Owning a dachshund comes with many benefits. They are loyal, intelligent, and great lap dogs. But when it comes to the outdoors, it's also important to consider other habits that the dog may have. If you are a dog owner, you may consider putting in a fence to help keep the dog contained in a yard. For dachshunds, there are many specific features of the fence to consider. The following four features are ideal for their small size, habits, and the way you will raise them. When you are getting the fence installed by a professional contractor, you can request these specific features to help ensure that your dachshund is safe and happy in its own yard.
When installing a chain link fence, the top rail is important for stabilizing the fence and creating a border. You also have the option of adding the same rail to the bottom of a fence. The bottom rail is a huge advantage for dachshund owners. Miniature dachshunds have very low backs and often only stand at around 5 inches off the ground. This means that they can squeeze through tight areas, including a vulnerable area on a chain link fence. By having the bottom rail installed, the dachshunds will not be tempted to get through the fence and chase off a squirrel that is located nearby. A bottom rail can help prevent other animals from coming into the reverse side of the fence. This can help add a lot of safety for your dog while it roams freely in the fenced-in yard.
A dachshund is known as a hound dog, and for many years the breed has been known to dig. When a dachshund is exploring your back yard, you may find that they are digging near the chain link fence. To prevent the dachshund from building an escape tunnel underneath the fence, you can have the posts buried deep into the lawn. This will help create a stable fence that is hard to dig around. Now only will it act as a blockade for holes that are dug, but it can help prevent the fence from falling if an area around the post has been weakened by digging. Along with these posts, you can try to deter your dog from digging near or around the fence area.
Dachshunds can be social when it comes to the right people, but they can also be weary when it comes to neighbors, other animals, or just simply people walking around the block. Instead of allowing your dachshund to see and bark at everyone that goes by your home, you can keep visuals out of their sight with the installation of privacy slats. Privacy slats are inserted through the links and can create a barrier so that people cannot see through the fence on one side and your dog will not see through on the other side. The privacy slats are available in multiple colors and can be chosen to match the exterior of your home.
If you are not seeking a fence installation for your whole backyard, then you can seek the installation of a fence runner area. This is a closed in area that would be made exclusively for your dachshund. Dachshunds are prone to back problems, and one way to help prevent this is by keeping them fit and in shape. A fenced-in exercise area is one way that this will really help. A dachshund can spend a lot of time playing and exploring in this fenced-in area. A fence contractor can set up the area in any location on your property.
By planning ahead, you can provide the best fencing features for your dachshund. Talk with a fencing contractor, such as those at Elrod Fence Co, for more information and options.