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4 Things To Consider When Installing A Backyard Fence For Your Dog

Learn about four things dog-owners should consider when installing a new backyard fence.

Learn about four things dog-owners should consider when installing a new backyard fence.

Installing a residential fence is always a good decision, but those with large dogs must take their pet into consideration. Big dogs have a lot of energy and power, so they need a durable and high fence to keep them safe in the yard. Continue reading for a few things all dog-owners should consider before installing a new fence.  


Big dogs can jump quite high, so it’s crucial to ensure your fence is high enough to keep your furry best friend contained! If you know that your dog has a high vertical, it’s best to install a backyard fence with a height of about five or six feet. Some owners make the mistake of adding extensions to their fence a little at a time, but this often results in dogs learning to jump a little higher each time.

Material That Is Impossible To Climb

In addition to jumping, your dog may also be able to climb the fence to chase after a squirrel in the woods or down the street. When choosing a fence material, it’s essential to keep in mind your dog’s instinct to climb. Chain-link fences are not a good option, as they make it easy for dogs to find footholds and escape. Instead, go with a solid panel fence with a flat surface to make climbing impossible.

Privacy From Distractions

A solid panel fence is not only helpful at deterring climbing, it also keeps your dog from seeing animals or people on the other side. Dogs are naturally curious, and if they can see what’s going on beyond the yard, they will want to escape and chase what they see. This will help to keep your dog safe, and can help can him/her calm and quiet. This may not be necessary for every dog, so take some time to consider what will work best for your pet.


Large dogs also have a lot of power and may need a fence with a strong and durable material. There are many durable fence materials to choose from, so whether you decide on a wood, vinyl, or aluminum fence, make sure you get the highest-quality materials. Spending a little more on a high-quality fence will save you money in the long run, as it won’t need as many repairs and will last longer than a cheap, weak fence.

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, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.

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