Adding fencing to a spot
Sniffspot does not require spots to be fully fenced (except for spots smaller than 0.1 acres), but adding fencing to a partially fenced or unfenced spot can increase it's popularity. Many dog owners want to visit fully fenced spaces so their dogs can play off leash without worry about running away.
We know that adding fencing to a partially fenced or unfenced spot can seem daunting, so we wanted to add some recommendations for some of the cheapest and easiest ways to fenced a spot for Sniffspot.
Before we start though a few considerations you should consider:
- Fence height: no fence height will satisfy every prospective Sniffspot user. Providing a 3 - 4 ft high fence will satisfy most dog owners, but some dog owners will want a 6 ft tall fence or more.
- Fence security: the smaller the dog, the harder it is to provide a completely secure area. Make sure to consider this when designing and building the fence to minimize gaps or spaces where small dogs can escape.
- Minimizing distractions: many guests have dogs that are sensitive to distractions (such as neighboring dogs, other domestic animals or people). So if your spot has distractions next to it, consider a privacy fencing that will minimize distractions. A solid wood fence is great, but even a wave slat type privacy covering helps tremendously to cut down on distractions.
Basic wire fencing (as low as $2 per linear foot, including installation)
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to install a fence is basic wire fencing. This can be as cheap as $2 per linear foot and it works well for basic fencing in areas that do not have a lot of distractions. Check our this video for a how to install for this fencing type.
Chain link fencing (as low as $5 per linear foot, including installation)
If you want a bit more security, consider a chain link fence. You can easily upgrade chain link fence with wave slats to increase privacy. Chain link fences typically start at $5 per linear foot. You can see what it takes to install a chain link fence here, or you can consider having a pro install it for you.
Wood privacy fence ($17 per linear foot, including installation)
Wood privacy fencing is the ultimate in Sniffspot luxury. Your guests will not need to worry about visual contact with other dogs and these fences are some of the most secure out there. Added to this, they look great! Of course, they are more expensive than other options as well. If you want to DIY, then learn more here.