• Wire brushStep #1 - Pick a tie-out method that works best for the location. A heavy-duty stake that screws in the ground works for a temporary tie-out, while an aerial line works best for a permanent location. When set up correctly, these two methods help ensure the chain does not kink.Step #2 - Clean the ground where you plan to chain your dog. Remove any sticks or rocks that the chain may pick up and cause it to kink. Also, a grassy area is a good idea since there is no mud to clump and kink the chain.Step #3 - Buy a sturdy chain that is the correct size, such as medium or heavy, based on your dog's weight and size. A cheap, thin chain may bend and kink.Step #4 - Attach swivel snaps on each end of the chain. Use a strong metal snap, such as forged iron or zinc die-cast. Allowing the chain to turn helps prevent kinks.Step #5 - Clean the chain often. Remove any dirt or debris that accumulates by rinsing it with water and scraping it with a wire brush.Caution: Never chain your dog for long periods of time or where you cannot supervise him. Make sure his area is safe with food and water and his chain is not tangled. Also, provide shelter for your chained dog at all times.By Amanda MaddoxReferences
Dogs on Chains—Why It's Not a Good Idea
It is best for your dog if you avoid using a choke chain. More humane collars and good obedience training should make it unnecessary to resort to this aversive collar.
Please Don't Tell Me You Chain Your Dog - Dogster
*Note: If your dog is not a service dog, do not bring them into a store that is not dog-friendly. Additionally, many chain stores (including ones on this list) leave it up to the manager to decide whether their individual locations allow dogs or not. The best way to ensure you can bring your pooch inside is to call ahead and find out that specific store’s policy.
the best dog prong/pinch collar with nylon loop and quick release.