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Dog Training: Why is it important?

We know your dog is perfect the way he is — and it's hard to imagine improving him in any way! But the truth is, training puppies or adult dogs is such an important part of their wellbeing. Not to mention the fact that a trained dog makes your life easier as well! Training comes in many forms: At Hidden Boundaries, we offer free training for your pet to keep him safely confined within your hidden fence. Your family can work together to give your pet the essential foundations he needs to become a good canine citizen  And you a professional trainer can teach your dog anything from the fundamentals to complex tasks (depending on his willingness to learn!)

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Fun indoor activities for your dog

Indoor games are just as fun as outdoor sometimes!

For dog owners in the winter, it can be exciting to watch your best friend romp and play and enjoy the snowy wonderland outside in the yard within your hidden fence. But often it’s too cold or blustery to have much fun outdoors, even if you and your dog are both bundled in a sweater and jacket. Not to mention, it gets dark early enough these days that safe playtime is limited to hours when you might be busy with work or school. What is a family with a canine bundle of energy to do? Here are a few fun activities for everyone to enjoy from the warmth of your living room during the winter and all year ‘round!

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Walkin' in a winter wonderland: Pet safety tips for cold weather

Winter is a great time to take your dog for a walk

Now that you’ve pulled your scarves and gloves out of the closet and blown the dust off your snow boots, it’s a little easier to admit it: winter is here, if not officially, then definitely in spirit. For the next four months, you and your dog will need to make adjustments to your outdoor routine in order to stay active and healthy. Here are a few tips to keep the whole family safe when out walking this season.

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Shelter pets: appreciated the first week of November and all year round

Our hidden pet fencing is ideal for pets of all ages and sizes, from a shelter or not

The first week of November is officially National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It's a time set aside to celebrate the very special people and organizations who take care of homeless or stray animals and the millions of animals who wind up in shelters each year. At Hidden Boundaries, we think animals from all sources make great pets and are happy to train animals from puppies and kittens to adults to use our time-tested, high-quality Pet Stop hidden fencing products

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Who needs summer? How to make the most of fall with your dog

Grand Rapids pet fence in fall

For some dogs (and owners!) the cooler weather that accompanies the arrival of fall means long walks are a lot less of a chore. Football is on everyone’s mind and we’re recreating our favorite plays with our pets in the backyard. When we grab a pumpkin spice latte in the drive thru, we remember to pick up a puppuccino too. This time of year can be perfect for outdoor fun—it’s not too cool and not too warm. So before the cold of winter blows in, make the most of your Michigan autumn with these fun ideas!

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Dog days: Ideas for fun in the summer sun

You've got your sunglasses on, sunscreen lathered on, and a sun hat on your head. Summer is in full swing and you're ready to soak it up. But don't forget your best friend when you're outside enjoying all the season has to offer! You've got a Pet Stop hidden pet fence around your yard and your dog is safe within its boundaries to run and play. Here are some tips for the best ways to enjoy the dog days of summer with the whole family!

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