If you have a dog, you definitely need a fence for your furry friend. Fences keep your dog secure during playtime, and also keeps strangers and kids away from them. However, dogs can do a significant amount of damage to your average fence, meaning that special steps will need to be taken. Here is how you dog proof your fence to keep both your pet and your investment safe.
Make Use of Landscaping
If your dog is a jumper, chewer, or digger that likes to do damage to your fence line, consider strategically growing plants there to keep your pup in check. Dense shrubs will physically force your dog to back away from the fence and make it harder for them to jump over it. Boxwood is one shrub that makes for an excellent buffer between your pet and your fence.
Fix Up Your Chain Link Fence
Many dogs react to things they see through the fence if it is not opaque. They bark, whine, and maybe even try to break through the fence. Often physically blocking their view of the outside’s comings and goings can help. If you’ve got a chain link fence, you don’t have to tear it down and replace it. Instead, zip tie rolls of reed fencing between the slats. Bamboo can also be used and is sturdier, but is also more expensive.
If your pooch loves to dig, it may be hard to get them to stop. After all, you can’t keep an eye on them 24/7. If you know your dog is a digger, consider installing L-footers are concrete footers at the base of your fence to dog proof it. This perpendicular wire fencing doesn’t even need to be buried to work. Many people lay it on top of the grass and camouflage it with decorations. This is easier than pouring concrete along the fence line deep in the ground and sticking in the fence posts before they dry. However, for a serious digger, you may have to explore the second option.
Quality Ornamental Fences from Hercules Fence Newport News
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