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Old 01-18-2013, 03:29 PM
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The pole is great for many things. Great for redirect and burning energy...and it is lots of fun for all. You can make one also. I made one and it worked just as good.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:25 PM
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I've made 2 flirt poles - one small - a skinneez toy attached to a riding crop, and a large one - rabbit skin attached to a lungeing whip. But my dogs are not too interested in chasing either.
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It's been 14 yrs since I've had a puppy, and I'm just now researching for a new little buddy, but I can remember the stuff my jazzy got into. I remember a time she escaped the house through the front door, we ran around panicked trying to find her or where she might've gone; as it turned out she never left the house (she fell down the space between the stairs and a cedar bush and was stuck there while we were looking for her, lol). Or the time she ate through the panelling (beadboard) at our front door, or how she preferred my dad's slippers instead of her toys (never did like dog toys, so we made our own) at any chance she got.
Puppies are puppies. Enjoy it while it lasts, and maybe one day you can look back and laugh at the antics that are driving you nuts now, I know I have plenty of memories (both good and bad) of my girl and I wouldn't want it any other way. Most dogs do calm down when they get older, but for now just keep at the training and maybe try umbilical (using the leash around your waist).
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I've made 2 flirt poles - one small - a skinneez toy attached to a riding crop, and a large one - rabbit skin attached to a lungeing whip. But my dogs are not too interested in chasing either.
Bree was scared of the pole for a little while, but I was able to solve that by chasing the toy myself - I would play-run around the yard with the pole and toy in front of me and say in a happy voice "I'm gonna get it before you! You're too slow" (classic challenge words in our house), and after Bree looked at me like I was crazy for a couple minutes, she finally decided she didn't want me to have the toy after all, and now she chases it fine (most days).
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And yes, the feeling of backsliding and being frustrated is totally normal. I honestly don't know a single person who has had a puppy who didn't feel overwhelmed by them at some point and sometimes fairly frequently! There is a reason I do adult rescues
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And yes, the feeling of backsliding and being frustrated is totally normal. I honestly don't know a single person who has had a puppy who didn't feel overwhelmed by them at some point and sometimes fairly frequently! There is a reason I do adult rescues
You rescue humans? LOL Sorry that was my first thought when I saw I do adult rescues...
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Fair enough! Someday I'll learn to articulate my thoughts more clearly
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op what breed of dog is that? looks like the berenstain bears pet dog.
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Vicky, it feels like we are going through puppy parenthood together haha, I can always relate to your posts so much!

We trail a stuffed toy all around the room for Zoey to run after full pelt. It tires her out and also helps get her interested in the toy too - she prefers any forbidden item to toys too, her favourite things to steal are my bf's slippers so far

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Yes, slippers and socks too. I tried to steer away from giving her soft toys together as I don't know what would happen if she got hold of one of the kids beloved teddies. We tied one of her tug toys to string and she quite likes that.

We bought her a new coat today so we headed off out. It was quite busy in our village and After a few excited piddles over shoes, she ignored most people which is great. Just hope I can get people to ignore her a little more. People actually stop their cars to ask us her breed. I just hope she doesn't cause any car accidents..... Piddle accidents are bad enough.

I also met a couple in pets at home with a new puppy. They too had the 'what on earth have we go ourselves into' look in their eyes.

Always really nice to hear from you Red.
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