Fence for Your Dog

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A fence can do so much more than just keep intruders out. In the case of pets, it’s equally important to keep them closed in, close by the house, where it’s safe. Pets don’t always understand that an enclosure is made with their best interests in mind, and may try to escape their pens. Some dog fences do a better job at successfully preventing your pet from running away. You want the best to save them from the worst. Fetch is a game best played in the yard, after all, and with tennis balls– not with the front bumper of a speeding car. 

Size and Breed

No one fence is a perfect fit for every dog. Different breeds have different physical attributes and dispositions that you need to be aware of. For the average dog– and for homeowners who might acquire more dogs in the future– a six foot fence works. A fence as short as four feet can also work, but such fences are best for smaller breeds of dogs or dogs who can’t jump very high. If you have a dog with a propensity for making huge leaps, such as a greyhound, you should consider a taller fence. To prevent a dog from being able to dig under and out of the fence, bury it at least six inches into the ground. 

Temperament

What a fence is made of can have a much greater impact on your dog than you might think. Dogs, like all animals that possess at least some level of sentience, are susceptible to getting bored and acting out because of it. They can also be riled up or feel threatened because of an unfamiliar presence. To prepare the best enclosure for your pet, you need to have a good understanding of their comfortability with strangers, or if they get bored easily. 

Noise Pollution Prevention

Dogs can be a large source of noise pollution with their repetitive barking, which can happen often, even if you’re not around to hear it. When their owners are off at work is actually the time when dogs can exhibit irritating behaviors, such as loud and continuous barking or making passes at passerby. Alternatively, some dogs’ calm and playful temperament allows for them to interact safely with passerby neighbors or their pets

Fence Materials

Chain-link fences are a good choice for dogs who are comfortable with strangers. Many dogs make themselves a neighborhood favorite with their lovable personality, which they share with people through the holes in a fence such as a chain-link fence. If your dog enjoys the company of foreign people and pets, chain-link fencing could be a good match. PVC fencing fulfills a similar role, with a little less visibility. If your dog isn’t the most gregarious of dogs but is comfortable enough with strangers, this could be a good fit for it. Wooden fences provide a number of styles in which their wooden panels can be modeled to obscure potential aggravators, such as other pets or people. 

If you’re still on the fence as to which fence is best for your pet, feel free to visit us at any of our convenient locations in Swainsboro, Vidalia, Statesboro, or Sandersville. You can also call us on our phone number (1-800-221-6425). We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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