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mommaroot2004 01-26-2006 06:10 PM

Dog trolley
 
Need to make a dog Trolley any ideas?:confused:

Teetorbilt 01-26-2006 10:59 PM

It might help to explain what one is. Common vernacular does not often cover the US, much less the rest of the world.

I've been around a bit and am guessing that you are looking for a wagon for your dog.

mommaroot2004 01-26-2006 11:07 PM

now its were you run a line from one tree or post to another and attach a line to it for the dog to run back and forth along:o

bob the builder 01-27-2006 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by mommaroot2004
now its were you run a line from one tree or post to another and attach a line to it for the dog to run back and forth along:o

exactly how you explained it and add a pulley to the line from tree to tree...

Teetorbilt 01-28-2006 09:27 AM

Like Bob said.

Here it's called a 'cable run'.

mommaroot2004 01-28-2006 01:56 PM

The big question is is if it is suitable for a 20 tarrier mix? Especially when she is pregnant?;) My Mom brought me a pregnant dog to keep here frome the pound.

bob the builder 01-28-2006 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by mommaroot2004
The big question is is if it is suitable for a 20 tarrier mix? Especially when she is pregnant?;) My Mom brought me a pregnant dog to keep here frome the pound.

When you say suitable do you mean strong enough??? Well it depends for one on how you attach to your 2 fixed objects, cable is recommended for the line, a good pulley will hold so all you need is the rope to attach to dog's harness...

Bob

mommaroot2004 01-28-2006 02:36 PM

Okay I mean is that over kill for a small breed dog?

mommaroot2004 01-28-2006 02:40 PM

And with the pull would that be too much work to drag back and forth on the cable she is inside most of time since we found out she is house broke but i want her to be able to stay outside when we have to leave for the wwhole day or something

bob the builder 01-28-2006 04:08 PM

No it's not over kill. If you want to go that approch go to a smaller hardware store and find the oldest guy in there and tell him what you want to do and he will set you up with the right stuff. Otherwise just get a rope and tie him to a tree or a stake and let him go around in circles until he can't anymore...

bob

jmic 01-31-2006 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by bob the builder
No it's not over kill. If you want to go that approch go to a smaller hardware store and find the oldest guy in there and tell him what you want to do and he will set you up with the right stuff. Otherwise just get a rope and tie him to a tree or a stake and let him go around in circles until he can't anymore...

bob

SHE! And don't leave her outside in a lightning storm.

mommaroot2004 01-31-2006 10:37 PM

she is rarely outside by herself for long so there is now need to worry 'bout that. thans all for the info.

daveincincy 03-03-2006 10:29 AM

Consider the safety of using a "dog trolley," "cable run." I've heard of dogs actually hanging themselves (not intentionally, I'm sure ;) ) on these things. Rare I would think, but just something to consider, and I can't offer any ideas on how to prevent this.

justdon 03-03-2006 02:58 PM

I would think you would have to dead man back each post to make sure it doesnt sag too much in the middle. Either that or use heavy pipe and ALOT of cement real deep to make them rock solid. Then you will still need a tightning device, season changes will droop the wire. as well as the pull of the dog. Maybe high tensile cattle fence wire would work well with a rachet tightener.I dont know how to attach a proper trolly so the pully does the running. Trial and error I guess. HTH --d--

jsalassi 04-18-2006 09:09 AM

i use petafe electrical gate system. works like a champ. my retriever had the collar for about a year, figured it out in the first week or so, shes lost the collar since then and still "knows". My lab on the other hand still "needs" the collar.


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