Frequently Asked Questions
With training, the dog remembers the placement of the flags and is taught to stay within the containment area. During the training period, flags are slowly taken away. If your dog gets too close to the boundary, he’ll hear a warning sound (or feel a vibration) that alerts him to stop. If the dog continues beyond the warning zone, he will receive a mild correction. After training, most dogs stop before receiving the correction.
DogWatch is the only hidden fence system that uses a digital FM radio frequency. Other pet containment systems such as Invisible Fence® use a digital AM radio frequency which is more susceptible to unsecure (stray) AM signals that can cause false corrections even when your pet is not near the underground fence. The 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 and R9 receiver collars have a status light that is easy to view and a great convenience feature for our customers. It lets you know if the receiver is operating properly, indicates what training level you’re using and when the battery power is low.
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 PetFriendly™ feature.
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.
DogWatch receivers feature FastReact® — the fastest response time in the industry. At .125 of a second, if your pet tests the hidden fence the receiver will react immediately, at the beginning of the avoidance zone — not when your dog is half way through. This feature helps ensure your pet responds to the hidden dog fence while still INSIDE the containment area.
Our PetFriendly™ audible-only training level 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 test the boundary.
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 has a lifetime equipment warranty when installed by an authorized DogWatch Dealer.
DogWatch provides superior technology and products to keep your pets safe and contained. We have the most advanced technology . . . and it is the easiest to use.
Additionally, we are and independently owned local business. We live and work in our community. Customer satisfaction and referrals are very important to the success of our business, so we work hard to provide you with courteous and prompt customer service.