Pets & Fences: Tips to Keep Fido Safe in the Backyard

Pets & Fences: Tips to Keep Fido Safe in the Backyard

Jul 06 2021

You need the right fence to keep pets safe in the backyard. Every homeowner knows the problem with owning a pet. You do all the right things; you feed them, give them water and take care of them when they are sick. The question is, how do you keep pets safe in the backyard?

At Fence Armor®, we get a lot of calls from homeowners looking to keep pets safe in the backyard. Sometimes it is after they have lost a pet and do not want it to happen again. Other times it is from a new homeowner who wants a safe backyard before letting Fido out for a run. Fence protection is always top of their list of questions.

The good news is that we have the answers and our list of tips includes:

    • A privacy fence will keep pets safe in the backyard
    • Use a fence to build a pen in the backyard
    • Stock fencing is ideal in rural areas
    • Keep the fence posts safe with Fence Armor®

Let’s take a closer look at each point.

A privacy fence will keep pets safe in the backyard

A problem for pets is the lack of fencing. Another one is a fence which they can see out, and others can see in from the street. 

When you are missing a fence, the dog or cat can run away without you knowing. The dog will run after a passing car or kids on their bikes. A cat will just walk away and find someone else to feed them. By installing a tall, privacy fence, the dog or cat cannot wander away or slip through the panels. 

A privacy fence stops people from the street from seeing what is happening in your backyard. Thefts of pets from their home happens a lot more than you might think. Blocking off the view from the street will have many benefits.

A privacy fence need not turn the garden into a prison yard, though. Grow trees, shrubs, and raised beds to improve the look of the fence and your backyard.

Privacy fence

Use a fence to build a pen in the backyard

If you want to keep the dog or cat in the yard but in their own area, then build a pen. A well-built pen will keep pets safe in the backyard and help them exercise too.

Pick an area of the backyard away from traffic but where you can see the pen. Depending on the size of the pet, choose the right fence size. If you have a dog pick a big area and use tall fencing so they cannot jump over it. For a cat, you may not need such tall fencing but remember, they are excellent jumpers.

Construct the pen and make it as big as possible. For the dog, you could also add a run so they can get about and work off all that energy. Do not forget to install a shelter to keep pets safe in the backyard. 

Remember to maintain the fence and keep the pen clean and tidy.

Dog Pen

Stock fencing is ideal in rural areas

Rural homeowners nearly always have pets and need to keep them safe in the backyard. Not only can they wander away, but they get stolen or eaten by the local wildlife.

Stock fencing is ideal in rural areas. It is easy to install and maintain. Stock fencing will keep pets safe in the backyard and keep wildlife under control. Another big advantage of stock fencing is that it can be easy to move about the yard. 

Ask your local fence supply agent what is the best type for your area.

Stock Fencing

Keep the fence posts safe with Fence Armor®

At Fence Amor® we know how important it is to maintain your fence. It is also essential to make sure your fence posts are safe from day one. Fence protection is vital for a healthy fence.

We stock Stain & Seal Experts products to protect the wooden fences all year round. You may need to apply a coat every year or at other intervals, depending on the wood and your local climate.

Fence Armor® Postsaver sleeves will protect the posts once they are in the ground. They are easy to apply and are good for at least 20 years of service. You will get complete fence protection at the ground-line level from rot, termites, and the effects of moisture.

Our Post Guards protect the fence from trimmer and weed wacker damage. The guards, made of American steel, will not rust or deteriorate. They are easy to attach and come in a variety of sizes.

Fence Armor® protects the fence posts to help keep pets safe in the backyard.

Call us - 888-289-5617

At Fence Armor®, we know a fence will keep pets safe in the backyard. Our products protect the fence posts and add life to the fence. Ask our experts for their advice. Call us today for all your fence protection needs.

Shop Fence Armor® - Post Guards

Fence Armor - Post Guards

BUY NOW!

Shop Stain & Seal - Wood Stain

Shop Stain & Seal Wood Stain

BUY NOW!

Shop Postsaver® - Rot Barrier

Shop Postsaver - Rot Barrier

BUY NOW!




Recent Posts:

Categories:

Follow Fence Armor® on Instagram