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First Posted: Sept 8, 2010
Apr 14, 2011

Chaining Your Dog or Puppy

by Debora Johnson

Should A Dog Or A Puppy Be Chained or Staked?

Would you like to be in constant confinement? The answer is no. A dog is the same way. They have the need to move about, run, romp, play, exercise, etc. Chaining or staking a dog for long periods of time can drive them to bad habits. It is not natural. It is contrary to their instincts. Dogs have an instinct to be protective of their space or territory. Chaining or staking a dog often fosters aggressive qualities. Dogs can become mean and begin to bark constantly, bite, nip, even lash out at their owners. They can injure themselves, as well, straining to get off the chain. Confining or chaining a dog for a short period of time is alright. For example, if you are on an outing and stop for a picnic lunch, you can tie the dog while you eat. That is not much different than having the dog on a leash when walking him. The dog is also with his family and not bored. He is interacting and stimulated. Relegating a dog to being chained or staked is not something that I recommend.


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