I intend to get a dog. When I was shopping for my house, a fully fenced back yard was a requirement. And my house had that, with one catch. The back deck was open to the front of the house via a staircase, so while the yard was fenced, it wasn't entirely enclosed.
Not anymore. I built a gate. And by "I" I mean my friend T built a gate and I helped. And it's awesome. My future dog is going to love it.