One surefire way to test the strength and integrity of your pet fence is to let your four-legged friend play with it. Rambunctious dogs that enjoy running and jumping all over your landscape will run into your fence at times. Another scenario you might encounter is when your furry pals have found their favorite place to dig right near the base of your fence. But this digging will cause damage to it. In fact, the underside of the barrier will be weak and unsteady. No matter what situation you’re in, you’d probably like to know a way to keep your dogs in the open spaces of your yard and away from your fence. Here’s a helpful guide for stopping your dog from knocking over your fence.
Dogs are curious, smart, and tenacious creatures who may just see your pet fence as an obstacle they have yet to overcome. If something catches their attention on the other side, especially with larger breeds, your fence won’t stand a chance. For pet-loving homeowners, one reliable option is to reinforce your posts. They must be set at least three feet deep into the ground and feature concrete anchors. Regularly check the condition of your posts and other hardware to ensure they are working correctly.
Use your body weight to test the strength of your fence. Use your hand to press against the posts or slats. This check will alert you to any rotting, fastener damage, and other weather-related damage. With slatted fences, adding a baseboard will enhance their security.
Consider extending the height of your wall or replacing it with a taller one. In most cases, dogs knock over barriers when they see something interesting on the other side; another dog, a deer, rabbits, or even children. Removing the visual interests will take your dog’s attention away from the fence area.
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