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Customer Testimonials

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Jay H. |

“Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI is by far, the best product and program for your pet. Eric treats you and your pet like family. It’s not all about price, although his pricing is very good. The service and thoroughness from install to training in a “no-rush” fashion make the experience 2nd to none. Eric’s extensive animal training background lends to the success as he explains the “what’s, why’s and how’s” of the program and system. His love and concern for the pets themselves shines through. We feel as though we have gained a friend and resource in Eric. Thank You for a job well done! It is much appreciated by Maggie as well!”

Christine C. |

“Eric, from Dog Guard is amazing. We rescued a very sensitive pitty October 2015, and Eric came in and installed and trained our baby. It has been over a year and Eric is still so wonderful. I still call him with questions on my Georgia and he is always ready and willing to help. I can't say how much I appreciate his time and energy with helping us train and keep our fur baby safe and happy. It doesn't matter where you are, Eric came to Seekonk for us. I can't say enough. He treats every client and every dog with such love, you know he truly loves what he does. Thanks again Eric.”

Michele L. |

“Eric was amazing from start to finish! He was extremely personable and really gave us that good “gut feel”. Our pup Rylee adored him and you could really tell he genuinely cared for her. Highly recommended!”

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Shirley S. |

We have a new puppy who ran out towards the road. I called Eric and asked about fence install. Eric was fabulous. I highly recommend him. He checked in with us several times after installation to be sure all was well. He is kind, professional and clearly loves dogs. I rate him. 5+.

Anonymous |

I can not say enough good things about Eric or this product. He is very responsive to texts and emails, scheduling was a breeze. They arrived on time for installation and worked with us to determine the best layout for our property to maximize the area our dog would have. Eric has followed up several times to check on our dog to ensure she is doing ok and enjoying her new found freedom.

Dave B. |

I would definitely recommend Eric and his team for your dog fence. We have a golden retriever and an Akbash whom lived on the streets for more than a year prior to us getting her. We moved into a house on a very busy road and she escaped twice in our first three days running across the road. We had tried other fence companies that we had been told about but we were very skeptical, it was very corporate and didn't involve training, just an installation and turning the juice up. Eric is the complete opposite, he took time to meet the dogs prior to taking a tool out, he wanted details on each dog to ensure the proper collars, and knowing our situation was able to get us in over 20 days early which eliminated our stress with the escape artist we have. By the time Eric left the dogs understood the boundary and have been excellent each time we've taken them out to train them. We are animal lovers, we have everything from chickens to fish, and it always feels good when the person you choose is doing what they do because they love the animals and do not want to see them wind up hurt. Definitely go with Eric!

Monique W. |

Eric and his team are excellent. This is not a transactional business but one that truly values the customer/client relationship, as shown by multiple follow-up calls, texts and visits. The BEST!!! WOOF WOOF.

Rosemary D. | Pomfret Center, CT

Amazing service and professionalism! Would definitely recommend!

Susan F. |

Eric was exceptional. He arrived as promised, and spent a good deal of time making sure the electric fence was installed perfectly. Erik has a great way with animals and was able to train our two dogs quickly. His follow up was excellent. He texted us several times during the week to inquire about the system, and how the dogs were adjusting. I cannot recommend him enough. Susan & Nick

Margaret V. |

Eric is amazing! He taught our two puppies (4 mo.old) to respect those blue flags in only two tries! When he returned to check on them, they proved how effective his initial session had been! He knows dogs --and people-- and how to guide them clearly and sensitively when learning new skills. Our adorable mischief makers are all a-waggy when Eric pulls up the driveway. My husband and I are thrilled that he has made our yard safe for their playful spirits. Can't I award10 stars?

Adam L. | Ellington, CT

Great communications, and quality of work. He happily walks you through the entire system and answers any questions you might have. He even takes the dog out, and introduces the dog to the fence and teaches you everything you need to know when he's gone.

Matthew R. | Chaplin, CT

Eric did a fantastic job with the install and training my dogs. He did exactly what we agreed on and still checks in to see how my dogs are doing it only took about week for my dogs to learn there boundaries I would highly recommend him to anyone

Matthew H. | Westerly, RI

Top notch

Betsy B. |

Eric was exactly what we needed to keep our dog safe! His easy going affect and depth of knowledge is why we highly recommend his services. He went above and beyond what we expected. Don’t hesitate to call him!!!

Pam C. |

From the first call our experience with Eric has been exceptional. He walked us through the process, after installation he trained not only our pups but had much patience with the humans as well. Fast forward a week later, he even came back to follow up on training ensuring the pups were on track. Through the week he was available to assist with questions. The product, experience, and customer service is top notch.

Arthur F. | Putnam, CT

The service was not good or great it was WONDERFUL. Eric was prompt, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. He was wonderful with my dog.

Nicholas D. | Marlborough, CT

Great product, low battery cost, great customer service and great value

Patricia B. |

Eric did such an amazing job with being patient with our dogs and us.He is so relaxed and loving to the dogs. The training was gentle and precise and the dogs responded pretty darn good to his commands. It was really awesome to see the trainer on the ground loving the dogs and giving them positive reinforcement. Eric checked in with us weekly to see how the dogs were doing,which is really above what most would do I think.I highly recommend DOG GUARD OF EASTERN CT...you wont be disappointed. ERIC IS OUTSTANDING.

Nicole S. |

Eric was great with instillation, training, and follow-up with our puppy, Melvin. I highly recommend this business!

Joshua S. |

We did some shopping around before we went with Eric and Dog Guard and it was by far the best price and value. The price was a flat fee instead of so many variables like other places. He was very professional and awesome with our dogs, he took the time to train each and follow up multiple times until we felt comfortable letting the dogs free in the yard. Very happy with everything and the dogs are enjoying playing freely in the yard. Love it!!!

