Pet Fences: How to Find the Right One for Your Dog

According to a recent study, people in the United States spend more money on their pets than people in any other nation on earth. We’ll do just about anything to keep our furry friends healthy, happy, and safe, and that includes fencing in the yard to give our dogs a great place to play. How can you be sure the fence you choose will be the right choice for your dog? Read on for some helpful tips.

  • Size matters. Do you have a big dog or a little dog? If your dog is small enough to squeeze through, a fence with widely spaced pickets is not going to keep him safe. Likewise, a big, tall dog is not going to be deterred by a small fence. Think about the size of your pooch before you ever go shopping for fences.
  • What’s your dog’s special talent? Is it digging? Jumping? Climbing? Find a fence that’s designed to handle these acts of mischief, in order to keep your dog safe. If digging Is the problem, concrete blocks buried just under the fence line can help. If he’s a jumper, make sure the fence is high enough to safely contain him. It’s also smart to have your dog spayed or neutered so that the urge to escape is not as strong.
  • Fences are not just about keeping dogs in. They’re also for keeping other creatures out. Depending on where you live, your dog might face threats from accidental shooting or theft, or might be at risk from coyotes snakes, as well as rabid skunks, foxes, raccoons, and bats. Make sure you’re installing a fence that will keep things out, rather than shutting your dog in with them. What’s more, it’s a bad idea to ever leave your dog unattended in a fenced yard.
  • Consider the boredom factor. Dogs who are bored and restless tend to be more inclined to find ways to escape from the yard. Spend some quality time outside with your dog, getting some exercise, and leave some toys outside to keep your dog busy.
  • There are factors to consider beyond your dog’s needs. Before you put up a fence, consider how it will look next to your home. Think about the neighbors, too, and look for a fence that complements the rest of the fences in your neighborhood. You’ll also need to consider your own budget, as well as your aesthetic sensibilities.

Once you’ve decided on your new fence, you can trust A-1 Fence to install it and stand behind our work. We’re a locally owned and operated company with more than 40 years of experience, committed to providing fast and efficient work with a personalized feel. We’re fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and are proud of our reputation for quality work. For more information or a free estimate, contact us through our website or call 408-824-1693.

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