Need To Keep Your Dogs In And Other Dogs Out? Put Up A Fence


If you have dogs, it is much easier to let them run free in your yard than you having to walk them on a leash. To do this, you can build a fence and put it around your yard. This will not only keep your dogs inside but will keep other dogs out.

Land Survey

Before you put up a fence, you need to contact a land surveyor, such as Goldsmith. This is because in many cases, a fence is located near the property line. The surveyor will come to your property and make sure the stake points and existing corners are correct along the fence line. The surveyor can mark property corners with an iron axle, rod, or pipe, with pink or orange flagging tied to it. The property lines are also marked with flagging and rope.

The costs of the land surveyor depends on who you hire. There are things that can affect it, however. For example, if it has been a very long time since your property was last surveyed, the cost may be higher. If you have missing corners, or your property is heavily wooded with underbrush and trees, the cost may go up.

Types of Fencing

There are many different types of fencing you can put up to keep your dogs in. Simple chain link fencing works well. If you choose a chain link fence, ask what the gauge is, which is the thickness of the metal. The higher the gauge number the thicker the metal.  This is especially important if you have a large dog that could break down a weak chain link fence.

If you want something that looks a little nicer, an aluminum fence works well for the purpose of keeping your dogs in your yard. Aluminum fencing looks like wrought iron fencing just not as expensive. Aluminum is beneficial because it will not rust.

For a strong fence that will last a long time, wood fencing is a good choice. How much this costs depends on the type of wood, the current price of the wood, and how large your fence is. Once installed, it gives your home a welcoming feeling, and your dogs cannot get through it.

You should speak with your neighbors before you put up a fence. Show them the report from the land surveyor stating where your property lines are. This can save you from disputes later on if they do not like the fence, and ask you to take it down.


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