We do not recommend leaving the SwiftPaws set up outside when not in use.
It is designed to use outdoors, however the main drive housing is water resistant, but not waterproof.
You might decide to leave the course set up but we recommend at least bringing the drive unit and controller (the electrical components) inside when not in use. Hint: Some customers use the stake to hold the line in place when they remove the main drive.
You may opt to remove the line (wind it up on the line winder!) because the sun and other elements will shorten the lifespan of the line.
Others report not being able to leave anything set up at all because when their dogs see it they want to play! 🤣
Note: Taking care of your SwiftPaws, keeping it clean and stored out of the elements when not in use will ensure many years of safe, healthy fun for you and your pups!