Bryan D. |

Eric did a great job - we are very happy with the wonderful service provided by Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI.

Harriet B. |

We had an old dog guard fence that we used for our previous dogs. Unfortunately, they are now gone but we do have a new puppy. We attempted to reach the person that had previously serviced our Dog Guard fencing several times but did not receive a reply. Fortunately, with a Google search, we found Eric. He quickly came out, made sure that everything was in working order and trained our cute and wild pup, Duchess, to the fence. He was really amazing with her. We are so happy about our fence is now working and our dog is safe. Thank you so much Eric. I do not hesitate to recommend him to others. We will certainly call him again if needed. 7/21/2020. Just wanted to update my review. I lost one collar and damaged another (of course right before I was leaving on vacation) and messaged Eric an he was right there to take care of my problem. I must say that his level of service is amazing. Thank you Eric!

Kathrine B. |

We were extremely pleased with the service that was provided by Dog Guard of eastern Ct/RI. I was pleasantly surprised by the process. Eric was very professional and was wonderful with my dog keeping the training upbeat and fun for her. He has done visits and checked in regularly to see how she is doing and is very available for questions. I highly recommend this company

Donna M. | Johnston, RI

Eric was very professional, took time with the dog, came back to see how we were doing and sent several follow up text messages. Very pleased.

Erin R. |

Eric was very responsive to my initial email and in answering my many questions. I price checked my various options and read lots of reviews and decided the value of Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI and it’s positive reviews made choosing them an easy decision. He was very professional and I could tell he really cared about our lab, Charlie, making an easy transition. The personalized training was amazing and Eric made himself available for as much training and reinforcement Charlie needed. We are very happy!

Lorin D. |

Erik was great! My dog had issues about two weeks in after the fence was put in and Erik came back to our house to help us with training again. He was great to work with! The fence works well and our dog is very happy ! Erik continues to check in with us to see how everything is going. Great company !

Lou S. |

We are beyond impressed and satisfied with Eric and his team!! From the very beginning he was responsive and prompt in addressing our questions and concerns. On install day he arrived on time and made sure we understood the process with step-by-step instruction and demonstration. He has since come back to help us in training our 2 active pups during the adjustment period and checked in with us numerous times. His vast experience and love for animals shows through in his work. We highly recommend Eric and Dog Guard!!

Patricia A. | North Stonington, CT

Perfect from start to finish & back several times to train our dog. Highly recommend to others.

Patricia B. |

100% satisfied, very professional, caring & answered all of our questions. Set up apt, & arrived on schedule. Worked with our dog same day as installation, & has been back a couple of times. We Highly recommend Dog Guard, it was the best thing we did for our dog & she has adapted very well.

Christina M. |

Eric handles himself and his business with the utmost professionalism. We were thoroughly impressed with the entire process! The peace of mind we have now while our pups are outside without supervision is well worth the very reasonable cost. If you have pets that roam an open yard, do yourself a favor and contact Eric at Dog Guard!!

Mary M. |

Best decision I ever made. Quick response and installation was neat and easy to understand. Dogs are already used to the system and with no harmful reactions. Eric was very professional, courteous and helped ne understand the process. Highly recommend this company and Eric!

Susan B. | Waterford, CT

I was very apprehensive weather my dog would Adapt to the fence Eric worked with us and she very soon caught on it was worth every penny I would highly recommend him

Frank C. |

We are so pleased with our new dog guard fence. Eric and his staff were great! Our dog caught on right away. We highly recommend!

Teressa E. | Lebanon, CT

I can't express enough how pleased I am with this company. 5 star service and communication from start to finish. Eric was very professional, personable and cared about our dogs. The fence guard went up quickly and neatly. He provided a full training for each dog and followed up daily to see how they were adapting. Once they were adapted (about 3 days) Eric did a very special thing and brought his own dog over to train our dogs to resist the temptation to cross the fence. It's obvious this company goes far and beyond to make sure you and your fur babies are comfortable with the adjustment. I will recommend Dog Guard to everyone I know. Thank you so much!

Jennifer G. |

Great product and great service! They took care to install the fence where I wanted it. More importantly, they provide unlimited training for your dog — the price is very reasonable and all-inclusive. I chose this company as they were recommended by my veterinarian. Very satisfied customer!

Andrew G. |

From the initial fence install to the actual training, this was an amazing experience. Within a matter of days, our dog was trained and loving her new found freedom. Eric was in constant contact with us, checking in to make sure all was going well, and answering any question we may have had. I highly recommend Eric and Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI!!

Jessica A. | Brooklyn, CT

Eric did a wonderful job installing our dog guard fence and our two dogs love it. We had it installed about 2 weeks ago and Eric stopped by twice to check on the dogs and how are training is going. I am very happy with the service Eric provided. Highly recommended!!

Crystal A. | Norwich, CT

Eric was super knowledgable & helped us with the training every step of the way. He s also been checking in on us & offering continued support.

Chris L. |

Eric was incredible he came installed the system while our dogs were at boot camp. When they came back he came out trained the dogs to the fence. And they came back again with a dog distraction and the dogs did well. He is responsive and constantly following up. It is a way a business owner should be. I highly recommend him for your dog fence needs.

Debbie |

We needed to know that our new golden retriever pup was going to be safe and stay in the yard. We have a large yard, set back from the road, surrounded by lots of woods with lots of wildlife. We didn’t want him to wonder off into trouble. But, we also wanted him to have as much freedom and space as possible to run and be happy and healthy. We consulted with Eric after finding his company online. His reviews were outstanding! He sent us an estimate and was at our home within a couple of days to meet our dog and walk our property with us. He educated us on the process of installment and training. We felt comfortable and trusted Eric from the start. He did not let us down. The installment was easy, with no mess or inconvenience and within a day or two he was back to work with our dog to show him the ropes. This has been the best experience we could’ve hoped for. Our dog learned very fast and loves to run and play freely in the yard. Eric checks in with us regularly to see if we have any questions. I would recommend Eric to anyone looking for this type of containment system. He is extremely knowledgeable not only in his product, but in animal training and behavior! Our dog loves him and yours will too. 5 stars all around!!!

