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What is the Best Type of Fence for Dogs?


There are a few things to consider when deciding on the best fence for dogs. Continue reading for a few tips from Premier Fence.


Considerations When Deciding on a Fence for Your Dog


The size and breed: For a small dog, a 4ft. fence should be okay, but for larger dogs, you will need to install a higher fence.


Personality: If your dog is a digger, your fence must be at least 6 inches underground. If your dog is a jumper or climber, that will also dictate the type and height of your fence. Dogs with a lot of energy, and if they bark a lot, may require a solid fence where they can’t see out or be seen.


Climate: Your fence needs to be suited to your climate conditions.


Budget and Style: Your budget and your preferred taste will also determine the dog fence for your yard.


Dog Fence Ideas


Ultimately, the best fence for dogs is personal preference. Premier Fence breaks down your options:

  1. Chain Link Fence: Chain link fence works for most dogs. It is inexpensive, easy to install, and durable. The negatives are it is visually unappealing and doesn’t offer much privacy.

  2. Wood Fence: Wood fences are a classic choice. They are more expensive, but they are visually appealing and provide a lot more privacy. They can be painted or stained to match your house or landscaping. The negative is they require regular maintenance.

  3. Vinyl Fence: Vinyl fencing is a newer type popular with dog owners. The solid panel design is excellent for dogs that are barkers. They are durable, easy to clean, low maintenance, and don’t rot, warp, or split. The downside is they are more expensive than wood or chain link fence.

  4. Aluminum Fence: An aluminum fence is strong, durable, stylish, and versatile. Premier Fence offers different heights, styles, and colors to choose from. One of the most significant benefits of an aluminum fence is the ability to fit any terrain or yard configuration.

  5. Electric Fence: An electric fence could be a choice for jumpers or diggers. They work by emitting a mild electric shock that teaches the dog to avoid the boundaries. They are not visible but can be very dangerous if not installed correctly.

  6. Wireless Fence: This new type of fence works by emitting radio waves, but they are less effective than traditional fences.

  7. Block, Brick, or Stone Fence: These fences can withstand a lot of abuse, but they are also the most expensive fences you can install. The cost can be very prohibitive for the average homeowner.

The best fence for dogs is about your style, budget, preferences, and the personality and type of dog you own.


At Premier Fence, we take pride in our exceptional customer service and offer competitive prices and a satisfaction guarantee. You can trust us to build a fence for you that will last for many years to come. Contact us to schedule a free estimate today!


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