Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:45 AM
Do you know her breed? She is on a 30 FOOT CHAIN. Her chain may even be longer than 30 feet. i have 5 outside big dogs that don't jump. she is not neglected, when ilet her off her chain yesterday, within 10 minutes she was over the fence!!!! luckily i had attached something heavy to a 6 foot chain so she could only make it over the fence and not run off. She runs. She will get hit by a car as people drive like maniacs here. People do not stop or slow down for animals in this area. Very rural.
The chain is not a heavy chain, although it should be because she has broken links off of this chain!
All I would like to know is her breed. She is not an inside dog. I have built up the fencing to 7 and 8 feet and she still makes it over!
Yes, I do interract with her. Walks and I take her to a large field where she can run. She use to be an inside dog when she was a puppy. My house is small, but I do have 1/2 acre. My cat wouldn't like her.
If she wouldn't run so fast and doesn't look before crossing the street maybe I would let her off the chain permanently but she high-tails it out of here and then i have to go looking for her! I don't want another dead dog!
I will look into the set up that would zap her when she tried jumping but I am sure i would not be able to afford it.
There are people who chain their dog and the size of chain is ridiculously huge the dog being pitbulls, however, I realize now they are EXTREMELY strong dogs and need the large chain. I also realize the need for a padlock on the chain. Her connections do come undone and she has been able to get free when this happens. Her chain is not as heavy as it should be due to her strength but i don't want a massive chain around her.
Any suggestions regarding the chain would be appreciated.
Please don't be mad at me. At least i have a fence around my property and do not let my dogs run free as every single other house allows this as there are no leash laws where I live! As a matter of fact there's hardly any laws here at all! You never see a sheriff anywhere around here! Never.
In the past year there have been at least 7 dogs that I know of that were hit and killed by a vehicle within a 4 block area! 4 were puppies! Not to mention the cats and kittens and there have been plenty!