Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch™ - Dog Tethering System


Give your dog freedom to roam safely while you're camping!

The Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch™ is a dog-hitching system that gives your dog freedom to sniff and 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 uses climbing-inspired parts & hardware including:

  1. a strong, 7mm reflective Kernmantle Rope that 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, that is quick to set up
  3. a secure, locking carabiner that 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
  5. 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: 36 ft (12 m)
Stow Bag: 6 in x 7 in x 2 in (16 cm x 18.5 cm x 5 cm)

What's New for 2022: Updated shell material for the stow bag is more durable and colourfast

How to Set Up the Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch


  • 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
  • Made in Vietnam


  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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!

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