A family-owned business dedicated to family pets.

Dog Guard is rooted in a love of pets and has been protecting them with electronic fencing systems since 1988.

Dean Watkins, President of Dog Guard

Our Story

When Dog Guard president Dean Watkins was 9, his German Shepherd, Sheba, was killed by a car in front of the family home. Shortly after, Dean’s dad launched Dog Guard to help other families protect their pets—an unwavering mission that holds true three decades later.

Quality and service have always been our top priorities, and we continue to innovate, refine our solutions, and develop industry-leading capabilities. Our latest transmitter features 32 levels of correction, far beyond what our competitors offer, while our receivers have become smaller, lighter, and more resilient over the years.

We use North American vendors to manufacture our products, and perform final assembly and testing ourselves at our home office in Troy, New York.

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Dog Guard—A Family Business

We are a second-generation family business focused on delivering professional service through our national dealership network.

  • 35 years of protecting family pets
  • 100% containment guaranteed
  • 75 (and growing) local dealers across the country
  • USA designed and assembled
“It’s been about 3 years and her collar has never failed.”

I don’t know what my parents would have done without Dog Guard. Miss Cora Jean learned her boundaries so so fast. They live on the lake and Dog Guard really explained everything perfectly. She will not go out of her area. It makes life easier! Her safety is worth every dime.

Charlotte M.
Inman, SC
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Join the Dog Guard Team

Dog Guard dealers are independent business owners—they sell Dog Guard products and receive support and training from our company, without having to pay the fees associated with a franchise.

And they love what they do: The average Dog Guard dealer has been in business for 10 years. They love helping people and pets, love setting their own schedules, and love the fact that they have control over their financial success.

Family walking dog down driveway