Today we're looking at the TBI Pro Style dog stake. These are heavy duty stakes. They are super long. They are set up for one dog. And it's a spinner on it, so you can stake out your one dog and keep him there. I don't use them that way. I prefer to use what's called a chain gang. I use these as the stakes for my chains. They go into the ground really deep. You can angle them in. they'll fit on a ring or you can attach to the clip. Heavy duty. They are going to last for years. We've been using them for a long time. It's just a really nice stake.
I bought this stake from GDS, and it is excellent. I have 2 big labs 95# and 88#, and with this stake, I can keep both staked at the same time if I want. It is heavy duty and will last a lifetime. You need a small mallet to drive it in the ground, but it stays put until I pull it out. Its great for airing my dogs at hunt tests instead of crating them when its really hot outside. Another great item from GDS.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1275 Reviewed: Featured Review
"Purchased for our annual Maine hunting trip, but gets used regularly around the yard."
I purchased the tie-out stake for our annual Maine hunting trip, but gets used regularly around the yard. The stake out is top notch. No rust and the coating hasn't chipped or pealed. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend, which I did and his is holding up just as well.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1218 Reviewed: Featured Review
"Built well, very sturdy and strong for that hard ground"
Fantastic tool. I have used in the backyard while doing yard work in short burst's to help calm down my wild girl. The next field trial, i'm sure it will be used for a little longer. But she has taken to it just like i hoped she would and seem's to not be bothered by it. Solid piece of equipment too. I see no reason for this thing to need replaced anytime soon.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27914 Reviewed:
Works well. I have used it on a couple of hunts to keep dog from breaking. The stake goes into ground easy and pulls up and out easy, but the dog can't pull it out sideways. I may switch to a longer chain, but other than that I am really happy with this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25927 Reviewed:
"My dog is just a pup, so I swapped out the heavy chain for a smaller cord, but it works great."
My dog is just a pup, so I swapped out the heavy chain for a smaller cord, but it works great. I'd second the comment from another reviewer about this coming with some kind of cloth case. Also, there was a metal bur on the thing somewhere that cut me the first time I handled it... Never did find it, but I haven't been cut again, so maybe it wore down. May want to use gloves the first time you pick yours up :)
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10799 Reviewed:
"A must have as a trainer! I use two as a set up for a chain gang, and it holds up very well."
In general I like the TBI Tie out Stake. It has a good length so that you can drive it deeper into soft ground if you need to. I like the fact that the metal loop that the chain is tied to is small so if you are a klutz like me and miss the stake you are less likely to damage the loop by hitting it. If you are trying out only one or two dogs this is a good choice. If you have more dogs I would use a stake out chain (if there is room). My only complaint is that the brass snaps supplied with the stake are too weak and my knucklehead dog broke them by pulling too hard on the stake. They are easy to replace with stronger snaps. If it wasn't for the snaps i would give it 5 stars. In comparison to the LCS long tie out stake, I think the LCS stake is stronger and but it has a large loop that is easier to hit if you miss the stake with your hammer. The LCS stake is priced cheaper and has a little longer chain with stronger snaps so I would give the edge to the LCS stake.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1273 Reviewed:
Work great but one of the connectors on the stake broke..Also, these stakes should come with a cloth carrying sack with a strap since they are heavy, bulky, and also get covered in dirt..This would allow you to carry across fields easily, keep you clean and allow to carry in a vehicle without dirt getting on everything..
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 1328 Reviewed:
The stake out part is great, but the chain is terrible! Already made my own and replaced the cheap chain and snaps. My smallest dog could probably break the clasps in just a few times tied out on it. Not to mention on the chain, the part that links the clasp and the chain unscrewed, and the dog got loose. It was probably my fault as I should have checked them, but still probably a better way to link those parts would make sense.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23307 Reviewed:
Works well, chain may be a little short, my dog is never on it for to long anyway. Mine came and looked as though it had been chucked around the warehouse. Scratches and chips all over it. Called was told that is the way they come from the manufacturer. I would rather put my own scratches on it. That's why I gave it 3 stars.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3393 Reviewed:
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