There are many reasons why dogs try to escape the confines of their yard in search of adventure beyond. Sometimes it’s because they’re left alone too long and seek interaction. Other times it’s due to boredom. Some dogs are really active in nature and are constantly seeking new fun and a taste of freedom.

Keeping your dog engaged and active will lessen their drive to escape, but so will a good sturdy fence. By installing secure dog fencing, you’re ensuring the safety and well-being of a beloved pet.

It’s also important to invest in fencing for your dog to keep them from harassing other people and animals. If you’re unsure which fencing to go with, here are some tips to help you decide:

Dog Fencing for Small Dogs

If you own a small breed of dog such as a Pomeranian, a Chihuahua, or a Yorkshire Terrier, a shorter fence measuring about 4 feet in height should do the trick. These small breeds are easily contained with a fence at this height.

However, if you reside in an area where wild animals like coyotes are a concern, you might want to opt for a 6-foot fence to keep them from your pet. 

Dog Fencing for Medium-Sized Dogs

For most dog owners of Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Labradors, dog fencing that is 5 feet high will be perfectly suited to their needs. This is the most common fence type for dog owners and is great at protecting pets without blocking too much of the nearby views.

Keep in mind that if your particular dog is really good at jumping or climbing, you might want to go ahead and install a 6-foot tall fence instead to avoid the risk of your dog escaping. 

Dog Fencing for Large Dogs

Very large dogs need the highest available fencing to keep them contained. If you own a Great Dane, a Saint Bernard, an English Mastiff, or any other large dog, a 6-foot fence is the right choice.

Large dog breeds can easily overcome a fence that is much shorter, especially dogs that are athletic in nature

Can I Get an Even Higher Fence?

So why not buy a fence that’s even higher than 6-feet to keep your large dog in and predators out? Well, a 6-foot high fence is the very highest you can install without obtaining a permit. But it’s very rare that a dog is able to escape a fence at this height. 

Some Breeds Require Extra Strength Fencing

Some breeds are extra aggressive and hard to contain, and for them, a maximum strength fence is required to hold them. Reinforced fence materials with extra layers are available to dog owners who have a dog with special requirements. 

If you own an aggressive Pittbull, Rottweiler, Great Dane, Boxer, or another similar dog, speak to a dog fencing provider about setting up a fence that will keep your dog well contained. Find the Perfect Fence

Find the perfect dog fencing for your pet with Fence Craft of Upland. We have all types of fencing material including chain link, vinyl, and wood. We also specialize in building dog kennels in all sizes and budgets. 

Contact us today to learn more about our prices and materials and we’ll help you find the perfect fence solution for your pet.