A dog fence can be defined as some perimeter that is meant to restrict your dog within a certain area in the property to ensure that it is safe. Dog fences can serve some functions, which can include: they can be used to ensure that your dog is always kept in, ensures to keep other dogs out, it always serves the important role of keeping persons away from the often dangerous guard dogs.
All the above factors are considerations, that one needs to put in mind when selecting a dog fence, and hence they should be reflected in the choices that one makes. In this article, we are going to discuss further some of the other considerations that one should take into account when installing a dog fence. This will not only be beneficial to you, the dog, but also to others and the surrounding community at large.
Factors that you should consider
The temperament of your dog
Before selecting the type of dog fence to buy or even installing it, it is very important that you take into consideration the temperament of your dog. The type of fence that you will need will depend on the breeds’ behavior, its height, weight and behavioral personalities. For instance, it is advisable that you keep trained guard dogs away from strangers in most situations. When selecting your type of fence, always remember to ask, if your dog needs to be kept away from people or even other dogs for its safety? Do you require a fence that will block the dog’s view so that it cannot be agitated on seeing other dogs or humans? Is your dog a scratcher, digger or chewer? Knowing some of these things will go a long way in ensuring that you choose the correct and desirable fence for your dog.
Consider the size of your dog
It is very important that you consider the size that your dog will have when it is fully grown. If you have a large breed of dog, at the moment it is a puppy, but soon it will grow into a big dog which can easily leap over the fence if it is excited and the fence is too short. This is why it is important that you consider the size of the dog when it is fully grown up. This way, you will install a fence that the dog will not easily leap over. This will keep the dog safe while preventing it from running away.
Know your dog’s chewing habits
While it is possible to control a small dog with a lightweight fence, big or even medium –sized dogs that are natural chewers will most likely damage the fencing material. If at the moment you have a big dog, or you have plans of purchasing one in future, it is very important that you purchase and install a fence that is made of the sturdiest material possible.
It is very important therefore to take into consideration the above tips, as they will ensure that your dog is safe and protected from all hazards.