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Old 10-06-2014, 03:46 PM
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I'm late to the party but wanted to add that flirt poles are wonderful for teaching impulse control. My wild child dog sits like a statue until released to chase. Even my husband (he doesn't do much training with the dogs) can put her in a sit in the middle of the yard and walk into the house for the flirt pole and she stays completely motionless except for the trembling from excitement.

Something else you might try is teaching tricks. Mental stimulation is as valuable as physical. One last thought before I leave you to bask in the wonder of flirt poles.

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I'm glad he loved it and that it gave you some relief!
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I had no idea what a flirt pole was until I came to this forum. When I discovered that many make them from lunge whips, I was excited because that's something I already have (I have horses)! Mine is a very nice one, long handle and string, and a big, white popper on the end that is poofed/frayed at the end. I don't even have to tie anything to it, that popper is exciting enough to chase! And without the added weight of a toy on the end, I can really make that popper zoom! Winston runs himself crazy going after it! Love it!

Glad to hear Jed is enjoying his!
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