Chris T. |

I can’t write enough good things to say about Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI and Eric’s professionalism. Our dog, Scarlett is a rescue and had a large fenced-in yard at our previous residence. She was was used to having free roam over the property to frolic and harass the squirrels and birds that ventured in, or near, “her” yard. She’s now a 18 months old and we moved to a new home in an area where we cannot have fences. I was skeptical of an electronic fence, but with 5 school age kids and both my wife and I working full time, we needed a solution that allowed our pup to have outside time. Eric installed the fence in no time and without hassle. He gave excellent training, mostly to the humans, guiding us on how to show our dog the boundaries and how to encourage her to steer clear. He checked in with us regularly and stopped by during the first couple weeks to provide higher level training as Scarlett graduated to being more aware and comfortable with the electronic fence. Within a few weeks, Scarlett roams her yard freely, she never steps outside the boundary, even when people, dogs, squirrels, or any other critters, are nearby. The electronic fence is worth every penny for the safety and security of our family dog. If you’re considering having one installed, don’t hesitate to get a hold of Eric, he’ll explain every step and answer all of your questions.

Brooke S. |

Dog Guard is amazing and I am convinced that Eric helped save our dogs’ lives. Our puppy is very adventurous and had convinced our older dog to wander off the property. After watching as one of them almost got hit by a car we started researching electric fences. Eric was the most genuine, honest person that we encountered during this exhausting search and he has lived up to everything that he advertises. We have a very large property and Eric set everything up within a matter of a day or two and now the dogs can roam freely without risk of being hurt. My husband was very skeptical but when he met Eric in person, he saw the same things I saw. Eric is businessman but he puts people and animals first. We have emailed Eric a few times since he installed the electric fence and every one of our silly questions is met with a very courteous and kind response. He is pretty amazing and I recommend him highly! Susan and Rick

April T. |

Eric addressed all of our concerns and put our stress at ease for our pup. He was very thorough about the nuts and bolts of the installation and most importantly, he was patient with us as we were trained on how to introduce our Scarlett to the fence. We followed his training and guidance and our doggie was right on target with learning the perimeter. He checks in with us and is passionate about keeping our pup safe. Even little details like Nor’easter winds taking a flag - Eric was right over to bring us a replacement. Our sweet Scarlet loves the freedom and ability to patrol her yard and she hasn’t breached. She is very happy and therefore we are really happy! Thanks so much Eric!

Jim D. |

I would like to thank Eric for the service he provides. I was looking to contain my Labs. They had chased the deer on the property and made it to a major road. Don’t want to think about what might have happened. We had the Dog Guard installed and within 4 days the pups are trained. They understand the system and respect it. They love their freedom back and we like having them roam the property.

Donald H. | Greene, RI

Great service. Timely. Professional.

Heidi P. |

Eric is the best!! He worked with my dogs until they were comfortable and treated them like his own. We are very happy with our fence and the experience.😁😁

Kate L. |

Eric came to our house to meet our pup and give us some info and by the end of our visit I knew he was the guy we wanted to train our dog and install our fence. He is incredibly knowledgable and very talented at what he does. We have a Mountain Cur rescue whose nose will take her anywhere so we were very anxious the fence wouldn't work. She hasn't gone through it once! He was great with our dog and trained her so well. I highly recommend him, you won't be disappointed! Thank you Eric!

Lisa C. |

When I first looked into fencing for my new rescue dog, I was skeptical about whether or not this type of system was reliable. Then I talked with some neighbors that had had the Dog Guard system installed for their two dogs several years ago, and they were very happy with it. That convinced me to call Eric. He gave me a price that was reasonable, and scheduled us quickly. Eric installed the system and gave Ollie his initial training (while I watched), in the course of 1/2 a day. He clearly explained what I should do from that point on, to continue the training (which was easy). If that was all Eric did, I would have given him 4 stars. What makes this exceptional is the fact that he has kept checking in with us on how Ollie is doing. He even brought his own dog over, along with a variety of squeaky toys, and walked along the road with them to see if Ollie would jump the “fence”. But his training has paid off, and he stays on the property. I love to see how happy Ollie is, running all over the property playing fetch with us! I also love the fact that we didn’t have to get an expensive wood fence on our uneven property- which would have looked ugly and obstructed our view. THIS IS PERFECT!

Carol M. |

Eric is fantastic! Professional, conscientious and dedicated to protecting our fur-babies..... would highly recommend Eric and Dog Guard.

Joan D. |

Eric is fantastic. He is so thorough and conscientious in his work, even to the point of bringing his own dog over as a distraction to test my dog’s training. He followed up by text many times to see how we were doing. He reassured me about lightning strikes with his statistics about the very few times he’s had to replace a surge protector. All in all, a pleasant experience!

Francis S. |

We live on a very busy road in Noank. After our preliminary discussions with Eric about his DogGuard product we were very confident and comfortable with this product and his expertise. After his installation Eric made numerous follow up calls and visit to see how our Bailey was doing with the out of sight fence. What a fantastic feeling it is to know we were never left out in the cold after the installation. It is a great product and he is an absolute knowledgeable professional. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Jamie V. |

Eric was great, he was very accommodating and easy going about the placement of the fence. He installed and went over everything with us. Our dog is very nervous around strangers especially men and Eric was very patient and good with her. It didn’t take long for her to catch on. It is so nice to have her be able to enjoy our yard with us and not have to worry. Definitely worth every penny!

