If your Christmas or holiday season involved a puppy that is rapidly becoming a pretty big dog, you might be interested in getting a fence for the springtime to feel safe letting your pets out in the yard. Here are some simple things to consider when getting a fence for a big dog!
Dogs Can Jump
Most homeowners realize that big dogs need big fences, but many forget that their dogs can jump pretty high when deciding which height will work. If you have a big dog, you should be installing a fence that is at least 5 or 6 feet high. Height is not the only thing you should keep in mind either, as big dogs can also be very strong dogs. Make sure that you choose a fencing material that can scale up accordingly and hold up to an eager dog looking for a squirrel on the other side.
Dogs Can Climb
When you choose security fencing for your home, you make sure that the model you choose isn’t’ easy to climb. A fence for a big dog is really just a security fence for your big dog, so make sure that your dog cannot grab onto or climb your fence at any point. If your dog spends a lot of time in your yard, we guarantee that he spends a lot of it trying to figure out how to get over the fence. If your dog is a climber, stay away from chain link fences that offer easy footholds to renegade rover.
Don’t Automatically Go Invisible
Many homeowners think of getting invisible fences when they need a fence for a big dog, but many times they aren’t always the best option. Invisible fences have been shown to actually worsen behavioral problems in pooches, but regular fences almost always do the trick.
Fences for Every Dog from Hercules Fence Richmond
Whether you want a charming picket fence or a colorful vinyl fence to protect your pool and keep your property and family safe, Hercules Fence has the expertise and equipment to repair or construct your dream fence. Whether it’s a minor repair or major replacement, we would love to help your vinyl coated chain link fencing better serve your family. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.