The Story

Many dog owners must tether their canine companions outdoors at times. Usually, it is just a matter of time before the chain or cable knocks over the dog’s food and water bowls as the pet runs around; the food gets dirty and the water soaks into the soil or evaporates, leaving the dog thirsty. In addition, ordinary tethering devices that protrude from the ground pose a tripping hazard and an obstacle for a lawn mower.

The Solution

We developed the Better Tether for our client, who wanted to create a better and more humane method of tethering a dog outdoors. Unlike traditional devices, the unit is placed in-ground, eliminating an obstacle to pets, humans and machines. The divided food and water bowl can never be tipped over and the unit never has to be moved for the lawnmower! A leash can be attached directly to the strong steel post within the unit, and the vivid orange color makes the bowl highly visible. Fido will never go thirsty again!


The Better Tether provides a humane way to tether a dog outdoors. The product is actually placed in the ground where it is out of the way of humans, other pets and the lawnmower. it includes a divided food and water bowl where a pet’s leash can attach, so Fido stays well fed and hydrated while he enjoys the outdoors.

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