Joyce O. | Mystic, CT

We adopted Cody an 8 month old chocolate lab a year ago. We soon found out he was not going to stay in the yard like our other labs. We decided that an electric fence was the way to go. We contacted Eric who came by to go over the process and 3 weeks later, he came back to install the fence and train Cody. Life has been great since we had the fence installed...Cody gets to enjoy the yard, play ball and just relax. Thanks Eric, Joyce and George

Patty F. |

My family has been dealing with Eric Orkney from Dog Guard for years. He is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and, best of all, honest! I started out using his competitor and had a miserable time. Dog Guard is more reliable and less expensive. Just adding a quick note to this - 9 months later a landscaper accidentally broke our fence. (I forgot to tell him about it.) I called Eric and within 2 days he was out, found the break, fixed the break and we were back up and running!! Excellent service! Then, the bill came. It was fabulous! The cost was extremely reasonable and it was a PayPal bill. All I had to do was log in to PayPal and transfer the funds! Fast and simple!

Jackie R. | East Haddam, CT

Outstanding product. Should have installed it a year ago. Fairly inexpensive, quick and easy install, great to work with.

Jessica C. |

Eric was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He was extremely sweet with your pup, and made sure all our needs were met!

Kayla S. |

Great product and Eric is great with training our puppy! Timely with emails and scheduling. Highly recommend

Kunteya K. |

Great product and service. Eric is awesome and great at breaking down the training so your dogs learn their boundaries quickly.

Tristan J. |

Happy dog! Happy dog owners! Eric is extremely dependable, cares about animals, trains them thoroughly and follows up regularly to make sure everything with your dog is going as planned after installation. Our dog quickly learned the boundaries with a gentle collar (trust me I tried it - no wisecracks) and loves the new freedom that comes with complete, unleashed access to our entire yard. We love not having to worry about whether he’s going to pay an uninvited visit to his girlfriend next door.

Moira D. | Mystic, CT

Ryan and I can’t thank Eric and his team at Dog Guard of ECT/RI enough. We were initially reticent to use an electronic fence, unsure that it wasn’t harmful to Jackson in anyway. Jackson’s history of taking off and running for miles while we frantically searched for him made it difficult to enjoy having him outside with us, unless he was tied to a lead line. Eric and his team were so compassionate with all of us. The installation was seamless and the training helped to relay any fears we had. The follow up was outstanding and they made sure we were comfortable and happy with the service. Its been the best investment we ever made. Its given the entire family, especially Jackson a new found freedom.

Casey C. |

Can't say enough about our experience with Dog Guard! The cost was competitive and Eric was extremely easy to work with. He provided the flexibility we needed to fit this in to our busy schedules. His experience is unparalleled. He clearly loves animals, and our dog responded very well to his approach. Within two weeks our 7-year old dog was accustomed to the invisible barrier. I have heard how other companies' approaches to the training leaves dogs fearful of their yards. Eric's approach was compassionate and gradual, which left our dog happy and comfortable in our yard. He has continued to check in with us to ensure that we are progressing, and he is willing to come back if necessary. Don't use another company for your underground fence!

Linda M. |

Great experience. Fence layout and install was perfect. Eric devoted lots of time to training and was always responsive to our questions. Highly recommended.

Aaron S. |

Eric hooked us and our puppy Jaina up! This guy is passionate about his work and you can tell he loves animals! He was awesome to work with and was even patient enough to deal with us as we were available due to an incoming baby of our own! Great experience overall 5/5!

Debra M. |

We are so pleased with our new invisible fence by Dog Guard! It has given our one year old boxer the freedom to play safely in the yard. My husband and I can confidently let her out on her own. Our sales rep Eric was friendly and informative. No pressure, just great service. He followed-up with training and was always available to answer all of our questions. We would highly recommend!

Sally W. |

Eric is great!! He’s always there if you have a problem! Very dependable!

Rebecca L. | Westerly, RI

I was impressed with Dog Guard of ECT/RI from the first interaction to the last. My first interaction was a great one when I called on a Saturday night and the phone was answered-awesome I know!! Would you believe that they came the very next day to give me an estimate. Upon meeting Eric and Lara I was instantly impressed and felt like I wanted to do business with them. I was also shocked at how quickly Emily took to both of them. I was not expecting that because she is normally apprehensive of strangers and very protective or her yard. Then came installation day-they were extremely flexible in working around my schedule and for the entire installation had smiles on their faces-even while they were being tailed by my 4 tear old for the duration-that takes patience for sure, she asks a lot of questions. My next great experience was this-I made a mistake and asked for the wrong type of fence structure not fully understanding how two zones would work-once I realized it I told them and they fixed it. This does not sound like a lot but the installation is hard work and it caused them about an extra hour of installation because by the time I realized my mistake they were almost done with the installation so they adjusted it to suit my needs. They fixed it without a single complaint and with reassurance that it was not a problem at all and they wanted me to get exactly what I wanted for Emily. Next came training-they train your dog initially after the installation AND they come back several days later to ‘test’ her and make sure she is good with the fence. Eric also followed up with me several times before and after that to see how Emily was doing with her new fence. I loved the price and I cannot speak highly enough about Eric and Lara and their hard work, dedication, customer service and love of animals. If you are looking for an invisible fence, don’t look anywhere else!

Kevin F. |

We would highly recommend Dog Guard of Eastern CT and RI. Eric was patient and caring for the safety of our dog. He stayed in contact throughout the training period after the fence installation and was available for any questions we may have had.

Gavin W. |

After pricing out a few systems in my area I came across Dog guard of eastern ct/ri. I have two large powerful dogs and had concern with them leaving the property as they get "excited" at other dogs walking by. The moment we met with Eric we were put at ease and knew this system was going to be a success. Above all, the communication and time he spent with us to ensure our dogs were safe and had properly learned the system shows his passion for his work and dedication to the animals. I highly recommend this company!

