Watch our short 3 minute video to find out how our fence works. Scroll down to learn about all 12 components that come with our kit.
Gates are optional. We have 5, 8 and 14 ft. wide gates.
Dog Fence Kit includes:
- No-Dig Sleeves & Driving cap
- Fence Posts
- Round Post Collars
- Steel Tension Cable
- 2 Corner Post Brace Kits
- 1 Start Corner Post Brace Kit
- 1 Stop Corner Post Brace Kit
- Polypropylene Mesh
- Rubber Coated Welded Steel Wire
- Ultra-Hold Ground Stakes
- Cam Locks (Gripples)
- Hog ringer tool with D-rings
- Threaded Eye Loops
- Galvanized Nails
- Magnetic Level
- Wire Snips
What comes in your Kit?
You will receive a NO-DIG sleeve for every fence post allowing you to “Say Goodbye!” to post hole diggers or shovels! Our NO-DIG sleeve system is what makes it possible to install your Dog Fence without digging or using cement.
To use, simply place the driving cap on top of the sleeve and pound it into the ground with a sledgehammer. The fence posts will easily slide right into the NO-DIG sleeves so you never have to dig a hole. Traditional fences require a post every 8 feet, our system only requires a post every 20-25 feet which makes installation a breeze.
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.
Our 1,100 pound break strength Polypropylene Mesh uses a patented process that makes it both incredibly strong and remarkably flexible. The strength prevents your best friend from chewing through and the flexibility stops your dog from climbing over. Traditional fences (like chain link fences) act like ladders – and actually help dogs climb over. Our Dog Fence eliminates that possibility.
What are you looking at? This clip shows how our fence moves when dogs (or predators) try to climb it.
Traditional fences act like ladders – and actually help dogs climb over. Our Dog Fence eliminates that possibility.
RUBBER COATED STEEL WIRE
Our Rubber Coated Welded Steel Wire Mesh is the main component of the dig guard. At 1,800 PSI of break strength, it’s nearly impossible for animals to bite, rip, or tear through. It is easily secured in place by using our ultra-hold ground stakes.
Why is strength so important?
Dogs have powerful jaws, but they don’t just bite. They pull, twist, shake, and use their body weight as leverage. Dog bites can measure upwards of 800psi alone. Now add in the additional force of their body weight plus any movement and the pressure they exert can approach 2000psi. Our fences can withstand 2,900psi, which is perfect for most dogs.
My dog can get through anything!
You know your dog better than we do. If your four legged friend is so relentless that it will spend hours on end chewing, ripping, pulling and tearing anything that stands in its way, then our MAX Strength fences will provide you with the peace of mind you need to be confident that your dogs can’t get loose. Our MAX Strength kit adds a 3rd layer steel mesh making it even more difficult to chew and get through. Our MAX fences are able to withstand up to 4,000psi.
Is this better than chain link?
Absolutely. Chain link fences can only withstand about 1,500psi. That’s about half as strong as our fence. Wood fences are even weaker.
MAX STRENGTH LAYER
(ONLY COMES WITH MAX STRENGTH FENCES)
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 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 mesh. This is used in combination with our two standard fencing materials, enabling the fence to withstand up to 4,000psi of pressure – making it almost impossible for most dogs to bite through.
Our standard dog fence can withstand up to 2,900lbs of pressure per square inch (PSI). Most chain link fences can only withstand 1,000 PSI, wood fences can withstand between 550 - 700 PSI and vinyl fences withstand even less! We’ve seen falling trees that couldn’t even break our fence. It’s THAT strong – but, if you have a relentless canine that will spend hours chewing, ripping, pulling and tearing at anything, our MAX STRENGTH fence is exactly what you need. We added a 19 gauge steel vinyl coated netting material to our existing layers of fencing to provide the ultimate in containment.
Our MAX Strength Dog Fences come in 6 foot and 7 foot options.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS THINK
Click on any testimonial to read the full review and view customer pictures and videos.
