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We’re pet owners, too! Our underground dog fences, indoor pet fences and electronic dog training collars are comfortable, safe and effective. Our products work for dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes, and all of our solutions were designed with our own pets in mind.

What is a hidden dog fence?

A hidden fence is an underground dog fence system that uses an electronic signal to keep your dog within a designated area, such as a yard, and away from potential dangers. Watch the video to see how it works!


DogWatch has been making Hidden Dog Fence systems since 1990. Our fences are sold and installed by our network of over 200 independent DogWatch Dealers worldwide.


Dog training with ease.

At DogWatch, we will guide you through the process of 

training your dog to your hidden fence! An easy program tailored to your dogs needs.

We have furry friends like you and understand the importance of containing our pets, both inside and out! Our training methods are safe, effective, and will return your dog to freedom!

Customer Story

"We've used them at two houses for two dogs and each and every time, they have done a fantastic job. Respectful, courteous, and very professional! Don and Tyler get an A+!! In a world where you can search and buy just about anything online, there was a lot of comfort knowing that we used (and supported) a small, local business who truly cares about their customers!"

Andrea F. - North Canton, Ohio


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DogWatch of Northeast Ohio proudly serves the Northeast Ohio area. Our trained experts are prepared to work with you, to create a custom tailored solution for your pet. Contact us today!


Dedicated Pet Professionals

Your pet’s safety is our top priority. We have furry friends just like you, and we understand the importance of containing our pets – both inside and out.

We love working with animals because of the joy a pet brings to each family. We chose DogWatch because DogWatch has a superior product offering with the FM Safelink® design, 2 year battery life vs. the 3-4 month battery life of the competitors, and our user-friendly transmitter. 

We hope to have the opportunity to help keep your pet safe.


You asked, we answered

  • What is a hidden 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.
  • How do hidden dog fences work?
    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, 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.
  • How does my dog learn where the hidden fence boundary is?
    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).
  • Will the stimulation from a hidden dog fence collar hurt my dog?
    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.
  • How much do hidden fences cost?
    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.
  • What else do I need to know about DogWatch®?
    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 designed, 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 your local DogWatch® of Northeast Ohio at (330) 915-6036.
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