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What to Consider When Building a Fence for Your Dog

What to Consider When Building a Fence for Your Dog

What to Consider When Building a Fence for Your Dog

What to Consider When Building a Fence for Your Dog

We all want to keep our pets safe and sound, and a fenced yard is the best way to keep your dog secure as well as protected from other animals. If you’re trying to decide on the best fence to choose, here are some of the most important things to consider when building a fence for your dog.


Some dogs can jump as high as six feet, so a small picket design won’t be big enough to keep your pet inside. For most breeds, a six-foot fence will be sufficient, but if you have a bigger or more powerful dog, then aim for at least 7 feet or add an extension to make it higher.


Your cute little pug might not weigh enough to dent or damage your fence, but your labradoodle could. If you have a sizeable dog or even a small one that tends to jump up on the fence, you’ll need to install one with durable materials like treated wood or metal that can handle the weight and abuse.

Panel Size

The last thing you want is to install a fence that your dog can fit through. That’s why it’s important to consider the panel size and distance between each panel before installing a fence. The safest fences are solid wood and PVC-vinyl that have no space between the panels.  But if you want to still be able to see out, a metal chain fence is a viable option.

Ground Clearance

If the bottom of the fence isn’t close enough to the ground, your dog might be able to wiggle its way out. If your pet loves to dig, make sure the fence goes all the way to the ground with a wire buried a few inches under the soil to prevent your pet from escaping.

Secure Latch

All fences need an area to enter and exit, but these areas are often the places where your dog can easily escape. To ensure your pet is always secure, you need a latch that your dog can’t easily pop open. One that is high up, made of strong materials, and that can lock should do the trick.

Pool Safety

Given the chance, your dog will dive into the pool if they are not blocked off from the area. Installing a proper pool fencing that follows the above-mentioned requirements can give you more peace of mind when your dog is playing out in the back.

Whatever type of fence you need, Ideal Fence can help. Our team will assist you in selecting the right materials and size for your needs and will then install it for you. Contact us today for a free quote!

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