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Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Dogs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Safe

Posted on August 13, 2019

You may have seen stories in the news recently about dogs who suddenly died after swimming in lakes and ponds containing blue-green algae. To avoid a similar tragedy happening to your pet, we’ve compiled the following information about this poisonous algae and what you can do to protect your pets. (more…)


The 50 Cutest Mixed Breed Dog Names

Posted on July 30, 2019

Ever heard of a Horgi? What about a Cheagle? Or how about a Schnoodle? All three of these are names of mixed breed dogs! July 31 is National Mutt Day, and we’re celebrating with this tribute to our favorite mixed breed dogs names. This also gives us a chance to highlight some of the fabulously unique “hybrid” dogs and mystery mixes that are part of the DogWatch Hidden Fences family. Check it out, and share a photo of your own favorite “mutt” on our Facebook page!

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How to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat this Summer

Posted on July 19, 2019

Cities and towns across the US and Canada are experiencing a major heat wave this weekend, and no doubt you’ve already made steps to beat the heat. As you turn up the AC and stock up on water, don’t forget to take care of your pets during these “dog days of summer.”

We’ve compiled the following checklist to help you keep your dog healthy in the summer heat. (more…)


5 More Cool Dog Names for Your New Puppy

Posted on July 9, 2019

Selecting the perfect name for your new puppy is a big task. Which name will best suit his or her looks, attitude and spirit? Which name do you want to announce every time you walk through the front door? If you’re at a loss, consider one of these five trendy, fun and meaningful options. Maybe your dog’s new name is on this list, or it will inspire you to find your own unique name for your new best friend! (more…)


“Puppy Dog Eyes” are Real, and Evolved to Appeal to Humans

Posted on June 21, 2019

You know that look. Those big, shiny eyes fixed on you from under the dinner table. The wet nose wiggling, and the eyebrows and ears moving up down to the movement of your fork. “Please, can I have some food?” You relent, and toss some food on the floor. Mission accomplished!

Most dog owners are very familiar and susceptible to their pet’s “puppy dog eyes” trick. But did you know that this phenomenon isn’t just limited to your own spoiled pooch? In fact, it is a result of thousands of years of canine evolution! (more…)


2019 Summer Reading List for Dog Lovers

Posted on June 4, 2019

‘Tis the season of the beach read! Are you a dog lover in need of a new book to bring to the beach, the lake house or your favorite deck chair in the backyard? Check out the 2019 edition of our annual Summer Reading List for Dog Lovers. Enjoy, and happy reading!  (more…)