Buying Poly Dog Fence
Plastic dog fencing is a good option as an alternative to invisible dog fence. While invisible dog fencing is well, invisible, plastic dog fencing is virtually invisible due to the black color and dimensions of the fence mesh. For pet owners looking for a humane fence for dogs, plastic dog fencing may be a good fit.
The word "plastic" has a negative connotation as being cheap, flimsy or unreliable; however, pet owners that have used the fence material know better. They know that the strongest plastic dog fence has a certified breaking strength of 1400 pounds and and will last 20+ years.
The only downside to plastic dog fencing is that it is not chew-resistant and may come down easily if large dogs jump on the fence mesh or chew on it. This type of fence is better suited for small or calm dogs that just want to be outside and play with other companion animals.
The Smallest Dog Breeds
More often than not, homeowners looking at Poly Dog Fencing are often confronted by two internal questions: "How strong is plastic fencing:" and "Will the fence secure my dog?"
Poly dog fencing is lightweight but durable with strength grades ranging from 650-1400 pounds. While plastic fence for dogs is not chew-resistant, the fence mesh can secure small dog breeds including the smallest dogs in the world. For pet owners with these types of dogs, poly dog fencing is appropriate:
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Toy Poodle
- Shih Tzu
- Bichon Frise
Remember, chain-link fence and other types of metal dog fences will be overkill for these small dogs in yards. While some of these tiny dogs may be packed with energy, and chew at times, they will not be strong enough against the strength of a plastic dog fence.
Fence For Small Dogs
In our last blog post, EasyPetFence.com discussed the best fence for big dogs with high energy such as huskies, Labradors and German Shepherds. Now, it's time to talk about the best fence type for small dogs with a calm demeanor.
The best fence type for a small dog is a plastic fence. Poly dog fencing is best used for puppies or small dogs, such as Chihuahuas, Basset Hounds and Yorkies with low levels of energy. There really is no need to upgrade to a metal dog fence unless the dog chews or digs.
Plastic dog fences are available in different strength grades to accommodate "chill" dogs.