The Knot-a-Hitch is a campsite dog-tether system that uses climbing-inspired components and hardware. Designed with car camping in mind, this comprehensive and intuitive system allows your dog to roam at camp while remaining on leash.

The Knot-a-Hitch includes a strong, kernmantle rope that can be set up between two trees or secured to a single post using Ruffwear-designed hardware and an easy-to-use tensioning system. Your dog can explore their new surroundings while you go about camp duties such as setting up the tent, cooking dinner, or building a fire.

Swiveling Carabiner

A Ruffwear designed swiveling carabiner prevents your dog's lead from twisting and becoming tangled leaving you free to concentrate on all your new camping responsibilities like setting up the tent or lighting a campfire.  

Self Contained Storage

The convenient and durable stow bag keeps everything you need in one place and once attached provides somewhere to keep any excess rope ends leaving nothing flapping around that your dog can be distracted by (or chew!).


Made with strong kernmantle rope as inspired by mountain climbers the Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch will quickly become an integral part of your outdoor adventures giving your dog freedom while keeping them safely by your side.

Trail Tested Guarantee 

Trail Tested Guarantee (details here)

    Size Guide

    Rope Length is 28.5 ft (8.7 m); Stow Bag is 6 x 7 x 2 in (16 x 18.5 x 5 cm)