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How to Build your DIY Dog Fence Kit

Pet / Dog Fence Installation

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If you have already purchased one of our dog fence kits, please watch our FULL Installation video below.

We strongly recommend that you watch our full dog fence installation video AND download our written instructions before you attempt to install your kit, under how it works.  Typically up to 150′ of fence can be installed in one day, on almost any terrain by anyone ( no fence guy needed ) We have been engineering the kits and instructions to make this possible for 12 years and this is what makes it AFFORDABLE !

 Creativity is encouraged!  All of our components can be cut, shaped, stitched together or re worked at any time… This is part of what makes it possible to seal and secure uneven ground and makes install simple on any terrain, including hills, rocks, roots – it does not matter what’s there, our materials can secure it easily.

Don’t stress about every detail because typically the plan changes during the dog fence installation when you realize what the materials are capable of.  Keep in mind its not necessary to know where every post is going to be placed because they can be moved at any time easily in the future so  a rough plan with a start an stop points is all you need.  Our dog fence installation experts have helped and installed thousands of dog fence kits, If there is an obstacle that you cant be creative to overcome and secure – call our toll free number 7 days a week and someone will help with simple solutions.   Email a picture and your question to with a sentence or two, we will respond within 24 hours or less.  

All fences can be attached to any structure or tree and changed, raised, upgraded to our max 7ft easily at any time without removing – adding gates is simple also…


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DIY Dog Fence Installation Guide

Step 1: Planning and Layout

  • Unpack all materials from the kit.
  • Measure your yard and plan the layout of the fence, starting and ending at your house. Use natural features like trees as post replacements if available.
  • For gates, ensure they are on flat ground.

Step 2: Installing No-Dig Sleeves

  • Place the no-dig sleeve on the ground and use a sledgehammer to drive it in. Cut excess sleeve with a saw if necessary.
  • Space the sleeves appropriately, following the layout plan.

Step 3: Setting Up Posts and Collars

  • Insert posts into the no-dig sleeves.
  • Attach post collars at the recommended heights (varies based on fence height).
  • Use a level to ensure posts are straight.

Step 4: Corner Posts Installation

  • For corners, use the full post corner kits included in your package.
  • Install two angled posts on both sides of the corner.
  • Ensure they are well secured and straight.

Step 5: Tension Cable Installation

  • Run the tension cable through the eye lags on your post collars or trees.
  • Create rectangular sections closed every 40 to 60 feet using the provided lock mechanism.

Step 6: Attaching the Fencing Materials

  • Start with the rubber-coated welded wire. Roll it out and attach it to the tension cable using hog rings.
  • Bend the bottom to create a ground flap for digging prevention.

Step 7: Installing Polypropylene Mesh

  • Attach the polypropylene mesh to the top cable using hog rings.
  • Overlap it with the welded wire and secure together.
  • Ensure the mesh is taut and wrinkle-free.

Step 8: Ground Stakes Installation

  • Secure the bottom flap of the fence to the ground with stakes every 3-4 feet at a 45-degree angle.
  • This step is crucial for dig prevention.

Step 9: Attaching the Fence to the House

  • Wrap the start and end posts of your fence to your house, using the same techniques as for other posts.

Step 10: Protecting Additional Areas

  • If you need to fence off areas like a deck, use the same techniques as described above.
  • Ensure you have sufficient materials for these areas.

Gate Installation (if applicable)

  • Install gate posts and set up the gate frame.
  • Attach the gate to the frame and ensure it opens and closes smoothly.


  • Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for spacing and installation.
  • Call Pet Playgrounds support for any assistance during installation.

Prefer a professional to install, Great!

We provide pet fence installation in many states nationwide for any kit over 300 feet long. Charges range from $6 – $8 per foot, and $175 per gate.

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