Flirt pole questions
We recently made a flirt pole to use with Dante. He's not a schutzhund pup, but we'd like to build/maintain drive. What is the best way to utilize a flirt pole? He was very intent on catching it and one he figured out he occasionally caught it he wanted nothing more to than than pursue and grab/shake it.
I let him chase it in several circles, a couple changes of direction, and then catch it. How often should he be allowed to grab it? Should we occasionally leash him up and wave in front of him, or leave him loose to chase it?
We tied a rag to it for tonight - is there anything different we should use?