Do you have a smaller dog? No matter how big or small they are, your dog can get up to all sorts of hijinks. Keeping your dog fenced in when they’re out having yard time is an important part of fence etiquette and being a good neighbor. Smaller dogs may have trouble leaping over a taller fence, but that doesn’t mean they can’t find other ways to escape. So, all that said, here are some factors to think about when your building dog fences for your small dog.
Small Dogs Have Higher Energy
Picking the right fence for your small dog means they won’t be able to get around it. But if your dog is prone to getting beyond your fence, that needs to be handled as well. Your dogs could be bored or anxious, and that is why they’ll try to escape your yard. Bigger dogs need to be exercised, but smaller dogs need to be exercised too. Which breeds of small dog tend to be more energetic?
- Toy poodles
- Jack Russell Terriers
- Yorkshire Terriers
Does your dog react poorly when they see other dogs? Or when strange people pass by their yard? Some dogs believe that everything the light touches belongs to them. If that’s the case, your dog could be displaying what is commonly known as fence aggression. Fence aggression may not be the scariest when your dog is tiny, but it could still cause your neighbors to complain. One way to alleviate this is to let your dog get more exercise in places outside your yard. Playtime is important for keeping your dog entertained, not to mention healthier.
Choices for For Small Dog Fences
Just because your dog is small, it doesn’t mean your dog fences should be too. You’ve got a lot of choices for finding the right fence, and best of all, you should be able to save some money while you’re at it. Both you and your dog can benefit! In general, your fence probably won’t need to be higher than four feet. You can choose from picket fences, privacy fences, or even aluminum fences.
Why might a privacy fence make for a good option? Your dog won’t be able to see what’s going on past the fence. The design of privacy fences also discourages climbing attempts. But if you’re looking for a possible fence that can keep your dog calm while leaving your view unspoiled, think about getting a split rail fence built from solid wood. This type of fence can improve the aesthetics of your yard while still keeping your dog in your yard.
Consider Fence Railings
If you’ve got a wooden fence in need of repair, your dog might be able to slip through. Worn out panels and railings can present opportunities for your creative and tenacious little buddy to get through. To prevent this, you should repair any panels or railings that need maintenance as soon as possible.
Small Dogs Can Dig
What is another good reason to replace or repair your existing dog fences? Small dogs can dig under them. Dachshunds and terriers in particular greatly enjoy digging. So, to discourage their digging habits, think about adding stones or wire to your yard to block any potential pathways your dog can find or create.
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