Backyard fences are important for homes with dogs, as you want your pet to be able to run around the yard without worrying that they will escape. However, if you have a bigger dog, you need the right type of fence to ensure your furry friend is always safe! Continue reading to learn about three important things to consider before installing a new fence for your big dog.
Make It High
Big dogs can jump very high, so it’s crucial to ensure your fence is high enough to keep your pet contained. While homes with smaller dogs can have four-foot-high fences, bigger dogs need a fence that is closer to five or even six feet. While this may seem too high, dogs like Huskys and Golden Retriever can jump surprisingly high, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Hard To Climb
In addition to being tall, your new fence must also be impossible for a dog to climb. Most dogs will always look for a way around a fence, especially if they see something outside the property that they want to chase. Chain link fences are quite easy for dogs to climb, so look for a solid-panel fence instead. A flat surface is much better than a fence they can stick their paws into as footholds! Also, be sure to keep the area around your fence free of items like birdbaths or chairs that your dog can use as a boost to hop over and escape.
Privacy Fences Are Best
Most dogs get very excited when they see animals or people walking by the fence and will want to chase whatever they see. A privacy fence is often an excellent idea for backyards, as your dog won’t get distracted by those on the other side, and will likely decrease his/her barking. As mentioned above, you should look for a high fence that is hard to climb, and a privacy fence meets these qualifications! Privacy fences come in various styles and materials, so you still have room for personalization to match your home’s aesthetic.
Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.