07-07-2011, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Georgia
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Originally Posted by Blue pup
A harness and tie-outs don't mix well, and is a bigger choking hazard if something were to break... ya know?
Have you thought of buying a kennel? They all vary with price, the one we have (variation of the one in the 3rd pic) cost about 450$ and survived 4 winters and still stands (kinda, a little bent). However just make sure that he has some shade - a little dog house would be perfcet- you made one if I'm correct? and maybe a bucket for water that you can tie to the cage so it doesn't get knocked/fall over.
Hubby wont pay that much for a kennel. esp since it will only cost us a little over that for fencing the entire yard. we can get chainlink fence.. for 50 dollars a roll. and tht will cover 50 feet.. and we already figured we will only spend mabey 600 dollars and that will cover the posts, rolls of fence n clips, to do the entire yard space we plan to fence. so hubby wont pay a extra 400 for a kennel. esp if he can just spend a extr 50 on 50 more feet of fencing and use that to warden off a section just for him., We have the big Igloo dog house.. we got it free last week from a nice lady we met in petsmart!!!. I have been searchin Craiglist for someone selling their pen but 100 is my max for used. and it would be temp as We just intend on most likely leting him run the entire back yard.. if not then we are gonna get a extra 50 foot roll of Chainlink n make him a area ourselfs to run in..
Originally Posted by Hatchattack
I think harnesses tend to cause the dog to get tangled up more often. Invest in a decent flat collar and make sure he understands tie outs. First time I tied out my dog, he decided to take off full bore after a neighbors cat and hit the end hard. He wasn't hurt thankfully, but took him some time to feel safe moving around while tied up.
I bought Cording.. Kinda hard to explain. it's sorta like this Dog Trolley, Dog Tie Outs Cable Leash, Pet Supplies
it's the red cord pictured. we had Chain but it got tangled so I took it back and bought that red cord pictured.
and he has 30 feet worth of it to run.. a little more than half of our front yard. there is about 40 more feet till you reach the road that he cant get to.. and we have it attached to the porch at the very bottom step. and everthing is blocked that he could get wrapped around. and he didnt get hurt any of the times he's decided to run to the end of the 30 feet..
I just need this for a temp solution till we get our fence in. we plan on getting all the posts. and post hold digger next month. and get them in. then after that. start buying the Chainlink 2 rolls each month till we have it done. so the tie out is not perm. it's only going to be used while we waite for our fence...