Create a Fence
Fence Stakes (Ground Stakes)
Fence stales (ground stakes) are essential for nearly all dog fences. Don’t use the little 6-inch stakes sold in garden centers, because they don’t really grip the ground. Instead use our kinked foot-long metal stakes with a hook at the end to grab the fencing. These are hard to find locally but are not expensive.
Just about any dog fence needs staking. For instance, suppose you have a stockade or chain link fence running a short distance above the ground. Then, to keep your dog from getting under the fence, you decide to put some metal mesh (best attached to wooden boards and posts with U-nails and to chain link fencing with nylon zip-lock ties) at the bottom of the fence. Here, obviously, the bottom of the mesh needs to be staked down, with the distance between the fence stakes and the nature of the mesh depending on the size, digging inclinations, and motivations of your dog. Think about creating a small bottom fold and using one stake every 4 feet for dogs not much inclined to dig, increasing both the width of the bottom fold and the number of stakes for eager diggers.