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The best fence for my dog

Most of our customers are pet parents. Conyers Fence Company is passionate about creating a safe environment for your pets to roam or play. We offer a variety of options that will keep your pet contained to your yard, as well as additional options on our standard fences to assist with pet-related problems.

Dog looking through wood fence
Photo taken by Kevin Butz

Pet Behaviors Dogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and each has their own personality and quirks that you may want to take into consideration as you look for a fence. We tend to ask pet parents about the size of their dogs, both their height and weight, as we help find the best solution. Behaviors also factor into the decisions. Some common behaviors include:

  • Digging

  • Jumping

  • Fence Aggression

  • Barking or growling

  • Pushing against the fence

  • Chewing

Dog looking over wood fence
Photo taken by Nick Fewings

Best Fence Options for Dogs

Chain Link Fences

Our most popular product for dogs is chain link due to its strength, durability and affordable pricing. We offer 4'-, 5'- and 6'-tall residential galvanized or black vinyl-coated chain link. According to the size of your pup, you may opt for a taller fence to prevent them from jumping over the fence. For dogs that chew, we would recommend galvanized chain link in a heavier gauge wire (9 ga) to prevent them from chewing on the wire and messing up the fence.

5' Galvanized Chain Link
5' Galvanized Chain Link

Our black vinyl-coated chain link comes with tension wire at the bottom of the fence line to keep the lower section of the fence taut and make it more difficult for our doggos to dig or slip under the fence. The option is available for galvanized chain link fences as an add on.

5' Black Vinyl-Coated Chain Link Fence
5' Black Vinyl-Coated Chain Link Fence

Another option for chain link to prevent digging out is the addition of bottom rail. Made from the same 1 3/8" top rail material, bottom rail is placed between posts at the ground level as a deterrent for dogs that want to dig out. Where tension wire keeps the fence taut, bottom rail provides a structural barrier to keep your dog from escaping. Many boarding facilities and shelters have bottom rail to retain the dogs in their care.

Wood Fences

Wood picket fences are probably not your best product for a dog who wants to get out. While the pickets are not spaced wide enough for most dogs to slip through, picket fences are either 4'- or 5'-tall. For pups that jump, you may want to opt for a taller option. We do offer welded wire in addition to picket fencing, as pictured below, to help contain your pets.

5' Cedar Picket Fence with Welded Wire
5' Cedar Picket Fence with Welded Wire

Wood privacy fences are our best suggestion for dog parents as it meets almost all of their needs. They are 6'-tall and provide a continuous perimeter to your yard. Privacy fences butt up to the ground and are structurally firm, not giving when pushed on. For dogs that are fence aggressive or triggered by seeing what's going on in the world outside of the yard, wood privacy is going to be your best option to prevent barking.

6' Wood Privacy Fence with Gate
6' Wood Privacy Fence with Gate

Ornamental Fences

Our ornamental fences are available in 4'-, 5'-, or 6'-tall options and come in aluminum or steel construction, both of which provide a stable fence. Ornamental fencing provides a decorative look with a durable product. The panel styles are installed so that the pickets float just off the ground. If your dog likes to dig or is really small (picket spacing is 3.75" apart), this may not be the best option to help contain your dog to your yard.

5' Steel Ornamental Spear Top Fence
5' Steel Ornamental Spear Top Fence

Have more questions about which is right for you?

Contact us today with any questions you may have about the best fence for you dog. As stated above, Conyers Fence Company wants to keep your pets safe and secure. Our estimators are highly-experienced and will be able to answer any questions and help you find the best solution for you.

Call us today for a free estimate.


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