The Fall & Winter: Preparing Your Yard for Your Dog

If you are lucky enough to live somewhere that undergoes true season changes, good for you. As you know, it is important to be prepared for each season change in many ways. Families need to be prepared for their pets as well, when it begins to grow colder. Part of this involves carefully planning your indoor and outdoor setup to make sure your dogs are kept safe and comfortable.

When it begins to get cooler in the fall, some dogs are motivated to try and expand their boundaries. That may cause them to get in trouble, by wandering beyond your property, and maybe not finding their way back. This becomes particularly dangerous when it starts getting really cold at night. This means the risk of your dog getting hypothermia can increase if you are not prepared. Another risky situation happens if you live in a remote, wooded area. Your dog can run into dangers such as bears or mountain lions, for example. For all these reasons, being prepared to properly contain your dog becomes increasingly important as the seasons change.

Containment Options

Some people go with traditional fencing, which can be very costly. In addition to this, strong-willed dogs will find a way to dig under a fence, or jump over it. An electric dog fence will solve this problem. Some people start looking into this option, by calling the Invisible Fence® Company. What most people find is that it is outrageously expensive. Even a lot that is only 1 acre in size will cost an exorbitant amount of money for parts and installation.

Electric Dog Fences: Doing It Yourself

If you are looking for the most economical option for containing your dog, go with a Do It Yourself dog fence kit. Installing your own electric dog fence is a relatively simple project that can be done in one day or less. You can do it! You don’t need to be an electrician. You just need to bury the wire 1-3 inches down, looping around your property. Then you use twisted wire to connect the loop to your transmitter. Now, put the collar on your dog and spend a few weeks training. You are all set.

Wireless Containment

Another option is the Wireless Dog Fence containment system which requires no installation. The transmitter creates a boundary for your dog in a perfect circle. The circles diameter can be adjusted from about 30 foot up to 180 foot. These are good options if you have a flat property without large trees or metal buildings.

It is starting to get cooler outside. There is no better time to prepare your dog and your yard for the coming months.