Dog fence benefits include the fact that it eliminates the need to tie the dog up or lock it inside. Building a pet fence allows the family friend to run and play outside while keeping it safe from passing traffic, running away, or being stolen. Locking a dog, especially large ones, inside can prevent a pet from getting enough exercise to stay healthy. Even if taken on walks once or twice a day, it is still not enough to allow a pet to “run with freedom”. Even in the case of runners, this still greatly limits a dog’s running room and still considered “tying the dog up”. The benefits of using a pet fence far outnumber those of not having one.
Pet fences not only keep your dog in, it prevents other dogs from coming on the property and doing damage or attacking the family pet. In more rural areas where bears are a concern, the owner’s dog might not only be attacked and hurt, but killed. This is a thing to remember even if there is little traffic off a family’s country road. Just because there isn’t traffic it doesn’t mean there’s no need for a pet fence.
As far as the types of fences to keep the dog safe there are options like:
1) Basic “white picket fence”
2) Chain link fences
3) Farm fences
The type of fence chosen can have a great deal to do with whether or not one lives in a planned community, how much privacy is needed, or general zoning laws. That’s why it’s important before deciding to build a dog fence one should ask the proper authorities to avoid problems. Once it’s cleared to go up, contact a leader in fence construction to answer any questions and show examples of what’s available in dog fences. Keep man’s best friend safe while allowing it to run wild…in safety.