Is your dog an escape artist? Yes, your canine pal can outsmart you. Many different and powerful motivators can cause them to act very out of character. Whether they’ve been startled by something, or they’ve been provoked to go chase something, you’ll want to make sure they can’t get out of your fenced-in yard. What can you do? We’ve got some good ideas for protecting your pup from the big scary world out there!
Attach Some Sturdier Padlocks
One inexpensive way to make your fence more secure is to add some padlocks. Putting padlocks on doors has been a common practice for hundreds of years. Besides, you can also use these defense mechanisms to seal pool fences and gate latches. Another benefit of the padlocking method is that they won’t slip out when you have remodeling contractors or professional landscapers visiting your home.
Replace Worn Out Fences
It’s a simple fact of life that all fences will wear out. Even the most resilient vinyl fencing options and strongest metal fences can decay. Time, erosion, and neglect can make for a dangerous combination. Block walls, chain-link strands, and even wooden fences without slats can all be used to great effect. However, you’ll need to ensure that your fencing solutions are tall enough to prevent your dogs from jumping or climbing over them. In this case, consult with your HOA to confirm how tall your new fence can be without spoiling everyone’s view.
Give Them a Better View…Or Just Eliminate It Entirely
Dogs have very keen senses of smell and sound. So if they can hear and smell whatever is going on outside their barrier, it’ll make them anxious and stressed out if they can’t see it, too. Window-style portholes in the fence are a great solution to this problem.
Conversely, you could decide to rearrange your yard so that your pets don’t have a view beyond their sphere of influence. That way, they won’t feel as though everything the light touches belongs to them – and that the audacity of strangers must be discouraged as vigorously as possible.
Install Coyote Rollers to Stop Them
One final recommendation we have for you is to configure coyote rollers. This advice will sound strange, especially if you don’t live in a region known for coyote bands. You can get these measures as a kit, or you can opt to build them yourself instead. All you need is some PVC pipe and a few wire cables.
You might be wondering why they’re called “rollers,” aren’t you? Because of their shape, the rollers deflect your pets’ paws (yes, cats are agile enough to reach the top, too) from getting a strong enough grip. Thus, they can’t pull themselves up and over!
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry. We can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700 or contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.