Owning a dog is a big responsibility and having a safe space for it to run and play is important. But which type of fence is best to keep your dog secure and able to explore unsupervised in your backyard? Okanagan Valley fencing contractor, OK Vinyl Products is here to help you decide. In this article, we list some of the most popular British Columbia residential fence options available!

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Dog

There are a few popular fence options that will keep your dog securely enclosed in your yard however, when you’re considering which one is best it is important to keep in mind your dog’s personality and temperament. If you own a dog that likes to wander and always seems to find a way to escape, or if they bark excessively at passersby, a full privacy fence that blocks views will help cut down on distractions and keep your dog contained. On the other hand, if your dog is older or has a more mellow personality, an open-design fence such as an ornamental iron or aluminum fence may work well. Below are the wide range of options that our company offers. We are confident you will find exactly what you’re looking for! 

Vinyl Fences For Dog Owners

A vinyl fence is an excellent choice for dog owners due to the fact that it is extremely durable, lasting decades without requiring extensive maintenance or repair. Because they are flexible, vinyl fences can absorb more weight and pressure, which is beneficial if you have a larger dog who likes to jump up or lean against the fence. 


Vinyl fencing is a good option because it is simple to clean, requiring only soap and water to remove paw prints and dirt from furry friends who like to jump or scratch. A vinyl fence can also help prevent excessive barking since your dog can’t see people or other dogs walking by. Vinyl is very versatile and easy to customize so you can adjust the height and width to meet the needs of a pet who may tend to jump or climb. Visit our vinyl fence page to see the options we offer.

Aluminum Fencing For Dog Safety

Aluminum is one of the most durable, secure, long-lasting yet lightweight fencing materials available. All of this combined with its low maintenance requirements, make aluminum fencing an excellent choice for dog owners. Its versatility makes it easy to customize so you can create a stylish, elegant look in your backyard. Our aluminum fencing is available in a variety of styles, from a traditional open look to a more modern full privacy style with clean lines. 

ColorMax Fencing For Security

Modern and stylish ColorMax fencing is quickly becoming a popular choice with residents of the Okanagan Valley area. ColorMax fencing is constructed with top-quality steel and has the ability to provide a strong barrier that keeps your dog protected and secure while providing the benefit of a polished look and low maintenance requirements. A ColorMax fence is customizable and available in many different colors and designs to fit your personal style and preferences. ColorMax fencing holds up not only to your dogs, jumping, scratching, and rambunctious play but will also hold its own against the harsh British Columbia winter weather. Check out our ColorMax fencing page and see why people love this option for their home or business. 

Ornamental Iron is Secure and Classic

Ornamental iron fencing brings together class longevity and strength. An ornamental iron fence provides the safety and security that every family pet needs, but because of its open design may not be the best for dogs that bark excessively at passersby. Take a look at our ornamental iron page to get a better idea of how an ornamental fence could work for your home and family.

Corrugated Metal Fencing is Stylish and Durable

A fairly new product that we are now offering to the Okanagan Valley region and surrounding areas, is corrugated metal fencing. The combination of a vinyl frame with corrugated steel panels makes the perfect pairing for style, strength, durability, and longevity. A corrugated metal fence provides not only a secure enclosure for your dog but it will also withstand the rough treatment that comes with having a large and excitable dog. A corrugated metal fence is extremely low maintenance, requiring a quick rinse with a hose to get rid of any dirt and debris that may collect. Take a look at the corrugated metal page on our site to see the different looks that are available and find one that matches your home’s aesthetic.    

Chain Link Fencing is Safe and Affordable

The last type of fence we offer is chain link fencing. Chain link fencing has come a long way in recent years! Chain link is a popular choice for dog owners as it is significantly less expensive than the other types we’ve discussed and is relatively easy to maintain. There are several customization options available, including color, height, and galvanized or PVC and polymer-coated options, which make them even more durable and rust-resistant. 


While chain link fencing will keep your dog safe, it will also provide them with a clear view of the surrounding areas, which may encourage barking. However, another option that will give you a little more privacy and discourage barking includes adding slat inserts. For more information on the many choices available, please see the chain link fencing page on our website.

Choosing the Best British Columbia Residential Fence 

In terms of safety, all of the fences we have covered in this article provide a reliable solution when looking for the best fence for your dog. Each type will provide a barrier that will keep your pet safe and secure in your yard. So, when it comes to which fencing is best, the things to consider are your budget, maintenance requirements, durability, and the specific needs of your pet.

Trust an Okanagan Valley Fencing Contractor Who Cares

If you live in British Columbia and are interested in installing a fence to keep your family pet secure in your yard, contact the pros at the best British Columbia residential fence company, OK Vinyl Products!  We are happy to help you make the best choice for protecting both your family and your pets. Give us a call at (250) 498-3996, contact us, or visit our website to get an instant quote for your project today. We’re ready to answer your questions and help you get started!