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Give your dog freedom to roam safely while you're camping!  The Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch is a dog-tethering system that gives your dog freedom to sniff & explore while you're setting up camp, cooking dinner or relaxing in the evening. 

Designed with car and caravan camping in mind, the Knot-a-Hitch system by Ruffwear uses climbing-inspired parts & hardware.

Key Features of the Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch

  1. Strong, 7mm reflective Kernmantle Rope that's 8.7m long - it can be set up between two trees or secured to a single post- the rope is strong, supple and reflective
  2. An easy-to-use, 'auto-locking' tensioning system similar to what rock climbers use.  It is quick to set up.
  3. A secure, locking carabiner to secure your dog's leash to - the carabiner moves freely up & down the line.  Plus it swivels so your dog's leash is kept twist & tangle free (note: leash is sold separately)
  4. Convenient and durable stow bag for easy storage.  You can also use the bag to store excess rope tails if you don't need the full length of 8.7m rope.

Ruffwear have tested the strength of each component and field-tested it with different sized dogs ranging from small pups like Jack Russell Terriers to large dogs like Huskies.

    • Length: 28.5 ft (8.7 m)
    • Stow Bag: 6 in x 7 in x 2 in (16 cm x 18.5 cm x 5 cm)
    • Weight: 0.41kg

    How to set up the Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch

    Check out this short video below to see how easy it is to assemble.


    • Bag Shell: 300 denier ripstop polyester (bluesign® approved)
    • Rope: 7mm reflective kernmantle rope
    • Hardware: Crux clip, tension clip, swivel carabiner
    • Webbing: 15 mm nylon webbing daisy chain
    • Zipper: YKK #3 Reverse Coil Zipper


    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 10 reviews
    Simon P.

    The knot-a-hitch was a lot smaller than I had anticipated, but it works as described. This dog tethering system Is easy to install and easy to take down, allowing my dog to have the freedom to run around and sniff, as much as he wants.

    Megan E.
    Knot -a-Hitch

    Brilliant. Allows a lot of freedom for the dog and we don’t get bound up with his leads

    Ilsa C.
    Our new favourite thing

    Setting this up and taking it down is so easy and quick! We love that our dog is out of the way of camp and people walking by but he has enough space to do some sniffing and exploring so doesn't get bored. Well worth the investment.

    Byron U.
    Awesome product

    Love this. Very easy to set up, durable and adaptable.

    Paul C.

    Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch™ - Dog Tethering System

    Alisa W.
    Ruffwear gear

    Haven't had a chance to use properly yet, but looks perfect for our camping trip. Strong, easy to use and looks good!

    Caroline B.
    Brilliant Product

    Highly recommend the Ruff tether,perfect for camping & caravaning

    Marie A.
    Amazing products & service

    Amazing service & Ruffwear products!! Quick delivery across the country. Can’t stop recommending Canine Spirit Australia to all furbaby parents
    Can’t wait for camping adventures to being!!

    Rebecca M.
    Love it

    It's just what I wanted and needed. I have a begal hound and so having her stay close by is hard when we doing day trips and stopping for lunch. This is fantastic as I can put it up between two trees and she can go backwards and forwards to sniff and not get in the way. I can sit and relax that she is not going to run off after a scent. She can't chew it so that's a big relief. Look forward to overnight trips to really get the full experience.

    Awesome for Camping!

    Super super easy to put up and the caribener slides really nicely across the rope for pup to move around freely!