Fencing is so important, especially if, like at RedTeddy, your property is adjacent to a major road where the speed limit is 35 mph but cars and trucks fly down the hill doing closer to 50!
For the safety of our dogs, we have several layers of protection. These include an eight foot wire fence around most of the property. It's supposed to be a deer fence, but the deer didn’t get the memo!--until we got the big dogs (more on them later). The puppy play yard, with doggie doors into the kitchen, has a white picket fence around it that is reinforced with chicken wire to prevent nosy little dogs from squeezing out! One, who shall remain nameless (but whose name begins with "Band," as in Band-Aid, but without the Aid, and ends with "it," and who has a mask on like a bandit, and who is a tiny little Parti Poodle), has found other ways to defeat the fence.. He is right now being watched very very very carefully and soon will give away his secret exit--again!
OK, the puppy play yard with its nice picket fence, really does a great job of giving baby puppies a big area to play in and explore. Some of the older dogs think it is just interesting enough, too, and they have yet to dig their way out. Mostly that's because they are digging their holes several feet from the fence, apparently trying to dig first under the tomato garden bed before tunneling under the picket fence, perhaps to prevent the humans from figuring out their intent… if they are engineering a tunnel, good for them… always wanted an underground bunker…
Moving right along, safety is paramount, and our fences allow RedTeddy to keep dogs safe yet give them space to run and play. In addition to the deer fencing, we chose to line most of our property with an underground fence as an added layer that gives our larger dogs more of the freedom they need.
So, three fences and three different fenced-in areas: How do you keep your dogs safe? Leave a comment and see the next blog from RedTeddy!