Dr. Adam Boardman’s Dog Fence Review

adam-boardmanDr. Adam Boardman is a 2010 graduate of Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and the MVMA (Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association). This is his review of our professional installation services and our dog fence system.

“One of our dogs is an escape artist and kept escaping our fenced in yard. Over the fence, under the fence, she would find a way to get out to chase the deer running through the woods behind our house. Mostly, we were worried about her safety but it was also very embarrassing. I am a local veterinarian and I was constantly driving through the neighborhood calling for my lost dog. Ah, the irony. I made modifications to our fence every time our dog exploited one of it’s many weaknesses. Our backyard resembled a prison yard, and still our dog managed to find ways to escape. We considered the electric fence but decided against it. Although effective for many pets, I did not think it would be effective for our dog. Her prey drive is just too strong. Also, I simply don’t like the idea of shocking my pet. After an exhaustive search on the internet, we discovered Pet Playgrounds. They were the only fencing company that specifically focused on fencing for dogs and to our surprise, was willing to take a job anywhere in New England (they are based out of Connecticut and we live in Massachusetts). Victor Boemmels was very professional and provided accurate estimates for the work. They allowed me to visit a fence installation for another client (with her permission of course) so I could see their product in person. At installation they were on time (actually early) and worked hard even though it was November and cold. The hard ground didn’t stop them at all. They incorporated my existing fencing and even trees along the fence line with the new fencing and it looks fantastic. This showed creativity and an understanding that all properties are different. It is much more visually appealing than what I had tried to do. In the 6 months since the new fence was installed, there have been ZERO escapes, and believe me, our dog has tried. I am very thankful what Victor and Pet Playgrounds were able to do for us and would recommend them to any pet owner to keep their pet safely in their yard.” 


How much does it cost?

Our prices are based on height and length. To find out how much your Dog Fence Kit will cost you first need to measure your yard.

What do most customers get? Our most popular Dog Fence Kit is a 5 foot tall fence with 200 linear feet of material (length) along with 1 gate and costs $1,700.  If you wanted to get your Dog Fence Kit professionally installed your total cost would be $3,075 for this size and height.

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Want a DIY Kit instead?

Here is our step-by-step video tutorial so you can learn how to build your own DIY Dog Fence Kit. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about our Dog Fence

Many pet parents think they need an installer’s help to decide where their fence should be installed, but that’s simply not the case. Since our fence is incredibly flexible, it can be installed virtually anywhere you want.

How do you measure?

  1. Walk the area you want to enclose
  2. Count your steps
  3. Multiply your steps by 2.5x

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.

The first step is to measure how many linear feet you need, then you can get an immediate on-screen quote and purchase your kit right here on our website.

Pet Playgrounds has local installers in 7 northeastern states, but we have partnered with certified installation companies to install our dog fence kits nationwide. You will be charged the same installation price of $6 per linear foot, and $175 per gate regardless of who installs your kit. If you want to know the installer wait time in your region, enter your zip code here.

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Once you place your order, a Pet Playgrounds professional installer or partner will contact you to schedule your installation.


One of the most important components that is included in every kit is our 1,100 break strength polypropylene mesh. This material is incredibly strong and flexible. Our competitors choose to provide lower quality 400 pound break strength garden fencing materials and sell them as pet fences. That’s not what we do. It’s not safe, and it won’t contain your dog. 

What you are seeing here is a tree that has fallen down on a Pet Playgrounds Dog Fence after a hurricane and how it was repaired in just minutes. See the how our fence compares with traditional fences after a storm here >

Let’s compare what happens when a tree falls on wood or chain link fence compared to a Pet Playgrounds Dog Fence.

With just $85 of parts and 20 minutes of time, a Pet Playgrounds dog fence can easily be repaired. It could cost thousands to fix a wood or chain link fence.

Our kits take 10 days to reach you. We ship your kit via FedEx in numerous boxes, but some of the packages are oversized. Even the smallest kits are at least 250 pounds, which means using a faster shipping method is cost prohibitive.

However, something to keep in mind is that if you call most traditional fencing companies they would require at least 14 days to schedule your install and your dog will still likely be able to escape  and many times when an installer runs into a boulder or another obstacle they will charge you more – we don’t.

It can help to have something tangible in your hand. That’s why we’d like to give you a sample that comes with a free consultation with an Pet Fence Expert.



We’ve partnered with PayPal Credit to offer our customers financing. Simply, fill out the application then select PayPal as your payment choice during checkout. You’ll know in seconds if you are approved. Order today and receive your dog fence kit in 10 days or less.


Think an invisible wireless underground dog fence is cheaper than out DIY Dog Fence? Well, it’s not. Let’s compare the costs of both.

It is impossible for us to guarantee that our fence will be 100% effective all of time. We have measured the effectiveness of our dog fence for the past 10 years. Running the numbers with the customers that have provided us with feedback shows that our fence fails about 2% of the time. Keep in mind that invisible underground electric wireless fence systems fail 30% of the timeand our DIY Dog Fence Kits are actually cheaper than getting a invisible electric fence.

Still have questions? Schedule an appointment with a Dog Fence Expert.