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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by CrazydogsX2, Mar 31, 2017.


  1. CrazydogsX2

    CrazydogsX2 PetForums Senior

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    Hi what is everybodys thoughts on flirt poles, I was scrolling through amazon looking at some outdoor dog toys and came across two different brands.

    Do you think it would be safe to use or harm dogs joints? I am considering buying one to excersice my German Shepherd and interact with her.
     
  2. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell Banned

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    What on earth is a flirt pole?
     
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  3. ouesi

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    Make your own with a lunge whip :)

    Yes, flirt poles are great, there are all sorts of different ways to play around with them. As long as you are in control of the flirt pole, no reason why it should harm joints. Check out Emily Larlham or Leslie McDevitt using them on youtube.
    Great for impulse control too.
     
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  4. Bigdogswinmyheart

    Bigdogswinmyheart PetForums Member

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    Flirt poles from what I've seen, are an excellent way to keep your dog fit. :) (our hound is too big for one)
     
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  5. ouesi

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    No dog is too big for a flirt pole. Just adjust how you play with it.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Ha ha!

    Just looked it up.

    Thought it was some kind of "tempter" for a reluctant bitch or stud!
     
  7. SixStar

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    Why so?

    My Newf & BMD use a flirt :) we just don't do crazy turns or leaping in the air.
     
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    She would rip it out of my hand, even with a rope she pulls me and the sofa along lol
     
  9. CrazydogsX2

    CrazydogsX2 PetForums Senior

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    Normally a large pole with a rope/bungee at the end with a toy squeaker or rope attached.
     
  10. CrazydogsX2

    CrazydogsX2 PetForums Senior

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    Thank you, I will have a look at those videos :)
     
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  11. CrazydogsX2

    CrazydogsX2 PetForums Senior

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    She has so much energy to burn, I am sure she would love it :)
     
  12. CrazydogsX2

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    Haha this made me laugh :D I also thought the name was a bit strange lol
     
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    I've seen Victoria Stilwell use one, in one of her training programmes.
     
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    I made my own from a lunge whip and zip clipped one of those stuffingless toys to the end. Two of my dogs go crazy for it but I use it sparingly as it gets them so wound up and one of them struggles with impulse control. In fact, i'm taking it to a Craig Ogilvie workshop tomorrow.
     
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  16. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Love the flirt pole! Great for impulse control. I use the absolute dogs training method of flipping the toy away from the dog until they stop for a second, then tell them "GEDDIT!" and they can chase it round in a circle. If I want them to stop I just flip it away again. They catch on quickly! I do let them catch it too otherwise it would be a rubbish game for them!
     
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    This thread reminded me of a youtube video I watched the other day, starts around 1 minute in -
     
  18. smokeybear

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    Enjoy!
     
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  19. ouesi

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    That's where you have a good drop cue :)
    I play tug and flirt pole games with my great dane, a good "out" is imperative :D
     
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    Great video, really useful and it's given me some things to work on as I definitely think Flynn would struggle to focus on commands in the presence of the flirt pole.
     
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