If you are planning to add a dog to your family, it is important to consider what things your dog will need. A dog needs plenty of room to run, and you are responsible to make sure the dog is kept safe in your yard. A fence is a ideal solution to keep the dog in your yard, and to aid in keeping the neighborhood safe. If you cannot afford to fence in your entire yard, at least consider setting up a dog pen so they have space to play outside, and remain safe from escaping. Here are a few things to consider when creating a space for the dog.
Jumper or climber?
Dogs can dig, jump, and climb to get out of a pen. It is important to make sure you are creating a pen that will be able to prevent them from getting out. A high jumper needs to have a taller fence so they won’t be able to jump out. If you have a dog that digs, you’ll need to dig the fence down into the ground more. Chicken wire can help to keep a digger from getting out of a cage.
If you do not want to have your dog accidentally eating the plants, you’ll need to move those out of the area. Dogs love to eat and chew, so leaving plants is hopeless as they will likely ruin them anyhow. Keep the plants with sharp spikes away from the fencing so they do not accidentally scratch your dog’s eyes. Certain plants can be harmful to the dogs health, read more about these plants to keep your dog from getting hurt or poisoned.
Select a Space
Dogs are known for creating paths in the yard. Dogs love to patrol the perimeter of their home. Look to create a space for your dog that won’t get in your way or ruin the aesthetic mood of your yard. If you end up using a path, you need to consider things that are soft for the feet of the dogs.
Potty Training and Restroom Area
Dogs need to have an area to use the restroom. Training your dog to learn how to eliminate in a certain area can be challenging, but it makes the clean up so much nicer. A cement pad can end up being an easy spot to spray off. However, having a nice grass pad area is softer and less painful on their paws.
Utah summers become extremely hot, you need to have an area where they can relax in the cool air. Shade allows you to have a space for your dog to rest and stay out of the sun.
What Type of Fence Should I Consider?
A dog needs to have the right materials used for the fence so they cannot break it. We have multiple fencing solutions for Utah homeowners, here are some of our favorites:
- Wooden fences
- Slate fencing
- Vinyl fencing
- Chain link fence
Give Bronco Fence a call to request more information about creating a fenced area for your dog.