Why You Should Install a Fence for Your Dog

Taking care of dogs is not just about providing them food and water. You also need to provide them outdoor playtime, which is important for them to stay happy and healthy. You can let your dog play in your yard, but how do you keep them safe? This is where a fence can help. While providing them a safe zone to play and roam, a dog fence also keeps them inside your property. 

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Here are a few reasons why fencing for dogs is important:

1. Gives Your Dogs More Freedom

Putting your dog on a leash is one way to keep them inside your property. However, tethering or chaining a dog is an unsafe option. If you chain your dog for a long period, they can:

  • Develop a sore or raw neck
  • Be susceptible to attacks
  • Become anxious and aggressive 

A fence can allow your pet to roam and play freely while keeping them safe. 

2. You Are Responsible for Your Dog’s Actions

If you have a dog, you are fully responsible for whatever they do. If your dog manages to get out of the chain without your knowledge and runs around the neighborhood, there is a high possibility that an accident can occur on someone else’s property. However, you can avoid these things by keeping your dog inside your property by installing a fence.

3. Keeps Your Dog Safe

A dog fence can keep your dog off the road and away from the risk of being picked up by an animal or stranger or hit by the car. By installing a fence for your dog, you can make sure your pet won’t be harmed or injured by outside dangers or predators.  

Related Reading: Fence Installation: Important Tips to Know Before You Begin

Consider These Things When Installing a Fence for Your Dog

Things such as your budget, privacy, the way you use your yard, and the size of your pet matter a lot while choosing a fence for your pet.

  • Choose a big fence for a big dog, as they can jump over a small fence.
  • Even if dogs cannot jump over the fence, they will surely try to climb, so select the fence that makes it impossible for your dog to climb. 
  • Choose a fence that offers privacy to your dogs. If you choose a visible fence, your dog may get distracted by the outsiders or outside activities and start barking.

If you are considering installing a fence for your dog, contact us for a free quote.

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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading chain link fence company in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.