We are visiting my parents at the beginning of June for a long weekend, and Hamilton will be joining us. They live about 150 miles away. We have many of the logistics figured out, but I'm not sure what to do about outside time. At home we have a large, fenced in yard that Hamilton spends at least an hour a day playing in (we're always with him). My parents do not have a fenced in yard. Hamilton is still iffy on leash walks - some days he's happy to, other days he'd rather not so we just play in the yard. I do not trust him off leash, even though my parents live in a low-traffic gated community (the neighbors drive like maniacs). We're working on his recall, but it's not awesome (he is only 4 months old). I was thinking of getting one of those tie-out things that you stake in the ground and it has a really long tough lead tied to it. I would never, ever leave him tied out alone in the yard -- which seems to be how most people I've seen with them use them -- but I was wondering if it is a practical solution for him to have some interactive running around play time in the yard while we're out of town? I don't want to buy one if it's not going to be useful while we're there, but I'd like to make sure he's getting enough bonkers time outside while we visit if possible.