Dogs are adorable and they often become cherished members of our family. However, just like with your human relatives, your canine companions can come with their own annoying quirks. Part of fence etiquette is to ensure that your neighbors are not bothered by the fence you are putting up. Believe it or not, you can use your newly-installed fence to keep your noisy dog from barking too much every time someone they don’t recognize is nearby. Here is our guide on how to do so!
Put Up a Real Privacy Fence
Most of the time when a dog barks, you can infer based on its body language whether it is happy, sad, or frightened. As much as your pet loves you, they are trying their best to be protective. This explains why they might sit in the front window and bark at people who are just walking by, or why when you let them out into the yard they bark at the neighbors instead of going potty or running around and enjoying themselves. Barrier frustration can also lead them to be extra barky when they don’t need to be. That’s why you should invest in a true privacy fence: these fences are made of wood or vinyl panels that have no gaps or openings. Taller fences also make for a great solution but you will have to respect HOA regulations and local ordinances regarding residential fences.
Put Escape-Proof Landscaping to Use
The landscaping around your home can do more than just make your property look good. In fact, escape-proof landscaping can help make your fence more effective. If you are concerned about your dog being able to see or smell the neighbors’ dogs, then landscaping can help make a difference. Use hardscaping and landscaping features such as gravel, stones, bushes, and plants to keep your dogs from digging or barking.
Prioritize Plenty of Playtimes
What breed is your dog? They might be an energetic type, and they express that through excited barking or yapping. One way to help calm them down is to make playtime a priority. Dogs need a routine, and part of that routine includes time spent playing together. Make the backyard a play area instead of just a place where they go to sit.
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 and 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.
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