For our pole, I purchased a 5 foot by 1/2″ pvc pipe at Lowe’s for $1.06, I had a new clean rope clothesline from another project and one of Ray’s squeakie stuffies. I ended up also purchasing some washers for each end like our friends at Erie-sisti-Bull suggested. I ended up spending seventy-five cents for each washer which brought our project total to a whopping $2.56. The fun and training we received? Priceless.
The rules of the game are that your pooch sits, looks, and waits for the signal. Ray isn’t actually looking at me in this picture, but after the first non-wait, he learned pretty darn fast that if we don’t play by mom’s rules, we don’t play at all.
Ray’s release word is a simple “ok” so upon that word, he chases the squeaking like it’s his job. I quickly discovered that Ray loves the chase, so we haven’t needed a super sturdy toy. He is even much better at the “drop” with this game because he wants to chase more than he wants to catch. That’s a good thing, since he’s a bit portly at the moment and could use the extra activity.
The mental activity of listening to and executing the commands combined with the physical activity of the chase make for one tired pup.
We love our flirt pole so much, we decided to make one for the shelter as well. So tell us, do you flirt?