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Border Dog 07-08-2014 11:38 PM

Flirt pole ?
 
I am trying out a flirt pole for my 12 week old pup and he loves it. My question is in the fact that when he bites it it slides through his grip. I don't want to discourage him into thinking he should not try because it just slips away when he does catch it. Any thoughts?

Pax8 07-08-2014 11:41 PM

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It just slips away? What kind of toy is on the end of it? Is he just not gripping it?

llombardo 07-09-2014 12:03 AM

When my female was that age I let her catch it and walk away with it telling her you win . She loved when she won. Letting her win built up her confidence. It was a good way to teach drop it to, because if she didn't drop it then she couldn't play. Almost 3 years later, she cries when she sees that flirt pole coming out. It's her favorite thing besides her rock, she loves her rock .

Juliem24 07-09-2014 12:19 AM

Rudy the destroyer has gone through a few flirt poles. What kind do you suggest?

Pax8 07-09-2014 12:28 AM

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I just got a regular horse whip on Amazon and I tie flat toys to the end of it.

http://www.amazon.com/Intrepid-International-Lunge-Whips-Black/dp/B000HHLZD2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404879946&sr=8-1&keywords=horse+whip
This one. It's light and springy with enough snap to build drive and long enough that you can get some good distance even with a large dog chasing it. Like I said I tie small stuffed toys or the flat animal toys to it. Sometimes I'll mix it up and find interesting things. Kaiju liked it the time I tied a jingly wicker cat toy to it and let him chase it. It just got torn up pretty quickly.

llombardo 07-09-2014 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Juliem24 (Post 5751553)
Rudy the destroyer has gone through a few flirt poles. What kind do you suggest?

Mine is something like this (mine has a stuffed animal at the end) We have had it almost three years and several dogs and it's in great shape.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HFFXEWE/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1404880028&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40

Juliem24 07-09-2014 12:50 AM

Thanks, Pax, that's a good idea,there's a farm and fleet right down the road..

Border Dog 07-09-2014 01:27 AM

The one I have has suede or chamois on the end. Ill try just letting have it and see how that works. Thanks


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