Kathleen F. |

A wonderful learning experience for our rescue dog. Very patient.

Sharon K. |

Best investment ever!!! Our two dogs have been safely running around outside for a few years now. We live up against a state forest and our dogs have never left to chase the deer since we got the fence. It’s a wonderful feeling to know they can play and won’t run off.

Anne T. | Groton, CT

Dear Dog Guard Eastern CT/RI, Our dogs, Lily and Boy, love their freedom and independence to roam the yard. And being very bright doggies – they were fast learners thanks to your excellent training and responsiveness to their needs and abilities. I can’t thank you enough – we love the wonderful sense of relief knowing the dogs will not cross the street, enter a neighbor’s yard, or chase after other dogs being taken for a walk. Your work and dog guard fencing has been a great value and well worth it! Lastly, I was especially pleased with your installation procedures. I was a bit worried about the new brick sidewalk that had to be removed and the recently paved driveway that had to be cut, but your expertise, attention to detail, and techniques were perfect. I am so glad I trusted your advice and skills – the installation was completed wonderfully. I could not even see where you had installed the wire! Thank you again for your excellent service: product, training, follow-up and caring. I would recommend Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI to anyone!

Leigh M. |

My husband and I truly couldn’t recommend Eric + Dog Guard enough- best decision we made for our yellow lab, Scout! Eric was so friendly, responsive, and helpful throughout the entire process. With Eric’s training and guidance, Scout was using the system within days! She loves being able to spend so much time outside. The entire process was seamless- we couldn’t be happier!

Laura W. |

My husband and I were unsure of how well our German Shepherd would do on an electric fence. We have a fairly big yard and wanted him to be able to roam and play as much as he good. Eric came over and met us and Thor and explained to us in detail what he does and how he would help train Thor with the fence. Eric installed the fence a few days later, and since then we can’t get Thor to stay in the house! Behind our house is woods filled with deer and turkey and Thor loves to just sit there and watch them, he doesn’t even try to cross no matter what he sees. We couldn’t be happier with our fence and Thor seems to love it just as much as us! We would recommend Dog Guard to anyone who is even thinking about an electric fence, it changed our house dynamic for the best!

Sharon K. | Salem, CT

Both my husband and I were very skeptical about getting an electronic fence for our dogs. One reason is we have a lot of land, and we also didn’t think it would contain Cocoa and Mocha in our yard. (Cocoa is a shepard mix, Mocha is a pit lab mix.) Now I am here to tell you it’s the best thing we have ever done for them!!!! Eric and Lara are both so good with dogs and they did wonderful training with us as well. The dogs have a huge area to run around and can go outside now and be safe. I don’t have to worry about them running off deep into the woods. I was very happy with the price that Eric gave me. I got a quote from a competitor prior to Dog Guard and it was almost 3x as much! That company also refused to go into the woods because of the amount of rock/ledge and quoted only for the grassline perimeter. I am telling you if you have a dog, give them a call. Love you Eric & Lara! THANK YOU from Cocoa and Mocha.

Becca G. | Durham, CT

When I adopted my new dog Roxy I wanted to give her the happiest life possible. Especially, since it was pretty clear she wasn’t cared for very well before coming to my home. Although very sweet with most people, she is a little shy and timid towards men. I was a little apprehensive about Eric even meeting Roxy during the consultation, let alone possibly training her. As suspected, she tried to avoid him initially and ran back to me. Eric immediately asked if he could take her outside for a walk. I was like, ssssure. He picked up her slip lead, remarkably was able to call her over to the door and draped it over her head. She payed very little attention to him as he started walking her around the yard and giving her basic obedience commands! I was shocked. I knew then that I wasn’t going to be looking for anyone else to work with my Roxy. After the installation, training went very smoothly. Even for a stubborn Rottweiler, she was already avoiding the boundary flags after about 15 minutes! She has a ton of energy and loves to chase everything; people on bikes, skateboards, rabbits, squirrels, dogs, you name it! Eric came back several times to train Roxy even with some stuffed animal on a bamboo stick he was parading around. She still wouldn’t go near the yellow flags. Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI ended up being the perfect solution for us. Eric was there to take my phone calls for any questions and he even gave me free training tips to help Roxy adjust to her new life and new family!

Martha J. |

Eric did a great job. Fast, thorough and reasonable prices.

Margaret B. |

Eric was great to work with! Not only was he able to squeeze us in with a just a couple days notice, but the install itself was quick too. Our pup was trained up in just about a week, and she is loving her newfound freedom in the yard. Best thing we could have done for her! Highly recommend Eric and Dog Guard!

John K. |

Can’t recommend them enough! Eric was professional, on-time, great communication - and the installation went perfect. Eric was very efficient and thorough. System works perfect, and very reasonable, price-wise. Highest rating.

Michelle S. |

I highly recommend Dog Guard of Eastern CT and RI. Eric Orkney does a professional job, stands behind his work, and takes pride in his work. Eric is very personable and has provided me with outstanding customer service over the years.

Dave M. |

Having Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI install an underground fence for my Basset Hound was a great experience from start to finish. Eric was a pleasure to work with. He clearly explained everything I needed to know about the product, was very flexible when working around my schedule, and gave us great pricing when compared to other fencing companies (discount for having a rescue dog). He arrived exactly on time on the day of installation (pet peeve: contractors who say they're going to be at my house at a certain time, then don't show up till an hour or so later), completed the installation in a couple hours in the morning, then spent the next hour or so introducing Lucy to the fence. She learned her boundaries very quickly (within a week), after which Eric returned with his own dog for distraction training. (Lucy passed with flying colors!) After that, he followed up several times to make sure everything was going well. All in all, the fence has been a great investment, allowing me to let Lucy out without having to be at the end of a 30' tether and giving me peace of mind while she's out exploring her yard. If you're considering an underground fence for your dog, I most highly recommend Eric Orkney and Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI.

