Is your dog digging under your fence? Our Dig Proofer system is a simple and extremely effective solution to prevent digging and possible escapes. Works with any fence type whether you have wood, metal, chain link, PVC, brick, block, or others.
The Dig Proofer uses heavy gauge black powder coated galvanized welded wire to create a physical barrier on the ground leading up to your fence. The bottom is staked into the ground using heavy galvanized metal stakes. The top is held in place with your choice of staples, screws, zip ties, or your choice of fastener (fasteners not included due to the wide variety of fencing materials, though they can be purchased separately.)
We offer two different heights of Dig Proofer. The standard version features 24 inch tall welded wire (available in lengths of 50 or 100 feet) which allows for 8-12 inches of coverage on the ground and 8-12 inches of vertical coverage up the fence.
The XL version features 42 inches of height so that you can now install coverage up to 24-30 inches on the ground and still allow for 12 inches of coverage vertically up the fence.
The welded wire squares are 1.75" x 1.75" so your dog cannot scratch, chew, or fit through it, but so that grass can easily grow through it. The welded wire can also be trimmed to accommodate certain heights or to work around obstructions in the fence line.
- Roll of Heavy Gauge Galvanized Welded Wire with Black Powder Coating (provided based on your selected height and length needs)
- Heavy Duty Galvanized Stakes (Number provided is based on height chosen and length.)
Wrought Iron / Aluminum - UV resistant zip ties (not included) are used to securely hold the wire mesh to your fence. 1 tie at least every 12 inches is recommended
Wood - Use heavy duty staples or "romex" staples (not included) to hold fencing to wood surfaces. If pickets are small enough, zip ties can also be used.
Brick & Block - Can be installed on these surfaces as well. Specialty masonry fasteners will need to be used with washer heads (not included) to hold the mesh wire to the surface securely.
Chain Link - UV resistant zip ties (not included) are used to securely hold the wire mesh to your fence. 1 tie at least every 12 inches is recommended. Alternatively, you can use Hog Rings which are much stronger and more durable.
We have a husky that just loves to dig. Seems like he hears a cricket in the neighbors yard and that is justification to dig a trench under the fence. We tried putting rocks along the fence, mats, and all kinds of stuff. Our vet office told us to take a look at this idea from dog proofer and we decided to give it a shot. We had it installed in a few hours. After a month the grass grew right through it and we dont even see it really. Brusco will still try to start a dig from time to time but has given up around the fence line.