Dog Guard® vs. Invisible Fence® 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 three 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 ®
DG9XT, DG5, DGM4
Invisible Fence ®
Boundary Plus Smart® System, Boundary Plus® Wired System
DogWatch ®
DogWatch SmartFence®, ProFence, 1200Fence
Levels of correction
32 levels of correction
5 levels of correction
Audible only, 6 correction, 1 audible + correction (total of 8)
Strongest correction available - -
Years in Operation
34 years
48 years
32 years
Designed and Assembled in the U.S.A. - -
Adjustable by Homeowner
Requires Service Call
Warranty
30-day money back guarantee, Limited Lifetime Warranty (including dog chews)
1-year money back guarantee
30-day money back guarantee, Lifetime Warranty (including dog chews)
Signal Type*
AM + Digital Overlay
Digital Radio (Not AM/FM)
FM
Battery Life
Recommended changing every 6 months for optimal performance**
Unknown
Up to 2 years
Water Resistant/Proof
Designed to IP67 - Up to one meter for up to 30 minutes
Claimed Waterproof
Claimed Waterproof
Multiple Zones of Correction
1 Warning Zone
1 Correction Zone
1 Warning Zone
1 Correction Zone
Training
Maximum Coverage
100+ Acres
Unknown
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.
Dog Guard® and Out of Sight Fencing® are trademarks of Sunward Electronics, Inc., and should not be confused with Invisible Fence® and Dog Watch® which are trademarks of their respective holders. Use of these marks herein does not imply any association or affiliation with their respective holders. Boundary Plus® and Boundary Plus Smart® are trademarks of Invisible Fence, Inc. DogWatch SmartFence® is a trademark of DogWatch, Inc. Dog Guard® Out of Sight Fencing® systems are often mistakenly referred to generically as an “invisible fence” or “invisible dog fence.” However, Invisible®, Invisible Fence® and Invisible Fencing® are brand names, products and registered trademarks of Radio Systems Corporation, Innotek, Inc. and/or Invisible Fence Inc. Dog Guard® is not associated or affiliated with Invisible Fence®/Invisible Fencing®, nor Radio Systems Corporation, Innotek, Inc., Invisible Fence, Inc. and DogWatch, Inc.
Revison Date: 1/13/22
*DOG GUARD® Out-Of-Sight Fencing® is a trademark of Sunward Electronics® and should not be confused with Invisible Fence® (InvisibleFence®). Invisible Fence® and Invisible Fencing® are registered trademarks of Invisible Fence Company.