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Choosing The Right Fence

It might not seem like a difficult decision, but finding the right fence can be hard to do. In addition to choosing a picket style, a color, and a height, you might also be concerned about abiding by city and neighborhood ordinances. However, all of these decisions are easy if you choose the right fence contractor. A few years ago, I found a great contractor who helped us to create a beautiful, functional backyard in a few weeks. Read this blog for more information about fences, contractors, and design styles that you won't regret a few years down the road.

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A Fence For Fido: Three Effective Options In Canine Containment

by Chester Alvarez

As fun as it may be for a dog to run free, it can actually be very dangerous for them, not to mention the exhausting sprint owners must take when chasing after them. To protect your dog, as well as anyone he or she may run after, a fence in your yard is an absolute necessity. Different fences solve different problems for dog owners, and one of them is sure to do the trick for you and your faithful canine companion.

An Invisible Dog Fence

For many dogs and their owners, invisible or electric fences are a great option. They discourage wandering but don't interfere with the natural landscape, nor do they require much in the way of maintenance. Depending on the type of fence you'd prefer, such as a wireless or underground option, your invisible fence may extend in a large circle (for wireless) or in nearly any size and shape (underground).

While the fence can be configured to suit your preferences and the dog's exercise needs, be warned that some animals will tolerate the jolt as a small price to pay for freedom. Thus, if your canine is a beagle or bloodhound who wildly obsesses over every scent, a physical fence may be more appropriate.

A High Chain Link

For climbers and jumpers, a high chain-link fence may be needed with the height variable according to the dog's athletic ability. Chain-link fences are durable, very low-maintenance, and one of the more affordable options. If you desire more privacy, talk to a fence contractor about the colored slats option, which prevents every passerby from ogling your property but still maintains the function of the fence. The slats are most commonly green or silver, but you can order any color to suit your style or coordinate with the exterior of your home.

Chain-link fences are a quick install, too, if you need the containment right away, and are resistant to insect damage, unlike their wood counterparts. 

An Enclosure Around The Dog House Only

If the terrain on your property makes a fence around the entire perimeter difficult or, for any other reason, you don't want to fence in your entire yard, consider a box-style fence specific to the dog's area only. He or she could have a nice house, complete with a comfortable bed and water bowl, but be basically prevented from dashing away or darting at strangers by the enclosure. You'd still have to get him or her to and from the fenced-in area, so leash training is advised; however, this type of solution should keep your dog where you want him or her to be, while still allowing him or her exercise and fresh air.

Whether you have a roving Rover, who endlessly roams the neighborhood, or a slick Spot, who evades your every effort to keep him on a leash, you need a durable, functional fence to solve your problem(s). Consider all the variables, such as cost, aesthetics, height, and depth, then contact a fence contractor to discuss your needs or visit a website like http://www.4cornersfencingco.com for more information. Be sure to mention the issues you have with your Houdini hound so you can finally find the most effective solution you need in a fence.

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