Flirt Pole Question

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Postby Maryellen » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:30 pm

you dont have to build a flirt pole, you must be thinking of a spring pole. a flirt pole is easy go to petco and go to the cat section . they have little fishing pole type rods with feathers hanging off a string, thats a flirt pole.. dont let him jump,but you can drag the flirt pole on the ground for him to chase it, just dont do fast tight turning...

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Postby MikeInTacoma » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:57 am

For getting him to bring back whatever he's fetching, try turning away from him. (I read about this in Other End of the Leash -- it's been working great with our GSD who likes to chase balls, but doesn't like to give them back -- instead she wants you to chase her...)

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Postby ebbtide » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:29 pm

My laser pointer is a great 'flirt pole'.. Vinnie will chase it non-stop...

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Postby Maryellen » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:39 pm

be careful with laser pointers, some dogs become so obsessed with them they then stare and chase shadows and light...

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Postby ebbtide » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:46 pm

He's come to know the sound of the chain that hangs off it. He knows when it's play time :)

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:29 pm

There is a useful link on laser pointers in the health section. Check it out.

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Postby Stormi » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:56 pm

Maryellen wrote:be careful with laser pointers, some dogs become so obsessed with them they then stare and chase shadows and light...



VERY VERY good point. Laser pointers seem all fun and games, but can not only cause your dog to become obsessed with light, but due to the fact that they are chasing something that cannot physically catch it can cause them psychological issues as well.


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