If you’ve got a jumper, your fence needs to be higher; if you’ve got a digger, your fence (if possible) should go into the ground six inches to eliminate the possibility of your dog digging a hole big enough for him to fit under. Landscaping and plants provides a natural barrier that blocks dogs from digging holes and also stops jumpers in their tracks by lengthening the distance they need to jump. But you have to make sure you’re not planting toxic (or invasive!) species of plants. Keep your dog healthy and your lawn beautified by being aware of plants that are toxic to dogs. Plan your landscaping around your dog and I guarantee he will enjoy the backyard a whole lot more if he isn’t sick.
So you've got a fence, a beautiful white privacy fence on every side, and plants, some colorful specimens that have no thorns and also provide shade. What else do you need? To keep your dog from wanting to leave so desperately get him some awesome dog toys and schedule in some serious play time. As a bonus to all that extra play time and attention, your dog will be happier and less likely to inflict destructive behaviors on your home like chewing things or tearing up those homemade pillow cases you just made. He’ll also have less separation anxiety and the outdoor fetch games after work will be something he’ll really look forward to every day.
Speak to us about what size and kind of dog you have when picking out a fence so we can make sure you—and your dog—are getting the most enjoyable backyard you can. Call us at 888-728-4695 or schedule an appointment online.