Who Let the Dogs Out? Keep the Dogs in With Cyclone Fencing and These Tips

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Keep the Dogs in With Cyclone Fencing and These Tips

Who Let the Dogs Out? Keep the Dogs in With Cyclone Fencing and These Tips

22 December 2016
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If you want to build a dog kennel or enclosed play area, cyclone fencing can be a great option. However, to make the most of your kennel, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. Here's what to consider as you plan, install and maintain your dog kennel.

Professional Installation

It can be tempting to install cyclone fencing on your own. It looks relatively easy — you simply pop the posts into the ground, and unroll the cyclone fencing so that it stretches between the posts. However, if you don't have a lot of experience with fencing, this can be hard to get correct.

You may want to hire a professional to ensure that the fence is installed correctly around your dog kennel. In particular, these professionals have the tools to pull the cyclone fencing tautly so it doesn't sag and allow your dog to escape.

Underground and Overhead Protection

If your dog is a bit of an escape artist, you should keep that in mind as you design your kennel. To discourage your dog from digging out underneath the fence, ask the installer to bury a few centimetres of the fence beneath the ground. In most cases, when the dog starts digging next to the fence, they will feel the metal, and they will be put off from the task. Most dogs won't try to keep digging to find the bottom of the fencing.

Similarly, if your dog can jump really high, you may want to add a cover to the kennel. This is not possible if you are putting cyclone fencing around your entire yard, but it can work fine to make a completely enclosed kennel in a relatively small space.

Privacy Strips

If your dog is easily distracted or bothered by other dogs or people passing by, you may want to add privacy strips to your cyclone fencing. You can add these when you install the fence, or you can wait and add them if needed at a later date. To install them, you simple weave these weather-resistant vinyl strips through the holes in the cyclone fencing.

Repairs

Finally, once the dog kennel is completed, you should make sure to repair it if anything happens to it. In most cases, cyclone fencing is maintenance free, and repairs aren't usually needed that often. However, if someone cuts a hole in the fence, if it's damaged in a wind storm or if anything else happens to it, you should repair it as soon as possible. That prevents the damage from getting worse.

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Building and Repairing Your Own Fence: Tips for Everyone

Welcome to my blog. My name is Tanya, and a few years ago, I quit my day job and decided to live off of odd jobs. I do everything from paint murals to repair fences. As I love to write, I decided to start a blog about fence repair. I think most people think putting up a fence or repairing an existing fence is too difficult to even try. I'm here to show you that's not true and to teach you different ways to deal with fences. If you are looking for tips, ideas or inspiration, this blog is for you. Please, explore it and enjoy reading.

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