Here puppy! Your dog is probably your best friend and one of your fur-children, even if you have human children as well. Taking them for walks can be a highlight of your day and it’s probably one of their favorite things to do. But sometimes you just don’t have the energy to take them for a stroll. If you have a fenced-in backyard, then you have somewhere to let them run free. Here are some tips for finding the right fence for your large dog.
Make Sure the Fences Are Tall Enough
Local regulations and homeowners associations can often dictate how tall your fence can be. Either way, you will want to make sure that the fences around your yard are tall enough to contain your pup. Often, this means that you’ll have to push the limits of how high the fence can go. Labs, golden retrievers, and huskies can figure out how to escape average-sized fences, which are typically four or five feet high. Sometimes, getting rid of your old fence and replacing it with a new one is what you will have to do.
Make Sure They’re Not Easy to Climb
Our second suggestion is to make your fences harder for your dog to climb. Larger dogs are less likely to dig under the fence as smaller breeds are. Even so, they might try. All the same, bigger dogs can be agile enough to climb chain links or aluminum fences. Do you have panels attached to your fence? If you don’t, then this is a measure that you might want to consider as an extra precaution.
Keep Your Dog’s Skills in Mind
You’ll also want to think about what your canine companion can do. In other words, keep your dog’s skills in mind. They might be able to figure out how to unlock a gate in your backyard or in your front yard. They might also be able to figure out how to use items around your fence as a way to escape from your yard.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Fencing Needs
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you are excited about 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, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.