If you have a high-energy dog, you know how hard it is to keep them within the borders of your property. Regardless, many dog breeds are driven by their primal instincts and will end up chasing squirrels and passing cars. So, if you have an energetic pup, there are some things you must consider when installing a wood fence.
1. Choose a Fence Height Your Dogs Cannot Jump
It stands to reason, small dogs will not need a very high fence. However, a Husky, Labrador or another large breed will likely require a fence that is 5 – 6 feet high. Some homeowners find themselves in a situation of adding extensions. However, the best course is starting with a new fence which is the proper height.
2. Choose a Fence Design Your Dog Can’t Climb
Chain link fences provide clever dogs with footholds that allow them to climb. On the other hand, there are many wood fence designs that will make it difficult to impossible for your dog to climb over. For example, a 6 foot high, tongue & groove privacy wood fence is ideal.
3. A Privacy Wood Fence Can Provide Peace of Mind
Of course, your dog does not care one bit about their privacy. Nevertheless, aside from being climb-proof, a solid panel privacy wood fence can help keep your dog calmer, concealing people, other dogs, and little critters on the other side.
4. Why Not Get an Invisible Fence?
Many dog parents would rather just install an invisible or electric fence, thinking that will keep their dog contained. But, sometimes this can actually make matters worse. How would you like getting an electric shock every time you went past your property line? The better option is to create an environment in which your dog stays calm rather than chasing after a passing car. Don’t you agree? The right wood fence creates an “out of sight, out of mind” environment.