Dogs have been domesticated by man for thousands of years and yet they still have the instinct that wants to roam free, wherever they wish. This is why so much money is spent year after year by pet owners on making sure that their dog cannot escape from their yard. Sometimes it is assumed that all you need is a well made fence to keep them from escaping.
However there are plenty of dog breeds that are tenacious and will do anything that they can to get free of the fence by climbing it. This can be incredibly frustrating for the owner. This is why no climb fences are so popular among many dog owners. If you are a dog owner who is worried about their dog’s ability to climb fences but are not sure about the cost then here is some info you can put to good use.
The first thing you need to do in order to understand the cost of a no climb dog fence is figure up how large your back yard is. This will let you know exactly how big your fence needs to be. While it is always a good idea to buy a little bit more fencing than you may need knowing the exact measurements will give you some room for corrections in case you have made any mistakes.
You also need to factor in whether or not you are wanting to buy a no climb fence kit or if you are wanting to take the DIY approach and create your own no climb fence.
If you are looking to buy a kit then you can expect to pay a flat rate for it but the problem with a kit is that it may not meet you individual needs. However, the DIY approach may prove to be one that causes you to spend more money than necessary on trial and error. On the other hand, you could end up spending less than $150 on a kit. The prices vary depending on your needs.
Breaking cost down into purely monetary terms is not too difficult when it comes to the materials at your disposal to create a no climb fence. Chain link is roughly $15 per foot. Wood is $28 per foot. Vinyl is $24 per foot. Aluminum is $19 per foot.
Understanding these costs can make it less difficult for you to take the DIY approach or it can help you decide on buying a kit instead. You can learn more about the materials here: http://doggybakery.org/.
There is no real cheap solution to having a no climb dog fence. One approach will cost you more money and the other approach may cost you more time. You ultimately have to decide on the approach that will best benefit you and your dog.
Most importantly you should take the option that will keep your dog safe and contained within the yard rather than focusing solely on the cheap and easy route. You will ultimately find that it is worth the time and effort that you put into it.