Dog Fencing


USA: Dog Fencing: Dog Fence Manufacturers





There are two main types of dog fencing: physical dog fencing, and electrical dog fencing.


Physical dog fencing is usually made from netting made of galvanized steel wire or plastic. It is held in place with uprights and wire or steel railings. It is usually colored black or dark green to make it as invisible as possible.  


Conventional types of garden fencing, including aluminum fencing, may also be used for dogs. Aluminum fencing is usually powder coated, and available in white and a range of dark colors. This provides a maintenance-free finish. Various heights are available; styles include exposed vertical pickets and smooth top railings.


Electrical fencing involves a battery-powered transmitter attached to the dog, and a transmitter. In some cases there is a need for a buried wire around the designated area. If the dog crosses the boundary, it receives a mild electrical shock, or hears a tone. After a while, most dogs learn not to cross the boundary. 




The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials, and care and maintenance of.


Best Friend. Best Friend Fence is a division of Benner's Gardens Inc., of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Benner's Gardens is a family owned and operated national mail order business that has for ten years been supplying virtually hidden Deer Fencing systems to home gardeners and landscape professionals. It has now added dog fences to its range. Best Friend Dog Fence is a non-electric fence made from UV light resistant polypropylene plastic netting. It is colored black, as being the least visible color outdoors. Support posts, access gates, and ground stakes are also supplied.


Petsafe: Wireless Electrical Fencing. Petsafe, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, manufactures pet training, containment, safety and lifestyle products. Its Wireless Containment System for dogs comprises a transmitter and a receive collar which keeps the dog in the designated area. An unlimited number of pets can be added to the system. The system covers an area of up to half an acre (180 feet in diameter). It has five adjustable levels of correction, plus a tone-only mode. It includes 'run-through protection'; the dog will be reminded to return to the pet area.


Jerith. Jerith Manufacturing Company is a third generation family owned business, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It claims to the the largest and oldest maker of aluminum fencing in North America, and has been in operation since 1961. Jerith manufactures six styles of powder coated aluminum fence, with varying spacing between uprights. Some designs have exposed pickets, and some of which have a smooth top rail. All may be used as dog fence. Jerith also supplies a range of aluminum gates, and a choice of scrolls and finials.


See also the Abacus Product Guide to US suppliers of chain link fencing.


Publisher: Abacus Construction Index is a professionally edited directory of recommended construction websites, published by Extonet Ltd. It is financed only by Google advertising; no payment is received from included websites.


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