How does our Pet Playgrounds dog fence system 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 which we can provide. Our fence acts as a flexible net that inhibits dogs and other animals from climbing. The bottom material is flared in towards you and secured with uniquely shaped ground stakes to create a dig guard. You don’t have to dig any holes, mix cement, or make any changes to your landscape.
Measure how many linear feet you need.
Our dog fencing system has been designed to attach to your home. Essentially, your home completes one side of the fence. This saves you money and makes installation easier. For homeowners and renters that do not want to attach our fencing system to their house, simply add 2 extra post corner kits (explained below) when you build your kit. The best way to measure how many linear feet you need is by simply walking the perimeter of your proposed enclosure. Count your steps, and then multiply that number by 2.5 – it’s that easy.
DIY Tip: If you have trees you can use them as post replacements to make your installation easier.
How do you measure for your dog fence kit?
The best way to measure how many linear feet you need is by simply walking the perimeter of your proposed enclosure. Count your steps, and then multiply that number by 2.5 – it’s that easy.
Our fencing system is able to use trees, storage sheds, and garages as replacements for posts. This has the added benefit of blending your Pet Playgrounds fence in your existing natural environment and making installation easier.
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What comes in a Pet Playgrounds dog fence kit?
Our non-electric dog fence kits start at $6.50 per linear foot. They are comprised of 12 individual components. You don’t have to dig any holes, mix cement, or make any changes to your landscape. Learn more about the components that make up our unique dog fencing solution.
Gates are optional. We have standard gates and large driveway gates.
Our dog fence kit includes:
- No-dig sleeves
- A driving cap
- 1 inch 5/8th black powder coated galvanized posts
- Round post collars with pre-installed eye lags
- 12 gauge black PVC coated braided STEEL cable
- Corner brace kits
- 4, 5, or 6 foot 1000+ pound break strength polypropylene mesh
- 3 or 4 foot 1800+ pound break strength rubber coated welded wire (this new material has replaced the older 18 gauge metal hex wire)
- 12 inch kinked ground stakes
- Cam Locks (Gripples)
- Easy hog ringer tool with D-rings
- Extra eye lags to attach to your house or trees
- Finishing nails to level posts
- Magnetic level
Our no-dig sleeves are what makes it possible install your dog fence without digging holes or mixing cement. Every post that you need to install comes with a no-dig sleeve. Simply place the driving cap on the no-dig sleeve and then pound them in the ground with a sledge hammer.
What if you try to install a no-dig sleeve and hit a large rock? No worries. Our system was engineered to be flexible. Just move to another location that is 2-3 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 and allows you to easily pound your sleeve into the ground.
1 INCH 5/8TH BLACK POWDER COATED GALVANIZED POSTS
Our powder coated high gloss 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 PRE-INSTALLED EYE LAGS
This is another feature that is unique to Pet Playgrounds. Our manufacturing center in Connecticut manufacturers these post collars and pre-installs an eye lag. 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. You simply insert the cable right through the eye lag – just like inserting thread through a needle – only this is 100x easier!
12 GAUGE BLACK PVC COATED BRAIDED STEEL CABLE
Our 12 gauge black PVC coated braided steel cable has a break strength of over 1200 lbs. This cable is used as a replacement for traditional top and bottom rails. To install the tension cable you simply put the cable through the eye lag of every post collar positioned at the top and bottom of every post.
Lesser quality competitors don’t offer a steel braided tension cable. Instead they use a monofilament cable that just isn’t strong enough to contain your dog.
Our post corner kits come with:
- (1) Galvanized black coated wall corner post
- (1) Post cap insert
- (2) 1 5/8 black galvanized power coated braces
- (2) Black self tapping screws
- All required brace hardware
POST CORNER BRACE KITS
The greatest tension on any post is at the the top where the tension cable goes through it. Using a cross brace we are able to transfer that tension back to the base of the post at ground level. This is what allows the post to resist the fence’s tension.
4, 5, OR 6 FOOT 1000+ POUND BREAK STRENGTH POLYPROPYLENE MESH
Our 1000 pound break strength (per square foot) polypropylene mesh is unlike any other mesh material in the market. Lesser quality competitors offer a 400 pound break strength version, but that’s simply doesn’t work for most breeds and larger dogs. It is strong yet flexible to prevent dogs from climbing your fence.
In this clip a tree fell on our dog fence kit during a hurricane. All we had to do was lift the tree up and push it off our fence. If this was a traditional wood, vinyl, aluminum, or chain link fence the entire section would need to be replaced.
