Keeping your pets safe and secure is one of the most important things you can do as a pet owner. Fencing is a great way to protect your pet from potential hazards and to provide them with a secure area to run and play.
At Bundaberg Fencing, we understand the importance of keeping your pets safe with a well-built fence. Our fencing experts can help you find the right fence for your property, from timber to Colorbond to aluminium. We also strive to give our customers the best support before, during, and after installation. One of the ways we do this is by spreading awareness about pet safety and the best ways to keep them safe with your fence.
How to Keep Pets Safe with Fencing
Choosing the Right Fencing Material
Selecting the right material is essential for keeping your pet safe. You should consider factors such as the size of your pet, the size of your yard, and the type of terrain. Different materials have different benefits, so it’s important to do your research and choose the right one for your needs. For instance, if you have a smaller pet and have no need for a tall fence, then you can opt for an aluminium fence for your front yard. If you have larger pets and need a tall fence for your backyard, then go for the trusty Colorbond fence or a beautiful timber fence for that rustic look.
Installing the Fence
It’s important to ensure that the fence is installed properly, as a poorly installed fence can be a hazard to your pet. A number of issues could spring from a poorly installed fence, from possible collapse to stray nails and chipped timber, all potential hazards to your furry friend. Bundaberg Fencing provides professional installation services, so you can rest assured that the job is done right the first time.
Setting Boundaries for Pets
Once the fence is installed, it’s important to set boundaries for your pet. Establishing clear boundaries helps to keep your pet within a safe area and prevents them from straying too far. You can do this by installing pet playpens, or by mixing up the layout of your backyard with greenery or outdoor furniture so that they can’t just run to the other side.
Considering the Height and Width of the Fence
The height and width of the fence are important considerations when it comes to pet safety. The height of the fence should be tall enough to prevent your pet from jumping over, while the width should be wide enough to keep them contained.
Making Sure the Fence is Secure
Check the fence periodically to ensure that there are no loose or damaged parts that could pose a hazard to your pet. Additionally, you should make sure that the gate is always closed and locked when not in use.
Inspecting the Fence Regularly
Look for signs of damage or wear and tear, such as broken boards, loose posts, or missing nails. Also, check for signs of animal activity, such as gnaw marks or holes dug underneath the fence. If you notice any of these issues, be sure to make repairs as soon as possible.
Training Pets to Respect the Fence
Training pets to respect the fence is another important part of keeping them safe. While some animals instinctively understand that the fence is off-limits, others may need to be trained to avoid it. This can be done through positive reinforcement, such as rewarding the pet with treats when they stay behind the fence.
Ensuring Adequate Shade and Ventilation
Keeping pets safe with fencing also means making sure they have adequate shade and ventilation. If the fence is in direct sunlight, be sure to provide shade in the form of trees or awnings. Additionally, be sure to check that the fence is not blocking airflow, as this can create a dangerous environment for pets.
Keeping the Fence Free from Debris
It’s also important to keep the fence free from debris. This means removing any items that may be stuck in the fence, such as branches, sticks, or leaves. Additionally, check for any foreign objects that may have been thrown into the fence, such as rocks or bottles.
Checking for Holes or Weak Spots
Finally, be sure to check for holes or weak spots in the fence. If you notice any, be sure to patch them up as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that your pets stay safe and secure.
If you’re looking for a reliable fencing contractor to build a safe fence for your pets, look no further than Bundaberg Fencing. With years of experience and a commitment to quality, we can help you create a fence that will keep your pets safe and secure. Contact us today for a free, no-commitment quote!