Dog Training

5 Dog Breeds that are Born to Run!

No matter what your pace is, running is a fantastic exercise for both humans and dogs. Not only is it a tremendous outlet for your dog’s energy, but it’s also great for their mental health! The time spent together is also a great opportunity to bond.

Here are FIVE breeds that are born to run!

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How to Identify, Get Rid of, and Prevent Ticks on Your Dog.

Ticks can be an unavoidable part of the spring and summer months for many dogs and their owners. The staff at DogWatch Hidden Fences has a lot of experience with ticks, both from our customers and our own dogs. Here is how you can safely identify and remove them, avoid them in the future, and keep you and your pup safe. Read post »

3 Great Pyrenees mixes, customers of DogWatch of Metro Atlanta

Top 15 Dog Breeds Most Likely To Be “Escape Artists”

At DogWatch, it’s our mission to keep dogs safe at home in their yards. So we were definitely intrigued to see Business Insider‘s recent list of the dog breeds most likely to run away from home. The list featured a few usual suspects (hello, hounds!) and some surprises, too. Check out the top 15 below, complete with photos of actual DogWatch customers who overcame their wandering ways and are now safe at home thanks to their DogWatch Hidden Fences!

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Secret Service book cover and Hurricane posing in front of the White House

Interview with Maria Goodavage, Author of Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States

Maria Goodavage author photo credit Laura Altair Hanson

Maria Goodavage (Photo Credit: Laura Altair Hanson)

On the eve of the 2016 Presidential election, DogWatch got the opportunity to speak with best-selling author Maria Goodavage about her new book Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. After chronicling the world of military working dogs in Soldier Dogs and Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca, Goodavage focuses her new book on the relatively unknown lives of the dogs and handlers who spend the days patrolling the White House lawn, searching for explosives at campaign events and sniffing passersby along Pennsylvania Avenue. Regardless of who wins today’s Presidential election, these dogs will be there, protecting and serving our nation with pride and dedication. We asked Goodavage about her research, some of the remarkable dogs she profiles in her book, and her own new puppy with a touching connection to one of the many working dogs and handlers she’s met along the way. Read post »