Temporary Fencing for Dogs

By Zach Lazzari

Temporary fencing options for dogs are available for renters, multiple homeowners and as a tool for rotating fenced sections of a yard to maintain the ground while containing dogs. Pricing the fence varies by the quality of materials and the fence size. Fencing comes in panels, stake and netting and electric options.

Panel Style Fencing

Chain-link and livestock panels work well for temporary dog fencing. Chain-link dog kennels are available as kits with a gate and easy assembly instructions. Wire panels are easy to obtain through livestock and hardware stores. Tie the panels together with wire and form a circle enclosure for the dog. Stake the panels to the ground for added security. Light-duty livestock fencing is the easiest to use for a temporary fence.

Electric Fencing

Invisible electric dog fences create a barrier that communicates with your dog's collar. When your dog comes close to the barrier, a warning sound will alarm on the collar. When your dog attempts to cross the barrier, a small electric shock or buzz will activate on the collar. Red or white flags are used to mark the boundary and act as visual ques for the dog. Electric fencing is easy to disassemble and move to a different location.

Post and Net Fencing

Plastic netting and deer fencing are inexpensive and easy to install with a T-post system. Drive T-posts into the ground with a mallet or a post driver. String plastic perimeter fencing or deer fencing along the perimeter and connect to the posts with bailing wire. Simply untie the wire to remove the plastic and manually pull the T-posts out of the ground.

Indoor Fencing

Indoor fencing is a containment method that utilizes existing walls to block passage. The panels are also used for babies and small children. Indoor fences are typically constructed from plastic or wire and have an adjustable width to match the opening. Athletic dogs are liable to jump over the shorter baby fences.