Tips To Puppy Proof Your Pool & Backyard
A new puppy is a real joy. Bringing fun and bundles of love to any household, you probably can’t wait to bring your new furry friend home. However, there is so much to consider before you even get your puppy back to your house; what food they will need, where they will sleep, and how you will train them.
One of the main considerations you should make as a dog owner is ensuring that your pooch is safe in all parts of your home – and this is especially important when it comes to the outside space. This is also a vital thing to think about if you happen to be bringing home a cat or kitten.
Read on to discover how best to pet-proof your backyard and pool area!
If you grow plants in your garden, you may find yourself concerned about how to keep them safe from a rambunctious dog or cat. Dogs especially are programmed to dig, so your best bet is to avoid exposed soil, and to put up low borders or barriers around plants. While this might not keep a cat out, it should keep a puppy at bay.
You should also consider what plants you are growing. Some can be poisonous to animals, so check ahead of time and remove any that could pose a danger to your pet, and be careful about what you plant going forward.
The last thing you want is for your dog to escape into the neighbourhood, where traffic and other dogs could pose a threat, not to mention those who might steal your pup. Make sure that you install adequate fencing before you let your dog out into your backyard. You should check your existing fencing to ensure that there are no gaps in it – even a small sliver of space can be an escape route for a determined dog. Secure the bottom part of the fencing to keep them from digging their way out.
When doing this, also think about how high dogs can jump. A fence might be adequate at the bottom, but dogs can jump quite high and you may need a taller fence to keep them inside safely. This will also depend on the breed, so do your research.
Securing your pool so that your dog or cat cannot go for any unexpected swims is essential. Not only can this be dangerous to your pet, but it can contaminate your pool. While you might balk at the idea of putting up a fence around your pool and ruining the look of your stylish backyard, don’t worry. There is a perfect solution.
Glass pool fencing will keep pets away from your pool while still looking incredibly attractive. This allows you to keep your backyard looking great, while you can relax knowing your dogs and cats are safe from taking an unplanned dip.
Get in touch
If you want your outdoor pool to be safe from your furry friend (and vice versa!), then get in touch with Frameless Glass Installations. We provide beautiful and functional glass pool fencing for all types of pools and homes, so let us know how we can help you.