Give shade with a privacy fence
This is one tip which really does take the dog’s side when making the fence friendly for them.
Your dog will love being out in the yard, chasing birds and squirrels and making a home for themselves.
During the hot sunny days of summer, they will also need a place to lie and get out of the heat.
A few panels of privacy fence can provide all the shade your dog will need on a hot day.
The dog will appreciate lying in the cool, plus they will not be distracted by what is happening on the other side of the fence.
Build a run alongside the fence
People often forget to put a little bit of the yard aside for the dog.
Dogs like nothing better than having a place of their own. A spot where they can do their thing and get a bit of peace.
If you have some fencing material left from the installation work, then a pen is a great way to make use of it.
Build the enclosure, using the fence as the back wall and the surplus material to block the run from the garden area.
This is ideal for teaching the dog how to behave in the yard.
Don’t forget to include a source of water and a bit of shade for them too.
Restrict their view
If your dog is forever escaping, or trying to escape, then this tip may be a big help.
Usually, the escapee is chasing after another dog or maybe following the kids to school or the park.
Restricting the dog’s view will take away the temptation to jump the fence.
Use privacy fencing around where the dog plays, and they can’t see what’s happening outside.
The privacy fence will let the family play in peace too, away from the prying eyes of neighbors.
Some dogs just love to dig their way to freedom.
No matter how many times you fill in that hole, they will still find their way out.
A good tip here is to set a depth of concrete along the base of the fence.
Go down about a foot in the soil and maybe a foot either side, to stop the tunneling dog.
After a few attempts, they will soon learn to love their side of the fence.