An invisible fence may be an unnoticeable way to keep your dog in, but it’s not pet-friendly. It’s also not effective at keeping out coyotes or other wild animals. To provide your dog with the highest levels of protection, a physical fence is the best bet. Whether you choose a wood, chain link, or PVC fence, it will help ensure the safety of your family’s best friend. Below are three tips for selecting the best fence.
How to Choose a Dog Fence
1. Consider Height
It’s nothing personal, but some dogs simply want to escape and go exploring. For seasoned jumpers, a fence of about six feet in height is necessary to keep them securely on the property. Smaller or less jumpy dogs may be fine with a lower fence, but try to stay above four feet.
Always take into account the size, temperament, and determination of your particular dog before making a final decision on fence height. Once the fence is installed, be sure to keep anything the dog can climb on—such as an Adirondack chair—away from the fence.
2. Think About the View
Some dogs are naturally more interested in and excited by people and vehicles than others. Just seeing something stimulating pass by can be enough to inspire some dogs to start barking and create a ruckus. If this describes your dog, think carefully about the type of fence material you choose. Chain link is affordable and durable, but it offers a clearer view than most wood or PVC fences, and if your dog is easily excitable, that could be a problem. When in doubt, go for a material that offers greater coverage and a more solid barrier.
3. Don't Sacrifice Style
Fences can be both functional and decorative and add to the curb appeal of your home. A wood fence is sturdy while enhancing the natural colors of surrounding trees and foliage. A PVC fence doesn't warp, split, or crack, and it can be painted to match any color or design scheme. Ornamental fences, such as steel or aluminum, are strong and practical while adding a touch of elegance.
Explore your fencing options with the professionals at Holman Fence LLC. For more than 20 years, they’ve been providing the Guilford County, NC, region with a wide variety of fencing solutions, including chain link, wood, vinyl, and PVC fence options as well as railings and automated gates. Call (336) 650-9613 or visit them online to schedule a free consultation and discover the right fence for your dog, style, and budget.