Neil's Review

The DogWatch Hidden Fence is the undisputed industry leader when it comes to dog containment.  Digital encoded FM signal (no interference) advanced lightning protection, long life batteries (2yrs on some collars!), adjustable collars in different sizes for both timid and even temperamented dogs of all sizes down to 2kg are just some of the features that make this system the BEST no matter what type of dog you have!  Note: This is the only system recommended if you have a colorbond or other sheet metal fence.

DogWatch Hidden Fence - 1200FMD

The DogWatch Hidden Fence 1200FMD is the highest quality electric dog fence on the market. Trusted by dog owners Worldwide, the DogWatch Hidden Fence safely contains pets within your property for peace of mind 24/7. The DogWatch 1200FMD covers areas as small as garden beds or driveways up to properties over 100 acres (with additional wire). The fence is suitable for all pets above 2kg and can contain an unlimited number of pets (with additional receiver collars).

Unlike all other fences that run off an AM signal, the DogWatch Hidden Fence is the only system that has a unique digital FM radio signal that is not affected by Colorbond/sheet metals and electrical noise from other sources such as traditional electric fencing. If you have Colorbond fencing or other sheet metals on your property, we only recommend the DogWatch Hidden Fence system. Dog fences that send an AM radio signal through the wire can be affected/warped by sheet metals which may result in the collar delivering inconsistent corrections to your dog.


What's the difference between the Standard and Premium Fence?

The only difference between the Standard Fence and Premium Fence is the receiver collar model. Both systems (standard and premium) include all of the main components; the fence transmitter, 150m of UV stabilised wire, Surge protector, training flags and more, the only difference is the receiver collar model. Compare the two models below:

Standard Receiver Collar

The Standard receiver collar has 4 levels of static stimulations suitable for dogs with a mild temperament. The stimulation levels are adjustable by you. The unit is completely waterproof, requires replaceable batteries and has a 3-Year Warranty (including dog chews).

Premium Receiver Collar

The Premium receiver collar has 7 levels of static stimulation suitable for all dogs. The low correction levels on the premium receiver collar are designed for sensitive/timid dogs. The medium correction levels are designed for dogs with a mild temperament, and the high stimulation levels are designed for stubborn/headstrong dogs with a high drive level. The stimulation levels are adjustable by you. Additional features include; automatically increasing levels, tattletale feature and fast react stimulation. The unit is completely waterproof, requires replaceable batteries and has a lifetime warranty (including dog chews).

If you have any questions regarding the DogWatch 1200FMD, feel free to contact us on 1300 668 931.

DogWatch Hidden Fence Receiver Collar Comparison Chart



The DogWatch Hidden Fence 1200FMD is suitable for all pets between 2kg and 100kg+. To determine the best collar size for your pet, please refer to the sizing guide below.


Receiver Collar Sizing Chart

Pet Weight Standard Collar Model Premium Collar Model
2kg - 12kg DogWatch R12mini Collar Receiver DogWatch R7mini Collar Receiver
Over 12kg DogWatch R12 Collar Receiver DogWatch R9 Collar Receiver

If you have any questions regarding sizing, feel free to call us on 1300 668 931.


Compatible Batteries

Receiver Collar Size Battery
R12mini & R7mini (For dogs 2kg-12kg) 3v Battery (6-month battery life)
R12 & R9 (For dogs over 12kg) 3.6v Battery (2-year battery life)

The Containment Fence Components:

There are 3 main components to a containment fence system; The transmitter, wire and receiver collar.

Transmitter: The transmitter is placed inside your home or garage and plugged into mains power. The transmitter continuously sends an FM radio signal through the boundary wire.

Wire: The boundary wire can either be buried in the ground, attached to any existing fencing or secured in the ground with fence staples. The boundary wire carries the FM radio signal around your property and creates two invisible zones; a warning zone and stimulation zone.

Receiver Collar & Stimulation Zones: Your dog's receiver collar communicates with the FM radio signal emitted from the wire. When your dog approaches the warning zone, the collar will deliver an audible warning tone. If your dog ignores the warning tone and proceeds towards the boundary, the collar will deliver a safe static stimulation to remind your dog to retreat back into the 'safe zone'.

Both receiver collars (standard and premium) feature adjustable correction levels that allow you to set the collar at a static stimulation that matches your dog's drive.

The End Result: With consistent training, your dog will learn the boundary area and freely roam around the yard without testing the system.

