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The Next Generation of Pet Fencing
With the new mobile connectivity features found only in the DogWatch SmartFence™, you’ll know before your dog does if the Hidden Fence is compromised. You get the best Hidden Fence plus the convenience of mobile technology to keep you informed. Your pet will stay safe and you’ll stay connected, wherever you are.
The world’s most intelligent pet containment system.
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, 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, lightning or surge damage. A notification will appear on the Web App and will disappear when the Transmitter signal reconnects to the Portal.
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.
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.
Designed with both you and your pet in mind.
A Consumers Digest ‘Best Buy’
The DogWatch Hidden Fence is rated a Consumers Digest ‘Best Buy’ in the underground pet-containment category. We are the only underground pet-containment system to earn a ‘Premium Selection’ designation (i.e., a full-featured product that delivers excellent performance).
We offer a 30-day Equipment Buy Back if you are not satisfied with your Hidden Fence.
Customized Just For You
We help you design a system to fit your yard and your lifestyle.
You can designate “pet-free” zones within the fence boundary.
Works with any size property from small yards to 200-acre farms.
Works with all breeds, ages and personalities of dogs and most cats.
No limit to the number of dogs (or cats) per system — each pet wears an individually programmed pet fence collar.
Works in concert with our Indoor Boundaries for seamless transition from outside containment to inside pet management.
DogWatch works coast-to-coast and in many other parts of the world. If you move, you can take your system with you.
We offer safe and effective PetFriendly™ training by experienced professionals that makes it easy for pets to learn in a few sessions.
After we install your hidden fence system, it is unlikely that you will need to adjust anything. However, should an adjustment be needed, all our equipment has easy to understand and adjust settings without the hassle or expense of an in-home service call.
Lifetime Equipment Warranty
We include a Lifetime Equipment Warranty on our Dealer installed outdoor systems on both the transmitter and receiver (including dog chews on receivers!) at no additional cost.
Lead Free Products
DogWatch products are compliant with the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) initiative - a European-based initiative to reduce the amount of lead and other hazardous metals in electronic products.
Small package. Outstanding Performance.
The SmartFence receiver is a full feature receiver with a 1 year battery life and all the safety features of our award-winning R9 receiver plus the SmartFence connectivity features that alert you when the battery is low and let you track your pet’s activity . . . wherever you are.
1-Year Battery Life
The SmartFence receiver has an outstanding one year battery life. Compare the SmartFence battery life to only 3-4 months in other brands. Fewer battery changes = greater safety for your pet and less expense for you (and better for the environment).
DogWatch receivers have multiple settings for different pet personalities and can be set individually for each pet. The settings are easy to understand and easy to adjust – no service call required.
In addition to the low-battery notification you will receive via text and/or email from your SmartFence, there is also a multi-function status light on the receiver that indicates when the battery is low or needs to be replaced. It also shows you if your pet has recently challenged the boundary (the “Tattletale” feature).
High Impact, Waterproof
The DogWatch receiver is tested to withstand the harsh outdoor elements of rain, sleet and snow . . . as well as rigorous play!
If your pet challenges the boundary, this patented safety feature automatically increases the receiver level for 24 hours.
GentleFit™ Contact Posts
These unique 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. Purrfect for cats and dogs with short coats.
Audible Boundary Warning Alert
The SmartFence receiver includes an audible warning to alert your pet that he is approaching the fence boundary. Through our PetFriendly™ training program, your pet learns to retreat from the boundary area when he hears the alert.
If your dog runs at the boundary, the receiver reacts with a warning signal before he reaches the wire, not while he is traveling over it.
The most advanced technology and the easiest to use.
DogWatch is the ONLY hidden fence that uses an FM frequency; all other hidden dog fences operate on an AM signal.
SafeLink® Digital FM Technology
Our patented digital FM technology provides the maximum protection against false activation caused by stray radio signals. DogWatch is the only pet fence system that offers FM technology – and that makes DogWatch the most secure and the most Pet-Friendly™ hidden fence available.
Flexible Training Levels
The combination of settings on the DogWatch transmitter and receiver offers up to twenty easy to understand options to ensure safe and appropriate training and containment for your pet. You can even set your system to “audible only” when introducing your dog to his new boundaries.
Range Setting and Loop Monitor
This dual function display allows you to set the width of the signal field to best meet the personalities of your pet(s): The lights on the display are an easy way to see the signal field setting and they are also a visual alert if there is a change in the strength of the boundary signal or to a break in the boundary wire. If there is an wire break, there is also an warning alarm that alerts you to check the system. This is an invaluable safety feature for underground fences.
Your DogWatch pet fence is protected should your home experience an electrical surge due to lightning. We’ve gone to extremes, like no one else, to equip your DogWatch Hidden Fence with both internal and external surge protection. External Surge Protection directs power surges and lightning from the boundary wire to the ground rod into the earth and away from your home. Internal Surge Protection suppresses surges coming in through your house wiring and diverts them to your house ground.
Custom designed with your pet in mind.
DogWatch of Columbus proudly serves the Greater Columbus Ohio area. Our trained experts are prepared to work with you to create a custom tailored solution for your pet. If you have any questions, please contact us.Contact Us
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The SmartFence keeps you informed. Customized text and/or email messages help ensure your pet’s safety and give you even more peace of mind. SmartFence lets you know if your boundary wire is disconnected, if your pet’s SmartCollar battery is low, if you lost power, and more! SmartFence lets you monitor your pet’s activity, and analyze daily, weekly and monthly trends. SmartFence is customized for your pet, including individualized profiles for families with multiple pets. Tailor your SmartFence WebApp notifications so you’ll receive only the information you need, when you need it.
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
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?
The peace of mind this gives us is wonderful…We have great confidence that she will not leave the yard, given the major distractions she has been exposed to and responded properly. Without question, this has been a great investment.