If you own a dog, and your yard isn't fenced, it's time to make a change. Fencing provides the safety and protection you need for your dogs. Fencing helps stop your dog from running away. It also prevents other animals from roaming onto your property. However, you do need to take steps to get the right fencing for your dog. Here are a couple of issues you need to consider when choosing dog fencing for your property. 

Consider the Local Ordinances

If you're going to install dog fencing, the first thing you need to do is identify the local ordinances. You might not realise this, but local government ordinances determine the type of fencing you can install on your property. For instance, certain areas have regulations regarding the height of the fencing that can be installed on private property. Before you install this type of fence, make sure it's allowed by local ordinances. 

Consider the Material Needs

If you're ready to invest in dog fencing, take the time to choose the right material. There are three basic materials that are used for dog fencing. Those are wood, metal, concrete, and vinyl. When choosing the material, it's best to consider your dog's habits. Understanding your dog's habits will help you to choose the right type of material for your fencing. 


If your dog has a habit of chewing anything in their vicinity, you want to choose a fencing material that can stand up to teeth. Unfortunately, wood and vinyl can both suffer damage due to chewing. That's why concrete and metal fencing are the best options if your dog likes to chew. 


If your dog likes to dig, you want to take care with the type of fencing you choose. Wood, metal, and vinyl fencing are installed above soil level, which means your dog can dig under them. However, concrete fences are installed with a foundation that's below the soil level, which means your dog won't be able to dig under. To prevent escapes by digging, it's best to choose concrete for your dog. 


If your dog is a jumper, the first thing you need to do is make sure that your new fence is high enough to contain your dog. The next thing you need to do is choose a material that will prevent your dog from climbing. Concrete, wood, and vinyl provide solid fencing, which makes it more difficult for your dog to climb. 


Finally, if your dog likes to bark, you want to choose a fence that will provide some privacy. Dogs tend to bark when they see people or animals. If your dog can't see what's going on beyond the fence, they'll be less likely to bark. That's why wood, concrete, or vinyl are the best option for your dog fencing.