Finding the Right Fence for Your Dog

Fencing for dogs

Having the right fence is extremely important when you are a dog owner. Big dogs can jump too-small fences, and climbers can make short work of chain link. Smaller dogs can sometimes find ways underneath fences with gaps that are too large, and diggers will take advantage of gaps as well.

Let’s take a look at some of the things you’ll want to consider related to fencing and your dog.

Fence Height

The best advice for any dog breed is to get a 6-foot-tall fence. This is high enough for practically any breed. Smaller breeds will be okay with 4 or 5-foot fences, but go for 6 feet if you’re not sure, or just to be on the safe side.

Fence Material

As we mentioned above, chain link isn’t the best for dogs – it’s pretty easy for a determined dog to climb up and out. Lower quality materials are also not great for chargers and chewers. For best results, choose high-quality wood, like cedar, or vinyl fencing.

Fence Construction

One of the most important aspects of all is the installation. In order to have the best arrangement and avoid large gaps, a professional fencing contractor is your best option. Be sure to choose a reputable company so that your concerns about your dog’s safety are addressed.

Yard Considerations

There’s a saying that the best way to keep a dog in the yard is to help them not want to escape. This means making it interesting for them with things to do, toys to play with, and so forth. Creating a dog-friendly yard is a great way to keep your puppy safe. Aside from that, check for what’s going on around the fence line. Are there possibilities for escape, like easy-to-climb trees or things to stand on to get over the fence? Eliminate all the escape options for best results.

At Henry’s Construction, we can help you find the best fencing for your dog. Contact us today!