Freedom & safety for your pet
DogWatch® Hidden Fences keep your pets safe and are safe for your pets. Our hidden fences allow pets to run, play and exercise so they stay happy and healthy. With DogWatch, your pets will stay safely in your yard and away from places you don’t want them to be.
Designed with both you and your pet in mind.
A Consumers Digest ‘Best Buy’
The DogWatch ProFence is rated a Premium Selection Consumers Digest ‘Best Buy’ in the underground pet-containment category. The ‘Premium Selection’ designation indicates that the DogWatch ProFence is 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.
Custom Designed With Your Pet In Mind.
DogWatch of Eastern Connecticut proudly serves the Eastern Connecticut 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 or Read Our FAQs.
Customized Containment Solutions
We tailor our system to your needs. Our fences are customized to fit your yard and to keep your pet safely inside the areas where you want them and out of the areas that are “off-limits”, such as gardens, pool and play areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
A hidden fence is an 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. Hidden fences can also be used to create Indoor Boundaries that work inside your home to keep your pet off a couch, out of a room or away from a kitchen counter.
*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.
Hidden fences are 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 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. Although there are differences in some of the product features, this is how all hidden fences work (DogWatch®, Invisible Fence® and other radio fence brands.)
With an indoor system, the hidden wire runs around your couch, under the lip of the counter, around the trash or across a doorway or wherever you need to create either a containment area or an “off-limits” area. We also have “wireless” indoor units that do not require placement of a boundary wire. Give us a call to discuss your options.
Training is an important part of the process. After we install the hidden fence, we work with you to train your pet. The training includes teaching your pet to recognize the containment area boundaries through a combination of voice commands, audible warning signals from the receiver collar and visual flags that are set in the yard where the pet hears the warning alert. With training, the dog remembers the placement of the flags and associates the flags with the warning signal. As your pet learns, the flags are slowly taken away. Your pet also learns that if he continues beyond the flags and warning alert, he will receive a mild correction (a stimulation from the collar). After training, most dogs do not cross the hidden boundary; they usually stop before the warning signal to avoid the correction.
We will initiate the training and provide instructions and support so you can complete and reinforce the training. After the initial training, your dog goes through a training session with you for a few minutes each day for about two weeks. We will develop a plan to meet the specific training needs of your pet(s).
No. The “stimulation” from the collar is unpleasant, but it will not “burn” or injure your pet. It is a sensation similar to the static shock you receive after walking across a carpet in your socks. It is uncomfortable, but it does not harm you.
The cost for a DogWatch Hidden Fence is almost always much less than traditional fencing. The cost varies based on which system is right for you, the number of pets, the size of the property, how many sidewalk and driveway cuts, if you want internal “garden loops”, etc. Contact us for a free consultation and an estimate for your property.
In addition to costing less than traditional fences, hidden fences provide more flexibility and more secure containment than traditional fences. For example, you can contain your dog in your yard, but keep him out of a pool area, garden or driveway gate. Plus, your dog cannot jump over, chew through or dig under a hidden fence. And hidden fences don’t need to be painted and don’t deteriorate like traditional fences.
There usually isn’t much difference in the cost of a DogWatch® fence and other Dealer installed brands (such as Invisible Fence®.) Retail brands may seem to cost less than the Dealer installed brands, but they do not include installation (which can be challenging), training (which is very important), ongoing support or a good Warranty program. Also, Dealer installed products tend to be better quality than retail brands.
We’ve been surrounding pets with freedom since 1990. We are 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. Our products are all designed, fully assembled and tested in our office in Massachusetts. We strive to create the best pet containment products in the industry. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have. Contact us.