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Old 07-30-2011, 07:59 PM
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We might need to get a tie out (possibly moving to a house on a unfenced acre) and im thinking for Layla i wanna do mtn rope. I HATE the wire ones and she should be small enough that a mtn rope would be fine. Also would you harness a dog her size on a tie out?
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Will she be supervised when on it? If not, I prob would harness her and not use mtn rope since it's super easy to chew thru. If so, I'd harness if I was in an area with lots of distractions and/or a dog who wouldn't call off, otherwise I'd collar.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:50 PM
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Yep i wont leave her out on it alone. The only distraction would be a squirrel or something. We are 1 of 3 houses all on acre plus lots that backup to the state forest.
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I've seen tons of dogs chew through harnesses, too. But as long as she won't do that, then a harness probably would be better than a collar for a tie out.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:07 PM
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Im not worried about the chewing (wont be out alone since we have to watch walker anyway) im more thinking if she does see a small fuzzy.
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Harnesses actually cause more damage than collars on tie outs from what I understand. Dogs are more inclined to pull and chest slam in a harness than a collar.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:42 AM
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Even with a smaller dog with a thin neck? We always used collars on our bullys but that was more because they would get more power in a harness then in a collar.

Also if I were to use a collar she wears a 3/4 now and it is thin on her neck would you go up to a 1?
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I would never use a collar on a tie-out personally.
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I would use a harness. When Tucker hits the end of his long line on a collar he does back flips and that can't be good for his neck.
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My inclination is a harness, too. The chest and shoulders are a lot more forgiving than the neck.
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