It can be annoying as heck.
You just want to keep your garden or plant beds looking neat and nice, and you dog/s have a habit of getting in and digging the area up or walking all over it.
To give you a few potential solutions to this problem, we’ve put together a guide on the best dog fence options to keep your dog out of the garden and plant beds.
There’s both electric and non electric fence options here, so there should be something that meets most people’s preferences and needs.
Let’s take a look at the options!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
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Best Dog Fence To Keep Your Dog Out The Garden & Plant/Flower Beds
Our top picks for the best dog fence options to keep your dog/s out of the garden and plant beds are:
Outdoor Garden Fences
- Amagabeli Metal Garden Fence (on Amazon) – 5 panels in total. Each panel measures 24″ high x 24″ wide
- Zippity Outdoor Products Vinyl Picket Fence (on Amazon) – 2 panels in total. Each panel measures 58in wide and 30in tall
Dog PlayPen Fence
- Frisco Wire Dog Exercise Pen with Step-Through Door (on Chewy)
- MidWest Wire Dog Exercise Pen (on Chewy)
- MidWest Homes Foldable Metal Exercise Pen (on Amazon) – available in height up to 48 inches. For temporarily enclosing pets in a 16 square foot area.
- BestPet Heavy Duty Pet Playpen Dog Exercise Pen (on Amazon) – comes in 32 inch high, and 40 inch high options. Made of 1/2 inch thick metal tube
In Ground and Wireless Invisible Dog Fences
- You can read about the best in ground invisible dog fences in this guide
- You can read about the best wireless invisible dog fences in this guide
Read more about portable non electric dog fence options in this guide.
Best Dog Fence For Garden & Plants: Reviews
Amagabeli Metal Garden Fence
A portable decorative fence you put around your garden or plant bed to keep pets out
5 panels in total. Each panel measures 24″ high x 24″ wide
Easy to put in and take out – the panels are interlocked with the ring on the side, and then unlocked
No digging is required – the feet of the fence spike in and out
Fence can be set up in a number of shapes configurations
Made of black Iron with vinyl pvc powder coated surface
Rust proof and weather proof
Comes with a warranty
Zippity Outdoor Products Vinyl Picket Fence
Designed for semi-permanent residential applications that are not subject to intense wear and tear. For small dogs – not recommended for large dogs.
Fence panels are portable
Assembles and installs easily – no digging required! Simply insert pointed stakes into the ground
2 panels in total. Each panel measures 58in wide and 30in tall
Made with weather resistant vinyl with a 10 year warranty. Won’t crack, warp, yellow, splinter, or rot. No painting, staining or maintaining required!
MidWest Homes Foldable Metal Exercise Pen
A playpen for temporarily enclosing pets in a 16 square foot area
Available in height up to 48 inches, but also available in a range of other panel heights
Available in 2 colors – black, and gold
Comes with 8 ground anchors for outdoor use and 4 thumb-snaps for easy assembly
Easy set up and take down – no tools required
Suitable for small to large dogs
BestPet Heavy Duty Pet Playpen & Dog Exercise Pen
A heavy duty 1/2 inch metal tube dog playpen
Comes in both 32 inch high, and 40 inch high options
Comes with 8 panels that can be set up in an octagon or rectangle configuration
Each panel is 40″ High x 31″ Wide on the 40 inch model
Has an opening door/gate on the front of the pen
Comes in a black color
Relatively easy and quick to set up and take down
Comes with rods for connecting the panels together
You can order additional panels to expand the playpen area
For dogs that try to jump on the fence, you’ll have to buy extra stakes to reinforce the fence, and possibly reinforce the connector rods
Long term, it can be good to apply some rustoleum paint on the metal
Shipping outside the USA is subject to extra fees
Sometimes the fence might arrive with a few dents in the panels – in this case you’ll have to contact the manufacturer for a replacement
Overall, probably the best heavy duty dog pen on the market along with the Paws & Pals playpen. Strong and easy to set up. If you have a dog that tries to jump on the fence, you’ll need to reinforce the panels and the rods that connect the panels with stakes, and some type of locking washers – but, most people don’t have this issue. It’s good you can expand this system with extra panels.
In Ground Invisible Dog Fences
In ground invisible dog fences are pet containment systems that keep one or multiple pets contained inside a wire perimeter.
The wire is buried underground around your garden or plant beds.
The fence system sends the collar on your dog a static shock, vibration or tone when they approach and/or cross the wire perimeter.
You can read about the best in ground invisible dog fences in this guide
Wireless Invisible Dog Fences
Wireless invisible dog fences are pet containment systems that keep one or multiple pets contained inside a circular wireless perimeter.
The transmitter emits a non physical signal for the perimeter that your dog is not allowed to cross.
It should train your dog not to go outside this perimeter – usually 90 feet around.
You can read about the best wireless invisible dog fences in this guide
Best Dog Fence For Garden & Plants: Buyer’s Guide
Which Dog Fence Do I Get For My Dog? – Pros & Cons Of Each
Outdoor Garden Fence
Requires no training
Very easy to set up and take down
Simply install the fence panels around the garden or plant beds
Panels are easy to take down and put up – no digging required
Big or smart dogs may find a way to knock them down or get through them if they aren’t set up properly or solidly
Is an actual physical barrier for dogs
In Ground and Wireless Invisible Dog Fences
Keeps pets contained in a certain area
Capable of containing in up to many acres
Capable of containing multiple dogs
In ground systems are very reliable
In ground systems take a day or two to install and require a bit of effort, time and expense
Wireless systems can be unreliable and ineffective
Training is required to teach dog what system is for
Dog Playpen Fence
You can purchase more panels to expand the containment area
May need to enforce the panels and panel connectors for larger dogs or dogs that jump on the panels
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