You’ve already heard that wildlife can’t read signs. They also have a hard time with maps and artificial boundaries, like fences and walls. So while fences make good neighbors, a little thoughtfulness can make them good for wildlife as well.
If you were a little guy, like a chipmunk, a red fox, or a box turtle, which of these would you rather encounter as you make your way from place to place?
Leaving small openings so small critters can move freely can be very helpful and perhaps even life saving. You can still keep your dog and children safe if the escape hatch is small enough.
Within your yard, corridors can also be very helpful, allowing wildlife to move in the safety of shelter. A hedge, thick shrubbery, natural area and even a log carrier can provide great protection.