Tethering Troublemakers

As most of you know, when you are training a new puppy in the house, one technique you can use is tethering. You simply connect the puppy to a leash and attach the leash to a human. Under this system, the human can keep very close supervision of the puppy and keep the youngster out of trouble.

Of course, the whole idea is that at some point the puppy matures and no longer needs to be tethered because it has learned proper behavior in the house.

Attorney at Claw

I want my Attorney at Claw.


I better not hear snickering out there.

P.S. – Updated after a reader question. Yes, these pictures are from last night. Typhoon is normally free to roam the house like everyone else. Let’s just say he seems to be going through a teenager phase at the moment – right down to the pout when he gets caught.

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  1. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady on February 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Awww!!!! Look at that face!!!!!
    We aren’t snickering at you…….ok ok just a little bit of snickering!
    Tethering was and is a big part of our training to! Works wonders!!!!!
    ((Husky hugz))
    Frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky

  2. The OP Pack on February 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Mom often wonders when exactly IS that magic age when one is no longer a puppy:)

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Dobermom on February 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Poor Typhoon (the expression is PRICELESS!) Personally, I found tethering almost TOO successful with my latest shelter dog – an adult retriever mix. It made for a very “bonding” experience and I now have a VERY Velcro dog. (And it’s been occasionally frustrating for my very Velcro Dobergirl, who wants to be JUST as close as they compete for that coveted spot next to the mama on the sofa!)

  4. Stella on February 27, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I was just thinking that if I had that huge yard, I would give him the heave-ho for a while, but then thought, no, he would probably dig a huge hole and be on his way!

    Stella and Jo

    • D.K. Wall on February 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Ah, but then you have the body slamming against the sliding glass doors and the screams of indignation. Trust us, he is a master.

  5. Rebekah on February 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

    If looks could kill! Faolan might be getting this treatment soon, as he decided to attempt to dissect the arm of a couch last night…

  6. Sherri on February 27, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I had to snicker. Lol. What a teenager. 😉

  7. Darlene on February 27, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I do the same with all of mine. It’s such a good way to train, much to the pups dismay. A refresher course is always better than allowing an unwanted behavior to progress. Typhoon is one cool dog! Time and patience…. : )

  8. Kimberly Parker on February 27, 2014 at 8:43 am

    That look Typhoon is giving you! If looks could kill…

  9. Zoe and Marilyn on February 27, 2014 at 7:46 am

    He’s got that teenage glare down too, I see!

  10. Mom 'n Ice on February 27, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Mom sez: This isn’t STILL happening, is it? I hope this is just from when he first came to live at your house. Isn’t he past all this now?

    • D.K. Wall on February 27, 2014 at 6:42 am

      These pictures were from last night. He is usually free to roam the house, but last night was, well, one of those nights.

  11. Rottrover on February 27, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I had to be tethered, too, Ty, when I first came here. I’m pretty good now…


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