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Do Deer Attack Dogs?

Do Deer Attack Dogs?

Deer are beautiful graceful animals that are scavengers but not necessarily hunters. Generally, they are not ones to pick fights or go looking for trouble; but they will attack if they feel threatened. 

Pet owners may be surprised to learn that deer attacks on dogs do occur. It's not that the deer are looking to eat the dogs, but instead, they feel that the dog poses a threat to babies (fawns)- born in the heart of the spring season. 

In the springtime, during April and May, is when homeowners will start to see an influx of deer on properties that are looking for food to eat from home gardens. This is when pet attacks from deer usually occur. 

To protect pets from deer, it's best to build yard fencing in the yard that is at least 6 feet tall to block jumping attempts from nosy deer. Use a 7.5-8' foot high deer fence or pet fence for best results. 

Measure Yards For Fence

Measure Yards For Fence

So, you're ready to buy dog fencing but you aren't sure how many dog fence rolls you will need. Luckily, you have us to help.

It's best to use a tape measure to help determine the size of your yard; but if you don't have one on-hand; then it's best to walk the perimeter of the yard [ or area you wish to fence]. Take normal walking strides and divide the number by 2 or 2.5 to get the total linear footage you need for your dog fence.

This will help you determine how many fence rolls you need. Additionally, mark spots where your fence corners will be. Then, keep in mind that your fence line posts will be every 10-15 feet apart from each other. Lastly, mark your fence ends where the fence will end at a tree, gate or house.

If you still aren't sure how to build DIY fence, consult a local fence installer for precise measurements. 

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