The 4 Best Portable Outdoor Dog Fences for Traveling, Camping or Other Need

Heading off to an adventure with your dog and don’t want to leave them tied to a tree or stake? Going camping with a tent or RV? Are you renting a home with no fence? Or looking for an alternative to installing an expensive traditional fence? Here are some options we recommend for portable dog fences.

New World Pet Products Foldable Metal Exercise Pen

Pros

  • Cost-effective
  • Easy to set up and break down
  • Adjustable shape
  • Expandable, you can buy multiple units and combine them to create a larger pen

Cons

  • If your dog is really small, it could squeeze through the bars
  • Reviews state that dog’s paws could get stuck in panel gaps
  • Not ideal for very jumpy or large dogs as it can be pushed over

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Giantex Panel Pet Playpen with Door

Pros

  • Lots of space for dogs to run
  • Easy to set up, no tools needed
  • Coated iron to resist rust and protect it from the elements
  • Adjustable shape with 2 doors
  • Sturdy panels with rods to secure the fence (there is a caveat)

Cons

  • Takes up a lot of space
  • Expensive
  • Reviews say rods are thin so if you have hard soil, it is hard to secure the fence

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Horing Pop Up Tent Pet Playpen

Pros

  • Lightweight and very portable
  • Zipper top for easy access, don’t have to worry about paws getting stuck in panels
  • Variety of colors
  • Easy to fold down and store

Cons

  • Only for small dogs, puppies, or cats
  • Material can be clawed or chewed through
  • Flips over easily

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PetSafe Wireless Fence Pet Containment System

Pros

  • Can be used up to 1/2 acre
  • No need to bury lines like with a traditional electric fence
  • Can be used for dogs of all sizes
  • Easy to train
  • Ideal for a quick install/ breakdown if you’re camping

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Batteries need to be replaced every couple of months
  • Collar needs to be removed every night because if there is power failure at the transmitter, your dog could be shocked
  • Reviews complained about inconsistency of shock, either failing to send a shock when getting out of boundary or shocking for no reason

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You might also check out our post on the best dog kennels here. They are also good options when you’re traveling.

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