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The Best Fencing for Dogs

We love our backyards, and we want every family member to enjoy spending time in there – including our dogs! There are hundreds of fencing styles, and a lot of them are great for keeping your dogs safe and contained.

However, every dog is different physically and they all have different tendencies, meaning there is not a one size fits all for fencing when you have dogs. Let’s take a look at the most popular fencing options when you have dogs.

Wood Privacy Fences

A wooden privacy fence is a great option for small dogs or dogs that get over-excited when they see people or other animals walking around. The wooden planks of privacy fences fit together tightly so there are no gaps. This ensures that small dogs cannot get through and escape and it also keeps overactive dogs from seeing any movement or commotion on the other side of the fence. 

Ornamental Iron Fences

Do you have an extra large dog? Or does your dog get bored with a lack of stimulation? If either of these apply to your dog, an ornamental iron fence might be the best choice for you. Iron fences have gaps in between the rails, so your dog is able to watch their surroundings. This will prevent them from getting too bored and potentially causing destruction to your backyard.

Keep in mind with ornamental iron fences that gaps are large enough for small, and even some medium sized dogs to squeeze through. So if you leave your dog unsupervised, iron fences are suitable for large dogs only. Of course you can get any type of fence you’d like with a small dog, just be prepared to ensure it doesn’t escape!

Pool Fencing

Pool fencing comes in a variety of options like wood privacy fencing, iron fencing and even vinyl fencing. No matter what pool fence style you choose, they all serve the same purpose – keeping your family out of the water when they’re not supposed to be in it, including your dogs. Even if they’re great swimmers, a pool fence can prevent your dog from getting into the pool and tracking water and debris throughout your home.

As you can see, there are plenty of fencing options suitable for all different breeds, sizes and personality types of dogs. If you still have questions about which fencing type is right for your situation, give us a call! Our fence contractor will be able to direct you to the right option.



"Sierra fence created the most gorgeous iron railing fence for my new house. They were prompt, efficient and professional. It's the envy of the neighborhood, and the dogs like it because they can see other dogs through the bars."

Margaret-Anne
from Bee Cave

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