Keeping your dog in an enclosure can take many different forms. The most basic is to tie the leash to a gate. Make sure that the gate or wall has a metal piece that you can tie the leash to. Also, make sure the length of the tie is long enough; and that you tie it in such a place that your dog could sit down. Never tie your dog just long enough that it can only stand up. It's very uncomfortable for your dog and quite inhumane. Check that there is enough slack on the leash that your dog will be able to sit.
An alternative way of securing your pet is through the use of a trolley system. In the trolley system, there's a cable in your yard or in an overhead area and you can tie your dog's chain or leash
to the trolley through a connecting piece. Your dog could then pace back and forth in your yard in relative comfort.
This setup gives your dog maximum mobility while at the same time it preserves your ability to restrict your dog's movement within a particular fixed area. Not all places could accommodate the trolley system, but if your yard or certain parts of your house can accommodate it, this would be a best choice in dog enclosure. Unlike tying your pet's leash to a post, this gives your pet more freedom of movement and is less confining so it's easier on your dog.
If you plan to set up a trolley system, a good trolley cable to buy is the Four Paws Pet Product 100 Feet Cable Trolley from Pet Store
. This comes in a silver color and can accommodate up to 1750 pounds of pressure. This cable trolley is very durable especially if you have a bigger or heavier dog. The Four Paws Pet Product 100 Feet Cable Trolley is a great way to give your dog mobility of action while at the same time keeping him safe and secure.
Four Paws Trolley Exercisers are available in three break strengths and two colors red and silver. They are available in lengths of 50', 75'and 100'. All Super Trolleys are available in 25 and 50 feet lengths.