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Best 4 Fence Options for Pet Owners
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Best 4 Fence Options for Pet Owners

Whether you're trying to keep your furry friend from getting into different spaces in the yard or it's simply about keeping them safe, not all fences are created the same. Depending on your companion's personality and size, some fences will work better than others. 

Several fantastic options are available, and we have a list of the best ones here!

What Will Affect the Options?

You need an innovative solution for your boundaries tailored to your pet, so here are a few things to remember when you start looking at pet fencing options:


You will need to gauge how high the fence needs to be, so if you have a smaller dog and jumping's not part of their behavior, you may only need one three to four feet high. However, if jumping is something it does regularly or is a larger breed, you will most likely need something at least 6 feet.

Material and Maintenance 

The fact is, you want to keep your dog secure, so you need to focus on durability. Wooden fences can offer you a ton of privacy and a strong option that will be difficult for them to get past. It is recommended to install them professionally, and they require some weatherproofing maintenance every few years with repainting and staining for long-lasting performance.

Chain link and metal fences are another durable option, and while they're strong enough to hold back a large dog, the holes in them can create a potential escape route for puppies and smaller breeds. Keep any hedges and bushes cleared from them, stay on top of repairing damages, and prevent rusting with regular priming, painting, and sealing.

Vinyl is a low-maintenance and durable option with a smooth surface that is difficult to climb. It requires very little maintenance but is more susceptible to becoming brittle; it can break more easily if your pooch jumps against it with too much force.

What Types of Fences Are Available? 

Narrowing down the options can feel overwhelming because customization features create endless choices. However, there are four main types, and the one you choose will be based on the area, the type of pup, and what kind of boundaries you want to reinforce.

1. Portable

If you need to leave your dog unsupervised in a small area, this is a great temporary solution. They're typically made of plastic or metal and can be easily taken down and set up.

2. Invisible

Invisible electric fences are the best solution for dogs that are roamers and offer an effective and safe option to keep them enclosed. They're easy to install, affordable, and come with a collar for your pup that emits a harmless static correction if they cross over the boundaries.

3. Privacy

Aside from giving your space total seclusion from prying eyes, privacy fences have many benefits and work well for pets that get triggered easily by other animals and passersby. They're generally made of wood but can come in vinyl and range between four and eight feet in height.

4. Slat and Chain Link

Slat and chain links are among the most popular choices because they are a low maintenance, customizable, and affordable option. They work well for dogs who dig but may not be the best choice if your dog tends to jump or bark because there are no visual or acoustic blockades.

Keep Your Furry Companions Safer with KNO Woodworks

Safety comes first when it comes to protecting your precious companions, and naturally, there will be concerns about ensuring you have the highest quality fencing available. KNO Woodworks is Minneapolis's premier wood fencing company, and whether you're considering pet safety or need a pergola installation, we can help you create a design you love!

Our team is happy to answer any questions, or if you need to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 612-226-5172 or contact us online, and we will get back to you shortly.

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