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Electric Dog Fence DIY 1200FMD Hidden Fence – DOGWATCH® HIDDEN FENCE Brand

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DOGWATCH® DIY is the TOP RATED and BEST “DO IT YOURSELF” in its class!

STANDARD or PREMIUM grade! You Choose!

This Dog Fence is GUARANTEED and will Suit ANY Breed and Size. From your Maremma to your mini Poodle!

FEATURE SUMMARY: Programmable Software, Waterproof Collar, Longest Battery Life, and more…see below.

  • 3 YEAR or LIFETIME FULL WARRANTY – Including Dog Chews and Lightning Surges
  • 2-YEAR BATTERY LIFE – User replaceable *
  • 150 meters of UV boundary wire cable
  • FM Digital Software by SafeLink®
  • Speed detect FastReact® Software*
  • Individually Programmable Stimulation Levels (5)
  • Surge and Lightning protector
  • 0 to 150 acre capacity (with additional cable)*

This is the Original and Authentic DogWatch ® Hidden Fence dog containment system. The DogWatch ® Hidden Fence DIY dog fence system commands a similar patented FM operating system to the Hidden Fence brand Professional units.

This software completely minimizes unintentional activation of the pet collar by outside sources (unlike cheap dog fence products sold on on-line auction sites like eBay® and Gumtree®, which are notorious for, and will falsely activate, even in thunder storms! ).

The 1200FMD DIY kit is secure enough…that it’s the only system recommended when being installed along a chain link or colorbond® fence, even under power lines!! This exclusive offer is a welcomed addition to a DIY dog fence market with so many holes to fill.


The DIY electric dog fence by DogWatch ® DIY dog fence is engineered to suit ANY breed. Whether your pet has long dense fur like a Husky, or ultra short fur like a Staffy…this invisible fence system has all the features to contain that breed safely. No other dog containment system on the market has as many programmable and safety options than the DogWatch ® electric dog fence product.

This particular Hidden Fence system is the most used system when replacing other brands in the field that have failed to contain a dog safely. The current Warranty rate on this product is less than 1%. We almost never see the electronics returned due to operational issues in the field.

See below for exclusive features only offered by DogWatch Hidden Fence systems:

Safelink® FM DM Digital Signal – Patented and EXCLUSIVE
A coded FM DM digital signal insures to minimise unintentionally correct your pet, unlike all other AM DM receivers (DIY) which can activate  without warning and inconsistently around the boundary.

External/Internal Surge and Lightning Protection – EXCLUSIVE
Best possible protection from surges for your investment.

Boundary Control Technology – EXCLUSIVE
System can be programmed in multiple ways to solidify the signal throughout the entire boundary. Speed of the pet, behaviour and highly instinctual breeds can be controlled through the programming, which maintains training integrity.

5-Training and Stimulation levels
Subtle enough for the tiniest breed, or strong enough for the toughest most robust dog; Hidden Fence receivers are engineered to offer the consumer the most flexibility on the market for SAFELY containing their pet.

Our Hidden dog fence R12 receiver collars deliver everything from 1.5 kv to 4.5 kv at multiple pulse rates. The R12 dog fence collar is a great all-round receiver collar for the timid dog and great for a stubborn breed.

Individually Programmable Collars
Hidden Fence receivers are fully programmable, so no need for a “small dog” or “stubborn dog” receiver collar. You can have an unlimited number of dog fence collars on a hidden fence system…all programmed individually!! Due to the individual programming, you never have to worry about dog fence collars that automatically adjust the level. This is never advisable, as automatic dog fence collars only adjust based on distance, not on the dogs overall behaviour on the system.

dog-fence-collar-dogwatchDogWatch ® is an internationally recognised brand with over 250 distributors covering the globe. This makes the Hidden Fence DIY dog fence the SAFEST on the market!

FastReact® – Patented and EXCLUSIVE
FastReact ® is Digital software that calculates the dogs speed at the signal entry point. If the software recognises that the dog is attempting to “break out”, the software quickly responds and imparts the correction within 1/8th of a second. Fastest reaction time of ANY system.

Audio and Visual Security Alerts
Immediately alerts if a break in the boundary wire occurs.

Unlimited Property Applications
Hidden Fence DIY dog fencing is able to secure a property anywhere from of 300 square metres to 200 acres. No other brand electric dog fence kit can come close.

