Small dogs are awesome. Most of the time they are easier to care for and groomers charge less to cut their nails too. However, even small dogs need exercise. Your high energy small dog will inevitably get into trouble if their physical exercise needs are not met. They will become bored and will use their pent-up energy to chew holes in your favorite shoes or dig escape routes under your fence in the backyard. Yes, even small dogs need to be prevented from accidentally leaving your yard and getting hurt.

Pet Playgrounds offers 4 foot tall dog fence kits with anti-climb and anti-dig features that are perfect for your small dog. These dogs need enough to run around and play off-leash. Some dogs are so small that they don’t just need a fence to prevent them from leaving your yard, but they need a fence to prevent them from accidentally hurting themselves. Our fence is so flexible that innovative solutions can be used to help virtually any situation just like this one.

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In this case, the customer was worried that her older Chihuahua would fall through the iron rails and hurt herself on the concrete below. So, we provided the customer with a easy solution with materials she had left over.

She used the same polypropylene mesh that is used on the top of the fencing system to create a barrier. She hog-ringed the material to itself and attached it to the existing iron rail fence using off-the-shelf twist ties.

Voilà! Her small dog problem has been solved. This is just one example of how pet parents can use our materials solve unique situations. Our 4 foot tall dog fences are $6.50 per linear foot and our 4 foot tall dog fence gates are $180. (Our standard gates are 5 feet wide to let most commercial lawn mowers through), So, for a small dog that is not classified as “high energy”, you you can purchase a 100 linear foot dog fence kit with 1 gate for just $830 and give your dog the freedom to run free quite affordably.

A 200 foot kit gives your dog 4x more room as a 100 foot kit.

For high energy small dog breeds, we recommend 200 linear feet of space because these dogs needs lots of space to run and play. When you upgrade from a 100 foot kit to a 200 foot you actually quadruple the amount of space you are giving your dog to run free. While you may think you are just doubling the amount, you are giving your dog 4x the amount of space to run.

To visualize how doubling the amount of linear feet gives you quadruple the amount of play area, please look at this diagram >

Here are the small dog breeds that require 200 linear feet or more. Based on their individual behavior and your surroundings you may want to choose a 5 foot or a 6 foot tall fence to keep predators out.

  • Affenpinscher
  • Australian Terrier
  • Border Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Fox Terrier
  • Jack Russel Terrier
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Miniature American Eskimo
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norwegian Lundehund
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Pocket Beagle
  • Rat Terrier
  • Schipperke
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Welsh Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier