Whether you’re trying to protect the dog, your neighbors, or the flowerbeds, a fence is good way to contain an animal. But how do you choose the right dog fence? Read on to learn how the experts make this decision.
First, you need to know your dog. If your dog isn’t an escape artist, a simple 3-4 foot fence could suffice. But if he’s a jumper or a digger (which are actually breed-specific traits), you may need to consider other options.
A small dog that can’t jump very high would be safe with a shorter fence but a high jumper or a taller dog could easily bound a small wall. Consider how high your dog can jump and accommodate the fence to a height where he can’t leap over it.
If your dog likes to dig, bury the fence at least 6 inches into the ground or use cement or another hardening anchor that would prevent digging. Or to create more of a visual appeal, add thick bushes or plants to the fence line as a deterrent.
For smaller dogs, be sure that they cannot fit between fence posts even without digging.
Will the dog also have access to a dog kennel?
Also consider the reason your dog may want to wander. If you furry friend is excitable, a solid walled fence may be more beneficial at blocking out the triggers that cause distraction to him.
Whatever your reason for wanting to contain your dog with a fence, choosing based on your needs is the first step. Don’t be afraid to call us for guidance. We’ve done a many fences for homeowners to suit this very need, so we have lots of experience here — and we’re happy to share our knowledge!