Dog Guard® vs. DogWatch®

Choosing the right electronic pet containment system can be challenging with so many different companies offering similar products. But, all companies and products are not the same. We believe Dog Guard® consistently provides not only the most reasonably priced, high-quality electronic pet-containment system, but also industry leading customer service and support from local dealers. This page compares two of the top-rated systems to make it easier for you to decide the one that is right for you and your dog.

Dog Guard ®
DogWatch ®
DogWatch SmartFence®, ProFence, 1200Fence
Levels of correction
32 levels of correction
Audible only, 6 correction, 1 audible + correction (total of 8)
Strongest correction available
Years in Operation
34 years
32 years
Designed and Assembled in the U.S.A.
Adjustable by Homeowner
30-day money back guarantee, Limited Lifetime Warranty (including dog chews)
30-day money back guarantee, Lifetime Warranty (including dog chews)
Signal Type*
AM + Digital Overlay
Battery Life
Recommended changing every 6 months for optimal performance**
Up to 2 years
Water Resistant/Proof
Designed to IP67 - Up to one meter for up to 30 minutes
Claimed Waterproof †
Multiple Zones of Correction
1 Warning Zone
1 Correction Zone
Maximum Coverage
100+ Acres
200 Acres

* The signal is only transmitted a few feet, therefore, there is no benefit to an FM frequency.

** Battery consumption varies by dog’s use. We do not recommend compromising the safety of your dog by using batteries for more than 6 months.

† Waterproof language is used on website with no design standard listed.

Boundary Plus® and Boundary Plus Smart® are trademarks of the Invisible Fence Brand (Invisible Fence, Inc., USA).  The terms “invisible”, “invisible fence” and “invisible fencing” are registered and considered trademarks by the Invisible Fence Brand.  Electronic pet fences with a buried wire are often referred to as “invisible fences”, but Dog Guard® should not be confused with the Invisible Fence Brand. DogWatch SmartFence® is a trademark of DogWatch, Inc.  Dog Guard® is not affiliated in any way with the Invisible Fence Brand or DogWatch, Inc., and use of their marks herein does not imply any association with or approval by their respective holders.  Dog Guard® and Out of Sight Fencing® are registered trademarks of Sunward Electronics, Inc.

Revison Date: 1/13/22