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Best Fence For Dogs

Dogs come in various breeds and sizes, so it’s essential to select a fence that can effectively contain your specific dog. Smaller dogs may require fences with narrower gaps, while larger dogs may need taller fences to prevent them from jumping or climbing over your fence.

Dogs are clever and can find ways to escape if given the opportunity. Some dogs can be energetic when nervous or left alone and may attempt to dig, scratch, or even chew on the fence. Our team can work with you to ensure that your fence is designed to keep your pet from escaping. Whether they try to dig under or jump over your fence, a quality fence installation can safely protect your pets from escaping.

We offer sturdy and durable fence materials, such as vinyl, wood, or metal, that can be configured to withstand your dog’s habits without easily getting damaged. We understand that the safety of your dog is a top priority and that they’re a part of your family. That is why we will work with you and your pup to ensure their safety.

When you are trying to contain any type of pet, it is best to avoid fences with sharp edges, protruding nails, or toxic materials that could harm your pet. Our team will check for any potential hazards and ensure your fence is free from entrapment or choking risks. Privacy fence installations create a sturdy visual barrier that prevents dogs from seeing outside distractions.

Privacy fences limit the visual contact your dog has with potential triggers, minimizing their excitement levels and reducing the likelihood of aggressive or anxious behavior, such as escaping your property. This can help minimize not only your dog’s anxiety levels but also reduce barking triggered by visual stimuli such as passing people, animals, or vehicles. Privacy fences provide an added layer of security by preventing strangers from easily seeing or accessing your property.

Privacy fences reduce the risk of your dog being enticed or stolen. It also discourages unwanted interactions with neighbors’ pets or stray animals that could agitate your dog. Privacy fences block out visual distractions, reducing the chances of your dog getting overstimulated and improving their focus during training sessions or playtime in the yard. 

By considering these factors, you can choose the best fence for your dog that provides containment, safety, and peace of mind for both you and your furry friend.

Considering the Size of Your Dog

When selecting the best type of fence for your dog, considering the size of your furry friend is of utmost importance. The height of the fence is crucial, especially for larger dogs that have the potential to jump an average of 2–3 times their height. A fence that is built too low may be easily cleared by a large or athletic dog, which may lead to escape or potential danger. 

Taller fences act as a deterrent, making it less likely for your dog to attempt jumping over them to make an escape. For larger breeds or those with exceptional leaping abilities, a fence height of at least 6 feet is recommended.

If you opt for a fence installed with slats, ensure that the gap between each slat is narrow enough to prevent your dog from squeezing through or, possibly worse, getting stuck. Smaller dogs, in particular, can fit through surprisingly small openings. That’s why selecting a fence with tight spacing between slats or pickets is essential to ensuring your pet’s safety and containment.

Dogs, especially small or agile breeds, can be surprisingly resourceful when it comes to finding escape routes. We can assess your fence to find any potential footholds, gaps, or weak points that your dog could exploit and reinforce these areas to eliminate potential escape routes and maintain the security of the fence. If you have a puppy or a young dog, keep in mind that they will grow in size when considering what type of fence is right for you. 

Choose a fence that can accommodate their future height and size to avoid the need for frequent future fence replacements or modifications. A large dog needs a fence that cannot be climbed or jumped.

A small dog typically requires a fence that does not allow for a more straightforward escape route lower along the fence line. There are traditionally no openings or spaces in a privacy fence, which can be installed at a height of up to 6 feet and typically works equally well for large dogs as well as small dogs. Remember that while size is a crucial factor, it is not the sole determinant of the best fence for your dog. Other things to consider are behavior, energy levels, and individual preferences, which should also be taken into account.

Which Fence Material is Best for Your Dog?

If you have a dog that has a habit of climbing, it’s important to choose a fence that effectively prevents them from escaping or accessing areas they shouldn’t be in. In such cases, a chain link fence may not be the best option, as its design provides ample footholds for a determined climber. 

Instead, a solid panel fence is often recommended due to its features and advantages. Solid panel fences, typically made of materials like wood or vinyl, offer a smooth and continuous surface without any footholds or gaps. 

This fence configuration makes it significantly more challenging for dogs to find suitable footing for climbing, discouraging their escape attempts and ensuring better containment. Dogs are often motivated to climb fences due to distractions that pique their curiosity, such as other animals, people, or objects outside the property. Luckily, solid panel fences act as a visual barrier, blocking their line of sight and reducing the temptation to climb in response to diversions. 

This helps keep your dog focused and content within the confines of your yard. Solid panel fences not only deter climbing but also enhance security and privacy for both you and your dog. 

With no gaps or openings, this fence configuration prevents strangers from easily seeing into your property and reduces the likelihood of unwanted interactions with passersby. Additionally, the increased privacy this fence offers helps to create a calm and peaceful environment for your dog, which can minimize barking caused by interruptions. Solid panel fences are generally more robust and durable compared to chain link fences. 

Solid panel fences can withstand the weight and pressure of a dog attempting to climb, ensuring the fence remains intact and effective in containing your pet over time. When properly maintained, a solid panel fence can last for many years, providing long-term peace of mind and containment for your dog. 

Solid panel fences offer a wide range of customization options in terms of materials, colors, and designs. This allows you to choose a fence that aligns with your preferences, complements your property’s aesthetics, and meets your specific dog containment needs. Whether you prefer a classic wooden fence or a modern vinyl panel, you can find a style that suits your taste and requirements.

