Have you considered fixing a cat proof fence around your house or garden, to ensure your cat’s safety?
When you pet-proof your fence, it allows your pet to have completely free access to all or part of your yard. In case you have a small yard, you can opt for the latest trending technique in the world, known as “Do It Yourself” or DIY technique as that would be a safer and cheaper alternative when compared to buying a complete cat enclosure. The best location for fixing a cat proof fence top according to many experts is the narrow area between the house and the fence as you can close it at either end by the gates, as per your convenience.
While you start the process by looking at the cat proof fence top designs, make sure that you permit an entry to the cat inside the house only through the designed cat door. Also, make arrangements for your puffy family member in case you refute the access to the cat for entering the house. Design a weather-proof sleeping area around a fresh water source in your yard. You have to ensure that the backyard or your garden where you will keep the pet is free of anything that has sharp edges and may prove fatal for the cat’s good health.
The first step in fixing the cat proof fence top for your yard is to close any holes in and under the current fences and gates. Cats typically don’t dig under the fences, unlike dogs who tend to dig immensely.
In case you are also a dog owner, enjoy a good laugh while noticing your kitty looking at your dog digging the ground. In order to prevent your dog from digging continuous to only find himself a route to escape, just insert a concrete or wooden plinth in the ground under the fence. To keep your cat safe, just cat-proof all the gates and put locks on all the doors that are barely opened.
You must take all the precautionary measures while installing a cat proof fence top. In case you dislike other cats or stray dogs and cats entering your backyard, take notice of their behavior, especially once you finish fixing a cat proof fence top. Most cats should find the net too brittle to ascend. However, if they do make their way in, request your neighbors around to fix a cat proof fence around their house too, to stop the entry of their pets and strays through their garden to yours.
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But first, take some time and observe your kitty, her actions and reactions to the cat proof fence top. Notice if she shows anger or retaliates, if she tries to rebel by attempting the highest jump of her life to escape from your yard. Get rid of furniture and other equipment in your yard until your cat gets classically conditioned to the fence as the cat can use the kept furniture as a prop to jump outside the yard.
In case the unwanted felines still attempt to trespass your property, fix plastic spike strips around your fence. They are small in size but can easily stop the cats and animals you do not welcome in your garden. These strips make use of plastic spikes or bumps that cats detest walking on. Nail them to the top of the fence so that they aren’t visible to the cats and other animals trying to make their way through the yard.
You can also opt for mounting a motion-activated sprinkler at the base of your cat proof fence top to dissuade cats from walking around it. Position them in such a way that point to the fence and go off the moment they detect the motion of a cat. Cats generally tend to dislike water and will not be amused or pleased after the sprinkler will give them a shower. This will surely dissuade them from trespassing through your property.