I hate to be obvious,” added the Scarecrow, “but you’d have saved yourself a heap of trouble if you weren’t too cheap to invest in a leash, Dorothy. – Gregory Maguire
Your price may vary depending on the PVC, rope, clip, or other adjustments you make. You might use a block of wood with holes drilled in it, a custom leash, or skip the clip and tie the rope directly to the dog. The options are virtually endless; the only rule is security.
So now the actual “How to” portion of the tutorial. Are you ready? Don’t blink – it goes by fast.
Measure how long you want your rope to be from the door to any temptations you want to keep your dog from. Knock roughly six to twelve inches off that length – it doesn’t have to be exact from here, you just want it short enough that a straining dog won’t succeed in their mission. Tie one end of the rope through the PVC, and the other to your clip. There are dozens of knot tutorials on YouTube.
Thread your leash through the PVC, then thread the clip through the handle.
That’s it – you’re done!
You want to take a peek now and then to be sure the leash isn’t rubbing thin, but otherwise, you’ve made yourself a portable tether. Good job!
To use your fancy custom tether, simply put the PVC on the outside of the door in the room where the dog is and close the door. The PVC anchors the tether, and the dog is restrained safely, and without damage to your home. The whole system is cheap enough you can easily make several so you’re ready in each area of your home, and you can even keep a little section of PVC in your travel bag so your dog can be secured in hotels or other homes you visit.