Kelly L. | Mystic, CT

I would like to express my gratitude to Eric for such caring professional service. I was very skeptical at first, unsure if the underground fencing would “contain” my squirrel chasing, high energy dogs! To my pleasant surprise and Eric’s calm knowledgeable demeanor, all my fears were eliminated. I live near a busy road and as any pet owner who adores their animals can understand the fear of keeping their dogs safe !!! I now have complete confidence and will never use any other fencing system other than Dog Guard…. as an added bonus the training that was provided was priceless!

Kelly P. | Putnam, CT

Hi Eric, just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that I just played fetch with Jack in the back yard for the first time ever and it was amazing! The investment was totally worth it and I can’t thank you guys enough. You were so nice and professional, had great customer service, and I could really tell you genuinely care for my dog. I will be recommending you to everyone and thanks again! P.S. Sorry about the poison ivy ; )

Carrie G. |

Eric is amazing. And I don't use that word lightly. He not only knows the product but he knows dogs. When he met our Bandit he got right down on his level and really got him comfortable with him. He completed the instill in a timely manner. We have dense weedy areas and he cut right thought them like it was no big deal. As part of the deal Eric works with you and your dog on how to train them not to run though the fence. Because even though it will shock them, you really don't want to dog to get to that point. He then came back with his dog to make sure Bandit didn't run after a strange dog. It's so wonderful to really have the peace of mind that our Bandit is safe in our yard. We can't thank Eric enough and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to keep their furry friends safe.

Tyler C. |

I got a recomendation for Eric through a family member and I had the fence installed once my dog was old enough for it. Eric was very professional and had the fence installed by the time I got home from work. My dog has responded very well to it and I can even use the collar at my family members house. The fence has been very well worth it and I would recommend Eric to anyone interested in getting a fence for their dog.

Adam B. |

This is a great "product" through and through, and by product I mean the whole package. The invisible fence itself works fantastic. The install was done in a few hours and was pretty seamless. As soon as the install is done, Eric brings the dog out and does the first training with them right there. Everything is explained and absolutely ANY questions you have day or night Eric answers. Eric even brought his dog Chewbacca back to my house to see if Charli would penetrate the fence (which she didn’t). He is great at what he does and my dog loves him. And the guy trained tigers! Once again...great product and great customer service. My only regret is that we didn't install this earlier for my dog. By far one of the best investments we ever made.

Stephen W. |

I am so glad I called Eric for info on his system. He called me right back and answered all my questions about his system that he installs. I then decided to have him come and install the fence. The install is top notch and his training tips were also very helpful! I now have a new dog!! Don't wait, Give him a call!!!

Nikki C. |

Dog Guard has been a great experience from the start! We have a Belgian Malinous and were a bit worried the system wouldn’t keep her in but so far it’s a success! Eric worked through all types of terrain to get the biggest and best space for her. He keeps in contact with us and is so easy to get in touch with if we need him. It’s nice when you call to get the owner and operator himself. I highly recommend!

Michelle N. |

Eric is amazing ! Our Willow is a very active, easily distracted but shy /skittish dog. We went from walking on a 28 foot leash to running free and she was enjoying her freedom after the first training session. It was an investment well spent. I would highly recommend his services and product.

Anna L. |

Having a brand new Siberian husky who loves to explore outside of my fence was very challenging until I contacted dog guard . Eric could not have been nicer and made my situation better . Having Eric install the fence was the best answer to my situation. I would recommend this company to everyone. Now my puppy is free to roam the yard without me worrying if he would escape.

Peter O. | Vernon Rockville, CT

They did a great job and were very helpfull

Linda V. | North Providence, RI

They did a great job. very help full.

Michael D. |

Great experience going with Eric of Dog Guard. Contacted the other big companies and it was all sales pitches. Eric came to the house and spent time with the dogs and was personable and easy to work with. Readily available whenever I contacted him from requesting a quote to install and then finally training with any questions we had. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a invisible fence.

David D. |

Eric and Lara from Dog Guard were great! They were knowledgeable and worked efficiently. Eric tackled our challenging property, overcoming water crossings and countless rocks. Our dog Sheba responded to them well and caught on quickly. We would highly recommend them. Thank you Dog Guard of Eastern Connecticut!!

Jane C. |

Awesome experience! Eric came the day after we called to walk our property and meet Kahuna. He gave us a quote right then and installed the fence a couple days after. He worked exceptionally well with Kahuna to teach him the fence. The fence has given us a lot of peace of mind living on a busy road.

Michaela F. |

Eric is the abaolute best! The price is unbeatable, the service second to none and the produce is reliable and durable. Dog Guard has allowed our dogs to roam around the property freely and safely. That piece of mind is incredible!

Erin S. |

We recently had an electric fence put in at our house. My husband and I keep saying it’s the best investment we have made in a long time. Upon first meeting Eric, we were very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. He was able to answer any questions we had. We felt very comfortable with his up front and very reasonable pricing. After installing the fence, Eric followed up with with us many times, making sure our dog was doing well. It’s very evident that Eric truly cares about the work that he does and he showed a genuine interest in our family and our dog. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone who is thinking of installing an electric fence. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Our dog loves being able to run around outside and we love the peace of mind, knowing he will remain in our yard and stay safe!

Dana C. |

Just had Eric install the invisible fence for my 2 dogs.He was so nice,professional and quick!2 of my neighbors also used him.I highly recommend him!Best thing we did was get this invisible fence for the dogs!!!

