For those of you have have a large dog, you understand how difficult it can be to keep him in your yard, especially if he is full of energy and loves to jump and climb. If you’re dog is big and bounding with vitality, strength, and curiosity, then its important to really think about the kind of fence you should install to keep him inside your property where he’s safe. The same is true for small dogs. While leaping and jumping may not do the trick, there’s other ways for small dogs to escape. Read on to consider the size of your dog when choosing a fence, as well as other factors, such as keeping your dog calm in the backyard.

Your Big Dog Needs a Big Fence

A small, short fence will not do its job when it comes to big dogs. It won’t keep them contained, and it will end up costing you more money in the long run due to repairs and eventually having to replace the fence after your furry friend gets out a few times. What your dog needs is a strong, tall fence (at least 6 feet tall) to create the right enclosure.

Your Dog Needs Privacy

If your dog can see through the fence, this will create distractions that will encourage him to bark and even escape. Chain link fences are always a bad idea for a any dog. Neighborhood kids can easily tease your dog, thus leaving him agitated and stressed out. Opt for a solid panel fence for ultimate privacy that will keep your dog relaxed, playful, and happy.

How is Your Dog Getting Out?

If you want to stop your dog from breaching the fence, first figure out how they’re managing to escape. Are they digging underneath?  If this is the problem, you’ll want to line the bottom of the fence with chicken wire or chain-link to prevent digging. If climbing is the issue, you’ll want to install a fence with a slippery surface. Your dog will slip when trying to climb and after a few frustrating attempts, your dog will give up and fetch that ball for you. If you’re dog is a jumper, you’ll need a very tall fence. In addition, you’ll want to be sure there is nothing near the fence the dog can use as leverage, such as chairs, tables, and potting planters.

To learn more about the fence you should install for your dog, call (insert company name here) and one of our friendly team members will come out to discuss fence options, meet your dog, and give you a free estimate for the perfect dog-friendly fence.