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June 22, 2017

Will a DogWatch Hidden Fence keep my dog in even if there are critters in my yard?

Reggie vs Bunny

We get asked this question quite often and the answer is a resounding “YES”!  There are certain rules that need to be followed to ensure the fence works against critters, but if those rules are followed, the fence works beautifully.

  1. Make sure the collar is nice and snug.  Since the collar is so snug, make sure you take it off at night to give his/her neck a chance to rest.
  2. Make sure the correction level is appropriate for you dog.  We always start low and only go as high as we need to go, but some dogs do just need to be set at a higher level. Your DogWatch fence training level can be easily adjusted by you, as shown in this instructional video.
  3. Follow the training schedule.  This takes about only about 10 minutes per day per dog for two weeks, but it is SO important in teaching them what to do when they encounter the fence, even with distraction on the other side.
  4. If you are having trouble, please contact us and we’ll make sure we come out to help you with the training.

Sometimes there is a bit of trial and error early on, but soon after the training is complete you should have peace of mind that your dog will stay put in the yard, even if there is something on the other side of the line that they want.   Please contact us if you have any questions or would like a free in-yard estimate.

June 20, 2017

How to Adjust the Correction Level on your DogWatch R9 or R7m Receiver

DogWatch receivers have adjustable correction levels so we can fit the needs of every dog.  The R9 and R7m have seven correction levels built into the receiver.  We always recommend that you start low with the correction level and only adjust up as needed by watching your dog’s performance on the fence.  NEVER leave the receiver set to audible only as, without consequence, there is nothing to keep your dog safely in the yard.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

June 8, 2017

Dog Crate Turned Coffee Table

Do you hate the look of the dog crates as part of your family room or bedroom?  We did as well, so we were very excited to find this wonderful solution.  On Amazon, for less than the cost of a piece of furniture, we were able to find a large “table” the goes on top of our dog crate.  This allows you to use the top of the dog crate as a small table, while still acting as the crate below.  And since the table is a separate piece, you can still move and fold the crate if necessary for a trip.  There are different sizes of tables for different sizes of crates, so just be sure to get the size that works best for you.

This has been a great addition to our home, while not affecting our dog’s comfort in the least.  We love both the look and the functionality while keeping the portability of the crate itself.

June 2, 2017

Dogs vs. Peacock: See the Effectiveness of a DogWatch Hidden Fence in Action

Watch how effective this DogWatch Hidden Fence is to keep three dogs in their yard even with massive temptation of a peacock!  Do you see the path where the dogs always run?  That is the limit to their fence and somehow, this peacock seems to know it.  DogWatch Hidden Fences are effective in containing any size and any breed of dog, even when they have something they want on the other side of the line.  Please contact us with any questions or if you’d like a free estimate.