Flirt pole ? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2014, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 9
Default 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?
Border Dog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-08-2014, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Pax8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 803
Default

It just slips away? What kind of toy is on the end of it? Is he just not gripping it?
Pax8 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2014, 12:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
llombardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,461
Default

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 .
__________________
Misty- Samoyed Mix
Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- German Shepherd CGC, TC
Midnite-German Shepherd CGC, TC
Brennan- Golden Retriever CGC
Batman- Husky/Greyhound
llombardo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2014, 12:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Juliem24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 345
Default

Rudy the destroyer has gone through a few flirt poles. What kind do you suggest?
Juliem24 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2014, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Pax8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 803
Default

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

Amazon.com : Intrepid International Lunge Whips, Black : Horse Whips : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : Intrepid International Lunge Whips, Black : Horse Whips : Sports & Outdoors

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.
Pax8 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2014, 12:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
llombardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,461
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliem24 View Post
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.

Squishy Face Studio Flirt Pole V2 Dog Exercise Toy with Blue/Aqua Squeaker Fleece Lure, 36-Inch:Amazon:Pet Supplies Squishy Face Studio Flirt Pole V2 Dog Exercise Toy with Blue/Aqua Squeaker Fleece Lure, 36-Inch:Amazon:Pet Supplies
__________________
Misty- Samoyed Mix
Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- German Shepherd CGC, TC
Midnite-German Shepherd CGC, TC
Brennan- Golden Retriever CGC
Batman- Husky/Greyhound
llombardo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2014, 12:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Juliem24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 345
Default

Thanks, Pax, that's a good idea,there's a farm and fleet right down the road..
Juliem24 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2014, 01:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 9
Default

The one I have has suede or chamois on the end. Ill try just letting have it and see how that works. Thanks
Border Dog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:20 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com