Barking And Digging: How To Deal With Your Dog And Your Chain Link Fence


As a homeowner and a dog owner, you love how your fence keeps your dog safe within your yard. Unfortunately, some dogs tend to get into trouble by barking at neighbors or other animals on the opposite side of your fence. They may even dig around the bottom of the fence to try to get to the opposite side. Here two ways can deal with your dog and your fence.

Obstruct Your Dog's View

If the problem is that the dog tends to bark at neighbors that they are able to see because the fence has holes in it, you can attach bamboo or reeds to the fence to block their vision. It's easy to do on your own.

  1. Measure the width and height of your fence that needs covering.
  2. Visit a local home improvement or hardware store.
  3. Purchase the correct amount of bamboo or reed fencing material and plastic zip ties.
  4. Start by attaching the fencing the material to one end of your fence, securing it with plastic zip ties along the top, middle, and bottom of your fence.
  5. Roll out the material across the entire fence. Periodically secure the material to the fence so that it is taut.
  6. Secure the material to the opposite end just like you did in step 4.

You can also get plastic slats that slide down in the links to make your chain link fence more private.

Make Your Dog Unable To Dig Around The Fence

When the dog is causing trouble by digging their way out of your backyard, the best way to stop them is by using rocks that are placed around the perimeter of the fence. You can also have a thin strip of concrete poured along the perimeter as well.

  1. Dig out a trench that is only a couple inches deep in the ground surrounding the fence perimeter. You can use a tiller or shovel.
  2. Purchase several bags of ready mix concrete that are can be easily made with water. You can mix the concrete in your wheelbarrow to make it easier to move.
  3. Pour your concrete into the trench, making sure to keep your dog away from the concrete until the material dries.
  4. Cover the ground with dirt again so that the concrete is not noticeable. If your dog does attempt to dig, they will hit concrete and be unable to dig further.

If you need more ideas about how to improve your chain link fence because of our dog, reach out to a local fencing contractor in your area.


14 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.