When you want to keep your pets safe, you look for the best fence. After all, you never know if your cat wants to explore the neighborhood or your dog will chase a squirrel they saw that tried to scamper up a tree. When you are at a loss for what to do next, here are some useful tips for finding the best pet fence.
The Size of Your Pet
First of all, you need to consider the size of your pet. If you have a smaller pet, then they can probably squeeze through the slats of a standard fence. Look at how secure the fence posts are, and factor in if your pet is skilled at burrowing. Even if they can’t jump over a taller fence, they are probably smart enough to figure out how to get around such obstacles. For instance, they could dig underneath the barricade, especially if it isn’t stable enough right now.
Next, think about medium-sized pets. These pets are the easiest to keep an eye on when you need to put up a fence for them to run free behind. Again, you will have to assess how skilled and sneaky your pet is because either through persistence or cleverness, they will find a way to get to the other side.
Finally, larger pets present a unique challenge. The fences you need to build will have to be higher. Depending on community regulations, the chances are good that this type of fence will require a permit and the cooperation of your neighbors before it can be installed. These fences also need to be sturdier to withstand brute force. For perspective, consider this: a horse is much bigger and stronger than a dog is.
Comparing Types of Fences
Once you have accounted for the size and intelligence of your pets, you have one more decision to make. That choice is if you want to have a traditional fence or an electric one instead. It can be hard to tell if your pet has wandered off if you rely on an invisible fence. Plus, these fences won’t affect human intruders or wild animals who try to come onto your property.
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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