One of the main reasons you may want to add a fence to your home property is for the benefit of your furry four-legged friends. You want to be able to keep your dog safe and happy inside your fence, while keeping out intruders and other pesky animals. There are many options when it comes to installing dog-friendly fencing, but the best way to keep your dog safe is with a solid and sturdy physical barrier.
Dog Fence Basics
One of your top concerns when building a fence for your dog may be their ability to dig under or jump over it. To prevent your dog from digging under, you will simply need to bury the bottom of the fence several inches in the ground, or fill in the perimeter of the fence with concrete. When you’re choosing a fence, consider one high enough to prevent or discourage your dog from jumping out. Many dog owners choose a six foot privacy fence for maximum safety.
Types of Dog Fencing
There are many different types of fencing suitable for containing dogs; it’s up to you to decide which type works best for you and your home. Consider your other reasons for needing a fence: Does it need to comply with community requirements? Do you need a nice backdrop for your garden? What is your budget? Take a look at some of your options when it comes to building a dog-friendly fence:
- Chain link
Chain link is one of the most economical and budget-friendly fencing materials. It’s long-lasting and durable as well. However, one of the downfalls of using it as dog fencing is that it allows the dog to view the temptations in the outside world and gives your dog convenient footholds if he or she is a good climber.
Wood is easy to install, provides a sight barrier, and usually lasts 15 years or longer. However, loose pickets are always possible and strong, large dogs are capable of dislodging them. Reinforced wooden fences are more expensive, but hold up better to those dogs who tend to be extremely determined.
Vinyl offers a sleek modern look and is becoming more and more popular with homeowners. Vinyl is more durable, requires less maintenance, and provides higher security than wood, but is more costly. Solid panels will provide a sight barrier for your dog as well.
- Split rail
If you decide to go with split rail, you will need to line it with sturdy chicken wire or fencing fabric so that your dog cannot slip through. However, it is affordable and scenic and a great choice for those who have dogs that aren’t especially prone to escaping.
Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA
Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA prides itself in installing fence at some of the most prestigious places in the world, as well as for many government agencies & and well known businesses. We are proud of our unique and prestigious fence installations that we like to recognize as our ”Signature“ projects. Whether a custom installation designed by a Hercules professional, or a challenging project at a national landmark, Hercules Fence takes a special pride in these jobs.
In addition to offering you experience and stability, Hercules Fence can offer the buying power of the largest fence company based in Virginia. Whether you are seeking chain-link fence, wood, PVC, ornamental aluminum, ornamental steel, decks, gate and operator systems, guardrail, dog kennels, wire mesh cages or construction panels, Hercules can buy the product at a price that will afford you value to complement our quality.
If you choose Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA today, you’ll learn why we’re the best in the business. The knowledgeable people of Hercules Fence have developed a reputation since 1955 for professional service and quality installation. With over 50 years in the fence business, we are well aware that our reputation must be earned anew every day.
Contact Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA today at (804)752-7992 or contact us on our website to talk about a residential or commercial fence.