Dog tether thingy

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  1. keithcdb

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    You know the one I mean, it screws into the ground. Seen some on ebay but they seem rather flimsy, any tips where to buy :thumb:
     
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    We bought one at the Malvern show on one of those stands that sell all sorts of things. £2 :thumb:
     
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    Bought ours at Pets at Home, if that's what they're called now
     
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    Got ours from a pet shop:thumb:
     
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    Poundworld corkscrew stake things £1 and the plastic coated line with dog clips £1.
     
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    We got ours from a climbing shop.....

    It's a carabiner that we use to attach the dogs to the van with, tethers just get pulled up and are a pain to secure in hard ground.
     
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    I bought one, forgot it ( left on a campsite) I now carry a small rock and tie the dogs lead to it, good thing is, you don't have to screw the rock into hard ground, it's free and if you forget it just find another small rock.....simples:Smile:
     
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    A rock to hold my two would take up all the payload :Rofl1:
     
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    Got 2 last week from Pets at Home
     
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    Same here, we gave up on anything less than 3.5t otherwise they get dragged around:Doh:

    The new ginger nutter has learned that he can't drag the camper around so he has given up and now sleeps happily underneath it.
     
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    we had one snap screwing into the ground and another when one dog pulled hard on it. on another occassion my wife got chased on her mobility scooter by 2 collies dragging a corkscrew stake covered in mud

    never rely on one to hold a dog if it really wants to pull. well maybe a chihuahua but that hardly counts. anything bigger will have no problem pulling or snapping it
     
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    We picked a metal hammer in flag pole holder with dog tether bit on it.
    Very strong..
     
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    The corkscrews are called tie out stakes, and logically the cables are tie out cables. I used to own a pet supplies business and have seen plenty of variations of these. IMHO you get what you pay for in terms of quality. I like the cables that are plastic sheathed airline steel. These come in various gauges to cope with different sizes of dogs, and have swivel clips at both ends so that the dog does not get trussed up like a chicken :Rofl1:
     
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    dog tether

    go to any tenting/camping shop - most of them will have them. You need to screw it into the ground - if the ground is hard use a mallet handle/screwdriver as a lever to make sure it won't come out - our spaniel has yet to get it out of the ground.
     
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    Easiest for us is to extend the extending lead, lock it at the required length and then just drop it behind the step. Ellie can't go anywhere then but still has enough length to pop in and out of the van. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Then again, she is just a little dog. If you did it with Paul (Haganap's) dog, the van would be trailing round the site. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    They do snap easier than people think a big dog with a run up will snap the head off easily.

    Best thing is get an intelligent dog like mine and tell them to stay:Smile:
     
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    must be a small dog...ours would drag a paving slab. :Laughing:
     
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    got mine from a £1 shop and not once has linda escaped from it :Laughing:
     
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