Keep Your Pets Safe and Your Yard Critter-Free with Our Puppy Picket Option

Introduction to the Puppy Picket Option

If you are a dog owner looking to keep your furry friends safe while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor living space, the Puppy Picket Option, also known as the Short Picket Option, is the perfect solution for you. This fencing feature is designed to keep pets in your yard and critters out, providing peace of mind and a visually appealing addition to your property.

What is the Puppy Picket Option?

The Puppy Picket Option involves adding shorter pickets between each of the full-length pickets on your aluminum fence, resulting in tighter spacing. This tighter spacing ensures that even the smallest pets cannot squeeze through, and it also keeps unwanted animals from entering your yard. Typically, this option does not extend the full height of the fence but rather up to 20” to 30” above the ground, depending on the overall fence height. An additional rail might be necessary to accommodate these shorter pickets, effectively reducing the spacing between pickets to less than half of the standard distance. This spacing can range from approximately 1-3/8” to 1-5/8”, depending on the size of the picket and the length of the section.

Compatibility with Aluminum Fencing

 The Puppy Picket Option is compatible with numerous DSI Aluminum Fencing styles, including both CourtYard and Regis Aluminum Fencing. This versatile feature can be seamlessly integrated into standard sections during the planning process, providing a cohesive and stylish look while enhancing the functionality of your fence.

Considerations for Spear Top Fencing

 When opting for the Puppy Picket with Spear Top fencing, it is crucial to consider the size of your pet. The open spear top design could potentially pose a hazard for certain sizes of pets that wear collars. To mitigate this risk, the Puppy Picket can be ordered with a flat top, ensuring a safer environment for your furry companions.

Benefits of the Puppy Picket Option

  •  Enhanced Safety: The primary benefit of the Puppy Picket Option is the safety it provides for your dogs, preventing them from escaping and protecting them from external threats.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: While serving a functional purpose, the Puppy Picket Option also adds a distinct aesthetic to your yard, maintaining the open and elegant look of ornamental fencing.
  • Versatility: This option works with various aluminum fencing styles and can be customized to meet specific needs and preferences.

Planning and Installation

 Incorporating the Puppy Picket Option into your fencing requires planning, as it is integrated into the standard section and cannot typically be added after the fact. It is advisable to discuss this option during the initial stages of your fencing project to ensure it meets your specific requirements and complements your chosen fence style.


 The Puppy Picket Option is a fantastic choice for pet owners looking to create a safe, secure, and stylish environment for their furry friends. By reducing the spacing between pickets and offering customizable options, this feature ensures that your pets are protected while adding to the visual appeal of your yard. Consider integrating the Puppy Picket Option into your aluminum fencing plan to enjoy the benefits of a pet-friendly and beautiful outdoor space.