Spending time outdoors is a way pet owners can bond with their dogs. Whether it is in the backyard or at a campsite, owners like to give their dogs controlled freedom to roam. How can you keep your dog secure while allowing them to explore? A tie out is a solution.
A tie out cable is leash-like and can be constructed of a coated cable, metal, or poly material. One end attaches to your dog’s collar or harness while the other end connects to a stake in the ground. While using a tie out, it is important to use collars with buckles that are non-breakaway or approved for tie out. Coastal Pet Products does not recommend using collars with plastic buckles for tie out.
To find the length that works best for your yard, measure the area to see what your dog will or will not have access to. Are there obstructions like trees, poles, or landscaping within the radius? If so, you may want to opt for the shorter tie out lengths.
Bigger dogs need room to roam, too. Luckily for them Titan has the Heavy Cable Tie Out that offers strength to keep dogs up to 80 pounds secure. The heavy cable tie out is available in lengths from 10 to 30 feet to suit any sized yard or recreational area.
The Coastal Poly Big Dog Tie Out is a lightweight yet durable option for bigger dogs. The poly cable is weather and tangle resistant and available in lengths of 10 to 30 feet.
For a more industrial look, consider the Titan Welded Link Chain Dog Tie Out. It is made of super-strong welded links for larger dogs. The 3.8mm gauge is suitable for dogs up to 80 pounds and comes in lengths from 10-20 feet.
As with tie out cables, there are different options for the stakes tie outs get attached to. Titan® offers a variety of stakes such as spiral, dome, and fin stakes for hard soil and auger stakes for loose or sandy soil. Keep in mind the soil condition where you plan to use the tie out to ensure you have the proper stake to keep your dog safe.