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- Malissa 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 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).
- Stephanie 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!
- Kelly ConklinVP at ProSource
We're going on our third year & second hurricane. It survived two hurricanes fairly well. Last year Hurricane Matthew blew down most of the fences on Merritt Island, it was the land of fallen down fences. Because of the flexibility of the fence it handles wind pretty good. Wood feces just blow away. Hurricane Irma; One side blew down. We were very lucky. Many people suffered severe damage. Roofs, flooding, ect. We were so lucky we didn't get damage that severe. As a side note, don't try to ride out a category 5 hurricane that was so scary. Never again.... Lots of the new wood fences from last year didn't make it through Irma. Very thankful for this fence & would purchase it again.
- Etha BehrmannHappy Customer
Our fence is finally finished! The dogs are very happy. We have challenging terrain and rocky ground. About 1000 feet of fencing in a very odd shape In the pictures you see that my fence IS visible due to deer tape and flags to deter deer and elk to run into it.
- Deborah 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.
- Lisa KullerHappy Customer
Apollo loves his "pet playground!" He's safe, gets exercise and enjoys his yard. I'm not worried about his escaping or other dogs or animals threatening his wellbeing.
- Jolynn 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.
- Andy BohlmanHealthcare Provider
Fence works wonderfully. Dogs love it. Fence blends in so well. We installed it ourselves with little difficulty (and we have very limited building skills haha). Overall, love it!
- Sandy RussellFoster at CPR Dogs
Our featured testimonial is from Sandy, a foster pet parent from Connecticut Pet Rescue. She shows how our fence can be installed with a difficult backyard. Sandy also tells the story of how her invisible underground dog fence worked for 3 years, but stopped working for Tazy when she learned that all she had to do was run through a 5 second shock.
- Dennis 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!!😊😊😊
- Ted 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.
- Carol SmithHappy CustomerThis is Murray in his yard. He's so happy because his pet playground was just installed. He loves it, so do his two brothers.
- Bellator 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!! ❤️
- Christine EdwardsHealthcare Specialist
Amazing product. Easy to install. Keeps the dogs contained but doesn’t block the view.
- Carole 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!
- Nannette BradleyHappy Customer
Thank you Rafael and Rocko for your hard work today Wrinkles is so happy to be running free in his fenced yard for a dog who hates the rain we could not get him inside 😄 1st time in 3 years Wrinkles has been able to be off leash. We are so thrilled and cant wait to share more videos and pictures.
- John MatternDirector of Pharmacy
Cooper loves his new safe yard! 400 ft of Pet Playground 6 foot fence.
- Niki 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.
- Brianna PaulineReporter at WABI TV5
Highly suggest PetPlayground! We fenced in 650 feet for our 3 dogs ourself. Definitely worth it! 😀🐶