If you are a dog person, especially an owner of one or want to become one, having dog-friendly fencing may be on your radar.
In this blog post, we will focus on what makes fencing dog-friendly fencing. As well as what fencing styles are the most suitable for a ‘man’s best friend’.
How does fencing become dog-friendly fencing?
A dog fence helps to protect your dog from external factors or act as a boundary between the dog and the areas you wouldn’t want your beloved pet to have access to.
Pet fencing can also be used indoors to create a boundary within your home. You can think of a dog fence as an extension of your home for your dog.
From a different point of view, you can think of dog fencing as a way to make sure your dog won’t harm other people or property (if the dog is not used to strangers).
If you already have a fence, you may only need to dog-proof it by securing the bottom of the fence. Your dog can dig a hole and escape. Hence, you should ensure that there won’t be any digging opportunities near your fencing for your dog. Furthermore, you may wish to extend the height of your existing fence as your dog can jump over the fence if it is too low and your dog is a jumper.
Fencing styles most suitable for dogs
There are various dog fences out there:
- Solid barrier fences are one option for dog-friendly fences. They are made of metal, vinyl, or wood. One of the good examples is Colorbond steel fencing, as it doesn’t have any holes to look through, hence, distracting your dog less from what is happening on the other side of the fence. Additionally, Colorbond steel fences can be installed with a height dogs cannot jump over. If you have a big dog and your council regulations do not allow the installation of a taller fence, you may consider angling the top at a 45-degree angle. This way, dogs are more likely to fall back down if they try to jump over the fence.
- Colorbond steel fencing is good if you have a dog that gets easily distracted. It may not be the most dog-friendly for dogs who are curious and will get frustrated if they do not see past the fence. Thus, picket fencing (timber, PVC, aluminium) is a more dog-friendly option.
- If you would like for your dog to safely engage with the outside world, you may consider installing a plexiglass viewing window. This way, your dog can see what is happening on the other side.
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