Welcome to California Dog Fence, a family-owned business dedicated to making a difference in the quality of life for your family’s dogs. 

My name is Deborah Holmes and I started California Dog Fence in 2003 with the idea that I wanted to work in the pet industry with animals and their owners, and show pet parents a way to deal with the challenges of keeping their beloved dogs safe in the environment. With the help of my talented and dedicated staff, we expanded our business to include Oregon Dog Fence in 2008. 

Animals are my passion, and I know, as the owner of two dogs, a Siberian Husky and a Poo-chon – a poodle, bichon mix – that dogs that stay indoors all the time where they can’t run, jump, and play, tend to become anxious and aggressive. They need fresh air and exercise to remain emotionally and physically healthy, and yet we need to be able to keep them safe without resorting to a tether or a tie-down. We need to be able to protect them while still allowing them to be a dog. 

So I became involved with Pet Stop’s Invisible Pet Fence System. This unique containment system allows pet owners to give their dogs the freedom they crave, while not having to worry about them straying away from home or running into traffic. 

As a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, I believe in gently training both dogs and their pet parents in the proper use of the Pet Stop Pet Fence System. I received my Gentle Step Certification after studying, practicing, and passing the Gentle Steps Training course developed specifically for Pet Stop by Hidden Fence owner, Rich Weinssen. 

This approach allows us to tailor your dog’s training program to its individual personality and needs. Much as you wouldn’t teach all children the same way, you can’t train all dogs using the same methods over and over. Individual dogs respond differently to training and it is up to us to find the technique that works best for your dog and you. 

We work very hard to show pet owners how to use the system correctly to prevent over stimulation of your pet. We train your dogs at your property, and we’re not satisfied until we make sure all the dogs under our care are well-trained before we leave your home. 

Teaching a dog to do anything is a process, so we return to your home within two weeks after the initial training to reinforce what your pet has learned and to address any issues that may have arisen. 

Leaving my clients with all available resources is important to me as a pet parent and a business owner. I teach the families that purchase the Pet Stop Pet Fence System how to make minor adjustments to fit their particular situation so that they don’t have an unexpected service call payment, and I leave them with supportive training documentation so that they can continue to reinforce what we have already taught their dogs. 

I have the best interests of my clients and their dogs at heart, and my door is always open for any questions that come up. 

After all, what better way is there to serve my passion than to help all animals’ live safe and happy lives?