In order to keep your pet safe while at the same time give it room to run around you will need to install some form of fence.
Without a fence your pet can get in to trouble like fights, bothering neighbors, getting into garbage, or running away.
There are many different options to consider for fencing and each has their own advantages and disadvantages.
The first thing you will need to consider is they type of animal you have.
If you have a larger pet you are going to need a fence that his stronger and taller in order to keep them from escaping.
While smaller dogs do not need a tall fence you will need to make sure that any gap in your fence is not too wide for them to get through.
Some fencing options are: - Chain Link - Picket - Privacy - Electronic A chain link fence will keep any pet contained in your yard.
It's long lasting and your pet will not be able to damage it.
However, it will not provide you any privacy.
You can purchase plastic strips to weave through to provide you with some privacy.
Then you have picket fencing which can be made out of either wood or vinyl.
With this type of fence you can determine the width between post to be able to keep smaller pets in.
Vinyl while just as strong as wood tends to require less maintenance but is also much more expensive than wood fencing.
Privacy can also be done out of wood or vinyl and comes in many different heights.
This fence will give you complete privacy because there is no space between the slats.
Finally there is the electronic fence or hidden dog fence.
While an electronic fence will keep your pet contained to your back yard it will not however keep other animals or people out.
Hidden fences have a wire that has been buried around the perimeter of your yard.
You then will place a collar on your pet that will give your dog a warning if they get too close to the edge of the yard, and a small shock if they cross the wire.
With this type of fence your pet will require some training to teach him to stay in the designated area.
Before deciding on a type of fence you will need to consider the needs of both you and your pet.
Which one will keep you, your pet and those around you safe? Which one will keep everyone happy? Privacy, safety, cost, height, and sturdiness are all things to consider when picking the best fencing option for you and your pet.