Outdoor Hidden Dog Fences
The Perfect Balance of Performance & Price
The StandardFence offers the safety, reliability and quality of our industry leading ProFence system, with just a few less features. Now you can get all the technology and performance you’ve come to expect from DogWatch in a more economical package.
While this hidden fence product includes everything you need to keep your dog safe, you may be interested in upgrading your fence. Our ProFence® offers a longer receiver/collar battery life (2 Years), and our SmartFence® includes the maximum number of features currently available. Compare our outdoor hidden fence options to ensure you make the best decision for you and your pet.
Our patented digital SafeLink® FM technology provides the maximum protection against false activation caused by stray radio signals. FM technology is less prone to interference than the AM systems used by other brands, and that makes DogWatch the most secure hidden fence available.
DogWatch Hidden Fences include the very best lightning/surge protection available as a standard feature. External protection directs power surges and lightning away from your home; internal protection suppresses surges coming in through your house wiring.
DogWatch has the fastest reaction time in the industry. If your dog runs at the boundary, the receiver reacts with the warning signal before he reaches the wire, not while he is traveling over it.
Flexible Training Levels
The Standard Fence receiver-collar includes 4 easy to understand and adjust training levels plus an ‘audible only’ feature to ensure safe and appropriate training and containment for your pet.
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.
High Impact, Waterproof
The DogWatch receiver is tested to withstand the harsh outdoor elements of rain, sleet and snow . . . as well as rigorous play!
You can easily adjust the width of the signal (the ‘signal range’) on your Standard Fence to meet the needs of your pet and the size of your yard. If there is a wire break, there is also a warning alarm that alerts you to check the system. This is an invaluable safety feature for underground fences.
Receiver Status Light
The unique multi-function status light on the receiver lets you know if the battery is low or needs to be replaced.
Longest Battery Life
The DogWatch Standard Fence battery lasts up to 6 Months, compared to 3 months for most other pet containment systems. Fewer batteries are good for your wallet and better for the environment. And, most importantly, safer for your pet!
Lifetime Equipment Warranty
Our Hidden Fence products are built to last. We offer a no-nonsense Lifetime Equipment Warranty on all our Dealer installed hidden fences, including the Standard Fence.
We work hard to make sure DogWatch products are the best in the business. We back that up with a full containment money-back guarantee. We want to make sure your pet is safe and you are happy with your purchase!
Easy For You
We keep your pet safe and are safe for your pet with our exclusive SafeLink® FM technology and settings that can be individualized for all breeds, ages and pet personalities.
Proven Training Program
All DogWatch Dealers provide on-site training using a safe and effective training program that includes visual recognition of boundary flags, learning to retreat from the audible (or vibration) warning signal and learning that there is an unpleasant sensation if they cross the boundary.
Flexible, Affordable Containment Areas
Over the river and through the woods? Backyard only . . . but not the pool and flower garden? Create a swimming area in the lake? It can be done. A hidden fence is more flexible and less expensive than a traditional fence. And your dog can’t jump over, dig under or chew through a hidden fence!
Works for Cats (and more!)
All DogWatch products are effective for cats, too! Create an invisible boundary that keeps your cat in your yard and out of the kids’ sandbox. You can also create an indoor cat fence to keep kitty off the kitchen counter, away from your new sofa and out of the baby’s room.
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.
Scroll through our sample configurations for more information.
Some Frequently Asked Questions About the DogWatch® Standard Fence
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. Contact your Contact Us to discuss your options.
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 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. 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.
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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.