- Dennis GrimmHappy CustomerDennis GrimmHappy Customer
My goldendoodle puppy is enjoying his first snow, thanks to Pet Playgrounds!!As anyone can see, my dogs are loving their 350 linear feet yard!!😊😊😊
- Malissa ShinabargerHappy CustomerMalissa ShinabargerHappy Customer
Installed pet playground fence My dog is an escape artist We have tried everything from underground fence to shock collars to professional trainers and more. This fence has been a God sent Thank you pet playground !!!!! Now my children can play with their dog without getting cloths lined by her runner cable and leash.
- Dr. Adam BoardmanVeterinarianDr. Adam BoardmanVeterinarian
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.
About Dr. Adam Boardman
Dr. 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).
- Ted MilesRetiredTed MilesRetired
We've had our PetPlayground fence for 4 years now and it's the best investment we have made on our new home !! I just pop the dogs out the door and I know they are safe and secure out here in the Coyote, Javelina-infested SouthWest, Added bonus - the 7 foot fence also keeps the deer out of the yard and gardens.
- Stephanie WilliamsDog TrainerStephanie WilliamsDog Trainer
After a long wait, I finally got my backyard fenced in for my dogs last week. I chose a non-electric, low visibility fence by Pet Playgrounds, a local installer here in CT. They ship to anywhere in the US, but are based in West Haven, so we opted to have our fence professionally installed.
Choosing a fence proved to be a hot button issue in my house. My husband wanted chain link or stockade, but I felt those options were too costly. Electric fences are non-obstructive in terms of your view, but they have several cons. Let's look at the traditional options first:
Chain link fence:
This option proved to be very costly. We were quoted on average $6500 to $7000 for 300 linear feet. I also personally dislike the look of chain link fence.
This option also proved to be too costly for us. We were quoted at $5500 for wood stockade fence. Maintenance is an issue as well. Wood rots over time. Vinyl was out of the question in terms of cost.
This option is low cost, and does not obstruct any view. However, there are several cons to electric fences that I have encountered as a pet dog trainer. I have met dogs who are afraid to go out into their yard at all due to the possibility of the shock. I have met dogs who are afraid to leave their yards at all for the same reason, meaning they wouldn't leave the yard at all, not even for a walk. Some wouldn't even get into the car to leave. Electric fences do not keep other animals out of your yard either. Stray dogs, coyotes, etc. can wander in. I have met dogs who were attacked this way. I have also met dogs who have opted to take the shock and cross the electric fence line, because whatever was outside the yard (squirrel, other dog, etc.) was worth it to them. I have also met dogs who have become dog or human reactive from running along the fence line when people or dogs pass by. For these reasons, and because I personally prefer not to use shock collars on my dogs, electric fencing was not an option.
Pet Playgrounds poly fence was the perfect solution. At half the cost of chain link, it was within our budget including installation. The fence is sturdy, and can be installed over any terrain. The fence is designed to stake into the ground with several inches of excess, which prevents digging. The fence is six feet tall, so there’s no worry that a particularly athletic or intrepid dog would jump or climb out. The fence blends in wonderfully with the woods behind our house. We are extremely pleased with the results, and so are our dogs! You can see the fence in the background of the picture below. It blends in, but is sturdy and safe. If you are ready to fence in your yard, I highly recommend Pet Playgrounds!
- Bellator BasenjisAKC Registered BreederBellator BasenjisAKC Registered Breeder
The Basenjis are LOVING their new yard and we are LOVING our fence from Pet Play Grounds! I love that it’s super secure, dig proof, climb proof, and chew proof PLUS it doesn’t detract from the beautiful scenery. It was the easiest secure fence we have ever installed ourselves....not that it still didn’t take a long time, but 1200 feet of fencing WILL take a long time lol! So happy we are all finally together in our new home. Thank you PetPlaygrounds!! ❤️
- Carole KahrsHappy CustomerCarole KahrsHappy Customer
Thank you for making it possible to give our husky mix, Milo, the freedom to run in our yard. We adopted this sweet boy thinking he was mostly golden retriever. Boy, were we were surprised to learn that he was almost half husky, but after 4 escapes from our traditional fence which had worked for 3 other dogs (two of them goldens), it was clear that we had an escape artist. We love that our yard is now secure and you can barely see the fence. Thank you!