- Rounded strand tensile design
- 2″ square opening size
- UV protected with inhibitors for longevity
3 OR 4 FOOT 1800+ POUND GALVANIZED RUBBER COATED WELDED WIRE
Our welded wire is used at the bottom portion of the fence as well as the dig guard. This new material has replaced the older 18 gauge metal hex wire. This premium 1800 pound break strength welded wire is combined with our 1000 pound polypropylene mesh to create a double layer of protection. Upon installation, this creates a fencing system that has a break strength of up to 2800 pounds. This helps prevent most dogs from chewing through the fence. In addition, the netting wire doesn’t just stop at the ground. It continues past where other fences stop, and is flared towards you. This prevents dogs from digging under the fence.
- Galvanized steel
- Rubber coated
- 1800 pound break strength
- 1″ square opening size
12 INCH KINKED GROUND STAKES
The fence is flared in 6 inches flat onto the ground and secured with kinked stakes. This prevents dogs from digging under the fence. Ground stakes should be placed every 3-5 feet along the bottom of your fence.
- Galvanized Steel
- 1/4″ Thick Kinked
- 12″ Long
- Easy J Hook Design
CAM LOCKS (GRIPPLES)
Not all cam locks are the same. We’ve partnered with Gripple to provide you with the easiest way to join, end and tension our steel cable. Gripples ensure the integral strength of the fence is never compromised. 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. It just makes installation that much easier.
EASY HOG RINGER TOOL WITH D-RINGS
We included 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 want.
- Uses 11/16″ hog ring fasteners
- Spring-loaded magazine feed
- Case hardened steel components for extreme durability
- Easy one-hand operation with rubber grips
- Automatic feed system for easy of use and productivity
EXTRA EYE LAGS TO ATTACH TO YOUR HOUSE OR TREES
You’ll receive the appropriate amount of eye lags depending on the size of your kit. Because our dog fence system is so incredibly flexible you can use these simple eye lags in trees, sheds, garages, or other structures on your property. Be creative! If your yard happens to have lots of trees you can make installation much easier by using trees instead of posts.
In this small gallery you can see how well our fence blends in to your natural surroundings – virtually disappearing. This amazing flexibility makes our dog fence kit affordable and easy to install.
FINISHING NAILS TO LEVEL POSTS
We include finishing nails to help you make your posts level and straight. You will receive 2 finishing nails for every post that comes with your kit. This step is not required, but we include it because many people want their fence to look nice, straight, and tidy.
We include a magnetic level to help make it easy for you to level your posts. When you purchase the Pet Playgrounds kit we provide you with everything you need. No other dog fencing manufacturer makes it this easy!
DOG FENCE GATE KITS (VARIOUS SIZES)
We have gate kits 4 foot, 5 foot, and 6 foot heights. Our gate kits start at 5 feet wide (our standard gate) which is wide enough to let most commercial mowers through. We also have driveway gates that are 14 feet wide. You can choose any combination of gates when you build your kit. What’s great about our gate kits is that they can be cut with a simple and affordable reciprocating saw to make them any width you want.
MAX STRENGTH OPTIONAL LAYER
Our dog fence kits have been purposefully engineered to be incredibly strong, but there are some breeds (and some specific dog personalities) that just seem to chew through everything. For these dogs we created a third layer of protection. A 19 gauge steel vinyl coated welded wire netting material in combination with our:
creates our MAX STRENGTH dog fence kit.
So, how do you know if your dog needs this premium optional layer? If your dog is one of the following breeds (or is a mix of one of these) we recommend that you consider purchasing this additional layer of protection to keep your dog and your neighbors safe:
- Alaskan Malamute
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Argentine Mastiff
- Australian Cattle Dog
- Australian Shepherd
- Canary Mastiff
- Cane Corso
- Great Pyrenees
- Siberian Huskies
- Tosa Inu (Japanese Mastiff)
If your dog is a constant chewer, consider purchasing a MAX strength kit. You can choose this option in the 3rd step of our Build Your Kit tool . Our MAX strength kit is 6 feet tall and is $10 per linear foot.
WATCH THE FULL INSTALLATION VIDEO
Our full 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.
If you have any questions call us at 1-800-985-9202
Please note: We have replaced our older 18 gauge commercial metal hex wire with our upgraded 1800+ pound break strength rubber coated welded wire. For more information about this material, please read our product announcement post.
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