Fencing is one of the most effective tools for helping to contain and protect man’s best friend.
You may not think of your dog as a climber, but one thing you can say about dogs is that they have plenty of determination! A functional and attractive fencing arrangement can keep him safe and sound in your yard, and out of harm’s way.
That’s why many owners choose to install a dog run. But perhaps the bigger challenge isn’t keeping your dog in; it’s making sure that your pet enlosure doesn’t turn into a big eyesore in your yard.
Here are a few ideas for fenced dog runs that will add to your yard’s beauty, rather than detract from it.
Chain Link Fencing
Although chain link isn’t the most attractive fencing option available, it is the most flexible and economical.
Fortunately, you can spruce it up quickly and easily. For example, you can paint the fence in fun, bright colors to make it a quirky and colorful addition to your backyard. If subtle is more your style, you can paint it green, brown or black to blend in with the surroundings.
You could also use hedges and climbing plants to make it a feature of your garden. Just be sure that whatever you plant is non-toxic to pets. The same goes for any paint you may use on the metal itself.
Worried about Wildlife?
If you live in an area where you have to worry about more than just your dog getting out, you may want to consider a taller fencing style made from a sturdy material like iron.
This is a great option if coyotes are an issue in your area.
Not only will this keep your dog in and other wildlife out, but you’ll have many great design styles to choose from. You can also plant trees around it to provide shade and privacy for years to come, or even plant a yew hedge at the base of the fencing for an extra layer of wildlife deterrent.
Create a Doggy Getaway
Who says a dog run has to be just a plain fence?
If you really want to make your pup happy, you can create a little oasis that includes some decorative fencing, a small dog house and maybe even some dog-friendly plants.
This way you can easily incorporate your pet’s habitat into your landscape. This is especially important if your yard doesn’t have an exterior or perimeter fence.
Here at Outback Fencing, we strive to meet our customer’s goals and objectives, whatever they may be. If you’re looking for some creative ideas for a pet enclosure or dog run, give us a call.
Throughout Wyoming and Utah, Outback Fencing is your locally owned and operated expert for fencing of all types.