dog fencing ideas | Good Fence Idea for Small Dog in a Yard
I would go with the PetSafe Little Dog fence. I find the PetSafe cat fence underpowered for even the smallest dogs.
I can attest to the ideas in this article. I have a Mastiff and a Great Dane mix and neighbors with a small child who is fascinated by my dogs, but his parents are afraid of them. So I installed a 6 ft high no step horse fence and then to prevent little hands from coming through the fence, I bought the reed rolls and wrapped it around the outside of the fence. To help it last our upstate NY winters, I stained the reed with a weather proof stain. Works like a charm!
I purchased an invisible fence system 7 years ago for a deceased larger dog and now have two small chihuahuas. Is there any way to change out the transmitter for the Petsafe Little dog system and purchase two collars?
Types of invisible fences for small dogs:
Dog Playpen with Door Exercise Pen Pet Fence Cage 8 Panel Small.
Throughout Europe, for centuries, walls were the most common fences. However, Americans were used to vast plains and developed the fabric fence to minimize interference with the wide open spaces. Most fencing is rather expensive, so don't be shy about fencing a small area for the dog even if your yard is huge. Emphasize length; a dog run 10 feet wide and as long as possible in your yard allows the dog to run up and down and exercise nicely.When we moved to our current house, we bought a four-acre yard without a stick of fencing. We needed a lot of fencing quickly and cheaply (we also had to buy appliances). I found three 100-foot rolls of six-foot-high snow fence on sale; I'm so glad we chose to install it along the street and I wish we had more in other places. It hardly obstructs the view, and the openings are small enough that even small dogs can't poke head, paws, or other body parts through.Chain link is one of the most common fences. This series of pipe support posts and small diamond-shaped, heavy-gauge wire fabric is very strong. The holes in the fabric are too small for most dogs to penetrate. Most professional kennels use chain link in their fencing and dog runs. It is available in a variety of heights and installing barbed wire arms is easy. Zoning laws seem to allow its use where many other forms of fencing are prohibited. It hardly obstructs the view and is a strong deterrent to intruders. Chain link is fairly expensive, but it lasts longer than many other types of fences. However, children can easily tease a dog confined by a chain link fence.This is the cheapest fence that will confine large breeds and, while not beautiful, it barely obstructs the view. We installed five-foot-high farm fence over 80 percent of our yard. The bad points of this fence are that the narrow-gauge wire corrodes, so it must be checked and repaired; a medium-sized dog can stick her head through the holes at head height, and, if so inclined, could nip a passerby; a small dog can walk through the bottom holes; and many urban communities prohibit this type of fence. My seven-week-old Newfoundland puppy (Newfs are large puppies!) can walk right through this fence.