is DogWatch different from Invisible Fence® and other
The DogWatch® Hidden Fence brand is often confused with the
Invisible Fence® brand and may be mistakenly referred to
generically as an "invisible fence". DogWatch is not affiliated
with the Invisible Fence® company. At DogWatch, we utilize
exclusive safety and convenience features that make DogWatch the
best in the indoor pet containment industry. There are
significant differences, for example:
DogWatch is the only hidden fence system that uses an FM radio
frequency. Other pet containment systems such as Invisible
Fence®, utilize an AM radio frequency which is more susceptible
to unsecure AM or DM signals which can cause false corrections
to your pet even when they’re not near the underground fence.
The digital FM signal used by DogWatch is the most secure and
safest for your pet.
Most of our receivers have a two-year battery life — an average
of eight times longer than the other brands, including the
Invisible Fence® brand. When the battery runs out, guess who
else runs out? Our long battery life helps keep your pet safe,
costs a fraction of what you pay for other pet containment
systems, and is good for the environment.
In addition to low battery replacement costs compared to
Invisible Fence® and other brands, you also save with DogWatch
because you can purchase batteries for the DogWatch system from
any source and you do not need a service call from a Dealer to
replace them as is required by most other brands. For your
convenience, we have an optional battery replacement plan to
ensue you always have a new battery when you need it.
Our R7 Mini and R9 receiver collars have a status light that is
easy to view and a great convenience feature for our customers.
It tells you if the receiver is operating properly, indicates
what training level you’re using, and when the battery power is
DogWatch includes a unique feature that allows you to correct
your dog with an audible-only reminder when he approaches the
electric fence. Invisible Fence® does not offer this
DogWatch features the broadest pet training range in the
industry. Whether your pet is very timid or highly energetic, we
have a distinct training level that uniquely meets their needs.
YOU can adjust our patented, programmable receiver to the
training level that works best for your pet's personality and
size. No need for a service call or any other charges.
Invisible Fence® is a registered trademark of Invisible Fence,
Are there other benefits to the DogWatch Hidden Fence?
Our R7 Mini and R9 receivers have our exclusive AutoMemory™
feature. The receiver constantly monitors and automatically
adjusts the training level for your dog if he "challenges" his
Both receivers feature FastReact™ — the fastest response time in
the industry. At .125 of a second, if your pet challenges the
electric fence the receiver will react immediately — at the
beginning of the avoidance zone — not when he’s half way
through. This feature helps ensure your pet responds to the
hidden dog fence while still INSIDE the containment area.
Our pet-friendly audible-only training level that allows you to
train your dog using an audible "beep" tone before you introduce
him to the correction setting. Once trained, most dogs respond
to the audible warning tone and do not challange the boundary.
Some customers set the system to audible-only after the dog is
Your transmitter constantly monitors your electronic dog fence
and lets you know if you have a break in your underground wire.
Your DogWatch Hidden Fence System has a lifetime equipment
warranty when installed by an authorized DogWatch Dealer.
All authorized DogWatch Dealers provide you with superior
technology and products to keep your pet safe and contained.
Additionally, your DogWatch Dealer is an independent
businessperson, fence installer, and pet trainer who lives and
works within your community. He or she is ready to provide you
with courteous and prompt customer service.
Will the stimulation from the collar hurt my dog?
No. This type of stimulation has been used in dog training for
over 40 years. And the amount of correction can be adjusted so
that a dog receives the appropriate level of stimulation for its
size. DogWatch products are used and recommended by
Will the system work for more than one dog?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of dogs (or cats) our
hidden pet fencing can protect at one time.
Is the system safe during a lightning storm?
The DogWatch Hidden Fence System has both an internal lightning
surge protector in the transmitter as well as an external surge
What if my house loses electrical power?
If you experience frequent power loss, your Dealer can add a
DogWatch PowerPak. This auxiliary power supply provides hours of
power to your electronic fence until your household electrical
service can be restored.
How much does it cost?
DogWatch Hidden Fencing can cost much less than traditional dog
fencing and do far more. For example, you can contain your dog
IN your yard, but keep him OUT of a pool area, garden or
driveway gate. Contact your local Dealer for an estimate on your
individual property. Our systems are in small urban yards and
200 acre orchards.
What if I move?
Once you buy the system, you can expand it or take it with you
when you move.
How big an area will the system cover? What kinds of areas will
DogWatch offers models that can cover properties up to 200
acres. You can contain your dog in or out of most anywhere,
including interior features of your home such as couches, dining
rooms, and counter tops. Contact your local DogWatch Dealer for
a free consultation and estimate.
How does my dog learn to use it?
Typically, your Dealer will conduct initial training with you
and your dog. DogWatch has developed an in-depth pet training
Does it keep other dogs out?
The DogWatch Hidden Fence system is designed to keep your dog at
home and out of trouble. It will only keep other dogs out if
they are wearing a DogWatch receiver.
How old does my dog have to be before training begins?
All dogs are different. Even within the same breed some dogs may
mature earlier than others. When your DogWatch Dealer meets with
you and your pet, he or she will evaluate your dog and make a
recommendation as to when training should begin.
Will a DogWatch system work with any dog?
Our systems work with all breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs.
However, this type of product is not intended for use with dogs
that have a history of aggressive behavior.
Is there a guarantee on the DogWatch System?
We offer a lifetime equipment warranty on our outdoor systems
installed by an authorized Dealer.
Where are your Dealers located?
DogWatch Hidden Fence Systems Dealers are located throughout the
continental United States, Alaska, and in 17 countries including
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Israel,
Italy, The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, and the United
What else do
I need to know about DogWatch?
We’ve been surrounding pets with freedom since 1990 and we offer
the only pet containment fence that uses an FM signal to protect
your pet from the random corrections that sometimes happen with
other systems. We’re 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. We strive to create the best pet containment products in
the industry. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have.
Contact The DogGuy at 1(866) 875-7863 (toll free).