The Next Generation of Underground Dog Fencing

This underground dog fence system combines our patented FM Digital radio technology and all the features of our award-winning ProFence but adds exclusive mobile connectivity to keep you informed and connected wherever you are! Stay connected with the DogWatch SmartFence®.  

Exclusive Features

Status Alerts

The SmartFence is designed to keep you informed of all aspects of your underground dog fence’s integrity. Receive custom notification alerts for battery status, wire breaks, power loss, connectivity, and boundary challenge alerts. You can also add multiple users, such as family members, pet sitters, or dog walkers, and customize which notifications or emails you want them to receive.

Activity Tracking

It’s like a doggie fit bit.  With the SmartFence you can quickly see how active and at what times your pet was active.  You can easily monitor your pet’s daily, weekly, and monthly activity levels.  

Monitor System Settings

Are you on vacation? No worries. With the SmartFence, you have access to your system settings, so you can see the SmartCollar® training level and the transmitter’s training mode, rate, frequency, and range. 

SmartFence with receiver portal and phone


With DogWatch’s patented SafeLink® FM digital technology, you can have complete confidence in the safety and security of your underground dog fence. Our innovative FM digital signal provides maximum protection against false activation caused by stray radio signals, making our hidden fence the most secure option. Unlike other brands that rely on AM technology and are prone to interference, DogWatch’s FM digital technology is the clear choice for reliable and effective pet containment.


DogWatch offers the fastest reaction time in the industry. If your dog runs towards the boundary, our receivers will react with a warning signal well before your pet reaches the wire, not while traveling over it, ensuring their safety and protection at all times.


Our patented AutoMemory feature automatically adjusts the correction level after the initial boundary challenge. Upon a boundary challenge with the receiver set to 4, 5, or 6, AutoMemory will adjust the receiver to the next highest level and stay at that level until your pet leaves the boundary alone for a consecutive 24 hours. After those 24 hours, AutoMemory will then adjust the receiver back to its initial level. This self-adjusting feature will discourage future challenges.  


A simple look at our status light lets you know if your pet has been naughty or nice because the receiver is a little TattleTale. Single blink? What a good dog! Double blink? Uh oh, someone’s been naughty and challenged the underground dog fence boundary. You may need to increase the level of correction on the receiver. After your dog takes a 24-hour vacation from the boundary, the TattleTale feature will reset. With your DogWatch SmartFence App, you can view and track your pet’s daily, weekly, and monthly boundary challenges via the TattleTale graph. This patented safety feature gives you the peace of mind to know what your pet is up to. 

Longest Battery Life

DogWatch Hidden Fence collars have a longer battery life than all other brands of underground dog fences. The SmartCollar®collar has a battery life of up to 1 year. Compare that to other brands that usually need a new battery every 3-4 months or have to be recharged every day (sometimes more than once/day). Fewer batteries are suitable for your wallet and better for the environment. It gives you one less thing to worry about because you know your pet is safe!

Receiver Status Light

You’re in the know with our unique status light.  It provides you with valuable information such as battery life and, more importantly, whether your pet recently challenged the underground dog fence. Armed with all this information, it helps you to contain your pet effectively. No more guessing!

Audible or Vibration Warning Alert

When your dog first enters the boundary area, the SmartFence receiver emits an audible warning signal to alert your dog he is approaching the forbidden zone. Your pet is warned far before reaching the underground dog fence wire.

Insulated or GentleFit™ Contact Posts

We use insulated contact posts instead of solid stainless steel posts for pets a little stronger-willed to contain. Insulating the posts eliminates the problem of wet fur dissipating the correction, making it feel less intense. For the more “tender” breeds, the optional GentleFit™ Contact Posts are easy on your dog’s skin. They are an alternative to the standard insulated contact posts made of conductive plastic, smooth like our standard stainless steel contact posts to minimize friction, and have a low profile for a comfortable Pet-Friendly™ fit.

