Some homeowners in Northern Virginia who have dogs are having redundant fences installed. Redundant fences mean that there is an interior fence built within the boundaries of an outer fence. Often the interior fence is a chain link or vinyl fence, with the outer fence being wood. However, other types of fence combinations can also be used.
This is a fencing trend that started based on the recommendations of prominent dog trainers. The thinking behind the redundant fences is that it provides an extra measure of security to keep the dogs in the yard and away from the outer fence, where they may be participating in fence fighting. If you are having problems with your dog getting out of the yard, tearing up your wood fence, or reacting badly to people, dogs, and vehicles outside of your wood fence, then a redundant inner fence is something you really should consider.
According to pet experts, the size of the interior Northern Virginia redundant fences should be large enough for your dog to get sufficient exercise. Usually placed on one side of the yard, the interior fence should be at least 3 feet away from the exterior fence.
Something else to consider adding to Northern Virginia redundant fences is an “air lock” area (also known as a “choke point.”) If you frequent dog parks, then you have seen one of these before. It’s a small gated area, with 2 gates. An “air lock” give you a chance to assess things before letting your dog out to play. You let yourself and your dog into the first gate – then that gate closes – and you are totally enclosed into that small area. You then you open up the second gate, and let yourself and your dog out into the larger play area or yard.
If you live in Northern Virginia and need single or redundant fences, please contact the experts at Carter Fence. Since 1986, Carter Fence has been installing and servicing fences in the entire Northern Virginia area — from tall wood privacy fences to decorative picket fences — and everything in between. Our expert team uses quality materials and advanced installation and design techniques to ensure you get the best fence for your needs.