- Niki MathewsHappy CustomerNiki MathewsHappy Customer
I highly recommend this fence! I was worried about ordering a product from the internet but couldn’t be more excited. My golden doodle is happy, active, and safe. The photo shows the 5ft fence. If you are thinking about getting this, just do it.
- Jolynn HuberHappy CustomerJolynn HuberHappy Customer
My Huskies are having so much more fun in the snow after I installed the PetPlayground fencing. Worth the time & money...their safety & happiness is everything to me.
- Deborah GillespieHappy CustomerDeborah GillespieHappy Customer
A husband and wife purchased our DIY dog fence kit and installed 900 linear feet of fencing on their rocky uneven Colorado land for their 2 awesome dogs. Here’s a video of their experience installing the fencing system.
- Christine EdwardsHealthcare SpecialistChristine EdwardsHealthcare Specialist
Amazing product. Easy to install. Keeps the dogs contained but doesn’t block the view.
A driving cap is a simple tool that is placed on top of your no-dig sleeve so you can use a sledgehammer to pound it in the ground.
STEEL TENSION CABLE
Our 12 gauge vinyl coated, braided steel tension cable has a been tested to withstand 1,200 PSI of pressure. When it comes time to install the tension cable, simply feed it through threaded eye loop of every post collar.
Our competitors offer a weak plastic monofilament cable because they are repurposing cheap garden fencing materials. We don’t believe in protecting your pup with garden fencing. We believe in keeping your dog safe with premium quality materials!
ROUND POST COLLARS
This feature is exclusive to Pet Playgrounds. Our competitors require you to drill holes in every fence post, a time consuming task. With our design you simply slide the post collar on each post and tighten it by hand. Later, you will easily slide the braided steel cable right through each pre-installed threaded eye loop (also called an eye lag).
Our black powder coated galvanized steel fence posts measure 1 5/8” in diameter. They are built to last in the harshest weather – from Arizona to Canada. Each post is a foot taller than your finished height so they can be inserted in each NO-DIG sleeve.
- 5 foot fences have posts that are 72 inches tall
- 6 foot fences have posts that are 84 inches tall
- 7 foot fences have posts that are 96 inches tall
If you are NOT using your house to complete one side of your enclosure or if you have more than four 90° angles, you’ll need to order extra post corner kits. This is not common, and most consumers can skip this step in the kit selection process.
If you are ordering this fence for a commercial application, then you need to add 2 extra post corner kits to your order at checkout.
ULTRA-HOLD GROUND STAKES
These 12″ ground stakes secure the dig guard to the ground and prevent dogs from digging under the fence. The unique zig zag shape provides for a firm hold in the soil, and the ¼” thick galvanized steel means the stakes are strong and resistant to rust.
GRIPPLES (CAM LOCKS)
We’ve partnered with Gripple to provide you with the easiest way to attach and tighten our cabling system. Making the cable tight isn’t normally easy and requires a lot of physical strength or a special tool. These Cam Locks contain small ceramic rollers that make the job simple. Just another thing we’ve learned over the past 10 years while providing reliable and affordable dog fencing systems.
HOG RINGER WITH D-RINGS
We include a Hog Ringer (also known as a Hog Ring Plier) in every kit. It is lightweight and has rubber grips to allow you to easily fasten the small D-Rings with one hand. This secures the fencing material to the tension cable. You will receive the appropriate amount of D-rings for the length of kit that you order.
THREADED EYE LOOPS
If you want to use trees, sheds, or other structures as replacements for fence posts, these threaded eye loops (also known as eye lags) can be quickly and easily installed saving you time and money. You will receive the appropriate number of threaded eye loops for the length that you order.
NAILS & MAGNETIC LEVEL
We include rust resistant Nails and a Magnetic Level in every kit. Just like hanging a picture on a wall, these tools will help you will plumb and level your posts.
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.