High Impact, Waterproof

The DogWatch SmartCollar® is durable and can withstand just about any abuse your pet can give. It is not just water resistant; it’s waterproof. This means it can not only get wet but can also swim (be submerged). So let them have fun, and don’t worry. The SmartCollar®can take it.

Automatic Shutdown

Pets don’t always make wise choices. What if your pet gets stuck in the signal field and can’t get free (e.g., the collar strap gets stuck on a branch, etc.) No worries. The DogWatch system is designed to automatically shut down in such a case to prevent your pet from being over-corrected and will reset once the dog leaves the signal field.

Lightning Protection

A DogWatch Hidden Fence comes standard with the very best lightning protection available. We ground your loop wires which provides external protection and keeps lightning away from your home. If lightning should get past the external protection, our internal protection suppresses the rest and protects against surges coming in through your house wiring.  


The underground dog fence can no longer work if you don’t have power, leaving your pet unprotected, right? Not so with our optional PowerPak accessory.  The PowerPak will provide at least 8 hours of protection if your power goes out. 

Loop Monitor

With our Loop Monitor, you can know in an instant the moment your electric dog fence goes down. This invaluable safety feature alerts you immediately when a breach in your fence occurs. With your SmartFence® App, you can check on the status of your boundary wire anytime and be alerted to any breaks or disruptions wherever you are.

Range Setting

You can easily adjust the signal range (the distance from the buried wire) to meet the needs of your pet or property configuration. For instance, you may want a larger signal distance if you have a larger property or fence-challenging pet and a smaller signal distance for a smaller property and/or non fence-challenging pet.   

Flexible Training Levels

You don’t need a Ph.D. to adjust any of the 20 unique options (plus audible only) available on a DogWatch Hidden Fence. It is very easy to reach that perfect-for-you setting without a service call and associated expenses. If you need help, though, it is only a phone call away. Remember, we’re local and care about your pet’s safety and proper containment.

Proven Training Program

We provide a proven training program customized for your pet and their unique personality. This includes learning the visual recognition of the boundary flags (area to avoid), what the warning tone (or vibration) is, what is expected of them when they hear it, and, of course, the unpleasant sensation that happens if they ignore the warning given and get too close to those bad flags. A stress-free experience for you and your pet is always the goal and of utmost importance.

Flexible, Affordable Containment Areas

Is your property mostly wooded? You may need to keep them in the backyard. Do you want to include a body of water? You wouldn’t mind keeping them out of the flower beds. All this and more is possible with an electric dog fence, which is more flexible and less expensive than a traditional fence. Remember, your pet cannot jump over or dig under an electric dog fence, and wooded areas don’t interfere with an underground dog fence signal. The signal goes where the wire goes.

Works for Cats (and more!)

Dogs are not the only pets that can benefit from a DogWatch Hidden Fence.  Our products are effective for cats, too!  So if you need your cat to stay home, out of the kids’ sandbox, off the counter, away from your new sofa, or out of the baby’s room give it a try! The beauty is that you can use the same system for cats and dogs.  Although not as common, we have also contained other pets as well such as pigs, goats, sheep, and chickens.  Read more

Lifetime Equipment Warranty

Companies will only extend a warranty on something they know is built to last.  That makes sense. With that thought in mind, we must be pretty sure that our equipment is up to the task by offering a no-nonsense Lifetime Limited Equipment Warranty on our SmartFence system – including dog chews.  With such a warranty, your money becomes an investment instead of an expense.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

We are confident we are the best in the business, so we back it up with a 30-day money-back guarantee. We want to be sure you are happy with your purchase and, more importantly, your pet is safe!

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Custom designed with your pet in mind.

DogWatch of the Endless Mountains proudly serves the northeast PA and southeast NY region. Let’s work together to create a custom-tailored solution for your pet. If you have any questions, please contact us.

