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By Diane Jessup
For The Sentinel 

Companion Animal: Tether Tither – Part 3


As we have seen, a dog may be tethered appropriately – or inappropriately; the act of tethering is not itself “bad” or “dangerous”, it does not result in increased aggression in dogs nor does it put humans at increased risk when compared to danger from unrestrained dogs.

Any form of containment can be done poorly and thus put the dog at risk. Dogs have strangled to death from getting their collars stuck in chain link dog kennels and on fences. Dogs have died from exposure to heat or cold in kennels, yards and crates. Appropriate tethering does, in fact, offer one of the safest (and most humane) options for containing a dog – but of course each case is different. I have a Bo...

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