I have been happy with my spiral tie out stake for years! Just bought 2 more. Have used my first one for over eight years for our bull mastiff to be outside during the days when nice out, and also to put a 250 pound goat buck on to eat down all the grass and weeds in the front yard too since it isnt fenced off. Used it in rocky, hard, and normal type soils with great results. Obviously if yard is sandy you will have to look for a good spot that it will stick into; or dig the top sang soil away 8 inches or a foot to get to the sturdier ground below. 100% recommend. The more expensive ones have always let me down- but this one has been put to the test, and far exceeded my expectations!