Is this strong enough for a 120 lb dog?
Answer: For a 120-pound dog, you may want to consider the Intelli-Stayk™ w/ Beast Dog attachment.
I have a 50 lb dog who is pretty strong sometimes and will try to jump after squirrels and pull. Do you think this is strong enough?
Answer: The short answer is yes. But if you have concerns about an overactive or extremely strong dog, consider upgrading to the Intelli-Stayk™ w/ Beast Dog attachments.
What weight of a dog is the Intelli-Stayk™ meant to hold? I see dogs that weigh 60 lbs or so – but my dog weighs around 180+, so will it hold him?
Answer: We’re confident that the Intelli-Stayk™ won’t “break,” but holding in the ground will depend on the soil composition. As you surely know, a 180-pound dog is quite strong. You should choose our Intelli-Stayk™ w/ Beast Dog attachment or our Roscoe’s Pet Product RAS-24, which is an auger style stake.
I have a 25 lb Weim puppy who will be 55-60 lbs within months. Is it okay for the puppy to be on the 60 lbs size?
Answer: The Intelli-Stayk™ is the perfect solution for you.
Does this work well on the beach?
Answer: This is not recommended for the beach. For a small dog, you might be able to use the Intelli-Stayk™ with soft soil attachment. It will work better than other Tie-Out stakes, but this comment should not be taken as an endorsement for this application.
How does installation go for very firm / clay-heavy soils & near trees with heavy tree roots throughout the soil?
Answer: You may need to try several positions until you can find one with an opening between the roots to push in the cup. As with all stakes (spiral or straight), you may also have to try a couple of locations until you work around the roots, but the good news is that it will be very secure once it is in.
I see no photos of how to use this stake, and I don’t understand the technique. The pictures don’t show it in use, and the material does not explain.
- Check for tightness in the ground periodically, especially for the first few days after installation as the soil may settle.
- Replace any damaged products immediately.
- Not all dogs can be tied out. For the dog’s safety and for the safety of others, it is the owner’s responsibility to monitor the dog’s behavior.
Where do you attach the leash?
Answer: You can hook the clasp directly to the shaft between the bottom of the handle and the top of the plastic collar if the clasp opens wide enough or to the o-ring if the clasp’s opening is narrower.
Can this be easily removed from the ground? I do not have a yard and would like to use it in parks.
Answer: The Intelli-Stayk™ is designed to be easily installed, removed, and repositioned.
Is it set deep enough into the ground that a mower can go over it?
Answer: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOW OVER THE TOP OF THE INTELLI-STAYK!! Doing so may cause damage to equipment and serious injury to anyone in the immediate area. Most users simply mow around the Intelli-Stayk™ and/or use a weed whacker to trim up close to it. If you remove the Intelli-Stayk™ from the ground, it is best to reposition it.
Will this stake work in soft soil during rain and snow?
Answer: Rain and snow do not cause any issues unless the immediate area remains underwater for a while. For normal, soft soil, consider using the Intelli-Stayk™ with soft soil attachment.
Could you put two dogs on the same unit?
Answer: If your dogs are small to medium-sized and don’t pull much when tethered, this should work just fine for you. Keep in mind that two dogs pulling in the same direction at the same time, create a much greater force. Also, note that you may get some tangling of the cables, so you need to keep an eye out for that scenario.
How many inches into the ground does the stake go?
Answer: Approximately 9.5 inches below ground.
Would you consider this to be a no-tangle stake?
Answer: Yes, it is considered to be a no-tangle stake. What’s unique is that the cup/collar combination that creates unparalleled stability in the ground also forms a raised platform, which allows you to hook the cable directly to the 10mm thick shaft (instead of a thin swivel that breaks).
Is it stainless steel? Will it rust?
Answer: It is chrome plated to resist rust.
What is the weight of this product? Would it be an appropriate solution for when I want to go backpacking/camping with my dog?
Answer: The Intelli-Stayk™ weighs 1 pound 5 ounces and is more compact than other heavy-duty Tie-Outs. If you have a small dog up to 20 pounds, the “mini” version is a great option. It weighs only 6 ounces and fits in a glove compartment.