CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Newswire.com) — Getting a new puppy or planning for a small dog can change the style or layout of an existing fence or fence plans.
Smaller dogs like a chihuahua or a dachshund can be hard to keep enclosed in a fenced yard. Despite frustrations, there are options for securing a dog that don’t involve replacing an entire fence or keeping pets indoors.
Whether closing on a home and shopping for a new aluminum fence or looking for a quick fix to an existing fence, here are a few options that can give peace of mind while small pets enjoy the outdoors:
Puppy Pickets or Double Pickets
The “puppy picket” style has 1 5/8” spacing, which goes up about 16-20 inches from the ground and then transitions to standard spacing the for the remainder of the fence.
The “double picket” has 1 5/8” spacing from top to bottom. Some customers might find this style more appealing for its consistency.
Puppy pickets and double pickets will add around $7 extra per foot to a new fence.
Any reputable fencing company will offer these two styles for a new aluminum fence.
This is a simple and fairly foolproof way to prevent your pup from sneaking out. It comes in a black or galvanized metal or even in a plastic chicken wire, which is much easier to handle compared to the metal offerings with sharp edges.
If a fence is pre-existing, a much better and less expensive alternative to a whole new fence is to add wire. Standing 24 inches high, this fairly transparent addition will only add about $3 per foot to the price of a new or existing fence.
Keeping small pets secure is a high priority and installing a puppy picket aluminum fence or wire mesh can provide peace of mind. Need help deciding which option is the best fit? Contact Carolina Fence and Screen today.