A Guide to Buying Fencing if You Have a Dog

Fencing is a great way of keeping your dog in and other people’s dogs out. But is it that simple? There is so much to consider, if you buy fencing which is inadequate for the purpose, you could end up with the same problem, but out of pocket.

In today’s post, we’re going to be talking about fencing for dog owners, so if you’re a little lost as to what’s best for your garden, then our guide on fencing should be helpful.

Appropriate Garden Fencing Fit For Purpose

Appropriate fencing for dogs is going to help you sleep at night, without forever worrying your dog has dug his way out to freedom, chasing other dogs and generally spreading terror in the vicinity. At worst, if you live in a rural area, they could be chasing sheep and other livestock, and just around springtime when sheep are about to give birth, this poses a great danger to the sheep and their unborn lambs.

How big is your dog?

The type of garden fencing you have will largely depend on the type of dog you have, and of course your own personal taste. You can buy fences anywhere, online and in well-known hardware stores. Naturally, we’d prefer it if you bought your fencing from us, but you must make an informed choice, and we’re hoping that after reading this post you’ll feel better able to choose which fencing to buy.

Picket Fencing

Picket fencing or the more sophisticated title of palisade fencing, is a great way of creating strong fencing with no spaces for clever dogs to squeeze through. They come in a variety of different heights and it’s a good idea to choose one which defeats the height which your dog can jump! If your dog’s a pup, remember then he’ll grow to a bigger size and the fencing you invest in should reflect that.

Lightweight Mesh/Chain Link and Chain Mesh

Lightweight mesh is a good way of keeping dogs inside the garden safely, and it helps if you buy galvanised mesh as this won’t rust over time. A dog friendly chain link and mesh provides for a pretty good fencing structure too, using posts and railing to hold it all together.

You’ll find that a fence will act as a defence as well as providing prevention of any dog escape! You can easily protect yourself from strangers, while at the same time allowing your dog to bark and issue warnings without them causing more harm e.g. biting, attacking.

Does somebody want to steal your dog?

Also, if your dog is a popular breed then he/she might be an attractive option to a would-be dog thief. It’s not unknown for potential kidnappers to break into people’s gardens and houses to take your precious pooch. Good strong fencing of an appropriate height can help avoid this.

Lothian Fencing & Decking – Quality Garden Fencing

If you’d like any more advice about fencing for your garden with a dog in mind, then get in touch with us here at Lothian Fencing and Decking, and one of our professional team members will be more than happy to help.