Despite the dangers and humane concerns posed by persistent dog chaining, the practice of tethering dogs around the clock is not disappearing overnight. Learn how the problem is being addressed around the country.
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From the Magazine
The HSUS recently released "A Dog's Life: Chaining and Your Community," a free kit that provides a wealth of information to help get an anti-chaining ordinance passed in your community.
Dogs Deserve Better, an advocacy group based in Pennsylvania, is determined to break the chain for backyard dogs.
Whether they've been driven to obsessive barking or just silent depression, dogs who live out their days on the end of a chain are in a sad gray zone of pethood. And while their lonely situations are often not dire enough to warrant seizure, there are other ways to help chained dogs come in from the cold.
Renowned dog trainer and shelter operator Sue Sternberg describes "Training Wheels," the inspiring program her shelter has created to reach out to the most needy members of the community.
Policies & Programs
Download a free copy of "A Dog's Life: Chaining and Your Community"'a comprehensive, step-by-step guide from The Humane Society of the United States on how to pass an anti-chaining ordinance in your area.