A Dog Fence Window Can Give Your Australian Shepherd a New Outlook

By Anton Hout, author of The Guide to Aussie Training & Care

A dog fence window may not be the first thing on every owner's mind, but this handy, easy to install accessory can really make a big difference for you and your pup. It can help to alleviate stress, ease nuisance barking, accommodate curiosity and even give your lawn a break from excess running and digging—so it's a win-win situation for everyone.

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If you are in the habit of letting your dog out into the backyard to get some exercise, you know that it can sometimes come with some challenges. Most dogs are naturally curious and they'll react to just about any sound or smell that comes from the other side of your fence. Unfortunately, being able to hear and smell things without seeing them can be frustrating and that may lead to barking, pacing back and forth at the fence line or trying to dig their way under the fence.

If you have an energetic Australian Shepherd, you might even have difficulty with him trying to chew his way through your fence. The damage to your fence and your yard can be costly and the excess barking can become a real nuisance for you and your neighbors. So what's a concerned pet owner to do in this situation? The answer may be as simple as installing a dog fence window.

A Dog Fence Window Can Give Your Australian Shepherd a New Outlook - Photo: Australian Shepherd in front of red wooden fence.

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Is your Aussie barking, digging, or pacing the fence line out of frustration because they can't see what's on the other side?

These are hard acrylic domes that are about 12" in diameter and around 5" deep to accommodate even the longest of snouts. They come with all of the hardware necessary to attach them directly to your fence or doghouse so that your pup can get a whole new view of the world. Simply trace the outside of the dome and use that as a guide to cut the right size hole, then slip the acrylic dome through so that it protrudes toward the outside of the fence and secure it in place with the outer ring and bolts and you're good to go.

Why Have Just One Dog Fence Window?

You can install a dog fence window at any height, depending on the size of your dog, and install as many as you want. That way your dog can have one view or several to choose from. It's surprising what a difference having the ability see what's on the other side of the fence will make. It can help to ease stress, allowing him to be calmer and happier, and can make life a lot less stressful for you too!

After installing a window in their fence or doghouse, many owners have noticed how eager their dog is to poke his nose in and take a peek. Not only will it help to satisfy their curiosity, but it can also help to reduce damage to your fence and your yard from digging or chewing, which in the long run can save you money. It's well worth the relatively minor investment, as these windows range in price from just $30 to $60. You can get the EXPAWLORER dog fence windows on Amazon.com as single units, but they are also available in a 2 Pack for the best value.

There's no reason why your dog should be driven to distraction by the backyard fence. With a dog fence window, he can see what's going on in the world and enjoy the view. At the same time, you'll be able to enjoy a happier, less agitated pup and you'll no longer have to worry about barking and damage, so you get to reap the benefits too. Consider installing a window for your dog and letting him have the fun of seeing what's going on outside.

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