Factors That Influence Your Dog Fence Selection

Factors That Influence Your Dog Fence Selection

Many choices are available to you in your selection of how to keep your dog in your yard. The size and breed of your dog is a major factor in your choice of fencing. Fencing that can be used for keeping your pet in your yard include: aluminum, concrete and masonry walls, ornamental, picket, privacy, post and rail, and PVC fencing. Smaller dogs would require a lower fence height that a larger dog. With smaller dogs the spaces or open areas of the fence must be smaller than for a larger dog. Larger dogs will require a fence that is sturdier and not easily pushed over or moved.

With some fence choices you have to reinforce areas in order to keep your dog in the yard. Bricks, concrete or galvanized mesh under a picket or post and rail fence may be required to keep your dog from digging his way to freedom.

Instant, wireless, invisible and electric fences are specifically designed to keep your dog in his yard. A wire is usually buried beneath the soils surface and transmits either an audible or physical warning to the pet when they approach the wire.

A combination of a physical fence and an instant fence might be used. For instance, you may erect a chain link fence along with an electronic fence.

Choosing a fence type that restricts your pets movements while allowing him to get the exercise he needs as well as your requirements for the aesthetics of your lawn are the main factors to consider in choosing a fence.