2-Year Battery Life – User Replaceable
Hidden Fence dog fence collars are engineered to be the industry leader in efficiency and reliability. Our receiver collars maximize battery life by utilizing specially designed
software. Unlike other brands which use proprietary batteries which need to be replaced as early as 30-days.  Hidden fence receivers lead the industry globally in this area. Read more about electric dog fence batteries…

Industrial Grade Components
All Hidden Fence products are manufactured to the highest quality specifications, from gold plated battery contacts, to lead free soldering.

Approved and Compliant to Australian Communication Authority
EMC Emissions: AS/NZS CISPR 22:2002 Class B ITE

3-Year Equipment Replacement Warranty
Honoured throughout Australia by over 18 local distributors. Warranty covers lightning damage and dog chewed receiver collars.



T1200 Hidden Fence Transmitter Controller

  • Dimensions: 170mm x 110mm x 38mm
  • Weight: 250g
  • Power Requirements: Linear 18v@750mA
  • Power Usage (annual): $4 to $6, non-specific activity
  • Digital Signal: SafeLink® FM – FSK Waveform (frequency Shift Keying) (Patented)
  • Pulse Rate : Automatic
  • Khz: 4 or 8 khz
  • Battery Back-Up: no
  • Water-resistant: Yes
  • Range: 6” to 15” (.150mm to 3.5m) one side of the cable.
  • Acreage Capacity: 200sq to 25 Acres (25 to 100acres on 24vDC@500mA)
  • Software – Self diagnostic, Alert Enabled
  • Alarm: yes – wire cut or wire discrepancy
  • Surge Protection: yes and active
  • Case Material: Flameproof, Fiberglass infused-Poly-Carbonate construction

R12 Collar Specifications:

Dimensions: 51mm x 35mm x 21mm
Weight: 36g
Battery: One Lithium 3.6 volt
Battery life: 2-Years non-specific activity
Collar Strap sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX- Large
Reaction Time: 1/8th of 1 second (fastest in the industry – Patented FastReact software)
Digital Signal: FM – FSK Waveform (frequency Shift Keying) (Patented)
Correction Auto Shutdown: Receiver stimulation shuts down after 15 sec. Automatic and instant reset.
Correction Output: 4 (1kv to 5.2kv) 2 variable PPS (pulses per second) settings
Waterproof: Yes
Output: High Impedience (complies with ECMA and BMCA standards)
Software: Self diagnostic, Alert Enabled, Crisis Self Adjust – Patented
Dog Chew Warranty: Yes
Case Material: Fiberglass infused-PolyCarbonate construction

Additional information

Weight 2.8 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 10 cm
Collar Size

X-Small – 19cm to 27cm (Small Poodle, Foxy, Silky), Small – 32cm to 43cm (Border Collie, kelpie, Staffy, Jack Russell), Medium – 40cm to 60cm (Lab, Rhodesian, Maremma), Large – 49cm to 75cm (Mastiff, Great Dane, etc), X-Large – 56cm to 85cm ( Very Large Mastiff…Cow?)

25 reviews for Electric Dog Fence DIY 1200FMD Hidden Fence – DOGWATCH® HIDDEN FENCE Brand

  1. Christine H

    Product great and does exactly as promised. Was easy to install and dog learned same day, which i was surprised. but your website needs work – difficult to navigate and found that i couldnt view some of the pictures.

  2. Roley

    I bought the item for my daughter who has some unruly dogs. As best I know it is working as expected but I don’t have a full story for you because Daughter being a shift worker means that I don’t see her very often. I will ask her to send you a review when she has had more time to play.

    For the moment so far so good, so 5 stars at this stage

    Rgs, Roley

  3. Anne

    Just to let you know how pleased I am with the success of Hidden Fence. I need not have worried about training Amber on my own as she learned super fast (as she does with many things). I think she only got ‘zapped’ (on the lowest level) once on each side fence and she has given it a wide berth ever since. Now I only occasionally bother putting her collar on – at times for instance when there are likely to be rabbits around. She actually likes wearing it anyway.
    The only other thing I thought you might like to run with is this: The flags are fine for the manicured back garden but on bush blocks like mine they are scarcely visible. You might like to offer flags double height for those situations?
    Thanks so much for the peace of mind!
    Kind Regards

