Dog Fencing Installation Tips

A fence is the best way to contain your canine and protect it from thieves and injuries caused by straying. Choosing the right fence can be challenging, given that there is a wide variety of fences to choose from. Below is an exhaustive excerpt to help you when purchasing dog fencing. 

Check Local Laws

As a rule, you must comply with planning regulations and strata by-laws when installing the dog fence. For instance, assess whether you need a permit from the local council when installing the fence. In some cases, you could be prohibited from installing specific fences. It is especially so if you live in a strata-development or heritage site where property owners must adhere to particular property designs. 

Fence Design

The fence design should improve the appeal of your landscape or property. Therefore, assess your home's architectural style and the current fences to determine which fence design suits your home. For instance, if you have a steel fence, you could opt for metal dog fencing with a similar or complementing design. Conversely, if your property has bright exterior colours, you could go for PVC fencing since it comes in a wide range of colours and requires minimal maintenance. 

The Functionality Of The Fence

Consider these factors when examining the functionality of the fence; 

  • What is the size of the containment area? If you intend to contain the dog in a large area, consider how the fence will affect the appeal and use of your property. For instance, you could opt for an in-ground fence since it is invisible.
  • What is the fence's durability? When buying metal, PVC, and chain-link fences, check whether the manufacturer complies with the Australian standards. Moreover, wood should be pressure-treated to prevent weather damage.
  • How high is the fence? Some materials such as chain-link, aluminium, and steel are best suited for high fences.
  • Do the design aspects of the fence keep the pet safe? For example, if the fence has gaps or lattices, they should narrow to prevent the dog from sticking its head outside the fence.
  • Your preferred fence must be tough. Otherwise, an aggressive dog could tear it down.
  • In some cases, you might want a portable fence. It is especially so if you intend to move the containment area in the future. 

Conduct background research to assess the pricing of your preferred fence. If you cannot afford a new fence, you could shop for a used fence. It is wise to consider professional dog fencing installation. It ensures the fence serves its purpose after installation.