Creating Curb Appeal With Fences: Fence Ideas and Designs

Good Fences For Dogs

Your dog is a member of the family, albeit one you put in the backyard to run around. Your pet's safety is important to you, so you need to have the proper fencing to keep them safe. Choosing the wrong material or style means your pet might escape from home. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Height

Your fence has to be the right height to keep your pet safely contained and also removed from passersby and their pets. In general, dog fences should be approximately six feet high, particularly if you have a larger dog or a high jumper. If your dog does not jump or is small, you might be able to get by with a fence that is four-feet high. If you have a dog that can leap over a tall fence, you can invest in a "topper" that protrudes from the top of your fence at an angle so that your pet cannot get over it. 

Bottom

On the other end of the problem, many dogs are diggers who can easily construct a tunnel in a matter of minutes. You can choose from several options to prevent them from digging their way out. Experts recommend an L-Footer, fencing that makes a 90-degree angle at the bottom of the fence, making it extremely difficult for your pet to dig. If your pet is particularly determined, however, you can sink your fence into concrete, something that should contain an agitated Great Dane. 

Materials

The material you choose for your fence will depend on several factors. You may want to go with a basic chain link fence, which should serve to keep your dog in the yard without costing a fortune. Of course, people and dogs will be able to see and approach your animal, so if they do not socialize well, you might want to go with a solid wooden fence. This option will keep your dog safe while enhancing the look of your home. You will definitely pay more for solid wood, but it offers excellent protection and style. A variety of other fencing materials is available, including vinyl fencing. You should consult with your veterinarian about what type of fence will best suit your dog. 

When you have a dog, a good fence is really a necessity. Dogs are charming escape artists who can be miles away from your home in a short period of time. For more information, contact LIGHTHOUSE CONTRACTING SERVICES or a similar company.


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