Brooke M. |

This fence has worked wonders for us and you can't beat the price. Eric is knowledge and always there with any problems you have. He worked with me for training , than came back when I added another dog. I've called him many times for batteries ect. And he is always helpful and gets right back to me. I recommend him to anyone who is looking.

Kenny H. |

Eric- has been helpful, professional, and his attention to detail is exceptional. His understanding of dogs, and the training he provided Rocko (our dog) was great. Rocko caught on very quickly and, I believe, that was because of Eric’s professional training. I would highly recommend using Eric and Dog Gaurd.

Geoff B. |

My electric underground dog fence was broken and I had a deadline during which it had to be repaired. Eric came out on short notice and determined the fence had so many breaks in it, that it would be more economical to replace the entire fence than repair it. He did a great job, was extremely professional and friendly. It is now better than it ever was. Very positive experience! Highly recommended. My dog recommends him as well!!!

Lynn M. |

Eric is knowledgeable and hardworking! He answers all of our questions with clarity and respect - even if we ask them more than once! The price is unbeatable, the quality exceptional. We could not be happier with the Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI product and especially the service!!

Jacki F. |

If you have ever considered installing a traditional fence around your property, to keep your dog(s) in the yard, think again! Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing is the best way to go. Eric is experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to training your dog(s) with the Dog Guard invisible fencing system. Eric will personally install the system and teach you how to train your dog(s). He will customize everything to your needs and that of your dog(s). He has a solution for everything and keeps in touch with you throughout the initial phase of training. Not to mention he has trained lions and tigers. Even the toughest of dog, like mine, can be trained and gets it! Eric is always available for questions and is just a text away. Imagine letting your dog(s) outside and not having to worry because they are safe in their yard. This is the best thing I ever did and I only wish I had done it sooner. Dog Guard has solved a world of problems for me and my dogs. Highly recommend. Give Eric a call today. I could not be happier. Thank you Eric.

Christine R. |

We are so happy with our invisible fence and so pleased we chose Dog Guard. Eric is clearly knowledgeable about animals and animal behavior. Our dog Sally loved him and responded quickly to training. The cost was on point and Eric always made sure our questions were answered. Quick, friendly and effective service! THANKS!

Anne P. |

Eric was professional and helpful throughout both the installation and the training. He was flexible when scheduling his visits, attentive to our concerns and terrific with our puppy. We are more than satisfied!

Arsenio L. | Tolland, CT

Eric was very professional, answered all questions, great with our dog. He explained the process and answered all our questions. Our dog stays in the yard, and it's great to know she is safe within her boundary.

Phil K. | Narragansett, RI

Eric was great. He explained every step and took time to help me train our dog. He even followed up a week later to see how it was going.

Grace N. | Hope Valley, RI

Eric & Lara paid close attention to what I wanted for the safety of my two small pups. Was very helpful and professional. Spent time with explaining how the electronic fence worked and training me and my dogs. Came back to see how we were progressing . They truly cared about the well being of my dogs. The fence is working out great! I can let my dogs run in the yard and not worry about them running down the driveway into the road. Great company!

Mare B. | Tolland, CT

Eric is a great guy....very fairly priced and awesome customer service!

Jeff B. | Waterford, CT

very professional fence needed repair and he come out immediately he gave more cost effective advice and he did a beautiful job.

Brian O. | Tolland, CT

Great Service! They did exactly what they promised. I was very pleased. Eric provided superior service.

Sarah S. |

We have a CRAZY dog and Eric and Lara were extremely patient and made sure he was trained completely and correctly. They did an amazing job and the cost almost doesn't seem enough for how good of a job they did. We are so grateful to them!! I always recommend them to anyone who needs a fence for their dog and now I am recommending them to everyone on Google!!

Benjamin H. |

We have a 2 year old German Shepard named Jäger that we wanted to have plenty of room to run yet needed boundaries. Eric went above and beyond from start to finish! We have about 2 acres fenced in and within two weeks Jäger knew his boundaries with the excellent training from Eric. He came back several times to check in and was always a phone call away with any questions that we had. I would highly recommend Eric and Dog Guard of Eastern CT.

Jackie W. | West Kingston, RI

With seven acres of fenced paddocks, fields and woods, I didn't think I'd need a fence for Tug the Whippet. Well, I was wrong; he wanted to play with all of the neighborhood dogs when they walked by every night and morning. Even though it's a dead-end road, cars still go by often enough for me to worry. Being a sight hound, I was wasn't confident that an invisible fence would work for a little, fast and curious puppy. Eric has been incredible. Every time I would text with a concern, he was right on it. Tug is now safely watching(not chasing) the neighbors go by and the cats running away from him. Thank you, Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI!!!

Corlyn W. |

We are thrilled we chose Dog Guard! Eric is extremely knowledgeable about animal behavior and had our dog trained with the fence in less than 10 days. He responded quickly to any problem or question we had. Reasonable cost and excellent service!

Rebecca G. |

If you are looking for an invisible fence company, I highly recommend Dog Guard! The company was very professional, reliable, and effective! Getting the Dog Guard invisible fence was absolutely life changing for us and our German Shephard! We saw results almost instantly. Eric made installation simple and walked through everything we needed to know about the system as well as training our dog! He definitely took great care of us and we can't thank him enough for all that he did! The whole experience, from beginning to end, was extremely positive and rewarding! It's so great to see our dog running around and enjoying his freedom in the comfort and saftey of our yard! I will be referring Dog Guard to anyone who needs an invisible fence! Thank you so much Eric and Dog Guard!!!!!

Cathy A. |

My husband Carl & I had Eric install an invisible fence for our 3 dogs, A terrier mix, a boarder collie/lab mix, and a boarder collie. He not only installed the fence around a large property, but also trained each individually, twice.. Also called to see how the pups were adjusting, answered questions and if there were any concerns. Eric was very professional, and clearly knows and loves his job. Big thank you for helping to keep our dogs safe!

