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How to make a chain setup

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by Marty, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. IronChef

    IronChef Big Dog

  2. Lowlife

    Lowlife Big Dog

    Yeah, a car, truck, bus, van, any kind of axle. They are usually about 2.5 to 3 feet long.
    You can find them at salvage yards or sometimes mechanics shops have some bent axles still laying around. They can cost anywhere from free to $15 - $20 make sure they aren't selling you usable axles you don't need it to be straight.

    I have some from semi truck axles that are around 3.5 feet long.
  3. Robert

    Robert Puppy

    That is really a great tip, i am sure most of us would definitely try it.
  4. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    I just got Goren a new chain, I have to attach it to a tree, so I buy 2 lengths of chain, well my question is what kind of metal should I use to protect my porch steps from being destroyed by the chain banging on the end of the wood? I already had a little chunk fall of, I was thinking of like just some sort of L frame stuff, I need some for his doghouse anyhow cause he is chewing on it, I was hoping but he is a butt head and started chewing on it like the 1st day we let him have it lol
  5. tigerkat

    tigerkat Little Dog

    yeah.. those tie outs are a joke, iv had puppies break those! they never last more than a week. once they get a few months old i graduate them to chain .. and i always use the hardware type - not the already made dog chains from pet depo.
    i like the chain that links together (like oooooo)
    not the intertwining kind (like o//o//o//o )
    - if that makes sense to anyone. lol
  6. Thrashmetal

    Thrashmetal Puppy

    How do you guys drive the axle in? Hammer in?
  7. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    yea this is what I had to get, I was limited a little on what I could get, but its the kind that is on a big spool and they use a big machine to cut it the length you want...he broke it just before he turned 1 lol so I think he was saying you have to spend a ton of $ on me cause my birthday is this month >.< I was hoping it was ganna last through January but it did not, I had had that tie out for a good 4 months though lol, he is not one that runs and hits the end of the line very much so I was just hoping.

    ---------- Post added at 09:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:40 PM ----------

    ...forgot to show the pic, I am probably ganna take some pics of the actual set up, in total it cost me 120$
  8. Ellas_Daddy

    Ellas_Daddy Little Dog

    Elliehanna, Menards and Lowe's usually have a small display of metal. There are usually some different lengths of angle iron in there. You'd have to drill it for attachment. But, it would protect the edges of the stairs very well, I'd think.
  9. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    ok, yea I have a drill and many drill bits so I will have to see what I can do, I am just thinking anything I can put over it will help, and I still need some metal to stop Goren from chewing his house to bits lol
  10. snoopdog68

    snoopdog68 Puppy

    The car/truck axel idea is a good one, they are 4140 crome moly and the dog wont ever break it.

    I dont like chains myself, I like a good chain link fence with a concrete footer. It cost money but is good enough you wont have to do it again.

    ---------- Post added at 02:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:16 PM ----------

    LOL eating wood will keep them regular. :D
  11. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    yea I don't like chains but where I live atm I can not do anything else but have the fence to prevent other animals from getting in and a chain to keep my boy in, when I get my own place Ima have a nice set up much like a large cat enclosure for a zoo
  12. Ellas_Daddy

    Ellas_Daddy Little Dog

    Pour Bitter Apple all over it. lol That'll learn him. :lol:
  13. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    lol if I did that I would have to re-apply it at least 1 time ever 3 days, I had to use it in the room he was in that now has my fiance's disabled dog because an old dog we had chewed up the walls...and he was taking where that dog left off and the stuff lasted about 3 days before he was at it again.
  14. SideKick

    SideKick Little Dog

  15. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    I would not use the one with the cable, the one with the chain might work, it needs to be rated for a lot though, the chain I have is rated for over 1,000 lbs, the reason is when they run and hit the end they are exerting a lot of force that would be substantially more than they weigh. If that chain and stake are rated for say 500 lbs-900 lbs I think it would work pretty well
  16. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

  17. Noctiluca

    Noctiluca Puppy

    Thats basically the same set up that sled dog kennels use. We use the links that screw shut rather than the lap links so that eliminates the sharp edges. HOWEVER. You need to use real caution when deciding to chain out your dog. Chaining has been shown to be a BIG factor in causing dogs to become biters. So make sure the chain is inside a fenced yard (and far enough away from the fence that they can't hang themselves) and that the dog does not LIVE on the chain. It should only be for turn out purposes. The dog should still spend most of his time with the family and still get walks, etc for exercise.
  18. SineadsMom

    SineadsMom Big Dog

    Chaining does not make a dog become a biter. That's a fallacy.
  19. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    Additionally, there is nothing on there secure enough to contain a dog. It may hold a pup, but I wouldn't leave any dog I've ever had on that tie out.
  20. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Yeah, people always figure "more bites happen by chain dogs, so, the chain must make them biters," which makes sense if you don't look further into it. For the most part a chained dog is more out in the open, so, it is easier for someone to walk up to and get bitten by a chained dog, compared to a penned dog, that is why numbers appear to be larger, though, honestly most people I know who have been bite, were bitten by inside dogs, so, does keeping a dog inside make it more aggressive? ;)

    So, it isn't the form of containment that causes the aggression or the bite. It comes down to how the dog is cared for, socialized, etc.

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