How Your Dog Behaves in Public

When considering the best fence configuration for your dog, it’s important to take into account their specific preferences and behaviors, too. If your dog tends to bark excessively at passing people, animals, or other distractions while you’re on a walk or in public, a privacy fence may be more appropriate.

Privacy fences, typically constructed with solid panels or closely spaced slats, limit your dog’s visibility to the outside environment. This reduced visual stimulation can help minimize your dog’s barking triggers, as they are less likely to see or be provoked. The visual barrier creates a calmer environment, reducing the tendency for excessive barking. 
If your dog enjoys looking out but also tends to bark excessively, a compromise between a chain link and a privacy fence may be beneficial. Some privacy fences are designed with small openings or decorative cutouts that provide a limited view while still maintaining a level of privacy and security. This type of fence combination can offer a middle ground for your dog, allowing your dog to see outside to some extent while reducing the potential for excessive barking.

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Hidden Posts

PostMaster+ is the only steel fence post on the market designed to be hidden from view.

Both sides of your fence will showcase beautiful cedar posts while the steel on the inside creates a durable, long-lasting fence.

Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defect. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but also offer metal posts and PostMaster+ post options for an even stronger post.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years to come.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Top Quality Rails
We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last. Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.
Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Seamless Design

Our metal fence panels are fabricated through a welding technique that combines laser and fusion technology to create a virtually invisible structural connection at every picket to rail intersection. 

Our team’s expertly crafted construction is unmatched in strength and durability.

Coated Galvanized Steel

All of our metal fences are coated inside and out. Our galvanized metal framework is subjected to a multi-stage pre-treatment/wash, followed by a duplex cathodic electrocoat system consisting of an epoxy primer, which significantly increases corrosion protection, and an acrylic topcoat, which provides the protection necessary to withstand adverse weathering effects.

High Security Fencing

Maintaining a secure perimeter is your first line of defense against potential threats. A securely installed metal fence serves as a visual deterrent backed with heavy metal components that give a higher level of protection compared to traditional alternatives.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Our metal fences come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that protects against cracking, peeling, chipping, blistering and corrosion resulting in structural failure, without cause and workmanship and material defects through the manufacturer.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

You can feel confident in your investment as it comes with a Lifetime Limited warranty.

No other wood fence post even comes close to the performance and longevity of this innovative fencing system.

Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Eco-Friendly Fencing

Trex eco-friendly composite fencing is made from an innovative blend of 96% recycled wood and plastic—that’s almost the whole thing. Trex fencing led the way green fencing more than 20 years, well before green was a buzzword. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our fences and know that we’ve done our part. As one of the largest plastic recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 400 million pounds of plastic and wood from landfills each year.


Trex fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose . If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Trex fences are very easy to clean and typically only require it semi-annually,  making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

Good Neighbor Fence

Unlike most fence types that have a “good side” and a “bad side,” with your Trex fence, you will get the same beautiful finish on either side. No unsightly picket defects or exposed support railings. A Trex fence is beautiful no matter what side of the fence you are on. 

25 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty

The power of the outdoors has met its match. Trex is engineered to endure decades of foul weather and foot traffic…with the warranty coverage to prove it. 

With our 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty, you can rest assured that your backyard investment is well protected.

Versatile Infill Options

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a FenceTrac system you can pair their patented, durable U-channels with the infill that best fits your style. FenceTrac is designed to be used with nearly any type of rigid infill, so you can create the exact look you want.

Durable Metal Frame

FenceTrac comes in with a durable textured matte black powder coat finish consisting of a multi-stage process of industrial, weather-resistant finish. The sturdy metal frame creates a stronger, longer-lasting fence. FenceTrac’s metal frame is also compatible for fencing sloped grades with precision. 

Stronger Trac Channels

FenceTrac U-channels are manufactured from 18-ga. roll-formed galvanized steel for superior strength and durability. This system is built to be long-lasting and customizable to match any yard.

Modern, Sleek Design

FenceTrac’s revolutionary, innovative fence system features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. Not only are these fences long-lasting, but they are also highly customizable as well as fashionable.

Noise Reduction

A noise reduction fence is an excellent way to create a relaxing, quieter environment for your yard. A masonry fence built between a noise source and your home provides an effective sound barrier and will reflect noise away from your yard – leaving you with a quiet oasis. 

High Security Fencing

Security fences keep your property safe from trespassers and provide safety and protection to the area the fence encloses. A masonry fence creates a solid, protective barrier to ensure the security of your yard and your family.

Enhances Curb Appeal

Masonry fences are not only a durable way to protect your property, they are also beautiful. Adding a masonry fence is a great way to quickly add curb appeal to your property that will last for years. Unlike wood fences which can be susceptible to termites, mold and fungus, masonry fencing is naturally pest-proof, fire-proof, and low-maintenance.

Never Shrink, Warp, or Rot

PostMaster+ fences are designed for more than just presenting a seamless fence, it is an investment in peace of mind.

PostMaster+ is designed to not shrink, warp or rot like wood posts.

Withstands Up to 112 MpH Winds

Your PostMaster+ fence system can be configured to withstand up to 112 MpH winds.

Steel posts protect your investment from damaging wind while cedar offers protection from bugs, rot, and warping.