Got Dogs? Tips To Keep Them From Destroying Your Chain Link Fence

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If you have dogs, you may have a chain link fence around your yard to keep them in. They may be destroying the fence, however, by jumping over or digging under it. If this is happening to you, below are some tips to keep your dogs from destroying your chain link fencing.

Stop Them from Digging

If your dogs are trying to break free from your yard by digging under the fence, this can not only harm your fence, but can also make your yard look unsightly. One of the best ways to stop this from happening is to bury some chicken wire around the base of the fence. To do this, dig a trench around the entire fence, lay the chicken wire in the trench, and then cover it back up with soil.  When your dogs start digging and meet the wire, they will likely stop. Make sure you put the pointy ends down, however, as you do not want them to get hurt.

Another thing that works well is installing a redundant fence. This is placing a second lower fence in front of the current fence. When the dog realizes they have to dig under two fences, they will stop trying. Hire a fencing contractor to install the redundant fence for you. You can use the space between the two fences for garden planters to give it more aesthetic appeal.

Stop Them from Jumping Over

If you have a large dog, they may be able to jump over your chain link fencing very easily. The best way to stop this is to remove the fence, and have taller chain link fencing installed. This may be an expense, but in the long run, it will save you a lot of trouble.

When choosing the chain link fence, you need to make sure it is strong so if your dogs continue to try to jump they will not hurt it. When choosing the wire, you can choose from different gauge sizes. The higher the gauge number, the thicker the wires. The mesh size is also important. The mesh is the size of the diamonds. The smaller the diamonds the more wire is used, which in turn makes the chain link fencing stronger. The fencing company you hire to install your fence will be able to help you choose the right one for this purpose.

Ask the fencing company to install vinyl coated chain link fencing for you. This can give your yard more aesthetic appeal, as you can choose the coating in different colors, such as green, brown, or black. The coating also protects your fence from rusting, and the need for painting over time.

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13 October 2015

fencing in a yard for dogs

I have always loved dogs, so when I was presented with an option to start breeding dogs, I jumped on it. Before I could begin the breeding business, I had to have some fencing installed and some kennels built. The fencing that I needed had to be able to hold up if the dogs were to jump up against it and had to be high enough to keep them from jumping over it. If you are trying to fence in your yard to keep your dog contained, you will find some helpful tips that the fencing contractor provided to me during my installation job.