How does our Dog Fence work?
Our non-electric Dog Fence Kits start at $6.50 per linear foot and are comprised of 12 individual components. It is a REAL physical fence that can be assembled by any homeowner or Pet Playgrounds Installer.
Our fence acts as a flexible net that prevents dogs and other animals from climbing. The bottom material is flared in towards you and secured with unique ground stakes to create a dig guard. You don’t have to dig any holes, mix cement, or make any changes to your landscape.
By asking homeowners and renters to measure their yard, we are able to save $450 on every dog fence that is ordered. Every penny saved is passed on to you.
What comes in a Dog Fence Kit?
Our Dog Fencing system has been designed to use your home as one side of the fence. Trees, storage sheds, and garages can be used as replacements for fence posts. This saves you money and makes installation easier.
Dog Fence Kit includes
- No-dig sleeves
- A driving cap
- 1 inch and 5/8th black galvanized posts
- Round post collars with pre-installed eye lags
- 12 gauge black PVC coated braided steel cable
- 2 full corner post brace kits
- 1 start corner post brace kit
- 1 stop corner post brace kit
- 4, 5, or 6 foot polypropylene mesh
- 3 or 4 foot rubber coated welded steel wire
- 12 inch zigzag shaped ground stakes
- Cam Locks (Gripples)
- Easy hog ringer tool with D-rings
- Eye lags to attach to your house or trees
- Nails to plumb posts
- Magnetic level
- Wire snips
Say Goodbye to post hole diggers! Our NO-DIG sleeve system is what makes it possible to install your Dog Fence without digging any holes or using cement.
Every fence post comes with a no-dig sleeve. Place the driving cap on the no-dig sleeve. Then pound them in the ground with a sledgehammer.
What if you try to install a no-dig sleeve and hit a large rock? No problem! Just move to another location that is 2-4 feet in another direction and try again. It’s that simple.
A driving cap is a simple tool that is placed on top of your no-dig sleeve so you to use a sledgehammer to pound it in the ground.
1 INCH 5/8TH BLACK GALVANIZED POSTS
Our powder coated black galvanized steel fence posts come in 4, 5, and 6 foot heights. Our posts are easily placed in every no-dig sleeve, and are built to last in the harshest weather – from Arizona to Canada.
ROUND POST COLLARS WITH EYE LAGS
This feature is exclusive to Pet Playgrounds. Our manufacturing center in South Carolina manufacturers these post collars and pre-installs an eye lag in each one. Inferior competitors require you to drill two holes on every post, but with our design you can install your post collar in seconds. This makes it easy to install the braided steel cable. Simply insert the cable right through the eye lag.
12 GAUGE BLACK BRAIDED STEEL CABLE
Our 12 gauge black PVC coated braided steel cable has a been tested to withstand 1,200 pounds of pressure per square inch. This cable is used as a replacement for traditional top and bottom fencing rails. To install the tension cable, you simply put the cable through the eye lag of every post collar.
Lesser quality competitors offer a monofilament cable that just isn’t strong enough to contain your dog. They are simply repurposing temporary garden fencing materials and that’s clearly not enough to keep your dog safe in your yard.
CORNER POST BRACE KITS
Your Dog Fence Kit will come with two (2) full corner post brace kits, one (1) start post brace kit and one (1) stop post brace kit.
90% of our customers do not need to order this additional component, but this option is available in Step 3 of our Ordering Process if your layout requires it.
1,100 POUND BREAK STRENGTH POLYPROPYLENE MESH
Our polypropylene mesh uses a patented process that makes it incredibly strong and flexible. It’s this flexibility that stops dogs from climbing our fence. Traditional fences (like chain link fences) act like ladders – and actually help dogs climb over their fence. Our Dog Fence physically moves, which makes it impossible for any dog to climb over our fence.
What are you looking at? This clip shows how our fence moves when dogs (or predators) try to climb it.
Low quality competitors repurpose cheap garden mesh fencing that can only withstand 400 pounds of pressure per square inch. Our patented flexible material can withstand up to 1,100 pounds per square inch of pressure which is nearly 3x as strong as our competitors.
We combine our patented polypropylene mesh with our steel welded wire to make the only hybrid Dog Fence that can withstand up to 2,900 pounds of pressure per square inch.
What does this video show? We wanted to show how strong and flexible our fence is, but we didn’t want to harm any dogs in the process. So, we asked Vinny, who is 220 pounds to get into a dog suit and run into the fence at full speed. This shows how strong and flexible our fence really is – and why it’s 98% effective.
1,800 POUND RUBBER COATED WELDED STEEL WIRE
Our rubber coated steel welded wire is the main component that creates the dig guard. Twelve (12) inches of this incredibly strong material is flared in (or bent) towards you, and is secured with zigzag shaped ground stakes.
