What is it?
Your dog will relax around distractions while tethered.
Why do it?
- Improves frustration tolerance
- Teaches patience
- Improves tolerance to being a distance from people
- Prevents bad behaviors so you can reward good behaviors
- As an aid for teaching stays at a distance
- Provides added safety when getting in and out of the car
- Prepares dog for real life situations in which tethering is necessary (e.g., camping)
- Prevents chasing or harassing other pets (chickens, cats, etc.)
When to use it
- During family meals
- Camping and outdoor events
- When visitors arrive
- In the car as an alternative to crating
- When your dog is tempted to harass other pets
- In the backyard when doing watering, gardening, etc.
- Remain silent as you teach
- Use a clicker or doggie pacifier (ask us for ideas) to reinforce calm behavior while tethered
- Use a plastic-coated cable tether if you are concerned your dog will chew through the leash
**Never leave your dog unattended while tethered
**Avoid tethering for long periods of time