Puppy Teething And What This Means For Your Fence.

by Jenn Smith June 24, 2020

Puppies are adorable; but the teething phase isn't as sweet. This stage of life is usually when pets tend to destroy furniture and chew on everything they find. Puppy teething runs from 3-6 weeks of birth and may act as a precursor of things to come. So, you're reading the headline and are wondering what does puppy teething have to do with dog fencing in yards? Keep reading to learn more. 

Pet owners that are shopping for pet fencing may stumble upon poly dog fencing for their pups. Plastic dog fencing is recommended for small and calm dogs; and while the puppy may be tiny now, he/she may grow to be high energy; a chewer or a digger. (These are things to keep in mind.)

When researching dog breed behaviors, see if the dog is high energy that may chew on the fence in weeks ahead. If so, a metal dog fence will serve the puppy better in the future than a poly fence. 

Galvanized steel fencing includes PVC to protect the steel core against chew marks whereas the puppy may grow to break through plastic fencing. Do the research on specific dog breeds prior to purchasing dog fencing for backyards. 

Tips from to help alleviate teething dogs:

Growing teeth is painful for dogs which is why they choose to attach themselves to hard surfaces such as the legs on table chairs. To help sooth the pain, pet owners can give pets ice cubes; frozen fruits; cold bagels and even cold carrots to suck on. Dogs can also chew on small toys, such as rubber balls - however, watch pups, as these dog toys could be choking hazards if small in size.

Jenn Smith
Jenn Smith