Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Walkers Fruit Farms
Another way to use the flirt pole is what we did at Puppy School.
The instructor lets us hold the puppy with a leash while he holds the flirt pole in front of the puppy. The puppy tugs at the rag. When he is focused on the rag, you release the puppy from the rag. The instructor walks away a couple of meters and you then release the puppy. The puppy then runs to the flirt pole rag, jumps at it, and bites into it.
This exercise evolves into training with the older dogs where the dog is released and charges at the instructor with a bite sleeve on his arm.