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Dog Barriers and Dig Protection

Keeping your pets safe on your property is a top priority. And those four-legged family members sure are curious and love to explore. Left to their own devices, your dogs might get into trouble—and explore farther than you’d like. Installing a dog pet barrier fence can help keep your pets and the neighborhood happy and safe.

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Installing a safety fence is easier than you might think. But there are a few cardinal rules. You want to make sure your fence is sturdy enough to withstand weather—and your dog’s roughhousing—and tall enough so that your pets can’t jump over it. You also need to consider the underground area near your fence. Smart pets can dig underneath the barrier if you don’t plant it far enough into the ground.

The cheapest dog barrier for a backyard fence is usually metal mesh. This low-cost barrier can be purchased in rolls and installed between periodic fence posts. However, it may not be the most durable, sturdy or secure option. Other metal materials are also often cheaper than wood. However, while real wood posts are often the most expensive option and must usually be purchased per panel, they can be very reliable and effective.

Dig protection can help stop fences and dog exercise pens from being destroyed by your eager pets. These barriers are installed in front of a fence. They are short above ground and longer beneath the earth. A dig prevention fence can extend as far as 10-inches beneath the ground. When dig protection fencing is installed, your pet will be met with a subterranean impediment when they try to create an escape tunnel.

When used appropriately, dog fence barriers can be safe for your pet and even enhance your ability to keep them safe. Whether you use a wireless fence with special dog collars or stick with a traditional fence, dog barriers can be very safe. While they may whine, your pet can handle some healthy boundaries. It’s worth noting that you should make sure your pet can’t get their head or body stuck in between fence posts. You also want to make sure your dog won’t be pricked by any loose wiring or metal. Install your fencing with these safety measures in mind.

If you plan to take your dog on walks via your fenced-in area, install a dog barrier door that makes it easier to exit the enclosure. Don’t encourage your pet to squeeze through areas not designed to be a door.