e diel, 9 shtator 2007

Tips On Crafting A Workable Dog Fence

By the time you "know" that you need a dog containment fence, you're probably late, and your dog has gone loopy and

walkabout. Local leash laws...fines...anxiety over a wandering and potentially "lost family member" are only some of

the key reasons for moving proactively on a fencing for pets game plan.

Designing Plans For Dog Fence Installation. In any "dog run" home and family project, you have four (4) broad

categories of planning to sort out.

1. Measuring For Optimum Size Dog Run. Size matters. Bigger is better. Dogs, from Chihuahuas to Labs, need physical

activity and movement to keep them mentally and physically in balance and happy. Carefully measure, and then set

aside the largest area that your property can yield. Dog run fencing based on meshed easy-to-install deer fencing

opens up seriously large dimensions...meanwhile, smaller more restricted but potentially sturdier dog kennels offer

a smaller-is-best alternative.

2. Identify Food, Water, Weather Protection Needs. Space, layouts, creating overhead sun and weather protection...a

quiet resting zone...food...water bowls...outdoor pet bedding or blankies should all be carefully assessed before

finalizing your outdoor dog fence.

3. Budgets And Costing. You've rejected the low cost single-point cable-and-leash dog run strung between two fixed

points, and is at best a limited dog run option, but costs under $20. The next quality level up are dog run fencing

designs based on impact-resistant deer fencing like plastic materials, giving tremendous flexibility in terms of

up-and-down your property layout, and cost around $1.40 per linear foot, including fencing material, posts, and

ground anchor hardware. Most robust and secure, yet highest cost are chain-metal dog kennel fencing systems,

offering modular panels and integrated access gates.

4. Burrowing Underneath Or "Break Outs" Risks Minimized. By their nature, pet containment fences mean "keeping the

furry guys inside". However...dogs are smart, and with time-on-their-paws they'll instinctively examine every inch

of your perimeter dog fence or dog kennel, in a natural inquisitive "probe" to see if there's a weak spot, where

they might dig under, jump over, or speed dial a locksmith to assist in an escape. Meaning? Think like a dog, walk

every foot of your pet fencing, looking for loose soft ground and especially for pet fencing based on deer fence

enclosures, making sure that your ground anchors along with rocks or other weighty objects properly seal the fence

from a burrowing pet!

Modular Dog Kennels. Bomb-shelter rugged engineering is what families get when constructing a modular dog kennel.

Dog kennel fencing materials can vary, but the accepted "standard" is some form of anodized aluminum chain-metal

fencing. Strong? Virtually impregnable, from the outside or the inside. Aesthetically, a small "down side" factor

with a dog kennel fence is that it "stands out" on your property, and lacks that eco-friendly subtlety of deer

fencing which is virtually invisible except for the entrance gate.

Dog Run Fencing - Creature Comforts. Keeping pets safe, and out of mischief in terms of wandering or safety of

passerby persons, is only a fraction of the planning necessary for a quality pet containment fence. A dog's

age...breed...health...character and personality...and physical sensitivities to heat, cold and water are key

"planning inputs" when determining the size, location and outfitting of dog run fencing.

* Water. Simple, functional gravity-fed large reservoir watering units are a must for a dog run. Clean water, up to

several gallons or more, goes into the reservoir. After each drink, the unit naturally emits replacement water equal

to what your dog has drunk. Reason? Hydraulic pressure.

* Shade And Rain Protection. Any outdoor pet fence must include a shade and rain protection zone...think

dimensionally at around 6-foot square...tarps minimally or a more permanent hard cover construction gives a rest,

sleep and weather protection safety zone.

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