In many of our programs we recommend the use of tethers.  The term tethering often brings up conflict and so I often use the term “success station” when mentioning the use of a tether inside the home.  This is a form of management that is used short term to help teach a dog self control while allowing them to be included in the family’s life.  
This is Windsor “tethered” outside a home before he was rescued and a part of our family.

This is Windsor at his “success station” on a tether with a toy inside our home.

There are many positive uses of tethering and I believe in making this form of management as positive for the dog as possible.  I think the photos of our dog Windsor will help to clearly illustrate the difference between the “tethering” we have laws against and the positive use of tethering in the home as a management tool.