When you are looking for a hidden underground electric dog fence, we understand it’s because you love your dog. You want to provide a safe place for your pets to get out and exercise and just be dogs.
“Dog owners want to have peace of mind, and know their pets are protected.” Greg Smith, dog lover, dog trainer, and owner of Pet Stop Pet Fence Systems of Western Mass, wants that for you too. “When I was a teenager my parents got me a pet from the pound. My dog had more neurotic issues than you could imagine. He was afraid of lightning and would attack any dog in sight. He wouldn’t even sniff them, he would just go after them…Chihuahua or Bullmastiff…it didn’t matter.” More on this story later but Greg knows what it is to want pet peace of mind and need to reach out to a professional for a solution. And because Greg believes in a very gentle and humane way of training, they choose to install the safest and most reliable pet fence system in the market…Pet Stop®.
Greg has been training dogs for over 30 years…everything from basic obedience to competition. “There’s no reason training a dog on an electronic pet fence can’t be a fun experience for the dogs!”
We absolutely believe in the superior and innovative Pet Stop pet containment products and their Gentle Steps training method. Your pet can begin learning new boundaries starting with the lowest barely perceptible level available - just a tickle. Comfortable conditioning is a priority for us during training and when pet owners are properly trained with their dogs and the electronic fence system…the dogs do the rest. "Dogs are very intelligent, they learn very easily whether it is to please you or to avoid a situation they don't like…”
Your Pet – With our seasoned GentleSteps™ training, your faithful buddy, family member and biggest fan will be in the hands of a truly experienced and considerate dog trainer. We care deeply for the well-being of our dogs and yours and love working to make this fun for all.
You – up to6 months of FREE training support is included with your initial dog fence training. You will be supported and know we are working together for the most effective pet containment results.
Pet Stops Product Safety and Reliability – Pet Stop's receivers (the part that comes into contact with your dog) are second to none, bringing to market multiple innovative safety-net technologies, including Safety Stop™, a fail safe feature to prevent continuous correction should your pet get caught or held within range of the signal field.
Product Warranty – We offer a lifetime warranty on receivers & transmitters against manufacture defects.
Made in the USA – Baseball, Apple Pie and Dogs! Pet Stop is the only pet fence manufactured in the USA.
People often ask Greg for advice when they see him with his happy and very well behaved yellow labs, Abby, Boomer, Sam, and Jag… "It's simple, dogs of any age can learn so I spend a few minutes most everyday training my dogs. When they are puppies everything I do with them is a learning experience. I find it very beneficial to carry a pocket full of kibble with me. For example, if you run away from a puppy they naturally want to chase after you. If you command "come" or "here" as they approach you and then when they get to you reward them with a kibble they will figure out in a day or two what "come" or "here" means and they will gladly obey. Everything we do is fun and the puppy is NEVER disciplined in a negative way! As they get older the kibble isn't really needed."
Not so simple was Greg’s childhood dog with behavioral problems. Looking back it was the earliest starting point of getting in the business of training dogs. When it came time to get his second puppy he knew what he didn’t want in terms of dog behavior and got the opportunity to see the sire of a potential pup during a field trial in Carver, Massachusetts. Watching the dogs, seeing what they could do and what they loved doing when properly trained, their tails wagging a mile a minute, and responding to hand signals a quarter of a mile out, he was blown away!
Greg was dating his now wife Marie at the time and she saw right then he would soon be training and working with dogs. The rest is history and Greg and Marie have 4 dogs and 3 children, 2 have graduated college with 1 more to go…
Greg got into this business because he wanted to do something he loves and he loves training dogs.
Whether you need a new electric fence installed, or wish to upgrade an existing Invisible Fence®, Dog Watch®, Pet Safe® or even Pet Stop® System we are here to support you. We service all competitive underground fence systems and replacement parts including Invisible Fence® replacement batteries.
Pet Stop Pet Fence Systems of Western Mass proudly serves the Massachusetts Communities of:
Berkshire County - Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, and Windsor.
Hampden County - Agawam, Blandford, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Granville, Hampden, Holland,, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Springfield, Russell, Southwick, Tolland, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, and Wilbraham.
Hampshire County - Easthampton, Northampton, Amherst, Amherst Center, Belchertown, Chesterfield, Cummington, Cushman, Goshen, Granby, Florence, Hadley, Hatfield, Haydenville, Huntington, Leeds, Middlefield, North Amherst, Pelham, Plainfield, South Amherst, South Hadley, South Hadley Falls, Southampton, Ware, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington.
For Love of YOUR dog, and your peace of mind, give us a call or email to schedule your home visit right away. We will have your underground pet fence up and running and your dog too!