If you're looking into residential wood fencing options to keep your dogs from leaving the yard, there are a few additional steps to consider taking to ensure the fence is completely secure against break-outs. Here, you'll find a short list of things to consider adding to your wooden fencing to keep your dog inside the fence where it's safe.
Some dogs love to dig – if your dog loves digging, the one thing that your wooden fencing will need are anti-dig posts buried under the ground. These posts are placed just inside the fence line and buried about 6-inches under. As the dog digs, he runs into the posts and will not be able to tunnel under the fence. Once placed and the grass grows in, you'll never even know that the posts are there until your dog finds them during an escape attempt.
Invisible Fence System
One problem that arises when homeowners choose to use invisible fencing options without a real fence around the yard is that the dogs can get out of the yard if they're tempted enough. For example, if another dog is being walked down the street in front of your home, your dog may get so excited that he could break through the invisible fence and not even feel the shock – then, he's stuck on the outside and no longer has the rush of excitement to make him forget about the shock he's about to receive.
Using the two fencing options is the optimal way to ensure your dog won't be going anywhere. The wire for the invisible fencing can be connected to the wooden fencing instead of having to bury it. Then, when the dog gets too close to the fence, he'll hear a buzz and if he doesn't turn back, he'll get a little zap – he won't be spending much time digging, jumping against or trying to find ways out of the fencing.
The gate is another weak-point when it comes to keeping dogs in. Instead of relying solely on one latch to keep the gate closed, install latches on both the inside and outside of the gate. This way, if the dog does manage to get one latch open, he won't be able to undo the other.
Talk with your residential wood fencing company contractor to gain assistance in making these changes. Hopefully, your dog will remain in the yard where he's safe day and night.