The First Connected Fence
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.
Know Before They Do
SmartFence lets you know if your boundary wire is disconnected, if your pet’s SmartCollar battery is low, if you lost power, and more!
At Your Fingertips
SmartFence lets you monitor your pet’s activity, and analyze daily, weekly and monthly trends.
Customized For Your Pet
SmartFence is customized for your pet, including individualized profiles for families with multiple pets.
Customized For You
Tailor your SmartFence WebApp notifications so you’ll receive only the information you need, when you need it.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a DogWatch SmartFence?

The DogWatch SmartFence is a sophisticated electric dog fencing system (often generically referred to as an “invisible fence”*) that uses a radio signal to establish a designated containment area for your pet, such as a yard, or to restrict access to certain areas, including swimming pools, patios, or gardens. The SmartFence is equipped with a communication feature that will notify you immediately via text and/or email if there is a break in the electric dog fence or if your pet’s collar battery requires replacing. This ensures that you are aware of any issues before your pet is. Additionally, the SmartFence can monitor your pet’s activity and alert you if they are testing their boundaries.

* Please note that Invisible Fence® is a registered trademark of Radio Systems, Inc.

No different than any electric dog fence on the market, the DogWatch SmartFence utilizes a buried boundary wire to create the hidden dog fence. A transmitter located in your home emits a low level radio signal, received by a lightweight, waterproof receiver collar worn by your pet. As your pet nears the buried wire, the receiver collar emits a warning signal. If your pet persists and travels closer to the boundary wire, the collar delivers a mild correction. Through a retreat training program, your pet learns to recognize the warning signal and learns how to retreat from the warning tone which eventually eliminates the need for a correction at the boundary line.

In addition to the basic hidden fence, the SmartFence features a special “communication portal” connected to your home’s Internet. The portal receives signals from the transmitter and receiver, conveying information on the fence status, dog collar, and pet activity. If issues arise, such as a break in the boundary wire or low battery, the portal will send an alert via text or email to recipients you designate.

You can access SmartFence data via our WebApp on mobile or desktop where you can check on fence and pet status, view alerts, and monitor your pet’s activity. The SmartFence provides an informational and reliable solution for your pet containment needs.

You and your pet are introduced to the retreat training concept by your DogWatch Dealer. The training for the SmartFence is no difference than the training for our other electric dog fences.

Why, of course not! The collar’s stimulation is simply a minor inconvenience for your furry friend – it won’t scorch or harm them in any way. Think of it as a static shock, like the one you get from shuffling across the carpet in socks. Sure, it’s not pleasant, but it won’t cause any harm.

Just because you’re offline doesn’t mean your pup can roam free! The electric dog fence keeps them contained, but the fun features like notifications and activity tracking require the Internet.

Don’t worry if your Internet is turned off or not working – your electric dog fence will still work perfectly fine! The containment part of the fence doesn’t depend on the Internet. However, keep in mind that you won’t receive notification alerts, system settings, and activity tracking until your Internet connection is restored.

Don’t worry… You can get text and/or email alerts, and access your SmartFence WebApp profile from any computer or Internet enabled device. Woohoo!

Yes, the SmartFence WebApp works on both iPhone and Android devices. You can download the App via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

The DogWatch SmartCollar is made with the knowledge that your furry friend might explore parts of your yard beyond the transmission range of your SmartFence Communication Portal. But don’t worry! The SmartCollar will automatically reconnect and send you updates once your pup returns within range.

Your electric dog fence (the part that contains your furry friend) works even without the Internet? However, you won’t be able to get those notification alerts, change system settings or track activity without a connection.


5 Adjustable Settings

The 5 adjustable settings include a vibration setting, 3 stimulation settings and a Progressive setting that begins with Vibration and gradually progresses from Low to High if the dog continues to pull.

Progressive Levels

When the dog pulls, the level of the vibration or stimulation (for that setting) gradually increases. When the dog stops pulling, the SideWalker resets to the lowest level for that setting.

Long-lasting Battery

The long-lasting, easy-to-recharge battery typically stays charged for several days.

Low battery indicator

Lets you know when it is time to recharge.

Lightweight, waterproof

Because dogs will be dogs.