This steel mesh is combined with our patented polypropylene mesh, which creates the only hybrid Dog Fencing System in the world that can withstand up to 2,900 pounds of pressure per square inch.
What does "break strength" mean?
Break strength (or tensile strength) is the measurement of force required to pull (or break) something to the point of failure.
How much force does a dog have?
Dog bites have measured up to 800 pounds of pressure per square inch. However, when a dog bites and pulls, the force used can nearly double. This is why we designed our hybrid fence to withstand 2,900 pounds of pressure.
Still not enough?
Some dogs can exert more than 2,900 pounds of pressure when trying to escape out of an enclosure. This is why we designed our MAX Strength Dog Fence Kit. It adds a 3rd layer of protection and can withstand up to 4,000 pounds of pressure.
Standard VS. MAX StrengthSKIP TO MAX STRENGTH DOG FENCE
12″ ZIG ZAG SHAPED GROUND STAKES
The bottom of our fence is flared in 12 inches flat onto the ground towards you. Then it is secured with zig zagged shaped ground stakes. This secures the dig guard to the ground and prevents dogs from digging under the fence.
- Galvanized Steel
- 1/4″ Thick
- Uniquely zig zagged shaped
CAM LOCKS (GRIPPLES)
We’ve partnered with Gripple to provide you with the easiest way to join, end and tension our steel cabling system. The patented push-fit system utilizes ceramic rollers to actively grip the wire while under tension, while also allowing for additional tension to be applied at any time.
Just something we learned over the past 10 years we’ve been providing reliable and affordable dog fencing systems.
EASY HOG RINGER TOOL WITH D-RINGS
We include a Hog Ringer (also known as a Hog Ring Plier) in every kit. They are used to tighten a small metal ring to connect our unique fencing materials to the tension cable. You will receive the appropriate amount of hog rings for the length of kit that you order.
- Uses 11/16″ hog ring fasteners
- Spring-loaded magazine feed
- Easy one-hand operation with rubber grips
EYE LAGS FOR TREES OR OTHER STRUCTURES
You will receive an appropriate amount of eye lags based on the size of your Dog Fence Kit. By using trees as post replacements, you can make installation faster and easier.
20D GALVANIZED NAILS
We include 20D galvanized nails to help you plumb your posts. You will receive 2 nails for every post that comes with your Dog Fence Kit. This step is not required, but we include it for aesthetic purposes.
We include a magnetic level to help make it easy for you to plumb your posts. When you purchase the Pet Playgrounds Dog Fence Kit we provide you with everything you need. No other Dog Fence manufacturer makes it this easy!
Dog Fence Options & Customizations
DOG FENCE GATES (Optional)
Our gates come in 3 different widths: 5 foot (standard), 8 foot (wide), and 14 foot (driveway). A 5 foot wide gate is enough for most commercial lawn mowers.
MAX STRENGTH LAYER (Optional)
Our standard Dog Fence Kit has been engineered to withstand up to 2,900 pounds of pressure, which is perfect for most dogs. However, there are some breeds (and some individual canine personalities) that just seem to chew and destroy just about everything. For these dogs we added a third layer of protection.
Our 19 gauge steel vinyl coated welded wire netting material in combination with our
- 1,100 pound break strength polypropylene mesh; and our
- 1,800 pound break strength rubber coated welded wire
creates our MAX Strength Dog Fence Kit.
You can choose this option in the 3rd step of our Ordering Process. Our MAX Strength Dog Fence Kit is 6 feet tall and is $10.50 per linear foot.
Each layer is 4 feet tall, and overlaps the other. You get 12 feet of material for our 6 foot tall MAX Strength Dog Fence
Chain link fences can only withstand 1,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. Wood fences can only withstand 550 pounds of pressure. Our standard Dog Fence can withstand 2,900 pounds per square inch, but our MAX Strength Dog Fence Kit can withstand up to 4,000 pounds of pressure per square inch.
It’s not only for large dogs.
Some terrier mixes are only 30 pounds, but their high prey drive makes them escape artist dogs that dig and chew 24/7. This is the perfect fencing solution for dogs destroy just about everything.
FULL INSTALLATION VIDEO
Our step-by-step installation video covers every detail that you may encounter during your install. If you are trying to decide whether to request a professional to install your kit or to assemble it yourself we suggest that you watch the video to make the right decision.
Don’t want to watch the entire 18-minute How to Install a DIY Dog Fence video? Skip to the Installation Chapter that interests you.
Prefer a professional to install your fence? Great!
Pet Playgrounds has local installers in 7 states, but we have partnered with certified installers to offer nationwide Dog Fence Installation Services. You will be charged $6 per foot, and $175 per gate. Find the installer wait time for your region by entering your zip code.