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Cable Dog Run, Permanent

All weather, up to 3 dogs

Unit Price: $74.95
  • Buy 2 for $72.95 each and save 3%
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Tested for durability and safety, the Rover Roamer Cable Dog Run maximizes your pets roaming area in many outdoor situations and environments, such as fenceless yards and ranches. Also suitable for behavior management for chewing, digging, and runaway dogs. This is the permanent cable edition of the Sky Track featuring 1/4th" (6.35mm) aircraft cable, galvanized steel in a flexible 7x19 configuration with a clear vinyl coat, and easily modified for up to 3 dogs. If you require a portable system featuring rope, ratches, and adjustable bumpers, ideal for camping, outdoor events, travel and more, go to the Sky Track page.

The Cable Run kit contains 50 feet of 6mm flexible cable, 1 pulley, 1 carabiner2x 6ft metal buckle straps with multiple hardware attachment options, 1 line tensioner, 7 cable clasps, 2 rubber stoppers, and 1 Neck-Safe Bungee Segment. The gear bag is optional. The line length determines the track length, customizable to 500 feet. The pulley allows for smooth movement; the carabiner connects the pulley to the dog leash; each strap wraps around an anchor point (other options below include eye screws and bolts). The cable line tensioner tightens the line; and bumpers create a safe distance from the anchor points to prevent the dog from wrapping itself around the tree or post.


Cable Length and Anchor Points: Measure out the distance between your two anchor points and add 2 extra feet on each side. If you want a more precise cut, email us or call with the exact measurement. Various anchors exist, which requires its own specialized hardware. The 6ft straps can accommodate trees under 2 ft in diameter (6ft in circumference) so you don't have to screw straight into the tree. Add an extra strap and connect them together to make a 12 ft strap for extra wide trees. Other anchor point hardware options includes eye screws and bolts for posts, walls, fencing, and other wooden structures. Choose "requires customization" if you need special hardware for anchors such as metal posts, brick walls, etc. If you're not sure, call us or consult your local hardware store for advice.

How many dogs on 1 line? Dogs separated on one line requires an additional set of hardware (pulley, carabiner, 2 clamps, 2 bumpers). However, to save space along a short line, you could use the Bungee Leash & Convertible Coupler to function as a coupler leash (two dogs on one "V" leash configuration). They could interract without getting tangled up. Naturally, you'll want your dogs to have as much room as possible but the Coupler is a good way to give the dogs some play-time together. Because the line is usually placed overhead, a normal 6ft leash may not be long enough to reach the ground. For that reason, you'll combine the Neck-Safe Bungee Segment with either of our leash options or just use your own.

Visit our Accessories Page to complete the system with leashes, harnesses, and pet supplies. Visit our problem-solving page for any concerns or dog behavioral issues you're having.


Additional Information

FIND THE ANCHOR POINTS: Find two trees, posts, or poles high enough so that the cable can run over the heads of most people.The standard strap is 6 feet long which will work on most trees but larger trunks will require you to get an extra strap to make one 12ft strap. Adjust the strap so its hanging but not falling down. Position the D-ring in the front so that the flat end is against the tree or post. Attach the line tensioner to the strap D-ring of Anchor A. You want as much room as possible for the tensioner to tighten so unscrew the tensioner counter-clockwise so that just one centimeter remains on each screw on the inside. This way, once the cable line is attached, you'll be able to tighten the tensioner.

IF THE TREE IS TOO WIDE FOR THE STRAPS: If the anchor point, such as a trunk of a tree, is too wide to accomodate the size strap you have, you may need another strap in combination to create a 12ft strap. Make sure you measure the circumference of the anchor point before you purchase the Cable Dog Run so you know whether or not you need an extra strap length.

ATTACHING HARDWARE TO THE CABLE: For reference, we have already made a quick loop in the cable when we sent your order. Tighten the bolt nuts on that clamp using a ratchet. On the other end, you will thread one pair of rubber ball cable stoppers and one pair of clamps for each dog. If you have two dogs on one track, use 4 rubber balls and 4 clamps. Therefore, if you have just one dog, then slip the components onto the cable in this order: clamp, ball, ball, clamp. For two dogs, repeat.

ATTACHING THE PULLEY AND CARABINER: Place the pulley onto the cable in between the two ball bumpers and secure it with the carabiner.

ADJUSTING THE ROPE CLAMPS: The clamps will act as stop bumpers for the pulley, restricting movement away from the trees so that the dog does not get wrapped up around the anchor point (tree, post, pole, etc). Adjust the clamps away from the tree: about 4 feet is you're using a 6' leash and longer if you're using a retractable leash. Each environment is different so use your best judgement. Once you are sure about the distance from the anchor points, tighten securely with a ratchet but don't over-tighten. You may need to adjust later.

CREATING THE CABLE LOOP ON THE OTHER SIDE: Once you have finished the following:

1)  Secure both straps around your anchor points

2)  Attach the line tensioner to one of the strap D-rings and expanded it out to 90% of it's maximum

3) Attach the looped end of the cable to the other end of the line tensioner and secure the cable clamp in place

4) Thread all hardware onto the cable like: rubber balls, clamps, and pulley

Then it's time to create the cable loop on the other side. Remove the bolts and nuts of a clamp and carefully put them in your pocket. Keep your ratchet nearby. Thread the cable through the strap D-ring of Anchor Point B (second tree, etc). Take up as much slack as possible. If you have electrical tape or velcro straps, use them to lash the loop in place while you secure it with the clamp.

TIGHTENING THE STRAP AND TENSIONER: Once the line is attached and all of the hardware is in place, tighten the anchor straps on either side or both sides. Then using a screwdriver, place it in the middle of the tensioner and start winding it clockwise until you see that the screws on both ends start moving toward the middle. Do not over tighten. Use the least amount of tension necessary. You may have to retighten it the next day or week.

ATTACHING THE LEASH: Make sure to use a leash long enough so that the dog can lie down and rest without putting any pressure on the collar or harness. This is extremely important when attaching your leash to a collar instead of a harness. We do not recommend using a colar on a cable line due to the rigid stiff characteristics of cable. Sudden restriction by the bumper clamps can hurt a dog's neck while running.

ACCESSORIES: If you need to lengthen the leash, we sell 6 foot retractable leashes and bungee leashes. We also have leash bungee sections which extend the lateral range while also protecting the dog from whiplash.