Best material for fence?

Hello, I want to fence off some space for my dog in the back garden but he jumps up at everything. I’m worried he will get splinters in his paws/snout from the wood. What would be the best material or type of wood to avoid him getting hurt?

Asked by kashif on 20th May 2020
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"You would probably be better getting a metal fence because no matter what wood if the dog scratches or bites at it it will create splinters. You can get a plain metal fence probably as cheaply as you can get a used fence and paint it up, saving money aswell and the dog won’t be hurt either"
Answered on 5th Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"A metal fence might be best for dogs, or a seasoned treated panel"
Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Hardboard then varnish be no splinters and it will protect your pet dog"
Answered on 20th May 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
"Hardwood is the way to go and then use varnish to seal it and stop splintering."
Answered on 16th Jul 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Don’t use wood as the dog can chew this causing it splinters in mouth ur looking to build a cage idea so use light weight metal you should be good with that"
Answered on 22nd Jul 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"It s better a wood fence and on the top of that put a plastic straight on just in case if he want to jump to don t make contact with wood"
Answered on 21st May 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"If you're worried about splinters use wire fencing. It will last longer than timber, particularly if he keeps jumping up on it. Just make sure it's high enough so that he cannot jump or climb over it."
Answered on 21st May 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Your general fencing material is treated for weather conditions do best to stick to that, timber yards stock plenty of it .

Go for green rather than brown (not actually green , just not stained brown) it’s usually pretty smooth. Any suspect bits , give them a quick sand."
Answered on 22nd May 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Wood is best as its tough and you will get value for money"
Answered on 10th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
"hi you use fencers wire rather than wooden panels fencers wire is like plastic coated chicken wire"
Answered on 14th Jul 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
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