Choosing The Right Size
However big your dog is it’s important to consider their size and the size of their jump. There’s not much point in installing dog fencing if your pet can easily jump over it. It will depend on your breed of dog but as a general rule start at 1.2 metres high for small dogs, 1.5 metres for medium dogs, and 1.8 metres for big dogs. If your dog loves to dig you’ll also need to consider how deep your fence will go into the ground. Deep or concrete footings can be a great way to prevent potential tunnelling escapes.
Dogs can be very clever escape artists when they want to be. There are plenty of videos online of various dogs climbing over fences their owners thought were secure. Your fencing design is key to ensuring your dog can’t simply climb over it. Chainwire fencing by its design is full of little footholds your dog can use to escape. Fences with lots of horizontal beams also have the same problem. Flat panels for your dog fencing are going to offer the best climb-proofing.
Dogs Love To Chew
Whether it’s a chew toy or your fence dogs love to chew anything and everything they can get their teeth into. Choosing a sturdy dog fencing solution that can’t be chewed through is important. Steel or aluminium fencing are great options for preventing chewing. Whether your dog is an escape artist or just loves to chew you may want to avoid wooden fences. Some dogs can chew through a wooden fence in a matter of hours. Chewing can also weaken wooden fences, where palings and slats can fall off.
Block The View
Dogs love to explore and being able to see all the things they’re missing out on can lead to a frustrated dog more likely to attempt escape. Whether it’s other dogs, people walking by, stray cats or native wildlife, if your dog can’t see it they won’t want to chase it. It also means passing dogs or children can’t aggravate or upset your dog either. Depending on your dog and how they react to the outside world, solid panel fencing like Colorbond can help your dog feel safer and calmer in your yard.