  4. Diane C

    We purchased a total of 3 dog fence Diy kits off ebay from a supplier in Victoria. Awful!!! The thin blue wire would break as soon as we started running the cable. We should have known then it was going to be a constant problem. After three attempts to keep our dogs in using the ebay system, we gave up. A friend of mine bought the hidden fence brand and recommended that we try again. Yes, your product is more money, but what a difference. Wire was thick and much better quality. The collar batteries in our old collars would only last 2 weeks. We’ve had your system now for 4 months and there is not one discrepancy with the system. Dogs are finally in. Would highly recommend your system to anyone that wants something to really work. ? Diane

  5. Fred S

    We had a dog hit in the road several months ago. He was a serial escape artist, and we did everything to try and blockade his escapes. This fence has taken all the stress away. Should have bought it years ago. Thank heaps.

  6. Kate

    Completely happy with this product, I thought the same as the first review. Looked difficult when you saw all the parts, however the manual was super easy to read and set up was easy peasy. Our dog doesn’t even wear his collar full time now as the first initial zaps have scared him off escaping for the time being. Handy to have for moving house too as you can install and teach the dog his new boundaries.

  7. David

    This product is amazing, highly recommended. The DIY kit is very easy to set up and the instructions are easy to understand. My dogs no longer try to escape since installing the system. The receivers are small (comparative to other types), and am very impressed with the adjustable range on the system.

  8. Ross M

    Instructions for installation were great. When we opened the kit, we weren’t sure it was going to be easy to install, but the manual was very easy to read and the installation photos were great! Dogs are doing great, and are using the property like theyre meant to, and not getting over or under the fence anymore. Thank You!

  9. Georgie R

    I just wanted to say a massive thanks to you and the team at Hidden Fence for the amazing job you’ve done with containing our favourite Fur Friend, Buck! You’ve saved us thousands of dollars in fencing through your wonderful system of “dog proofing” our home. Buck is now free to roam and explore the surrounds of his garden, safely and happily, and we are finally able to relax knowing he can’t get out, nor does he want to! His safety is our priority, and thanks to the Hidden Fence, that safety can be guaranteed! A wonderful feeling for all involved. I would recommend Hidden Fence to EVERYONE, and will be singing its praises to anyone who’ll listen!

  10. Paige K

    Best investment we ever spent. We’ve had a similar dog fence before. We had to replace the collars 4 times over the course of a couple of years. The service from XXXXXXXXX was terrible and they never took responsibility for their products failures. We have already noticed that the dogs (3) responded far more quickly and actually STAY IN!!! Thank you for the great service on the phone and the brilliant product!!!

  11. B Garry

    Thanks guys. We received the package only 1 day after the order and was able to get installed in no time. Dog responded perfectly on the lowest zap level. We were worried about the zap, but the dog just gave a small head shake, backed away from the area and then just wagged its tail. Hasn’t gone near since which is great as we struggled with this dog since rescuing a year ago.

  12. S.Foran

    After being attacked whilst walking our dog and living in a semi rural estate we didn’t want anyone else to experience this from our dog. On a small acreage block physical fences are quite expensive and a dog on a chain cruel. After much research we went for the 1200Fmd fence. Sceptical yes, Impressed extremely. Installing of the 1200Fmd was very simple, training of our 6month cattle pup was extremely simple. First 4 days were done with tone setting, visual sight with flags and lead. On day 5 correction level 1,which seemed to annoy her rather then correct. Correction level 2 gave us the desired results with her retreating to the safe zone in the yard. Now 10 days later she will not attempt to go into any area where her collar has tone. We highly recommend this system to anyone who wants to keep there pet safe & from harassing any passers by.

  13. Peter

    Hi HF team, We received the hidden fence kit today, and I will say that it is a vast improvement from the system we had struggled with for 6 years. The ### system we had was constantly breaking and I had replaced nearly 7 collars in that time, and had to buy each one. Supplier would not warranty the product. The contrast of the systems is clear. The collars are so much nicer and better built. Smaller and lighter. The mounted control box on the wall actually has weight to it, suggesting that there is something inside. Everyone in the office was very helpful and I’m delighted to have found this product. I wished I had done this years ago. thanks again.

