DogWatch of Santa Barbara
It's all about your dog!
DogWatch® Hidden Fence of Santa Barbara was established in early 1993 by Kirk and Karen Nielsen, a husband and wife team who have been Santa Barbara residents for over 50 years. As the original founders of their family-owned and operated DogWatch Dealership, they are 100% committed to the happiness of their customers and safety of their dogs.
With over 30 years of combined experience in electronic pet containment and over 2,500 dogs personally trained and contained with the DogWatch containment system, they have worked tirelessly to proudly achieve a success rate of 99.9%. As a small part of 24 years of continued education and training, Kirk and Karen have received one-on-one instruction from Brian Kilcommons, an internationally known animal behaviorist and dog trainer. Additionally, Kirk has taken courses in proper use of electronic training (e-collars) form Martin Deeley an internationally known dog trainer and expert with remote training collars.
Kirk also regularly trains and mentors new dealers for DogWatch, Inc. as well as instructs and lectures at our National DogWatch Dealer Conferences on all aspects of containment training of all breeds and personalities of dogs on electronic pet fencing. Kirk and Karen strive to provide their clients and their family's pets with the best possible experience.
They are members of and support many professional organizations and local animal rescue organizations including the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ) BBB (Santa Barbara Better Business Bureau) HSUS, ResQcats, Care4Paws just to name a few. They also support many local emergency agencies, schools, and charities.
"Partnering with you for a safe, happy, healthy dog"
We provide services to customers in the Central Coast including Southern San Luis Obispo County through Southern Santa Barbara County area, including the towns and cities of Arroyo Grande, Ballard, Buellton, Casitas Springs, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Hope Ranch, Lompoc, Los Olivos, Mission Hills, Montecito, Nipomo, Orcutt, Painted Cave and the San Marcos pass, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Summerland, and Vandenberg Village, California and the surrounding area.