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Four-Legged Hero: The Amazing TRUE Story Of Balto The Sled Dog!

The Iditarod is a grueling distance race of over 1,000 miles that takes place on the Iditarod trail in Alaska and tests the endurance of both dog and human. This race commemorates a dangerous and dramatic journey and how an unlikely hero helped save an entire city. That hero was Balto, the lead sled dog of Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen’s team, and this is his story.

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New Year, New Dog: How To Include Your Pup In Your 2022 Resolutions

We are nearly two weeks into the new year, and it’s time to ask yourself, honestly: how are those resolutions going? Are you still staying strong, have you thrown in the towel, or do you need a little extra support to meet your goals? Look no further than your four-legged family member!

At DogWatch Hidden Fences, our team thinks that dogs make everything more fun, and that’s why we always have at least a few in the office. We’ve come up with some helpful ideas to energize your resolutions with the help of your pup.

Not only will having your canine companion by your side make resolutions a little more fun, but it can benefit them as well!

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Did Your Dog Make The List?: The Most Popular Dog Names of 2021

2020 was a record year for dog adoptions in the U.S. , and pet adoptions hit their highest levels during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2021. A new four-legged family member brings all sorts of excitement and change, but it also brings one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make in your pup’s life: picking a name!

Here are 2021’s most popular dog names in the United States, the world, and in our very own DogWatch pack! We’ve also included our top-10 favorite unique names. Did your dog’s name make the cut?! Read post »

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Heroic K-9 Veterans: 5 Inspiring Stories of United States War Dogs

On the first anniversary of World War I’s end, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day. In 1938, congress approved it as a national holiday, and in 1954 it was renamed Veterans Day. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the significance it maintains. Every November 11th, we recognize the day as a chance to honor the brave men and women who have served in each branch of our military forces. The DogWatch team joins in this salute and extends a heartfelt thanks to all veterans for their courageous service.

With so many heroes to praise, we turn our attention to the subject we know best: dogs. Here are the stories of five of these heroic military working dogs, whose bravery, dedication, and strength are an inspiration to us all. Read post »