Congrats on your new home! Nothing like having your own yard/space!! I'd check the fence line for any "weak" spots,this would be for your dog possibly getting out or loose dogs that might squeeze in! comb the yard for anything left behind by others, if it's been owned before you'd be surprised what you might find! Our dogs always seemed to choose the back of the yard for their potty ground, behind the shed! Didn't want spied on! Lol!! Depending on how your windows are in your home, the wood panel(?) on the Windows got scratched up from them "checking" on what was going on outside! They were loose in the house while I was at work, that was the only thing destructive they did after they were fully trusted left alone! Our windows are not full length, but my daughter had one dog break one of full length Windows once, that was scarey! All my face the back in our living room so I just put a table in front of them! We have railroad ties that line our back yard, I had put chicken wire down first, then the railroad ties on top against the chain link. I would have liked to put in slats, because we did have some of the running up and down the fence with the neighbor dogs! Good luck, and enjoy your space!