If you have dogs, you may have the problem of them escaping. A common solution to this is to have a chain link fence installed. Plain chain link fences to not look the best, which is why you may want to consider other solutions, such as a wood fence with concrete footings, or chain link fence with an attractive lattice finish. Here are three things that you may want to do to make your dog fence practical and attractive:

1. Wooden Fence With Concrete Footings

Wood fencing can be a great looking fence for your home, but it can be easy for a dog to dig under. To solve this problem, you can have the fencing contractor install a concrete footing along the fence. This can be a small wall that prevents dogs from digging under the fence and escaping. You can also have the footing finished with rock masonry where it is exposed to give it a more attractive look than just plain concrete.

2. Invisible Fence Buried Along The Fence Line

Invisible fences are electric cables that work with a collar that sends a small charge when the dog is near the fence. This is an ideal type of fence to have installed for a single dog when you have fences that have large openings in them, such as a rod iron fence that is several inches above the ground. The benefit of this type of system is that you can use it with any type of fence you want. The downside is that you always have to make sure that your dog's collar is charged for the system to work.

3. Attractive Finishes For Chain Link Fences

Chain link fences are the most practical fences to use for dogs. They can prevent the dog from escaping and are affordable to have installed. If you do not like the look of plain chain link fencing, you can have it finished with materials like lattice, which is sometimes sold already installed on the roll of fencing. You can also finish the fence with other materials like windscreens and natural cane materials, which can make the fence more attractive, as well as add more privacy and security to your home.

These are four things that you can do to make your dog fence more practical. If you need help with the installation of these products for your fence, contact a professional fencing contractor, like American Secured Fence, and tell them about your problem.