Imagine this: your dog is happily playing in the yard while you’re indoors. At his dinner time, you go to the yard to call the dog in only to find that your canine family member is nowhere to be found. And from here begins the stress-filled routine of the dog search.
This scenario is a nightmare for almost every pet owner. But this situation can be easily avoided with proper planning. If your furry friend has a habit of playing outside without supervision, you can consider installing a fence around your yard to ensure the safety of your dog(s).
There are different types of fences available in the market, including vinyl, wood, and chain fence. Regardless of the type of fence you go with, here are some general rules that you must keep in mind when purchasing and subsequently installing the fence.
Things to Consider When Installing the Fence
1. The Size of the Dog
Big dogs are energetic and stronger and are capable of making long jumps and are more likely to jump over a fence. This is why it is crucial that you install a fence that is high enough. In the same manner, small dogs are able to move past small openings. Fences with wide gaps are not ideal for preventing dogs from getting out. Make sure that the fence you use has a safe spacing between pickets to ensure that the dogs don’t go out.
2. The Covered Area
Before installing the fence, it is important to calculate the size of the fenced area. Once you have the right measurements, it will be easier for you to purchase the fence. The total area varies from person to person. If your dog requires more space for his physical activities, you will have to cover a bigger area for the safety of your pet.
3. Protection of the Dog
The purpose of installing a fence for your dog is not to keep him indoors. It is also installed to keep your dog safe from intruders. Make sure that the fence doesn’t let stray animals, such as snakes and other dogs get to your dog.
4. The Cost of the Fence
Covering your yard with a fence is a huge investment. Expect the cost to be somewhere around a couple of thousand dollars. Since fencing is crucial for the safety of your dog, regard this expense as an investment that will go a long way in allowing your dogs to play freely and peacefully in the yard.
5. The Type of Fence
The type of fence you install in your yard will ultimately be your decision. But, here are a few things that you should consider when making your choice. Chain link fence is a good option but it will offer your dog outside views – passersby, vehicles, etc – which may lead to alert/alarm barking of the dog.
Installing a fence for the safety of your dog is the best decision that you can make. Even though it will be a bit costly, it is ideal for the long-term protection of your pet. Consult the professionals from Savannah Fencing Company to get an estimate of the cost of installing the fence.