Finding the Right Fence for Your Dog

Jan 9, 2015 | Fences

If you’ve recently acquired a new canine friend, or you’re moving to a new home somewhere in Maryland, it’s almost certainly a good idea to consider purchasing a fence. A good-quality fence will help ensure your dog’s safety, and give them the opportunity to stretch their legs. However, it’s important to know the differences between the various types of fencing available and which kind is potentially best for your dog.

Consider Your Dog’s Personality and Size

Prior to buying a fence for your dog, take a moment to consider their behavior and size and how it could help determine your fence choice. It’s true that there’s a lot of solid information out there in terms of general facts that pertain to specific dog breeds, but the best insight into how your dog will interact with a fence comes from your own experience with them. Maryland property owners who have small, well-tempered dogs can likely do just fine with a wood-picket fence, which will mainly serve as a general reminder of boundaries. Conversely, those with bigger, more aggressive dogs, may want to invest in the added protection and security of a tall, chain-link fence. Homeowners with dogs that like to chew and dig should invest in sturdy fence posts that go deeper into the ground.

How Old is Your Dog?

Maryland homeowners should definitely consider their dog’s age prior to investing in a fence. A short fence will be alright for a puppy, but by the time that dog reaches full-size it could clear the same fence effortlessly. You should build a fence a little taller than you absolutely “need” it to be. A bigger fence is just as good at safeguarding a small dog and a more comprehensive fencing system will make it that much easier, should you decide to get another dog.

Need a Fence for Your Canine Pal?

Call Excel Fencing & Decking. We’ve been proud to service Maryland since 1998, giving you the very best in custom built decks, fences, and home remodeling. If you’re interested in having fence installed for your dog, give us a call. Our dedicated teams of deck professionals have the know-how and expertise to repair or install any kind of fence. Call us at 410-803-9499 or fill out a contact form and one of Excel’s representatives will contact you promptly.

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