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Chain Spots

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by valreegrl, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    LOL!!!! Cali and Florida are the two places I know of that doesn't get snow per say. Arizona and New Mexico I don't know about. :P I live right beside Texas and we get a flurry every now and then.
  2. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    It snows in Northern California, look it up. It's big business there.
  3. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    xD cali shouldn't count. Its majority coastline from north to south LOL. So it snows in Northern Cali but Less likely Southern Cali.

    What is so bad about it here, and is why dogs around here need nicely insulated dog houses while staying outside, is the humidity. Even during the winter we have high humidity... which leads to wet winters and very icy nights during fall. So if you do have a dog that is staying outside, you have to check on their bedding and water all the time to make sure it is staying warm in their dog house and that there is no drafts and so forth. Also if the water has iced over you want to remove the top layer ice or break it up so that the dog can get water.

    ETA: I also learned the hard way, while using cable ties you need to constantly check them for kinks and replace monthly to make sure the dog doesn't snap it in half.
  4. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    I live in the Panhandle of FL. It gets in the 20s here. Their houses are packed with Straw. Have you ever felt a dog that was curled up in a house with straw? They stay very warm. Lol

    People if you have no idea please don't assume. Ask!

    Cable runners that you buy from Walmart, Lowes and pet stores suck. They snap and are not a proper set up. Do not compare.
  5. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    I didn't know it got that cold in the panhandle... but that makes sense because It gets cold also in the southern parts of LA, MS and AL. :P

    And I'm working on getting all my dogs off cables and onto actual chain linked chains.
  6. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    You guys are all babies, you don't know cold till you've lived in Canada for a winter. It's already dropped below zero at night and I've busted out the winter jacket.

    It was so cold the one year that the cable tie out froze and snapped clean in half.
  7. nothing wrong with cable runs, you just have to make them right. maybe ill make a thread on how to set it up.. ive had uncles in the past that had there dogs on 50ft dog runs connected with another chain about 10ft in length. his dogs loved that thing and stayed plenty fit on them.

    for the texas snow thing, it does snow once in a blue moon there. 1-3 inches lol. i have family down there that still have a snowball from when it snowed there in there freezer. thats how rare it snows there though, so rare they kept a snowball for souvenir lol. ohhhh boy how i wished i lived in the great state of texas lol.
  8. i shave my head, so i hate the cold lol. i couldnt imagine living any further north than i do.
  9. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    Ali I'm a big baby when it comes to cold weather :P I wouldn't survive in Canada.
  10. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    I have lived in WI I know cold. That is irrelevant.

    Cable runs are ok if done right. However the cable tie outs that you buy at pet stores are not right. We had a cable runner along the ground. When I say cable we had industrial cable with a chain that the dog was on.

  11. yeah, i understood what you mentioning on. i wasnt stating that in response to you. we used the aircraft cables, but yeah the cables at stores are garbage including the pet spiral ground anchors and all there anchors too.
  12. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    Koi, my 'LOVELY' 10 pound Dachshund mix, has pulled up so many of those store bought anchors its not funny. I finally just got a long post and hammered it far into the ground and put her chain on it. :P She hasn't pulled it up yet and its even rained.
  13. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    well now your learning on how weather moves...here in south IL we get very little snow, we get ice storms and then we get 60 degrees, the bad thing is that I being from Indianapolis originally can't deal with the fast change of hot to cold hot to cold...I want it to stay hot or stay cold...anyhow Goren is an outside dog, he loves it, he has a room he can go into and 3 dog houses, the room is not heated or airconditioned, it has concrete floor but it has his dog bed, his dog houses have cedar in them currently, hay or straw will go on top when it stops raining and we get a cold snap. I don't get why people thing short haired dogs can't be outside, their coats thicken accordingly and they have guard hairs that are pretty much waterproof (its why you have to turn the water and spray it different angles to get the coat wet at 1st and why water rolls off before you do that) my boy gets to come inside a little bit (mainly to kill something for momma because I am a wuss and don't like to kill things myself) he gets antsy inside and never settles down, he is an example of a dog that doesn't mind being outside and prefers to only be inside for a visit.

    I don't get where people get the idea that dogs on chainspots don't get interaction or ever off the chain, I walk Goren, I take him inside, he is even potty trained, I can't have him inside due to my parents (they own the house) and my dad being allergic, but I bring him in to visit, someone that would come by my house the same time every day would think I am never outside, heck in the summer if you came by in the day at all you would think he lives with absolutely no human contact but then if you came by at 3am you would see him missing for an hour or 3 for his summer night walks...
  14. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Good Dog

    California does get snow in multiple places. Lake Tahoe California is a huge Ski destination in northern california. Then you also have mammoth lakes, ca and big bear, ca are some other ski destinations in southern california. You also get snow where i live in the trinity alps.
  15. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

  16. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    I seen snow here a few times, but that's neither here nor there. We get down into the thirties several times a year, and forties pretty common, and freeze a few times. The majority of my dog houses are plastic barrels that I fill with hay and let the dogs make a nest in. They usually push most of the hay toward the front and sleep in the back. Stick your hand through that hay and you'd be suprised how hot it is inside that barrel. There's nothing wrong with leaving a pit outside, or most other dogs for that matter. When they live outside they naturally "prime" up in the winter, the hair gets thicker, and the dogs stay warmer. It's common knowledge. Y'all know this stuff. It's not for the good of the dog that people are against chains, it's for some sense of guilt or wrongdoing that they associate a chain with. Same with leaving a dog outside all the time. As long as they have adequate shade and shelter, food and water they aren't wanting for anything, but people want the pwetty witto puppies to live like humans rather than the dogs they are. If you want your dogs in the house, great. Hell even I have a house dog or two, I like 'em. But there is nothing at all wrong with outside dogs.

  17. good post!
  18. Mr_D

    Mr_D Puppy

    I recently found out that my county of residence changed the law on tethering. You can't have your dogs on chains. I though tethering was when you had your dog on chains or other devices that were to short for adequate exercise. I was under the impression that your set up had to be at least 3 times the length of your dog. My county wants dog owners to use runners!!!!
  19. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    Yikes! I just read this and had to double check my city ordinances. 3 times the length here!

    I don't understand how runners came into your city's law...
  20. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Takes me half a day to do two chain spots buried.. What's there to work on?

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