DogWatch Hidden Fence - 1200FMD

The DogWatch 1200FMD is the highest quality, most reliable electric dog fence on the market.  The 1200FMD will contain small cats and dogs from 2kg upwards, with the ability to cover a small house block to over 100 acres with additional boundary kits.  The unique digital FM radio signal removes the chance of interference from colorbond fencing, sheet metal and electrical noise from other items such as a traditional electric fence.  It is the only fence we recommend for yards with colorbond fencing or live electric fencing around the boundary.

DogWatch fencing systems include 150m of polyethylene coated, UV stabilised wire that can be run above ground along existing fencing or buried.  The system is also protected internally and externally from power surges or lightning strikes that could occur near the property.

The R12m mini receiver collar, for cats and dogs from 2kg-12kg, uses a 3v battery that requires replacement every 6 months.  The standard R12 collar receiver, for dogs from 12kg upwards, uses a 3.6v battery that requires replacement every 2 years.  The completely waterproof R12 and R12m receivers offer a tone only mode, 4 static correction strengths, a 3 year warranty and are also covered by DogWatch's unique dog chew warranty.

Consider the DogWatch Premium Stubborn Dog Fence if you have headstrong working breed dogs.  The R9 receiver collar included in the premium stubborn kit offers 7 correction levels, which will keep even the most stubborn dogs contained.  All DogWatch Receiver collars are completely waterproof and are compatible with all DogWatch electric dog fences.  


Suitable for mild temperament dogs from 2kg including, but not limited to, the following breeds:

  • Labrador
  • Golden Retriever
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Beagle
  • Jack Russell
  • Pug
  • Fox Terrier
  • Maltese
  • Poodle
  • Chihuahua
  • Shih-tzu
  • Bichon Frise
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Cavalier King Charles
  • Aussie Shepherd
  • Border Collie
  • Corgi
  • French Bulldog
  • Schnauzer
  • Whippet




The DogWatch 1200FMD transmitter is plugged into mains power, undercover and protected from the weather (garage, shed or laundry are common locations).  A zip-cord runs from the transmitter to the surge protector, which can be attached to the outside of the shed or on the side of the garage.  The earth cable attached to the centre terminal of the surge protector can be earthed to the shed itself, an existing earth rod or even a star picket driven into the ground.  The boundary wire is run from the surge protector, around the desired containment area (in-ground or attached to your existing fencing), then returns back to the surge protector to complete the circuit.  Your dog's receiver collar will pick up the radio signal being carried around the boundary, delivering a warning tone as it approaches the containment wire, followed by a harmless static correction if they continue to approach the boundary.

Completing the required training with your dog ensures that they understand exactly how to respond to the warning tone and correction, this is essential for best results with any dog fence.   Learn more about training your dog here.

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


  • Patented Safelink FM digital radio signal - No interference from Colorbond / sheet metal
  • Durable, waterproof receiver collars with Dog Chew Warranty
  • Receiver collar battery life up to 2 years (R12 model)
  • Suits mild temperament dogs and cats from 2kg
  • High quality UV stabilised boundary wire
  • Dual surge protection (attach to existing earth rod or purchase at local hardware store)
  • 3-year warranty
  • 30-day Performance Guarantee.  Buy it…Try it...Doesn’t work, Send it Back!  What do you have to lose!*


  • R12 standard receiver uses replaceable 3.6v battery (2 year life) 
  • R12 Receiver Specs - 55mm x 34mm x 24mm - 70 grams
  • R12m mini receiver uses replaceable 3v battery (6 month life)
  • R12m Receiver Specs - 46mm x 29mm x 20mm - 60 grams
  • Transmitter Dimensions - 157mm x 102mm x 33mm
  • Strap available to fit dogs and cats from 2kg

  • 1 x DogWatch Hidden Fence 1200FMD Transmitter
  • 1 x Surge Protected Power Adaptor
  • 1 x Zip-cord
  • 1 x R12 Receiver Collar w/ Nylon Strap
  • 1 x 3v or 3.6v Battery (dependant on receiver size)
  • 1 x Set of Contact Probes (dependant on receiver size)
  • 1 x Surge Protector w/ Earth Cable
  • 1 x 150m Spool of UV Stabilised Boundary Wire
  • 50 x Training flags
  • 1 x Multi-Tool (probe wrench, test light)
  • 1 x Instruction manual
  • PLEASE NOTE: Orders with 300m of wire and over may arrive with a combination of 150m and 300m spools.