The type of fence you build for your animals will be most effective if you’ve first considered the nature of your animals and the size of area to be fenced. The size and location of the enclosure determine the pressure the fence will receive from animals. Consider, too, the labor and skill available for installation. For many applications, electric fencing, in particular, offers flexibility of design and construction. Properly designed electric fencing can effectively restrain many types of animal – from bison to geese and rabbits. While not a good choice for deer and elk, electric fencing works well for pigs, cattle, and horses. With effective design and animal training, electric fencing can even work for sheep and goats. After animals are trained, electric fencing presents a psychological barrier rather than a physical one. While deciding whether the area to be fenced requires fixed materials or lends itself to electric construction, determine how the size and use of the enclosure will affect animal behavior. For instance, sheep grazing good pasture in a large acreage may be restrained by electric fencing because they behave differently from sheep confined in a small area wher...