Yea they arent good for tie outs lol.Freddie yours looks great. I thought about using those, but didn't think it'd be safe or reliable with my pup as he likes to roll, jump and flip around when he's just lounging. I'm using it more for a lead b/c he got ahold of his other lead (thanks to the child) and chewed it to shreds lol. I just happened to have a long piece of rope laying around so I looked up how to make a leash and gave it a go. I can use it for a regular leash, and a training lead, and it can also double as a tie out when we go to the park, seeing as I don't have a yard to tie him out in lol.