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06-09-2014 09:43 PM
canyadoit I use cable runs when not using kennel I use two collars on each dog both leather One specifically made as to make it almost impossible to steal the dog Pad lockable with braided steel between the two plys of leather No obstacles that the dog can hang them selfs it happens
05-23-2014 09:20 AM
NancyJ The main thing is the dog needs to learn on his own how NOT to get tangled up in the line. I would keep it low key around the dog until he has figure that all out. Sounds like he is supervised on the tie out so wont get in trouble for long. They do learn, but it takes a little time.
05-23-2014 08:51 AM
Liesje There's really no need for a special harness or collar. I just use a decent quality collar, same collar my dogs wears 24/7. I would not use a collar with a plastic clip, but I don't use stuff with plastic even if there's no line attached. I use a normal metal buckle collar that's riveted. I wouldn't bother with a harness or fat agitation collar. Again, just make sure the dog knows he's on the line and how much space he has. We've used a tie-out for my 7 year old dog since we've had him, no issues.
05-23-2014 01:11 AM
Blitzkrieg1 2" Leather agitation collar is best. A harness is a loose dog waiting to happen.
05-22-2014 08:42 PM
Mikelia I just use a normal, 1" wide flat collar for when my dogs are tethered, never the clip kind.
I would worry about them chewing through or backing out of a harness - my dogs always manage to get tangled in them unless I am holding the end of the leash and a harness is so easy to chew through. But if you're there with him and already have a harness then there's really no harm.
05-22-2014 08:34 PM
onyx'girl One other thing concerning tying out dogs...children/toddlers can be harmed by the line, so never ever allow kiddo's around the dog when tied out. I use to tie out my golden now and then(she was a runner and we didn't have fence) and my children were small. I had to be really observant when she was out with the kids.
05-22-2014 08:23 PM
tjpearse I'm glad you called me out on that so I could explain further. He has a 50x40 foot barn to himself when we leave him alone. This is only when we are sitting by the lake or up by the fire pit so he has room to do his own thing. I was thinking about just getting a long lead and holding on to it but this seems like it would be better to give him more room to roam so he could either sit by us or sniff around in the tree area. Either way, I would definitely keep a close eye on him. Thanks for the concern.
05-22-2014 07:47 PM
Cara Fusinato Just remember -- you may come out and the dog has chewed out, slipped out, or been outright stolen. Also if there are other dogs, snakes, or other wild animals you are really putting your dog in danger. Why not use a long line and be there with the dog or get a pen until fencing comes along? I don't believe in too much risk.
05-22-2014 05:50 PM
tjpearse Thanks everyone. Liesje I will definitely use your advice. I have one of those padded harnesses so I think I might use that with a regular tie out line.
05-22-2014 01:34 PM
my boy diesel IMO it's more about acclimating the dog to the tie-out than it is having the right collar.
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