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Fencing Possibilities To Let Your
Dog Run Free
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Nobody likes to be fenced in, but when it comes to your dog, a
fence may be the only thing separating you from a citation of the
dog containment law. With so many styles and types, it is easy to
find a fence to let your dog run free while still suiting your
personal needs and managing zoning requirements. When purchasing a
fence for your dog, keep the following things in mind; your budget,
esthetics, and the bread of your dog. Fencing can be expensive, but
it is definitely a worth while investment. For this reason, it is
important to look for the most appealing, affordable fence that is
still strong and high enough to control the size of your dog.
There are several different fencing styles that work well with dogs.
People's biggest concerns are, “Will my dog be able to dig a hole
under my fence?”, “Will my dog be able to jump over my fence?”, and
“Will my fence shield my dog from outside interferences?” Each style
offers you different advantages and disadvantages, depending on your
own personal preferences. The best styles to restrain your dog
include picket fences, split rail fences, chain link fences, and
snow fences. To find the best style for your dog, request for a
no-obligation quote and soon you will be speaking with a qualified
fencing contractor in your area.
Picket fences are great for your dog because the height of the fence
can be built at the proper height for your dog. If you have a
jumper, the fence should be at least 6-8 feet high. Also, picket
fences are great for diggers. The boards can be built into the
ground to prevent your dog from successfully digging a hole. They
also offer the strength of wood without completely blocking your
yards view. However, keep in mind that pickets do not protect your
dog from outside interferences such as people poking their hands in
at your dog.
Split rail fences are a great middle range priced fence. The fence
contains a middle post and two to three cross rails with fabric
stretched in between the rails to restrain your dog. They offer a
much more open view compared to that of a picket fence. They have a
very strong base and pleasant appearance.
Chain link fences are fairly expensive but also very durable and
long lasting. It is the most common style of fence because zoning
laws seem to allow chain link when others are prohibited. If your
main concern is keeping your dog in the yard and intruders out, then
a chain link fence would be perfect. However, people can still tease
your dog through a chain link fence. Also, it is available in many
different heights to suit the size of your dog.
A snow fence is a more affordable fence, but it is not as long
lasting as a chain link fence. It has the tendency to rust over
time. It is made in a variety of heights and it doesn't obstruct
your view very much.