Working Dogs

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Fido’s Fitness Regime: How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

All dogs need exercise to promote both mental and physical health. However, most owners aren’t sure if their dogs get the right amount or even how much they need. The amount of exercise your dog requires can vary drastically depending on breed, age, weight, and even pre-existing conditions. A couple of laps in your neighborhood might be sufficient exercise for some four-legged family members, but some dogs require much, much more.

Here’s a run-down of 10 types of dogs and their specific exercise requirements.

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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 »

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Our Customers Share Their Uplifting Quarantine Pet Stories

We love that our work allows us to spend our days with delightful pets of all shapes and sizes. Now that many of us are working from home and adhering to social distancing guidelines, our own furry companions’ joyful, calming presence is more important than ever.

We asked our DogWatch Dealers and their customers for stories about how their pets are lifting their spirits and helping them stay positive during the COVID-19 quarantine. Check ’em out below, and share your own pets’ photos on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #DogWatchPets! Read post »

7 Tell-Tale Signs of a Dog-Friendly Office

Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day from DogWatch® Hidden Fences! Enjoy this video (above) featuring our DogWatch HQ office dogs sleeping, playing, snacking and otherwise enjoying a typical day at the office in Natick, MA. Or, if you prefer, check out our list in GIF form below! Read post »