Please note: Completing the required training with your dog ensures that they will understand how to respond to the warning tone and static correction. Learn more about training your dog here.

DogWatch 1200FMD Manual - Full DogWatch 1200FMD Operating Instructions


Learn more about:

How electric dog fences work

How much wire you will need to cover your boundary

Common boundary wiring layouts

How to run the wire around your property

  • Overall Containment Fence System
    • Includes 150m of wire - enough to cover 1/4 of an Acre
    • Expandable over 100 Acres with additional boundary wire
    • Contains an unlimited number of dogs with additional receiver collars
    • Easy DIY Installation (instructions included)
  • Standard Receiver Collar
    • Suits dogs 2kg-100kg+
    • Designed for dogs with a mild temperament
    • Fully waterproof
    • 3-Year Warranty
  • Premium Receiver Collar
    • Suits dogs 2kg-100kg+
    • Designed for dogs with timid to stubborn temperaments
      • Low correction levels - For dogs with a timid temperament
      • Medium correction levels - For dogs with a mild temperament
      • High correction levels - For dogs with a stubborn/headstrong temperament
    • Fully waterproof
    • Lifetime warranty
  • Fence Transmitter
    • Lightning Surge Protection
    • Wire-break indicator
  • Boundary Wire
    • UV Protected
    • Best wire on the market
    • Can be buried in the ground or attached to any existing fencing
  • Warranty/Guarantee (Transmitter)
    • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
    • 3-Year Warranty

  • The Best Dog Fence in the World!
    • Highest-quality UV stabilised wire
    • Surge protection included
  • No interference from Colorbond and other sheet metals
  • Patented Safeline FM digital radio signal
  • Versatile system - Covers areas as small as garden beds or driveways to properties over 100 acres
  • Keeps pets safely contained for peace of mind 24/7
  • Suitable for all dogs and other pets above 2kg
  • Safe for adults, kids, and wildlife to touch the wire
  • Easy DIY installation - step by step instructions included with purchase
  • 3-Year Warranty on Standard receiver collars (includes dog chews)
  • Lifetime Warranty on Premium receiver collars (includes dog chews)
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee. Buy it. Try it. If it doesn't work, send it back!

  • There isn't much to consider when it comes to the DogWatch Hidden Fence!
  • If you're looking to cover over 15 acres, we recommend giving us a call on 1300 668 931
  • The system includes 150m of wire. If you need to extend your dog's boundary area, you will need additional boundary kits


  • R12mini and R7mini Receiver Collars (For dogs 2kg-12kg)
    • Length - 46mm
    • Width - 29mm
    • Height - 20mm
    • Weight - 60g
  • R12 and R9 Receiver Collars (For dogs over 12kg)
    • Length - 55mm
    • Width - 34mm
    • Height - 24mm
    • Weight - 70g
  • Transmitter Dimensions
    • Length - 157mm
    • Width - 33mm
    • Height - 102mm
  • Boundary Wire
    • 150m Spool
    • Multistrand .75mm Copper Core
    • .30mm Polyethylene Coating
    • UV Protected

  • 1 x DogWatch Hidden Fence 1200FMD Transmitter
  • 1 x 150m Spool of UV Stabilised Boundary Wire
  • 1 x Receiver Collar
  • 1 x Nylon Strap
  • 1 x Set of Contact Probes
  • 1 x 3v or 3.6v battery (depending on receiver collar size)
  • 50 x Training Flags
  • 1 x Multi-Tool (probe wrench & test light in-one)
  • 1 x Surge Protector with Earth Cable
  • 1 x Australian Power Adaptor
  • 1 x Zip-cord
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • Please Note: Orders with 300m of wire and over may arrive with a combination of 150m and 300m spools of wire.



3-Year Warranty

This product comes with a 3 Year Australian Warranty &  Dog Chew Collar Replacement Warranty!

Premium receiver collars (R9 and R7mini) come with a lifetime warranty (including dog chews).

30-Day Performance Guarantee

Shop with confidence!  If it does not stop your dogs escaping, send it back.
We want to work with you to stop your dogs escaping.  That's why we offer a 30 day performance guarantee with this product.

What does this mean?

  • If it does not fix your problem during the 30 day performance guarantee period, you can return the product for a refund.
  • If you then allow us to help you find a more suitable replacement product we will provide a refund on the original product..and pay the shipping cost for you to send the original product back to us! 

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