What Is Life Like For Dogs Who Are Chained Up All The Time?

Many pet owners leave their dog on a chain when they go off to work or to run errands. Usually the owners are scared that their dog will run away or escape while they are not there.

But have you ever stopped to think of what it might be like for the dog on the other side of that chain? Confined to limited moving space, and unable to move into a comfortable environment, chained dogs are often placed under heavy limitations.

As we all know, the weather can sometimes be so unpredictable. Within minutes a sunny morning can become a stormy afternoon. When a dog is chained up, there is no way for them to seek shelter from bad conditions. In fact, studies have shown that chained dogs have a higher likelihood of developing behavioral problems and have a much higher tendency to bite.

When you think about your dog, do you think of how excited they are to see you when you come home? Tails ferociously waging and tongues sticking out in excitement to play! Now can you imagine how your dog would feel if you were to ignore it and walk away? That is the exact feeling a chained dog has.

Our dogs are so loyal and devoted to us, that is would not be fair for us to chain them up and take away the love and affection they so desperate lap up when we give it to them. If you chain your dog up or know of anybody who does, perhaps give it a second thought and see what you can do to prevent your barking buddy from escaping your yard instead!

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