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What You Should Know About Creating A Pet Friendly Backyard

Dog runs & fences Edmonton

Creating a safe outdoor space for your dog begins with installing suitable fencing. A fenced yard will protect your pet from other dogs, wildlife and vehicles. Fencing also reduces the risk of your canine companion biting someone else’s child or digging a hole in the neighbour’s yard. However, when creating a pet friendly backyard, it’s important to consider your pet’s behaviours. Here’s what you may want to look at.

How to prevent climbing

Dogs can be curious and may want to find out what’s on the other side of your fence, especially if you leave them alone all day. Some dogs are adept at climbing and can get over surprisingly high fences. To prevent this from happening, ensure the inside surface of your fence is smooth by covering it with plywood.

You can also get an extension for the top of your fence that tilts inward at an angle called a lean-in. This is especially easy to do if you have a chain-link fence.

How to prevent digging

Some dogs are more likely to dig their way under your fence rather than going over the top. Placing rocks along the perimeter of your yard will prevent your dog from tunnelling out. You can also bury chicken wire under the fence.

How to repair or replace your fence

Before introducing your dog to your yard, repair any holes in your existing fence and fill in spaces where your pet can squeeze through. The most typical escape route is the gaps between a gate and the fence. You can call a professional fencing company to make repairs or tighten a sagging fence. If your fence is in rough shape, you may need to replace it.

How to pet-proof your gate

Some dogs can figure out how to open a gate. So consider a custom gate with a pet-proof latch. You can also install a self-closing gate so you don’t have to worry about visitors or family members leaving the gate open and your pet running off.

How to install a dog run

A portable chain link dog run or kennel is a great way to give your dog outdoor space while preventing it from digging up your garden and flower beds or urinating on your lawn. Dog runs can be customized to fit a yard of any shape or size.

Pet Fencing Installation in Alberta

At Duraguard Fence Ltd., we provide DIY portable dog kennels that two people can set up in 20 minutes. We have standard sizes or we can custom build one to suit your needs. Contact us today to learn more or get a free quote.


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