Best Fence & Rail Jacksonville, Florida

How to create a dog-friendly backyard

Backyard pool with puppy fence surrounding

When getting a new dog there are many factors to consider. What is the best way to potty train, should I take up all my carpets, how did my house get so much dog hair in it? Lastly, How can I make my backyard pet-friendly? Will they get out from under my gate? These are all valid and reasonable questions. Luckily, we will go over some tips and tricks for making your backyard pet-friendly. 

  1. Make sure all plants are pet-safe!

If you’re a gardener and love to curate beautiful landscapes for your home. Make sure the flowers and grass you’re planting are safe. Here are some flowers that are toxic to dogs. 

  • Aloe Vera: causes an upset stomach.
  • Amaryllis: causes an upset stomach, vomiting and tremors
  • Azalea: excessive salivation. Vomiting, comas, heart failure and weakness
  • Calla Lilly: These are extremely deadly to cats and dogs, stray away from these flowers.

Also, recognize if your pet has skin irritation, they may be allergic to the grass you have in your backyard. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Take your pet to the vet to get them allergy tested or change their food to help with a healthier coat and skin. 

  • Create a secure space for your dog to run and play in

It’s always a small fear that your puppy could sneak out of your yard under your fence. Best Fence & Rail specializes in puppy picket fences! These fences are aluminum with extra narrow vertical bars at the bottom to ensure your dog does not escape. We have three beautiful colors of aluminum fences to fit anyone’s style preferences. 

Cute puppy in the grass.
  • Keep dogs away from the Pool.

Best Fence and Rail of Florida has been serving North Florida for over 25 years, and we love creating the perfect fence for you and your pets. All fences come with a Lifetime Manufacturer’s warranty and a 3-year labor warranty. Deciding to invest in a proper fence is easier and allows you to have peace of mind when you choose Best Fence and Rail of Florida.. 

Having a pool is such an amazing way to enhance your property value. Unfortunately, some smaller and bigger dogs could fall in and not know how to jump out. Leading to an accidental drowning situation. Installing a pool fence can help prevent this incident and be a nice addition to your backyard. Pool fences can be vinyl or aluminum. Comes in an array of Florida-flattering colors and textures. 


Best Fence and Rail of Florida is Jacksonville’s industry leader in fabrication and installation of top-quality vinyl and aluminum fencing. At Best Fence, our mission is to fabricate and install the highest quality product at a competitive price, while providing unsurpassed Customer Service. Fencing is an investment in your home. Your decorative fence design choice adds value to your property in a beautiful way. We provide professional FREE estimates at your convenience. Call us today at 904-268-1638 or visit