Run Wild: The Best Dog Tether

Summer is here. When the weather is cool enough, it’s a great time to let your pet out to enjoy some fresh air and run about. If you’re considering putting your pet on a cable runner, here are some things to consider when choosing the runner components.

You may have run across this when setting up a dog run.

Dog Runner Wear

This runner is made up of a brass snap hook connected to a galvanized cable coated with vinyl. Over time, the vinyl coating will wear off, exposing the raw cable and leading to rust. In this case, the rough raw cable created a groove in the delicate brass snap hook. If you don't replace a worn-out hook, there's a risk of your dog wandering around the neighborhood in a dangerous situation.

 To avoid this danger, we recommend using a stainless steel snap hook instead and including a stainless steel thimble in the termination point for a setup that will last longer. By doing so, you can ensure the safety of your dog. Remember to always inspect the fittings of your runner before attaching your dog to it.

Create your own runner
If you are looking to set up a runner in your outdoor space, here are our suggestions on how to do it.

Items you will need:

Set-Up as easy as 1, 2, 3... 4

  1. Run a length of cable with a swivel eye block between two sturdy structures. Be sure to attach the swivel eye block on the cable before securing the cable to the structure.
  2. If you are setting it up between two wooden structures, use the stainless steel lag eyebolts to connect the cable to the wood structure. Attach the cable to each eye bolt by creating a termination using a thimble and wire rope clip.
  3. Connect one end of the vinyl coated galvanized cable to the swivel eye and form the connection with a thimble.
  4. Connect the other end of the vinyl coated galvanized cable to a stainless steel snap link and form the connection with a thimble.

Are you are unsure about how to install a wire rope clip, add a thimble, or install a lag eye bolt? Watch our videos below and we'll give you the instructions you need to create this setup.

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