As many pet owners know, keeping pets within the boundaries of your property can be a difficult proposition. Keeping your pet locked up all the time is definitely not a good idea. However, if you want your pet to be free to run around in your backyard, you'll need a solution to keep them from going beyond your backyard.
Some people will quickly suggest getting a fence. However, it's not that simple. If you don't have the right fence, some pets may jump over them or burrow underneath.
Aluminum Chain Link Fences
Chain link fences are popular in areas where homeowners want to keep pets and young children from leaving the year. If installed correctly, this type of fencing is effective and will also last longer. One of the issues with chain link fences is that some dogs can learn to climb or dig under them. Additionally, since the dog can still see outside, it may bark at people or other dogs passing by. Talk with an aluminum fencing company to learn more of the benefits of chain link fences.
Wood fences are strong and sturdy, and these are some of the reasons why they remain a popular choice in residential areas. Wooden fences also offer you more privacy than you get with chain link fences. Therefore, your dog will be less bothered by anyone passing by and you won't have to worry about who is spying on your dog.
A wooden fence will require maintenance to keep it from rotting or being attacked by insects. It's also relatively expensive.
These types of fences are effective if you wish to keep your pet in the yard and also want to keep intruders out. Even the most determined dog will struggle to jump over or burrow underneath a properly installed iron fence. Iron fences also look good so you also get the additional aesthetic benefit.
The downside of iron fences is that it's significantly more expensive than other options. The installation also needs to be done by professionals. Slender dogs can also slip between the posts.
Invisible Dog Fences
These types of fences have become popular recently so you don't actually have to put up a physical fence. The 'fence' is actually a combination of an e-collar and some sensors that deliver a slight shock if the dog crosses the boundary. The dog also needs to be trained to understand what the shock means. So, it may be simpler to just call a fencing contractor and put up a real fence.
When was the last time you really stopped to think about the kind of fence you wanted? I have always been someone who focuses seriously on making things right, which is why I began thinking carefully about putting in a brand new fence. I wanted a fence that looked modern and sleek, while still looking great against my more traditional home. It was really difficult to pin down exactly what would work, but before I knew it, things had really started to come together. Check out this blog for more information on finding a great fence, having it professionally installed, and taking care of it.