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Post by densil on Tue Apr 09 2013, 12:41

There was an earlier post on here about flirt poles and the fact you couldn't seem to be able to buy them in uk. Just found one here for around £12.

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/dogs/dog_toys_dog_training/intelligence_games/treat_toys_dogs/343716


Will be getting one for Densil as need something to exercise him indoors when it is raining.
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 09 2013, 12:47

I use one and put a topic up showing it being used a few weeks back.

They are great. It's not really an indoor activity though tbf Sad

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Post by janey on Tue Apr 09 2013, 12:55



Great but as said not sure hey are too great for indoors but that depends on what space you have Smile
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 09 2013, 13:02

Also, I made mine from a piece of scrap PVC pipe and a length of tow rope. Didn't cost 1 penny to make, and all you have to do is tie a knot in the rope and thread it through and it's done. 2 minute job.

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Post by StuW on Tue Apr 09 2013, 14:18

I plan on making one soon. Going to build a fence out the front, so while I'm getting the wood delivered I'm ordering a railway sleeper to build a springpole aswell!
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 09 2013, 14:20

Good idea Stu, I plan to do the same in the future Smile

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Post by StuW on Tue Apr 09 2013, 14:21

I seen the idea on another forum! Railway sleeper with a heavy duty punchbag bracket attached! Looked pretty damn sturdy aswell lol
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 09 2013, 16:24

I love the spring pole i made, but haven't got round to making the flirt pole, but i did see that one on zooplus which looks rather good!

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 09 2013, 21:33

I think they're a great way to exercise a dog, but it also makes them more agile. Plus, of course, they thoroughly enjoy it!

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 09 2013, 21:54

I found a few pics on my PB of when I was making mine. It was so easy I never even bothered uploading them. Most people will have these things in their shed/garage and if not can be picked up for next to nothing.

One point, as Caryll said, it does make the dog alot more agile and seems to have made Logan stronger, so if your dog has problems pulling etc it might be worth looking at them first. Also, it's important that it never becomes and game of tug or a fight to get the toy. It's important for them to catch it every now and again, but they must let go when asked.

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Thread through and tie the end so it doesn't pull through. I taped the end of mine so it didn't fray.
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Post by StuW on Tue Apr 09 2013, 22:21

Looks good Mat! Really need to get the finger out and make the pooches one Sad Laughing
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 09 2013, 22:23

I found it really took the edge of Logan's behaviour. He would get a bit hyper/excited sometimes but with 10-15 minutes of that it's burnt out of him. Then a short casual walk and he'll sleep until the next day lol!

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Post by StuW on Tue Apr 09 2013, 22:55

Sounds perfect for Bailey Laughing he's mega high energy with a pretty high prey drive, loves to chase Laughing
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