What Size Fence Should You Get for Your Dog?

A fence around the perimeter of your yard can give your dog immense freedom while providing you with true peace of mind. To ensure the fence effectively keeps your companion from running off, you must select the proper height for your dog’s full grown size and athletic abilities. Once you have a fence of the proper height installed, you can rest assured that your pup will stay safe while running free in your yard.

Size Variations

You can look at your dog’s expected height at the withers, or shoulders, to identify an ideal fence height for your yard. Unless your dog measures 12 inches or less at the withers, you will need to avoid the two-foot-tall decorative fences and go for a four to six-foot height. Unless you plan on constantly supervising your dog during outside play, avoid selecting the lowest necessary height required to keep your dog contained.

Athletic Abilities

To choose between the four and six-foot-tall fences, consider your dog’s athletic abilities. Herding, sporting and working dogs can usually leap over a four-foot fence with ease. Hounds and terriers, on the other hand, tend to try to dig under the fence rather than hop over it. Select a fence at least one foot higher than your dog’s expected jump height at maturity.

Finalizing Your Selection

Once you determine the proper finished height for your fence, work with a professional to obtain and install the correct materials for the job. Your contractor will ensure your fence is built to spec to prevent damage from extreme weather conditions or ruckus from your energetic pups. With the right specs, your installed fence will keep your dog safely inside its confines even as they grow larger and stronger through the years.

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