Does your dog treat the fence around your property like a challenge and escape at every chance? Dogs may well be our best friends, but they can be extremely mischievous – largely due to their natural curiosity of the world around them. Besides finding weak links in your fencing, dogs are also able to scale a fence as well as burrowing under a barrier. Providing a safe and secure fence is the only way of containing a dog – otherwise your pet is liable to join the thousands of dogs that go missing in Australia every year.
Assessing Your Fencing
The first step is to assess the quality and suitability of your existing fencing. If there is the slightest gap or opening a dog will find this very quickly and consistently use it to escape. Never underestimate the strength and power of a dog, especially the larger breeds which can easily push over anything less than a sturdy fence. Some dogs are also very adept climbers, and can use the cross railings or chain links as a form of purchase. Look out for sagging in a chain link fence or paw marks on a timber fence. And if they are not going over then some breeds are seemingly born to burrow. While you are assessing the state of your fencing it is worth noting that your gate may also be the source of the problem. All it needs is a faulty latch for your pet pooch to work out that this is the weak link in your enclosure.
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