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Considerations Before Building Your Dog Fence

Considerations Before Building Your Dog Fence

What are some of the considerations that you should make before building a dog fence?

Your furry friends are part of your family, and it only makes sense that you want to keep them as safe as possible while they’re ] inside or outside of your house. One of the best ways to keep them safe when outside is a dog fence. Whether you have a small dog that runs very quickly or a large dog that has a lot of weight it can use to throw against something, having the right fence for your needs is important. What are some of the considerations that you should make before building a dog fence?


Jump Height


Even if you don’t think of your dog as being able to jump high, it will shock you to see how high a big dog can jump when it is motivated to do so. When building your dog fencing, you should keep in mind the maximum height that your dog might be able to reach when jumping in the air. In general, most homeowners can safely make the fence 6 feet tall. If your dog is prone to jumping or a very tall, going higher might be a good idea.




Beyond jumping, your dog also might try to climb the fence. When building a dog fence, it’s a good idea to choose materials that are not easy to climb. For example, do not choose a chain-link fence. These are very easy for dogs to get a foothold in or get stuck in. However, choosing a panel fence made of wood or vinyl will remove some of the ease of climbing.




Does your dog bark and get agitated whenever it spots a person walking by or a squirrel? In those cases, it can be a nuisance for you and for your neighbors. When designing your dog fence, consider using solid panel privacy fencing material. This will stop your dog from being able to see what’s going on on the other side of the fence, which means that they also will not be able to bark at everything on the other side of your fence.


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