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Old 11-30-2009, 06:29 AM
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I'd have to read through all the dog laws, but I'm relatively certain it's illegal to not provide adequate shelter, regardless of the weather...

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Old 11-30-2009, 09:18 AM
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There was a GSD mix who lived about a mile from us, when I'd walk Gunnar we'd see him. Left out 24x7, tethered, had a dog house but no flap on it and no bedding inside. We had a cold snap where it was about zero for a few days, I called animal control about the dog, they checked, he had food, water, and a dog house so there was nothing they could do.

My brother has a husky who is tethered 24x7. He's tried to bring her inside, she doesn't like it. The colder the temps the better too, she loves the cold.

Gunnar likes it when its cold too, he'll go outside for hours when winter hits.

Yeah, I'm one of them too.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Lolas Dad View Post
What ordinances would be enforced for leaving a dog outside tethered in the winter when the temps are around 10 degrees? What ordinances are violated where the dog that is tethered is not even provided a dog house?
The same ones that are enforced for leaving a dog loose in a fenced yard without shelter?
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:47 PM
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I am also not happy with tethering laws. According to rumor, the H$U$ is targeting my state and trying to have a statewide anti-tethering law passed.

At home, I have a fenced yard and my dogs don't try to escape. When visiting my family, who live in a more rural setting, there are no fences. At my fathers house, they cant fence or put up a kennel by neighborhood association rules. At my brothers, he lives in a modular home and the park doesn't allow fencing or kennels. At my sisters, there is no fence and she cannot install one ebcause the property is too big and she is a renter.

When I visit family I bring my dogs because they live so far away and I cannot trust my dogs not to get into trouble and do not want to crate them for a long period of time. So, I bring 25 foot tethers and tether them to the base of a good, solid tree. They can be near family and safe from hazards while playing together with the other family dogs.

I also have a neighbor with an escape artist dog who cannot allow her dog outside unless leashed or tethered. The dog climbs the fence as a child would and has been known to go visiting other neighbors dogs by climbing into their yards.

How sad for all of us if anti- tethering legislation passes here.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:24 PM
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Let's face it, not everyone is allowed to install a fence! Many neighborhoods prohibit them so we need other options. I've had my dogs on long "runs" in the yard and honestly I think they like them. It's an opportunity to run and play outside but still be safe while I am not there.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:34 PM
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Wink Chaining your dog...

I donít particularly like chaining my dog. I remember growing up, we never chained our dog. He would stay in the yard and there were no problems. Then there was this time where the dog warden started to pick up loose dogs, and ever since then we had to chain our dog. But it wasnít the same and one day we gave the dog to a local farmer to live out the rest of its life in freedom. If I were to get a dog again I would consider an electric fence or a very long tether if I had a big back yard. What to Look for When Comparing Remote Dog Training Collars
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:30 PM
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The anti tethering law trend may have started with good intentions but there are legitimate reasons for tethering a dog or keeping it on a chain. As mentioned not having a fence is one of them. It***8217;s better for society in general if the dog is tethered than roaming loose. From older research I have read it***8217;s often free roaming dogs that are the cause of fatal dog attacks. At least that used to be the case. I have not read any recent research. Tying a dog out may heighten aggression but it is easier to get away from a dog who can***8217;t move with you or form into packs (roving bands).

While I do not agree with keeping a dog on a chain all the time it is a common practice in many parts of the world. I would say that dogs have been kept tied out at least for several hindered years of not thousands. Many are quite content being tied close to the house and seeing their people to get fed, while keeping strangers away. It could be that some dogs have developed a personality trait that makes being on a tie out an acceptable part of life.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:05 AM
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Default Reason to be Against Anti Chaining Laws

I really enjoyed this thread, since it provided some thoughts that I do not think have been given nearly enough press. It seems that many people have ideas about what it means to be humane to dogs and want to push these ideas on everyone. Such is the case with anti chaining legislation.

The problem is that there are many dogs who are escape artists and will try and do just about anything to get out of their yard. One of the posts talks about this very situation. Sometimes, no matter what is done a dog will still escape. In such cases and tether might be a good idea. Yet, many folks will scream bloody murder that this is treating a dog badly.

I would agree if the tether was very short, say only 5 or 10 feet. But with a 20 or 30 foot tether, the dog has the ability to run and play over a rather large square area. Best of all, the owner does not need to worry about them escaping.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:32 PM
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Hehe, did you all hear about the founder of Dogs Deserve Better being arrested for animal cruelty? It's the best news I've read in ages! I hope she sits in a jail cell until she dies. Then she'll know how all the dogs she locked in tiny crates for the majority of the day felt.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Nikole Fairview View Post
I would agree if the tether was very short, say only 5 or 10 feet.
A 10ft tether gives the dog 314 square feet of space, that's 3 times bigger than a 10x10 kennel In fact even just 6 feet of tether provides more space than a 10x10.
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