In it's relatively short history, WATCH D.O.G.S. has proven to be influential and effective in a number of venues:
 Involved in the U.S. Department of Education Father Involvement In Education Project beginning in 2005.
 Invited by the National PTA to be a founding member of the MORE Alliance (Men Organized to Raise Engagement).
 Recognized on the floor of Congress as a program that "can be a great tool in our efforts to prevent school violence and to improve student performance because it can increase parental initiative and involvement in their children's education." Congressional Record, Feb. 7, 2000, page S-392
 Involved in the U.S. Department of Education's P.F.I.E. (Partnership for Family Involvement in Education).
 In 1999, invited by the United States Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to participate in a nationwide teleconference called "Fathers Matter."
 Recognized as a "best practice" by Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D., Director of Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships, Johns Hopkins University.