A fence is a perfect accessory for your yard. Ideally, the right fence for your home would be one that is a functional form of privacy, as well as an aesthetically pleasing addition to your landscape design. However, it is also necessary for keeping our dogs contained safely within the parameter of our property. If you are currently looking for a new fence in the coming warmer months of spring, consider these three factors as you choose the right fence for your home and your dog.
Size of Your Dog
While a smaller dog may be easier to contain in a simple wood or vinyl fence, a large dog may have the ability to jump over, or even damage the fence if they are trying to chase something beyond your yard. Consider the size and strength of your dog when shopping around for various fencing materials, as some may be stronger and can be built to stand taller than others. Along with the strength of your dog, durability is also an important factor for your fence. With this, your new fence will not only keep your pet inside your property, but it will also keep unwanted visitors out. This also leads to a necessary consideration of spacing between railings within the fence, so that your dog cannot squeeze through the fence in an effort to run.
In addition to keeping your pet safe, the right fence could also make them feel more comfortable in this space. Consider an option such as full panel fencing for keeping other dogs and wild animals away from your pet while they are enjoying your yard. The difference in privacy that these fences provide could also be a safety precaution for your pet too, as shielding them from other animals could easily eliminate an aggressive encounter with an unfamiliar person or animal.
Climb-proof Your Fence
Regardless of how tall or tiny your dog may be, a determined dog will manage to climb any fence that it can. With this in mind, consider whether or not the material of your fence will give your dog access to climbing out of your yard. Chain linked fences, for example, are less ideal for larger dogs who may be inclined to climb over them easily in a chase.
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