Choosing The Right Fence

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Choosing The Right Fence

When we bought our house, we weren't sure if we could afford to install a fence. I was concerned that a vinyl version would be too much, which is why I didn't ask for bids on them for awhile. However, a friend of mine suggested a really incredible fence contractor, and it was incredible to talk with him. He came over and walked us through our different options, and he kept our budget in mind. After the fence was up, we had peace of mind knowing that our children were safe in our yard. This blog is dedicated to helping new homeowners choose a great fence the first time around.

Exploring The Best And Worst Fencing Types For Pet Owners

Before having a fence installed to keep your pet safe and secure inside of your yard, it is not a bad idea to have a land surveyor come out. This is especially true if you have never had a fence before. A land surveyor can help you determine exactly where the property line for your home is and make you aware of anything you need to know before having a fence installed. Once you've had the land properly surveyed, you can figure out what type of fencing best suits your needs.

Some Fences Are Better For Pets Than Others

Having and caring for a pet is akin to being a parent. You do everything to make sure they are protected at all times, but you also make sure they get plenty of exercise to stay healthy and active. Letting your pet run freely can be problematic. Your pet could easily run off and into traffic, on the neighbor's property, or places you don't want them to be.

Erecting a fence to keep them in a designated area is the best solution. You will have to choose a fence that works for the size of your animal and that is appropriate for your home. There are some fences that are better than others.

Best Fencing Types

In-ground fencing is the best fence for your pets. Regardless of how much area you need to cover, how many or what type of animals you need fencing for, or even if you already have a fence, in-ground fencing can accommodate you and your pet's needs. You can customize it to match the design and shape of your house. This type of fence is perfect for multiple animals and different animal types. It works with any existing fencing you already have.

Another fence that is the best fit for pets is wireless fencing. This fence is used in small yards, parks, while vacationing, and in apartments. They are portable, small, and effective. These are the best option for smaller pets. Their circular nature allows you to train them to obey boundaries quickly. This particular type of fence is only going to work if your pet is used to wearing a collar as the wireless fence and collar communicate to keep your dog inside of the boundary.

Worst Fencing Type

Fencing that does the opposite of what you need it to be and that poses other problems and concerns should not be built. You are supposed to be able to rely on the fencing to protect your pet, not hurt it or be unreliable. Any fence that isn't large enough to allow space to run freely, isn't high enough so your pet can't jump over it, or that can ensnare is not appropriate for pets.

Electric fences can cause severe damage to animals of all sizes and types. They can inflict burns, shocks, nerve damage, and skin lesions on them. They are also not effective when it rains and can be problematic during storms, tornadoes/hurricanes, and winter weather. Barbed wire fences can ensnare pets, causing them physical harm. Any attempt to release them can cause even more damage.

As you can see, pet owners have lots of options to consider as well as choices to avoid when it comes to selecting a fence for their beloved canine. Contact fencing services in your area for more information.