Finding the Best Fence for a Big Dog

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You love your big dog and want to make sure he’s able to run and play as much as he needs to. But at the same time, you want to ensure that he’s always safe and accounted for.

So your question probably is: What’s the best fence for dogs? Especially for big dogs.

That’s why we’ve put together this post on what to look for in fencing for your best friend.

We’ll give you a breakdown of what to look for in dog fencing, so you’ll be able to pick the right one for you and your dog.

Sound interesting? Keep reading to find out more. 


It’s a myth that simply installing a fence that’s a one-size-fits-all will get the job done.

Every fence installation is different and takes into account the size of your home and yard, the style of your property, and any specific needs the owner may have.

So the same is true for dog fencing. Don’t use any company that tries to sell you a ‘standard’ fence. That means they aren’t taking into account the specifics of your property and your needs.


You have options as far as the type of fencing you choose, and this will affect how challenging the installation will be.

If you go with pre-fab vinyl fencing, there’s a decent chance that you and a friend or family member will be able to set it up on your own. There are options for invisible fencing as well, but that comes with its own set of drawbacks.

But for most types of fencing, the installation process is more complex, so you’ll want to have professionals install it for you.


With any fencing, you want to make sure you are clear on the exact location of your property line.

The last thing you want is to install a dog fence at the edge of your property, only to later find out you put part of it on your neighbor’s land. 

You might want to have a survey crew come to give you the specifics of your property line. 


You want this fence to last. Whether it’s from your furry friend trying to chew or paw at it, or simply because you live in an area with more extreme weather, a dog fence is only worthwhile if it stands the test of time.

So make sure you choose a fencing material that is durable. And also make sure the connection points are sturdy and won’t come apart with changing temperatures.

Talk to a reputable fencing company for their suggestions on the most durable fencing material.

Security and Size

The most durable fence in the world won’t do you any good if your dog can leap right over it, or if they can slip in between the slats.

So make sure you talk to a professional to make sure your dog fence is the appropriate height and have small enough spaces in it. That way it will always keep your dog safe

The Best Fence for Dogs

When looking for the best fence for dogs, you’ll need to make sure you take all the details of your specific yard, property, weather, and dog into account.

While it’s tempting to go the DIY route, a great move is to consult with a professional fencing company to make sure you’re getting the best option for you and your best friend.

For any questions, contact us today!