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How to make a chain setup

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

  1. yeah you have to remove the collar if you have a setup like this and run the collar through the o ring. what i do to make it a little easier is put the collar through the d link(where you attach your leash) then run it through the o ring and buckle it. that way you dont have to take the collar all the way off and it prevents the dogs neck from chaffing or getting collar rub. i will post pics to better explain.
  2. this is what i was saying.

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  3. ElJay

    ElJay Big Dog

    Figured I would share my chainspot method here. The axle I got from a local pet supply company. It's heavy duty steel about 2' long. i use a 1/4" chain from Lowe's (i prefer the zinc-plated, but they were out of it when I bought the chain in these pics), cold shuts for my connectors (i do not trust anything else), swivel, and giant O-ring and padded collar from Bulldog Supply Company. The hole was dug about 3.5' in the ground. i connected everything up, put the axle in the hole, and filled it up with concrete. after the concrete set, i filled the rest of the hole in with dirt and packed it down. and it is definitely IN THERE, not coming out. works great for me. figured this could be an alternative for someone who may not want to use a car axel.





    stick was to keep the chain from falling in it while the concrete was setting


  4. vawallflower

    vawallflower Puppy

    I have read that dogs being chained increases their risk of becoming aggressive. Thoughts or comments on this? I have two pit bulls male and female that exist together perfectly with my cat. They are walked every day, together. No aggression issues at all. ever. They meet dogs every day walking. I do not leave them alone together, though. My males only issue is livestock. He chased my girlfriends horse and would not leave it. He was fixated and obssesive about it.
  5. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Just a reminder: Check your chain spots, even if they are brand new.

    week old
  6. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    oh, so thats how cold shuts are used, you hammer into the hole to close it.
  7. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    You can hammer them in, use a vice to close them, or even a press.
  8. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    gotcha! I didnt know how they were used! lol
  9. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    yep. heres one with a vice.

  10. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    thanks for the visual! :)
  11. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    If you do nothing with the dog, then yes. And that goes for ANY method of containment. No matter how you keep your dog, if you do not train them, exercise them, socialize them, play with them, and just BE with them, they get bored and frustrated which can lead to aggression. I mean, how would you feel if you were left outside or in the house all day and no one did anything with you? A dog, just like all animals, needs to get out there, do things, live life.
  12. Kazdorf

    Kazdorf Puppy

    Nothing wrong with giving my dog a 40-60' chainspot is there? i have an acre backyard and it would be about ten times more expensive to pitbull proof the 6' chainlink fence. plus after a weel the chain would clear all the weeds ;)
  13. As far as cold shuts go, I'd use a hammer to hammer them in. Too much pressure on 'em will make 'em break/crack.
  14. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    I just use quick links and weld them shut. I WOULD NEVER USE A QUICK LINK WITHOUT WELDING IT CLOSED.
  15. PitBullHappeningsRescue

    PitBullHappeningsRescue Rescue Moderator Premium Member

    Here is a video demo of responsible tethering... video is about 11 minutes long... I'm not a videographer but I think the video is okay... and covers most of the key points on why tethering... I don't tether 24/7 or tether any dogs when I'm not home.

  16. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member


    This is the set ups Ive been using for a few years now. Simple, strong and it isnt coming back out without some major effort.
  17. LeTigra

    LeTigra Good Dog

    Really?? I tried that and my dog yanked it in minutes. Lol her first squirrel and ahe took it with her. And I don't use spots except to seperate da dogs to potty while I'm right there. Not challenging just curious. Ive had no such luck so I use isolated, free standing, trees.

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  18. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    That's not a dog stake, it's an earth anchor, and you should be buring them.
  19. LeTigra

    LeTigra Good Dog

    Ahh gotcha. I thought it was one of those things from tsc lol. I got it just to keep pumpkin in eye sight when she was little before the dog run while I garden and it lasted a hot minute. Lol

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  20. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    theyre available at tsc, not in the animal section. as well as lowes and home depot, and alot of them are telephone pole stakes. unless your ground is so insanely soft that nothing would even stand in it, these will not come out of the ground. also when you bury them, the ground should be allowed to set before you put a dog on it.

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