Don't laugh - it WORKS!
Originally posted by pitc9
... tie a weight to her neck so she can't jump!!
Like a boat anchor!
Used to do that with Shadow (Shepherd/Husky, RB ) -
She was often a lil THICK-Headed with the "Stay IN the yard" thing
when I was mowing grass or doing other chores.
Forget what it was originally intended for;
but her "Porta-Rock" was an oddly shaped hunk of concrete with
a bent loop of reinforcing rod embeded in it.
Weighed somewhere around 20-25 pounds.
Had about 25 feet of light chain attached to the loop,
with a Dawggie *snap* on the Dawggie end.
When she got in a "wandering mood", I'd "Plop da Rock" and
hook her up!
Although she could drag it - it was slow going for her and she
usually accepted the "confinement" as long as I moved "the Rock"
along as I changed my work area.
Another tried & true idea is a "Trolley System" ~
an overhead wire cable, secured between the house a tall post or tree,
with a pulley mounted on the cable and a length of chain hooked
between the pulley and the Dawg...
Fido can run the length of the overhead cable as the pulley travels
back & forth on the cable, and Fido also has the lateral distance of
the chain to move. Gives quite a bit of confined freedom!
Most pet shops sell trolley "kits" with all the required hardware.
/s/ Cinder, Smokey & Heidi
R.I.P. ~ Boots, Bowser, Sherman, & Snoopy