Fences for Man's Best Friend

While some homeowners install invisible, electric fences to restrain their dog, others decide that a traditional, physical fence is better at canine containment because they also help discourage outside people or dogs from teasing your pet. A general rule of thumb when selecting your fence is fairly obvious—the bigger the dog is, the taller the fence needs to be. If you install the fence while your dog is still a puppy, however, he or she will likely respect the fence forever, regardless of his or her size. Another option for homeowners with a dog is to build a containment area within the yard. This will provide a place for your dog without obstructing your yard’s perimeter.