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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by SingingSnail, Apr 10, 2011.


  1. SingingSnail

    SingingSnail PetForums Newbie

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    I have a young puppy who’s currently all enthusiasm and teeth.

    I’ve just tried to do a bit of gardening and had to give up as his constant “help” was not exactly making things any easier. The solution I used was to place his crate in the garden so he could be with me but constrained.

    Having thought about it a bit it seems like a steak or tie in the ground might be a better solution – allowing him movement but restricting where he can get to.

    Has anyone done this and does it work ... or is there a better solution?

    I’ve seen this on Amazon … Metal Spiral Pet Lead Stake 40cm (PAP1024): Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home

    Thanks, Bret
     
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    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    I use the metal spiral stakes when we take ours away.
     
  3. Dogless

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    I have a metal stake and tie out line for Kilo for our garden (same reason as you today!!), plus we share it with the neighbours for access with just a very low fence down the middle, so stops him getting over to their side too. It works very well and was cheap too.
     
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    I'm sure that you will have thought of it, but a word of caution to anyone doing this. You must ensure that the rope/lead is not long enough for the puppy/dog to be able to jump at the fence. I have heard a very sad tale of a dog which tried to jump the fence and ending up hanging itself by doing this :(
     
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    I use the metal tethers for the Greyhounds when we go caravanning (the others can be trusted to stay around the van, but the Greyhounds can't!), they're OK but should only be used under strict supervision as the dogs can get tangled up in them etc.

    If I were you I'd personally get a puppy play pen that opens out into a room (or in this case, garden) divider. It gives the pup more room to play, sniff the grass, laze around etc, and is less restrictive than being in a crate (when he wouldn't actually be on the grass).

    Genuine Savic Dog Park Puppy Exercise Pens - From the DOG Specialists

    They're properly not big enough to stretch across your garden, but if used in a corner (with two fences making up two sides) they'd create a nice roomy safe play area for the pup.

    Failing that, you could just resign yourself to the fact gardening is now pointless, now you own a dog. Don't you know you can have a nice garden OR dogs, but never both! :D
     
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    I too have heard a very similar sad tale and am very cautious - the fence is only my knee height though (kilo is taller than the fence!!). The garden is also visible from the street so he is never out there unsupervised anyway; perfect excuse to sit out in the sun :)
     
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    i have one of those multifunctional dog leads with a caribeaner (spl) as part of it so can wrap it round anything i fancy!
     
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    Makita has a lie out cable which is attached to the side of our bungalow - dont trust the ground stake as he likes to dig at them. My OH replaced both the end clips with much stronger ones and has drilled a fitting into the brickwork of the bungalow. :D It is not long enough for him to reach any fences.

    The back door is always open, he tends to lie in the doorway, so he gets the breeze form outdoors but can be near me when im cooking.

    He is only ever out when my OH is home though :) but he seems to love the grass and lying around listen to the sounds outside :)
     
  9. SingingSnail

    SingingSnail PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for all the feedback – I’ll keep it all in mind.

    The gardening I’m doing is mostly more puppy proofing. I thought I’d done it all … but he’s shown me a new level of inquisitiveness that put my human brain to shame (or should that be nose). He loves drains … I guess it’s all the smell that emanates from them.

    I’d never leave him unsupervised outside as he’s just a puppy … and I’m still stupid enough to think that I won't need a tie later - as I’ll have trained him so well. :drool:
     
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