Our Policy on Chaining
We have a "NO-CHAIN" policy, meaning we require that you do not chain your dog! A chained dog is not only prone to higher anxiety and stress, it will become less socialized than a dog that lives indoors. The outcome is a potential danger for people and pets who come within reach.
Another danger to consider is entanglement. A chain that is wrapped even once around a childs neck can easily result in severe injury or death! We have used a child as reference here, as most reported casualties are to children. You can basically replace the word "child" with "anyone and anything" that comes within the reach of the dog!
What we recommend:
Our recommendation is a well trained, well socialized dog that is walked on a leash. A fenced yard with plenty room to exercise is also a top choice for your dog.
As a last resort, a spacious kennel (a Mag Pen is top choice, heavy chain link is second) with proper housing, shade from the summer sun and protection from winter winds, in addition to long walks on the leash (or a "run in the park", where allowable by law) will suffice.
All dogs, no matter where they are kept, should receive plenty of attention and socialization in addition to having, at the least, basic obedience training.
When in doubt, remember: "A CHAIN MAY BE INEXPENSIVE, BUT A CHILD'S LIFE IS PRICELESS!"
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