Having a fenced-in backyard certainly makes caring for your new puppy easier and more fun. You don't have to worry about him or her running off and becoming injured when you're playing fetch or working on new commands. A fenced-in yard will continue to serve you well as your dog ages. Instead of standing outside in the snow with a dog on a leash, you can just let your furry pal outside to do his or her business alone.
When it comes to choosing a safe fence for your new puppy, one material stands out above the rest in terms of safety – vinyl. Here's a look at three reasons why vinyl fencing is far and above the best choice for your puppy's health and well-being.
Vinyl fences are less appealing to chew.
Puppies love to explore, and part of this exploration is experimenting with chewing different items. When your puppy finds that an item isn't so fun to chew, he or she moves on to the next one. Vinyl fences aren't fun to chew – they're hard and plastic-like. Your puppy will likely take one nibble, and then move on. Wooden fences, on the other hand, respond when your puppy chews them. Your puppy may find that chewing the wooden fence is fun, and before you know it, your fence will be shredded and your puppy may have splinters in its mouth.
Vinyl fences don't have sharp or scratchy edges.
Metal fences, even if they appear safe, may have sharp edges that can impale or scratch your puppy if he or she bashes into them. Wooden fences tend to splinter, and these splinters may scrape your puppy's skin, or even worse, it's eye. Vinyl fences, however, do not have any sharp edges and don't splinter. If your puppy bumps into the vinyl fence, he or she might get a bruise – but that's about it.
Vinyl fences don't require chemical sprays or treatments.
If you want to keep the bugs away from a wooden fence, you'll need to treat it with insecticides, which are not safe for puppies who like to chew and lick. To keep your wooden fence from rotting, you'll need to treat it with water-repellant, which is also toxic. Many metal fences require rust-proofing to keep them looking new. Vinyl fences stay insect-free and rot-free without any chemical treatment, so you don't have to panic if you walk outside to find your puppy licking the fence.
Your puppy is like a member of the family. Protect him or her by choosing a vinyl fence. Not only is vinyl a safe choice for your puppy, but it's also durable, easy to maintain, and attractive. Choose a style that coordinates with your home, and relax, knowing that your puppy is being kept safe and secure. Contact a company like Elrod Fence Co for more information.