Different home and property owners have varying uses and needs when it comes to fencing, and pets are often somewhere on this list. Keeping pets within the property is naturally the most common need here, but there also may be some additional considerations when it comes to your pets and any fencing you utilize on your property.
At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a wide range of fence supplies and accessories to clients around Layton and nearby parts of Utah, plus installation services for any need you may have. We regularly assist clients with fence needs that relate to pets, whether we’re talking dogs, cats or any others. This two-part blog series will look at some of the considerations to be thinking about when it comes to fences and pets, including some of the best fencing materials and certain variables to keep in mind.
Knowing Pet Needs
Firstly, as you’re thinking about fencing and pets, it’s important to understand what your pet needs in terms of property access and movement. Some pets may require more space to run around than others – for example, larger dogs will often need more room than smaller breeds or cats.
Additionally, you’ll need to consider the age of your pet when choosing fencing materials. Puppies or younger animals might be able to fit through smaller gaps than adult animals, so you’ll need to make sure that any fencing is appropriate for the size and behavior of your pet.
Basic Wood Fence
For many pets, the standard wood fence is a great option. This provides excellent privacy to keep your pet and property well-secluded, plus it’s easy to modify if you ever add more pets or change the layout of your yard. Wood fences also tend to be sturdy enough to withstand most pets’ attempts at climbing or digging under them.
However, some smaller pets may still be able to fit through the gaps in a wood fence, so this is something to keep in mind. In addition, if you have a particularly energetic or curious pet, they may be able to jump over a shorter wood fence – be sure to consider your specific pet’s tendencies when choosing the height of your fence.
Chain Link Fence
Chain link fences are another popular option for pet owners. They’re affordable, low maintenance and provide great security for pets. The main drawback with chain link fencing is that they often don’t offer much privacy, so keep this in mind if your pet needs a lot of alone time or privacy.
One potential issue with chain link fences is that small pets may be able to squeeze through the openings between the links. If you have a smaller pet, you may want to consider adding wire mesh or another type of barrier to prevent them from escaping.
In part two of our series, we’ll go over more fencing options and additional considerations to keep in mind when choosing the best fence for you and your pets. At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect fence solution for your property and pet needs. Stay tuned!