DIY Dog Fence

A climbing Jack Russell was a big problem at our house until I built my own custom fence.
It was dangerous for the dog to continue to climb over the sharp fence we had before so I built a new one that would meet our needs.
The fence is not only functional it is rustic and goes with the style of my home.
I built a square from 2 x 4" pieces of wood using L brackets at the corners. I used a power stapler to attach hardware cloth to the center space.
Using steel wool and vinegar I stained the new wood to make it look old, worn and rustic.
This awesome fence is high enough that my Jack Russell can not jump out but removable so there is no commitment. The gate just wedges in between 2 walls.
A stylish dog fence that is easy to do it yourself an an afternoon.
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1 question
  • Barb
    on Sep 19, 2018

    Could you use say like screen door, what if you can't get fencing for here I have 4 small dogs & I really want to find someway I can make something to keep them in a area outside without any trouble any ideas Soo appreciate

    • Trangler2
      on Oct 22, 2018

      You can get dog-resistant screening (a little more expensive than regular). Or order a foldable/moveable dog fence from online.

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