3 Options To Keep Your Puppy Safe In Your Backyard

Posted on: 16 August 2018

If you have just gotten a brand-new puppy, you want to make sure that your puppy can safely go outside without the risk of running away or getting hurt because they leave your yard. You have several options open to you to make sure that you have created a safe place for your puppy. 

Lead

One option open to you is some kind of lead. This is something to which you can hook your puppy's collar so that they can't go anywhere past your yard. There are different kinds of leads and different ways that you use them. One way is to have a line strung from two trees or two posts that is at about eye height for you. You can then attach a lead to that. With the length of lead that you have gotten, plus the length of the line that it's attached to, your puppy can have a lot of space to wander and explore your yard. Depending on how long everything is and how many trees or other obstacles you have in your yard, your puppy may be able to get to the majority of your yard. 

Invisible Fencing

Another option open to you is to use invisible fencing. This fencing is basically a buried wire with a sensor in it that is paired with a collar that your puppy wears. When the sensor senses your puppy crossing the line of the fencing, they can receive some kind of correction, which may include a low-voltage electric shock. You can adjust the strength of whatever kind of correction you choose so that it won't hurt your new puppy. One problem with this is that some dogs, depending on why they are running, may be able to ignore the correction. 

Traditional Fencing

You can also choose to have traditional fencing. There are different kinds of fencing that you can choose, including wooden or vinyl privacy fencing and chain-link fencing. If you choose to go with chain-link, you will want to make sure that the fencing company gets the fencing material down as close to the ground as possible and that the chain-link is taut so it's hard to get underneath it. The fencing company may be able to put some board that goes from the bottom of the chain-link fencing down into the ground a little bit. For more information, contact a fencing contractor like Gatlin Fence Company today.

Having a new puppy can be a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of responsibility. You want to make sure that they are going to be safe when you are let them go outside to play. 

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