When you’re not out on your adventures, you’ll be relaxing at your campsite enjoying the fresh air. If dogs are not allowed to roam free at the site, where can they go to relax and enjoy the fresh air? This is where portable dog fences come in.
Portable dog fences are collapsible barriers that are available to keep your dog confided within a secure environment, in a space that you have created for them.
There are a wide variety of portable dog fences available in different shapes and sizes so that you can find the one that is suitable for you and your dog.
Please see below for a list of dog fences that are available on the market, their pros and cons and a review on their overall suitability.
The P Dot Wolf folding dog fence is a suitable open barrier for when you’re not needing a full enclosure. However, this enclosure can be fixed so that it becomes a full enclosure.
Although you can purchase by the size you require, the price will fluctuate. Considering the fence has been designed with causing dogs’ confusion, it will not be a comfortable environment for long periods of time.
This portable barrier for your dog acts as both fence and shelter. Suitable for dogs up to size large, it’s a smart enclosure that’s made from ventilated mesh, rather than metal wiring. It can be flat packed and comes with carry case.
If your dog likes rough and tumble or is a chewer, a play pen made out of fabric might not be for you. However, overall, it is a reasonably priced product that’s incredibly easy to put up and flat pack away; helpful if you don’t have much space left in your car.
A heavy duty, tall pen, this one is suitable for the bigger, more robust dogs. Made out of iron metal, it’s durable and will stand the test of time. The door is secured by the use of latch locks, meaning breakouts will not occur.
Although this product is made with security in mind, the metal is not weatherproof and may warp or bend through use, so this product may not stand the test of time. It is however, slightly larger and taller for bigger dogs, meaning less easy to jump, and a little more space to roam. Considering the higher price, there is probably better on the market for the same value.
An unusual ‘fence’, this one works via the use of a collar and GPS. You can plant coordinates into the collar in the area you will allow your dog to roam and if they stray outside of the coordinates, you can choose from either tones, vibration or static correction to return and keep your dog within the ‘fence’.
Although a pricey fencing option, it’s one that does not have obvious barriers meaning your dog feels more freedom. It’s not an instantaneous solution but when mastered, it can be sorted in seconds.
Another heavy-duty fence on our list, more panels can be purchased to make a bigger space. It can be collapsed until flat, making it a great space saver in your car.
A well-received product, it’s a favourite amongst its users. Being able to change the size of the pen makes it a great choice for when adapting to outdoor camping. It’s sturdy and definitely a pen you need if confidence in fencing is what you require.
Although Amazon usually sells other brands’ dog fences, they do also have their own brand called Amazon Basics.
One of the lower priced pens on the market, it’s foldable for transportation, metal, and can be purchased in sizes from small to large (including options for a taller height).
This pen was rated highly by many users. A cheaper product to purchase, it’s easy to build, collapse, and does exactly what it is designed to do.
A dog fence designed for confidence, it is heavy duty, long-lasting, and can change shape.
Overall, another well received pen. It can be built for both indoor and outdoor use, comes with instructions to assist you as you build and can be flat packed for travel. It is however, a pricier option in this list of fences
There are so many different varieties of dog fence out there, you will most certainly be able to find the one that is suitable for you. However, will it be suitable for your dog?
More thought needs to go into the right dog fence for camping rather it being based purely on your choice.
To choose the right fence for your dog, these few things will need to be considered:
These factors are important as it will help you decide which is the most suitable portable dog fence to buy. For example, if your dog is small, will remain small and is gentle in mannerism, a meshed fabric fence will be perfect for when you go camping. If you have a tall, large, and energetic dog, a taller fence made out of thicker, more heavy-duty metals, will be what is required.
Although not all fences are made by the same company, they do have similar fixtures in mind when it comes to securing the dog’s fence into the ground.
Stakes will be found at the bottom of at least the poles forming the fence structure, which will be implanted into the ground. If you are camping on harder earth, it will be useful to take a mallet with you, to help you push the stake into the floor.
All portable dog fences come with transportability in mind and can be flat packed. Usually, the bigger or sturdier the product, the more expensive it will be. If you’re not an avid camper, a cheaper, flimsier fence will be fine but for the hardcore campers or energetic dog owners, paying higher for more secure borders is best.