Your Dogs Deserve protection with Proper Fencing
There are some people who may not feel like fencing is necessary in their situation. Maybe their dog is well trained and they don’t believe there is any threat of them leaving the yard. However, for even the best of trained dogs, there are plenty of reasons why fencing can come in handy for protecting your dog from possibly dangerous situations.
- Even though your dog may be trained not to leave the yard, there may be a time where an exception occurs. Your dog may feel the need to help or protect outside of your yard. This will result in your dog leaving the safety of your yard and putting itself in danger. Remember even the best trained dogs are not exempt from leaving an unfenced yard.
- Unfenced yards not only pose a threat for dogs leaving the yard but for dogs within the yard as well. If your dog is an expensive breed or even if it is not, a fence is going to protect it from predators coming into the yard with intention to kidnap your dog. While this is not a pleasant thought to think about there are people who would stoop low enough to do something like this.
- With a fence around your yard, you will not have to deal with strangers stopping by and petting your dog or young children bothering it. Young children passing by might claim that the dog has nipped or bit them when in all reality your dog was just being playful. Fences can protect from these types of sticky situations.
If you feel like it is time to put up a fence to protect your beloved canines, there are many different options out there for you. If you’re not sure where to even start, here are a few ideas:
- For many people, their first excuse for an unfenced yard will be that they cannot afford fencing. This excuse is a worthy one because fencing can be pricey. But here’s a way you can have a temporary protection for your dog without having to break the bank ( a win-win situation): A farm fence or snow fence may be the perfect solution for anyone in this situation. Although it’s not pretty, it serves the purpose.
- A mesh dog fence is one of the most common as it is in the middle bracket when it comes to price. One benefit to a mesh fence is that they are non obtrusive and will last for a very long time.
- Privacy fencing is a plus for you and your dog as well. Anyone enjoys a nice high privacy fence in a busy neighborhood and your dog will enjoy the shade it provides. This will also keep untrusted passer-bys from seeing your dog in the yard.
- Hidden fencing is a good option for many people that deal with zoning laws in their specific neighborhood. This type of fence goes under the ground and is not visible by anyone. The dog then wears a receptacle collar which alerts them when they have crossed over the line. This is a very effective system for training dogs to stay in the yard.
If you are ready to start protecting your dogs, start looking into what fencing is best for you. Don’t wait; start today.
Our guest writer is Claire who is the wife of Greg and a stay-at-home (wherever that may be) mom to her one year old son. She is a creative and fun mother, wife, musician, and writer. She likes to write about animal accessory needs such as an indoor rabbit hutch or a rabbit hutch for sale.