  14. Valerie Brown

    I got the fence in April for our new 20 acre property. We installed the wire on 1ha around the house and fixed the cable with cable ties on the existing fence. The instructions were great, and although it took time due to the size and having to go under gates (we put the wire in conduits underground), it was easy to do. I was amazed how quickly my two dogs were trained. I would recommend reading the instructions though and not jump steps. Within no time, they learned not to go near the fence, and apart from collars being chewed by my naughty staffy (thanks guys for replacing them!!), it has been fantastic!! We can leave gates opened, and the collars do not activate when my dogs are in the car coming in and out. I take the collars out every night and my dogs get super excited when I put them back in the morning (they obviously haven’t worked out this one yet!). All the staff I spoke to, in QLD and VIC, were delightful, professional and helpful. Great company and excellent product!

  15. Pam

    Thank you, thank you!! Arrived last week, and we put it in over the weekend. Followed the instructions and found it was really simple. Milo has been great since we fisrt showed him the line. Thank you again, as Milo was a daily escape artist!!!!

  16. Scott

    This system is brilliant. A couple of years ago I fell for lure of a cheap import option – spent a day setting it up and it was useless. This time, I spent the money on this Aussie product and I am impressed with the quality. My dog is a stubborn climber. I have a fully fenced yard, but he can climb any fence. After 1 day of training he knew he was beaten. He now hangs around the home and enjoys the yard but won’t go within a meter of the fence line. Brilliant product.

  17. aleesha.philo

    Thank you! Our rescue kelpie has recently found out she can jump! We live on an acre and tried to figure out how she was getting out and couldnt keep up with her. This was so easy to install (even in a big area), we buried some under gates and just attached to our existing fences. After a little, and I mean very little, training with her she hasn’t escaped again! We’ve had one wire break which was so easy to fix. Definitely worth the money, no more stress!

  18. Scott

    We have a strong blue healer and he was off visiting a lot. As soon as your back was turned he was off. Since putting in our hidden fence he is very happy to sit up on the front step. Peace of mind he is home. The product was sent out fast and we had it up in a day. Five star for the service and it does what they say it does no BS.

  19. Tina Cornish

    I was sceptical as our dog was scaling fences to get out to go ‘play with our neighbourhood dogs.

    We’d tried everything with no joy and Hidden Fence was the last resort.

    I wish we’d just got it at the start!!! Since installing and following the easy instructions we havent had any issues. We’ve just moved house and added the Fence and it just took a couple of the warning beeps and our dog knows his boundaries!

    It’s brilliant and well worth paying for.

  20. Pim

    Excellent product…keeps my dalmations safe and able to run freely, even swimming in the dam. Always helpful when things go wrong – ie when dogs have chewed each other’s collars off or when earth mover dug up line by mistake. Dogs were well trained by the fence to stay in until fence was able to be repaired.

  21. Darren Burton

    Did the trick. Dog no longer digging out. Hoping you guys come up with a GPS version someday. But overall…problem solved and now the little bugger stays home.

  22. Aaron Mynard

    Products: DIY Electric Dog Fence – Dogwatch ® 1200FMD Hidden Fence
    Great product, works well, customer service was excellent. Our Labrador was eating all of our veggies from our veggie patch… he particularly liked broccoli for some reason! Now our veggies are safe – thanks!

  23. Sally

    We have a little dachshund who is an escape artist. After installing the hidden fence, she’s finally met her match. Ordered on a Friday, delivery received on the Monday morning and had it installed same day on a half acre block. Excellent product and excellent customer service. Sally

  24. Chris Skelton

    Have used many similar products all from the cheap and nasty (work for short period) from ebay. Best thing I have done was to buy a quality product. The hidden fence system purchased works consistant, the boundary once set up is very predictable, my dogs know exactly where the line is and no matter of sweet talk or treat offer will get them to cross that line 😀. By far, the best system available, don’t waist your money on the cheap and nasty. .. sales team also very helpful. Very happy, highly recommended.

  25. Karen

    Great product highly recommend it to anyone to keep their dog contained in their own yards or out of an area you don’t want them in. Great after sales help as well. When the new collar arrived, I couldn’t get it to work so I emailed the guys at hidden fence and they rang me up and walked me through it. I’d forgotten that we changed the frequency of the system as a neighbour has the same product. They stepped me through the simple process of changing the new collar to work with our system 🥰

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