We love our pets.
They are part of the family, they are very loyal and we should repay their love by keeping them safe.
The right fence will look after the family pet, keeping them away from danger and off the street, where they could be hit by a passing car. Pets get stolen too or wander off after a stranger, sometimes never coming back again.
At www.fencesupplyonline.com we have a range of fences and ideas to help you keep that pet safe.
Points to bear in mind when designing a fence that keeps pets in would include:
- Fencing Material
- Fence Height And Design
- Where You Put The Fence On Your Property
- Making It Escape Proof
Let’s take a closer look at each one to see how we can keep those furry friends happy.
You can choose between vinyl, wood, aluminum and iron fencing for keeping the pet in the yard.
If you already have a fence on the property consider using the same material as it will look better.
Vinyl is difficult for cats to climb, which will keep them under control.
Heavy-duty material such as aluminum and iron fencing can be good if you have an energetic dog who is intent on running after passing cars.
If you have horses on your land, then a round-rail wood fence looks the part, as well as keeping the stock safe and sound.
Fence Height And Design
Height can be critical with bigger, stronger cats and dogs.
It is not so crucial with rabbits, snakes, and gerbils.
A high fence may keep the cat in but be careful not to have any trees, sheds or garden ornaments close by, as they will scramble up and escape. Remember a cat always lands on its feet and they will jump from any height.
A privacy fence can stop a dog from being excited by passing cars, but often a dog will only bark because it cannot see through the fence. Consider a picket fence of proper height to keep the dog in and quiet.
A vinyl privacy fence will work well for the smaller pets and young children who want to go outside during the day.
Where To Put The Fence On Your Property
You will want to run a fence around the perimeter of the yard,
If your front yard opens onto a busy street, you may not be able to put a fence close to the pavement and even in some areas not have a fence at all.
Close off the backyard by running a fence from the walls of the house to the fence. Put a gate in the fence for easy access from the front yard.
A picket fence along the front lawn may keep your pets in and may also leave you within building regulations for the district.
Do not put the fence where a cat or strong dog can climb over via a tree or garden shed.
Build a holding pen in the garden using the fencing material of your choice. When the dog, cat or rabbit needs a bit of fresh air, you can put them in the area, while also keeping them safe.
Making It Escape Proof
The height, of course, is essential here, as is having a privacy fence or a picket fence, which is difficult for the pet to squeeze through.
A dog or similar pet may be able to dig under a fence and make the great escape.
Consider laying concrete where the fence meets the ground to stop this from happening.
Using a vinyl fence that fits closely to the lawn or paving stones will stop your pets from scrambling under when you’re not looking.
Always think of how a pet might escape, then build a fence that stops them from getting away.
At www.fencesupplyonline.com we’ve seen a lot of problems over the years.
Contact us for advice on building a pet-proof fence on your property
We will be happy to give a quote for all of your fencing needs.
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