Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

Getting a Dog? Why You Should Get Dog Fencing First

by Norman Beck

Dogs are pretty smart. In fact, many of them know how to get around, through, and out of places they do not want to be. If you are planning on getting a dog, you should seriously consider getting the ultimate in dog fencing first. Here is why.

Dog Fencing Is Not Typical Fencing

Installing a dog-proof fence means that it first has to go even deeper into the ground. A six-foot high fence around your property or backyard has to be ten feet tall to go four feet down. Most dogs are pretty persistent when they try to dig under a fence to get out. Having four feet of fence buried underground is a very good doggy deterrent. At the very least, it would take your dog half the day to dig five feet down just to get underneath the buried edge of this underground section of fence!

You Get Invisible Perimeter Fencing as Backup

Along with the really deeply installed fencing sections, an invisible perimeter fence is installed. This is more or less a backup fencing method, since some dogs are just so stubborn that they will refuse to comply with the zings they get from the collar that comes with this type of fence. Most dogs learn to respond to the training collar when it hits the invisible fence, but some dogs need a little extra motivation. Hence, the one-two punch of deeply buried traditional fencing and the invisible fencing along the bottom edge of the invisible fence.

Electric Toppers Can Add Addition Height & Protection

Then you have those really big dogs, like the Great Danes and St. Bernards, that can leap over a six foot fence without blinking. After you have the other two forms of fencing installed, add a triple line of electrical fencing across the top. This is frequently used in minimal security prisons. The barbed wire is for maximum security, and would only cut up a very persistent dog. The electrical shock your dog would receive trying to go over these wires should effectively deter them, especially with the shock collar you have on them for the underground fencing.

Additionally, this fencing does double duty. Your dog stays in your yard, despite any attempt to escape. Anyone trying to climb over your fence will get duly jolted and meet a frustrated dog who has been trying to get out of the yard. That intruder would have to be crazy or desperate to even attempt it.

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About Me

Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

I have loved cats ever since I was a child. My parents let our cat roam around the yard without a fence when I was a child, but when I adopted my first cat as an adult, I was much too afraid that she would run off to let her outside. After keeping her as an "indoor cat" for a few years, I decided to look into backyard fencing options that she might not be able to climb or jump over. I put a lot of research into those options, so I decided to start sharing what I learned on a blog to help other cat owners and anyone else who is looking for a fence for a specific need. I have been very lucky and my cat hasn't jumped over my fence at all and she now loves her fenced in back yard!