With warmer weather, dogs are more likely to spend time outdoors in the yard. Here are some fencing tips to help keep Fido safely contained.
- Regularly walk the perimeter of your yard to check for damage to fencing. Do not let your dog outside off leash until any damage is repaired.
- Many dogs escape because visitors leave gates open. Before you let your dog out, make sure that latches and gates are secure.
- Small dogs can fit through slats in a wooden fence or between rod iron bars. Use chicken wire to cover the holes.
- Large dogs may be able to jump over your fence. Install high, durable fencing. Be sure to check city ordinances before installing new fencing.
- Plant shrubs along the fence line to help your dog ignore outside distractions.
- Move items like bins, chairs, and tables away from fencing as they may serve as a launching pad for your dog.
- If your dog digs, bury chicken wire at the base of your fence or place large rocks at the base.
- Do not leave your dogs unattended for long periods of time.
- A fenced yard is not a substitute for walking your dogs.
- Remember, it’s the law to keep your dog confined.
- Spayed/neutered pets are less likely to roam.
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA animal control officers are available around the clock for animal-related emergencies. If you see an animal in need, call 626.792.7151.
For more hot weather tips, check out pasadenahumane.org/heat.