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The Importance of Fencing

The importance of fencing to your pet’s safety cannot be underestimated. There is a good reason that most shelters, rescue organizations and responsible breeders require that you have fencing in place before adopting an animal out to you. It is one of the single most important ways you can protect your pet. There are a number of different options available to secure your yard.

Pet safety


Why Fence?

A fully fenced yard keeps your pet off the road and away from the risk of being hit by a car, stolen by a stranger, or picked up by animal control. There are so many dangers that await unsupervised animals when they are running loose. People who love their pets do not want to let them get injured or killed. The cost of a fence is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet is safe from the many dangers on the streets.
A fence can also protect your pet from other animals and theft. If you live in the country, there are a number of wild animals that can expose your pet to diseases and harm if they interact with them. Thieves are less likely to try to get into a locked yard to get steal a pet than pick up an animal running loose. This can protect your pet from becoming a victim of animal cruelty or being used as bait for the criminals that run dog fighting rings.

Fencing Options


Rons Dog-Jumping-Fence

Depending on your budget and the ways you use your yard, there are several different options to choose from. A fenced yard not only protects your pets, it can also give your children a safe area to play in. Depending on the size of your yard, you can choose from many different fencing materials including chain link, wrought iron, and wood. When choosing a fencing material consider other uses of your yard too. Wooden fencing can provide the most privacy for other backyard activities. Wrought iron looks beautiful but is quite expensive. Consider how you use your yard, the size of your yard, and your budget. Remember to consider your pet too. Small breeds are unlikely to jump a fence that is four feet or more tall but athletic, medium to large sized dogs and cats can easily jump four feet and are better off with a fence that is six feet or more tall.
Jumping is not the only escape risk though. Many dogs are avid diggers and can easily dig under a fence. To prevent this there are several different options. You can sink the fence a few feet down. You can extend chicken wire into the ground from the fence to serve the same purpose. If you are looking for something a little more picturesque, you can line the edges of your yard with patio stones.
Invisible fencing is another possible choice. With invisible fence, you need to train your dog to recognize the boundaries of your property, usually marked with flags. A wire is buried around the perimeter. The animal wears a special collar that gives off a small electric shock if your pet gets too close to the wire which is marked with the flags. It can be a good way to fence a small portion of a large yard such as an acreage. It tends to be more affordable than traditional fencing, particularly in a rural setting.
While the price tag is generally nicer with invisible fencing, there are some distinct disadvantages. While invisible fencing will keep most dogs and cats in, a truly determined pet will run through the shock which is brief and then keep on going. This is most likely to occur if your pet is chasing something or being chased by something. It also has no effect on other animals or people, which means that they can come on to your property and interact with your pet. So, it does not protect your pet from outside predators, both two and four footed.
If you are concerned about the price tag and have a pet that is likely not to work well with invisible fencing, you may be better investing in a fenced kennel run. These are available in a variety of sizes, which can be added to over time as your budget permits. They come in different fence heights as well.

After All, Safety Matters the Most

Although the initial layout for a fence can be high, the benefits make it a very worthwhile investment. A fence offers security and safety for your pet. It keeps them safe from dangers like cars, thieves, and other animals. It gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your treasured family member is safe. Isn’t that worth it?

12 thoughts on “The Importance of Fencing

  1. Davish Wattson

    Thank you for the guidance. Fencing can be the savior of your Pets and it’s really needed these days to protect them from outside threats. Creating a fence will allow the owner to avoid the tension of keeping Pets by knowing that it can be very effective for outdoor safety. I will suggest every pet owners especially the dog owners must adopt custom solutions around their yards or homes to keep their pets safe from harm, whether from the traffic or from any other animals.

    1. admin

      You’re welcome. I am really thankful to you for giving a positive response with proper understanding about fencing of Pet animals. It is very important to make this for outdoor safety of Pets.

  2. SeanMoori

    It’s a very useful way to take proper care of the pet. But I feel it’s only applicable when your pet is small because fence-jumping is a self-rewarding behavior and your pet won’t feel comfortable to stay with in a confined area. Specifically when the pet will feel some kind of sense of freedom and find something which will make him compelled to chase.

    1. admin

      Thanks for your reply. I think you are somehow right with your point. Like Humans, you can also see the difference in behavior of a small pet and an adult pet. But, bigger fencing facilities can help to restrict your adult dog I think.

  3. Colt Miler

    The importance of fencing is not only limited to the safety of your pets but also safety of your children and property. Having a fence will let you sit peacefully without being worried about your pet moving outside. This blog is really a nice one making sense of the importance of fencing.

    But I don’t feel safe with your mentioned idea of invisible fencing because it may cost you nothing but it can lead you with a severe problem in future. Your pet may be stolen or may face any accident so for a better care of your pet it is necessary to have boundary around your yard.

    1. admin

      We value and welcome your comments. Thanks for your view about fencing. But according to me invisible fencing is affordable and not bad and I don’t see any severity in future. Well, thanks for your views. Glad to see you again.

  4. Lily Cole

    I completely agree with Mr. Colt’s view on invisible fencing. I too don’t feel it safe and we should not be conscious for a cheap one rather we should much careful for our pet’s safety. Using a strong material for fencing will not only prevent our pet move outside but it’ll also provide security to our house and vehicles. Thanks for describing so much regarding different types of fencing and it’s important. Really a very good article you have added.

    1. admin

      Fencing is truly important for pets safety and I am happy that you agree on invisible fencing. Wonderful to have you here.

  5. Charlie Cooper

    Nice article! I completely agree with your description. Fencing concept is quite a good one for the safety of our pets. Thanks for elaborating its types and the complete details on it. I really found your article valuable. I appreciate it.

    1. admin

      You are welcome Charlie. Thanks for the appreciation. Fencing is important for the safety of our Pets and we should we have to do that keep our Pets healthy and secure.

  6. Travis Dixon

    “After all, safety matters the most”, if you are supporting this phrase then you should not provide the concept of invisible fencing. As far as I knew, invisible fencing is the most dangerous one among its types. If we are careful enough then we must spend a little for our pet’s safety. Thanks for providing the details about the topic but I don’t like the invisible fencing concept. A pet is like a family member and he deserves to be treated well.

    1. admin

      Yeah, perhaps you are right but it is only if you are having a dog for your entertainment. In fact, invisible fencing is necessary to train your dog perfectly if you are having it for your safety so that if can be a threat to outsiders/strangers.


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