2 Simple Solutions for Puppy-Proofing Your Fence

Owning a small dog can feel a lot like managing a clever escapee at times. Just when you think he’s safe roaming your fenced-in backyard, he finds a way to wiggle his body through a hidden crevice, and he’s off to freedom. You can’t keep an eye on him every second, but constantly hunting down your precious pooch is beginning to take toll on your time — and your sanity.

Despite what your frustration might lead you to believe, your existing fence likely isn’t the problem. And there are options for barricading your dog that don’t involve replacing your fence or keeping your dog indoors to put your fears at bay.

Whether you’re in the market for a new fence or looking for a quick fix to your existing one, here are a couple cost-effective options that can give you peace of mind while your pup’s at play:

Puppy Pickets 

This is a custom add-on to your new aluminum fence. The “puppy picket” portion of the fence has 2-inch spacing, which goes up about 18 inches from the ground to ensure your small dog stays within his confined area. Puppy pickets will add around $7 extra per foot to your new fence, but aluminum options boast long-term benefits that could save you money in the long run.

aluminum fence puppy picket

Puppy Picket


Puppy Panels 

Puppy panels are black, vinyl-coated chain links wrapped around the bottom portion of an pre-existing fence. If you already have a fence in place, puppy panels can be a less expensive alternative to puppy pickets. Sitting 24 inches high, this flawless addition will only add about $3 per foot to the price of your new or existing fence.

aluminum fence puppy barrier

Puppy Panel


Keeping your small pet protected is your first priority, and installing a puppy picket or panel can save you the stress of tracking down your pup after a successful flee attempt. If you need help deciding which option is right for your needs, contact us today, and we’d be happy to guide you through the process.


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