The best way to install a non electric dog fence is to use the most efficient and natural place on your property to fence in. It is best to walk around your property and give it some thought. Think of where you can close in the most space easily and with an exit from your home that is convenient.
Many times it is possible to use your home as one side of the dog enclosure, a real cost savings.
These will help reduce the cost of your dog fence and create a larger space
- A existing fence that can take care of one side or more
- Your house can act as one side
- Other posts or structures on your property that can be used as posts
- Trees on your property that can be used as posts
Many dog fence systems will require a post every 8 feet. To save money consider a Hybrid dog fence system by Pet Playgroundz. A unique tension cable system allows post spacing to be up to 30 feet between posts. It also allows for trees and other structures to be used as posts.
Gates are a significant cost. Use a single gate that is 5′ wide at least. That will let almost any mower in. With some systems you can add gates in the future. Also ask a Pet Playgroundz rep about pull back type gates that can cost as little as $50.00 and be up to 8 feet wide.
Traditional fences in wood, metal and vinyl are very costly and can require significant maintenance. They can also be expensive to install and repair. A fence is a long term investment that should be carefully planned. If you cannot decide what type of fence will work best for your whole property, then it is likely that you may need more than one type.
When considering a fence for you dog, It is important to make sure the fence has anti-dig, anti-climb and anti-chew protection. There are plenty of videos on Youtube that show how easily dogs can escape from almost any fence. Choose a fence that will protect your dog , fit your property and budget.
If possible discuss your situation with a dog fence expert. Creating a fenced in space for your dog is a great way to keep them healthy, happy and also socialized with other dogs.