Selecting Custom Dog Fencing And Gates: 4 Tips That Will Keep Fido Safe

If you have a beloved pet, you no doubt want to keep it safe, which sometimes means putting up a privacy or safety fence. Regardless of how much you love your dog, however, you probably don't want to detract from the beauty of your home or make it look like Fort Knox with a clunky fence and gate.

Fortunately, there are fences that will not only contain your dog and keep it safe but will also enhance the beauty, style and grace of your home. In fact, there are a wide variety of custom fence options that will help you do just that. Here are a few purchasing tips that will keep your dog safe. 

Go for Height

If you don't want your dog to scale the fence, it should be at least 6 foot high, depending on the breed of your dog. If your dog is a toy breed, you might be able to get by with a shorter fence. However, dogs are great jumpers, and they may attempt to break out from time to time. A high fence will discourage them. 

Go for Depth

Dogs, especially those that like to dig, will also try to go under fencing if given half the chance. For this reason, it's important that you select a fence that you can bury partially under the ground. This usually means that wrought iron fences and other similar decorative fences that have a bottom rail that hovers a couple of inches above the ground are not an option. Wood and vinyl usually work best. 

Go for Privacy

When you have a dog, it's important to select a fence that doesn't have very much space between the slats. This not only prevents neighborhood children from taunting your dog, it also gives your dog a sense of security and privacy. What's more, narrow slats may also prevent your curious dog from getting their head stuck in the fencing. 

Go for Strength

A dainty, delicate fence will not contain a large dog. Always select a fence that's strong enough to withstand everything your dog can throw at it, which is usually their full body weight. 

There are a lot of options to choose from when you purchase a custom fence and gate. However, you still have to keep the safety of your dog in mind while you're making your decisions. Use the tips here and the advice of a fence company like Carter Fence Co to help you choose the best option for your home.