How to Make Your Fencing Work for Your Pets

In many households across Florida, pets are members of the family who are bathed, fed, pampered, and loved just like children. So it makes sense that these homeowners want to install fences to keep their dogs safe as they run around and play. But not all fences are created equal, and pet owners need to carefully select fencing based on the needs and habits of their furry friends.

If Your Dog Is a Jumper

Every dog has its own unique personality, and sometimes that personality leads your dog to make a habit of jumping over the backyard fence. This can pose a major problem if your dog then runs away, bites a neighbor, or gets into other trouble without you realizing. If you know your dog is likely to be a jumper, you need to install a fence that will prevent this behavior and give you the peace of mind you need. A “roof” that comes inward off the top of the fence at a 45 or 90 degree angle, for example, will stymie even the most determined jumper. If your local codes allow it, you can also opt for a higher six foot fence that is too tall for nearly all jumpers.

If Your Dog Is a Barker

Nothing cuts through the quiet of a neighborhood more than the incessant barking of a dog. It could cause noise complaints, angry neighbors, and a domino effect of other anxious dogs. If your dog is a barker, tried and true, you need to invest in a solid fence that prevents him from seeing cars or walkers on the other side. This means chain link and invisible fence are definitely out of play. Try a solid vinyl or aluminum fence that is sturdy enough to handle any jumps and pushes from your dog if he hears a sound and becomes too excited.

If Your Dog Loves People

If your dog is calm, mild mannered, and a lover of all people, you can be more flexible with your fencing choice and opt for a shorter white picket fence or simple wood fence. Assuming you don’t need to worry about your pup making a jailbreak or jumping over to cover passersbys in kisses or bites, the design of your fence can be based on your own preferences.

Whatever type of fence you may need, West Florida Fence is a professional Tampa fencing service and installation company that can help you identify your fencing needs and install a sturdy, beautiful reliable fence on your property. Give them a call today at 813-251-5883 for a free quote!

 

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