When picking out the perfect fence for your yard, there are a few things you’ll need to consider. There are a wide variety of styles and materials to choose from, but which is right for you? You’ll need to check with your HOA and consult with any neighbors the fence will affect. If you’re lucky enough to have a canine companion, there are a few extra things you’ll need to consider.
Most dogs love to run and play, so they can’t get enough of their time outside. Installing a fence around your yard can give your dog the chance to sprint and jump freely, without needing a leash or tether to keep him or her safe. However, in order for this to work, you need to make sure that your fence can actually contain your best friend.
The first step is considering the breed of your dog. Do you have a smaller breed? Do you often have young puppies in the house? If so, you’ll want to avoid fences with significant spacing, such as an aluminum fence. The gaps are often large enough that littler dogs will be able to escape with ease, putting them at risk. You should also make sure the bottom of your fence is very near to or touching the ground. Dogs love to dig and burrow, so a larger gap might allow even some bigger pups to sneak out of the yard.
On the other hand, larger dogs can of climb and jump well, making the height of your fence a factor. Some fences are more about fashion than function. These fences are beautiful, but won’t do much to keep a big dog in. Consider a taller wooden fence that is at least 6’ high, although you may need a higher fence for a much larger dog. This will provide a steady barrier, allowing your dog to run and play safely.
You know your dog best. If he or she isn’t prone to climbing or jumping, you may be alright with a lower fence. However, to best protect your pup, talk to A-1 Fence Company about your dog’s specific needs and behaviors. We can discuss all of the fencing options we have available and help you select one that will satisfy you and your dog. When you choose A-1 Fence, you know you’re getting a fencing company that’s looking our for you.