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Which Fence is Best For Homes With Dogs?

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If you’re a dog owner, you probably consider your canine companion to be a full-fledged member of the family. As such, you’ll want to do everything possible to keep them safe — and that includes keeping them on your property. Whether you live on a busy street or are worried about your pup getting lost in the woods, it makes sense to put up a physical perimeter to ensure they stay protected.

But with so many fence types to choose from, how do you know which option will be best for your property and for your pooch? While it’s always best to consult with the fencing professionals, of which there are roughly 270,455 across the nation, we’d suggest you start out by evaluating the following fence types.

Wooden Fence

A wood fence represents classic Americana, but it’s also an enduring choice for dog owners. Taller, solid wood fences are particularly popular because they can discourage bad behaviors (like jumping and barking). Slated wood fences can be adequate for smaller breeds, but keep in mind that they may not provide enough protection for larger dogs.

Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fences may be even better for many properties because they won’t split, rot, or rust like other fence types. They’re incredibly durable, as they’re significantly stronger than wood and typically have more longevity. They’re also flexible and low-maintenance, which makes them easy to clean and care for. That means they’ll be able to withstand virtually anything your dog tries to do to them. And because they can be made to mimic the look of wood, you won’t have to jeopardize on style.

Chain Link Fence

Chain link fences are relatively popular among dog owners because they provide more protection than other fences. They’re ideal for enclosures and can discourage escape attempts. They’re also extremely affordable. However, many homeowners don’t like the look of chain link — and because these fences are easy to see through, they might not keep your pup quiet when they’re outside. Still, they’re one way to safely allow your dog outside while unsupervised.

Metal Fence

Metal fences made of aluminum or wrought iron can provide a sense of charm while keeping your dog contained. Iron fences are incredibly strong but require maintenance over time. Aluminum, on the other hand, is easy to install but is extremely lightweight. If you plan on having a Tampa fence installation company use this option for your home, make sure to choose among the available fence types with smaller gaps between the poles to ensure your dog stays safely on your property.

While these aren’t the only types of fences that dog owners can choose from, they’re among the most popular options we see on many properties. To learn more about the best type of fence to suit your needs, please contact our team today.