Erica L. |

Beyond professional! Owners Lara and Eric installed my fence so my little one can enjoy the outside freely! They made the whole process very easy... I highly recommend anyone to use this local company! Lara also trained my little Bichon! Thank you .. you guys are the best!!

John W. |

There is no better invisible Dog Fence and training company than this one! From the first moment I spoke to Eric (the owner) on the phone, I knew that he was a true professional and he was able to easily answer all of my questions. The install only took a few hours and I was very impressed how clean it was. I'm a perfectionist, and everything looked great. Training is 100% included in the price which is great, and they will come out as many times as needed. My dog Macy caught right on during the first training and learned the boundaries right away! Macy is a shy dog and she loved Eric the first time they met. It's been a few months and Macy loves roaming her yard and I love that she can't b line down the street to chase squirrels and cars anymore! You can't beat the price or the experience this company offers! Definitely go local and go with Dog Guard ECT/RI!

Steve L. | Coventry, CT

Fully explained the process and the benefits vs. self installation. He's always in contact to check in on progress and will come out several times to progress training. I was amazed how quickly the dog learned!

Christine G. | Branford, CT

We had the Dog Guard fence installed about 6 weeks ago for our 9 month old Rottweiler Kennedy, honestly I was a bit hesitant about getting the fence since I had such a horrible experience with the prior invisible fence we had. Within about a week I felt extremely different about the fence, the fence was giving Kennedy and I FREEDOM and allowing him to get out his puppy energy! After the distraction training with Eric, Kennedy was ready to go on his own (I still would check on him every 15-30 minutes or when someone would walk by to make sure the fence was working- and it was!). After another successful week on the fence I grew even more comfortable and could go longer without checking on Kennedy. Between the Dog Guard fence and Eric's training our lives have changed, Kennedy can play outside while I get things done inside the house (something I had to juggle with before Dog Guard) ...I would HIGHLY recommend Eric and the Dog Guard fence!!!

Joan K. | Niantic, CT

Very satisfied with the installation and training, Eric is professional and reliable.

Amity A. | Mystic, CT

I highly recommend Eric. He is professional, prompt, and worked closely with us to ensure the installation was done to our satisfaction. Most importantly, he worked with our dogs and us on the training. So much more than a fence install. He is a skilled dog trainer.

Pamela L. |

They did a great job.

Anonymous | Warwick, RI

eric did a great job

Ruth H. | Uncasville, CT

I liked that they addressed the problem quickly.

Vicki I. | Mystic, CT

I was very pleased with this company. The price was right and the service is great. They are a company that makes the customer very happy!

Mike B. |

We had Eric install a Dog Guard system and train our German Shepherd. He's a small business so we worked with him directly for the whole job, which I prefer (the other guys send different people for different parts, and you never meet them ahead of time...). He was always on time, always accommodated my schedule when setting up appointments, and he's a good guy to work with. He has a lot of experience training animals and really excels at it (see his website- pretty cool). Training a dog to stay within the boundaries takes compassion and firmness, and it has to be done right else the dog may either ignore the fence or never leave on the porch... He did it right, and now our Shepherd has no interest in leaving the yard, but loves being out with us, chasing frisbees and running free. Great job Eric and thank you!

Mark S. | Putnam, CT

Good customer service and follow up

Ruth S. | Moosup, CT

Eric at Dog Guard is a top rate person to do business. He is prompt, knowledgeable concerning the installation, experienced in explaining the system and does outstanding training for my high energy standard poodles. The fense offers them a very large, safe space to play. Eric taught them the boundries and the dogs are aware of where they can roam. I highly recommend Eric.

Cheryl T. | Stonington, CT

I've had cats my whole life, and my husband joined me in my fondness for felines shortly after we were married 2 1/2 years ago. We bought a house on over 2.5 acres in southeastern Connecticut, so we decided to expand our family and become dog parents as well. Enter Nikita, our adopted German Shepherd. Nikita is a very sweet-natured pup with people and cats alike. However, as we've never been parents to a dog before, we wanted to understand training tactics and get him started as early as possible while he's still young. In addition, we wanted some kind of border/fence so Nikita wouldn't become a "flight risk." Fencing him in a confined area would be unfair as we have so much space for him to run around, but we live on a road that seems to be a major thruway to and from the local area casinos. So while our road is not "busy" per se, people definitely drive by over the speed limit. Being very new to the area, we were unsure of where to turn. A neighbor of ours confidently recommended Dog Guard. He was right! Eric and Lara truly have compassion for the animals they train. When they came to train it felt like a personal experience. The price was also right for our needs. Nikita has responded very well to his training, and my husband and I are much more confident in our dog parenting abilities! With all of Eric and Lara's experience with so many different animals, we would definitely recommend Dog Guard above all others.

Marietta M. |

very professionsal and installation was seamless. training is upcoming.

Jeremy S. | East Lyme, CT

Eric and Lara helped turn our rescue dog Bruce into a new dog, and we can't recommend their services highly enough. They have an intuitive understanding of the inner workings of a dog's mind, which I think is what makes their training and methods so effective. Bruce came to us from a very bad home, and with Dog Guard's guidance, we've been able to solve or learned how to manage all of his negative traits and habits. We recommend Dog Guard without reservation.

James D. | Niantic, CT

Excellent service Eric fully explained the system and the training and offered me a great deal. He was professional throughout the experience-- on time and on the spot. I felt comfortable with his system and animal training expertise.

Michael T. | Oakdale, CT

Eric was a true pro. He gave me a great price and then he did everything he said he would do on time. If he said he was coming at a certain time he showed up on time and did exactly what he said he was going to do. I highly recommend him and his company.

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