Now that the weather is nicer and your dogs are yearning to have some play time outside, you might be considering a pet fence for your yard. Pet fences are a great way for your pet to enjoy the great outdoors without having to stay with them the whole time (or watch them sniff every flower one by one). When installing a pet fence in your yard, be aware of these potential security risks.
Are There Footholds In Your Fence?
Footholds don’t just allow people to climb into and out of your yard, they also can allow your pets and other animals to climb in and out of your yard. If you choose to use wood or chain link fencing, the two most common types that offer a foothold, ensure that your design is not easily scalable or jumpable before installation.
Are There Steps Near Your Fence?
We don’t mean literal steps leading up to your fence—we’re talking about stacked items or close-together items that could be used as steps up to the fence. Items that are very close to your fence can become launching pads for your dog to get into the next yard, so take care to remove boxes, trash cans, bicycles, and anything else significantly off of the ground.
Is There Space Underneath Your Fence?
Pets are very resourceful. If there is any space beneath your fence or an area for them to dig away at over time, they could slip out underneath your fence without you realizing. Use strategic landscaping and hardscaping to discourage digging or extend your fence significantly below the ground. If you have a sloped yard, consider using a contoured fence instead of a stepped fence for greater safety.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Pet Fencing Needs
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited for a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia 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. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.