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Chains, not much of a debate

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by buddysmom, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I don't think a dog is quite smart enough to find out "Hey, there's a thing buried under the ground that keeps me here, I'll just dig it up, pull it out, and be freeee!"

    If you are really worried though, you could pour cement over the stake underground. It would just make it more difficult for you to maintain.
  2. Sabrina

    Sabrina Moderator

    That makes sense.

    I don't chain, I was just wonderring "what if..."
  3. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    That is why I use axels. They can not dig it up.
  4. Sabrina

    Sabrina Moderator

    Yes, I suppose.
    They COULD, but it would take quite a while!
  5. Cynthia

    Cynthia Good Dog

    LOL not in the years I have had them. You see you use a medal O ring and the axel goes through the O ring. Maybe someone else can chime in But I have never heard of a dog digging up an axel.

  6. APBTlover09

    APBTlover09 GRCH Dog

    never had a problem with my two (adam & Laila) dogs digging up their Axels (chain spots)
  7. EDOGZ818

    EDOGZ818 Big Dog

    Some people dgd down about 18inches to 2 feet & then pound the axel in. Before doing that though , they use a lap link to chain the chain around the axel & keep it about 4 ft long.
    They bury the axel after that with the short chain out of the ground. From there , they attach a swivel to the next piece of chain to prevent tangles & another swivel at the collar for the same reason.

    Some use 2 collars , 1 permanently attached to the chain & one on the dog. Using concrete isn't the best idea if the set-up isn't permanent. ( Most think marriages are permanent , so obviously, they think chain set ups are also.

    If you have the money to waste , concrete helps, but you will not be able to use the set up in another location , unless your willing to do the extra labor to save the money.

    Now just using an axel or spike without burying it , I do believe the dog will pull it out , but I am not sure , as I have never used the axel without burying it.

    I have used the green stakes to tie the dog down with, that you just step on to embed in the ground & well.....the dog pulled it up quite easily.

    Some products aren't designed for APBT's.
  8. DeeDirtyDawg

    DeeDirtyDawg Good Dog

    Either way, I'm fairly certain that the dog would probably not dig it all up in one day, so you would know when you come home if you need to put spme concrete around it. Two bags of wheelbarrow mix concrete, dig a shallow hole around it pout it on, that should be all that is needed, just a few feet, the whole chain spot wouldn't need concrete.

    On the subject of chaining in general, sometimes people think it is like all or nothhig. Personally, I would rather be in the yard on a nice day than stuck inside or in a kennel in the house... but when I get back home my dogs come right inside with me.
  9. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Will probably be the opposite with me (scared of them getting stolen, shot or poisoned). I think I'll have setups for nice days when I'm home so dogs don't have to be in crates if they don't get along and I'll be checking on them every few minutes because I'm paranoid. I'll also have a video system hooked up. I'm crazy LOL
  10. DeeDirtyDawg

    DeeDirtyDawg Good Dog

    Well if someone can get past the bandogs to steal the bulldog, they deserve her!
  11. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Cuddles used to dig a bunch. Never did she dig near her post. lol.
  12. DeeDirtyDawg

    DeeDirtyDawg Good Dog

    Tank and ella are diggers but mostly just in places they suspect moles or worms

    ---------- Post added at 11:16 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:53 AM ----------

    Tank and ella are diggers but mostly just in places they suspect moles or worms
  13. Sabrina

    Sabrina Moderator

    Thanks so much for all the info, guys. It's been very helpful to me. :)

    Yeah, I know those piddlyass stakes never work, Bransen was digging/yanking them out even as a pup.

    DDD, you're right about how I would notice it before it was fully dug up.
    (I am ALMOST as paranoid as you, Tiffseagles.)
    I don't leave him outside unattended without watching through the window, not in this neighbourhood anyways. You never know what could happen! Not too concerned about him being stolen, but he could be poisoned, or hurt in another way. I just don't trust the area. (I'm just assuming that many of you who aren't concerned of these things live in a more quiet or rural area, sorry if I'm wrong.)

    We have a fenced yard with no gate on it, so the only way to get in is to go through the house, or I suppose climb the fence. But you would probably be scared once you heard Bransen barking. lol

    :lol: If she ever does go missing, just follow the trail of blood from your yard.
  14. DeeDirtyDawg

    DeeDirtyDawg Good Dog

    Lmao pun!
    My dogs grandfather was a junkyard watchdog. He would catch people by the seat of their pants as they tried to jump the fence.
    Many a wallet was found in his doghouse!

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