Mentally & Physically Stimulating
ENGAGE WITH YOUR DOG'S NATURAL PREY DRIVE
A piece of exercise equipment for dogs that entices a dog to chase a fast moving lure. Often used for training or simply to get a dog to exert a lot of energy in a small space.
The idea is to move the lure so that the dog cannot catch it easily, i.e., "flirt" with the dog.
To prevent the dog from catching the lure too easily, you can move the pole (and lure) faster, snap the pole to change directions, or swing the lure in the air, just out of the dog’s reach.
It is important for the dog's mental wellbeing that they are allowed to catch the lure after they have chased it a bit.
- The difference between the two Flirt Pole sizes relates to the size of your play area. We recommend a minimum unobstructed space of 4.5x4.5m to use the regular size Flirt Pole. The Compact size is much easier to use in play areas smaller than that.
- Regular size flirt pole has a 90cm pole section and 1.3m cord
- Compact size available for smaller play areas with 60cm pole and 1m cord
- 1 free Squishy Face lure included, get spares here
- Made in the USA using components tested for durability, strength, safety and light weight (weighs less than a pound)
- Bungee cord to prevent “whiplash” when lure is caught
- Can be used with dogs of any size
- Soft, non-slip grip and wrist strap for easy handling
PLEASE NOTE: The Flirt Pole is not designed to be used as a tug toy. Never let your dog play with the Flirt Pole unsupervised. It will not survive as a chew toy. Always put it away after use. Do not allow your dog to chew on the bungee cord. Check cord frequently for damage and discontinue use if damage is found.
My dogs love their flirt pole! I've attached fluffy toys to it, and have ordered some possum tails to attach to it for their Christmas presents.
Ha perfect. Keeping it interesting. Love to hear it's a hit, thanks for sharing! <3
Our Staffie/whippet cross has an extra prey drive and this almost beats birds!!! She loves chasing and catching it. It has enabled us to give her a great workout as well as teach her to sit before play and her “leave it” is slowly improving too. In the backyard it is a huge hit. In bigger play areas not yet. But I think we’ll get there.
Oh, this sounds like it's the perfect match for her, so good to hear! Nice impulse control training and the perfect substitution for the chase of animals out and about. And good exercise too. Thanks for sharing <3
If you have a video, we are always curious.
I made a mistake when introducing it to my pup and made her a little wary of the pole. I wonder if i should have got the short one? In any case, its a brilliant way to give some enrichment and fun to your dog. Especially good if you are mobility impaired.
It's a great tip to introduce it slowly, thanks for pointing that out. Hopefully with the tips provided you'll be able to get her back into enjoying it <3
My dog loves this toy! A good way to release energy ready to settle in to his evening routine. I loosely tie the Kiwi Canine possum tails onto the end which gets him even more engaged and allows him to use his instincts to tug the tail to untie it so he gets an added 'reward' for his efforts :)
I LOVE that!! Not only does he get to chase and catch, he also gets to kill and maybe even dissect. What a great idea! <3
Was so excited to get this, but could not get my girl to engage no matter what I did. I'll keep trying but maybe it's not for every dog.
It's a great tool and well made.
Oh no! Is your girl into chasing things usually? What you could start with is attach the toy onto a simple string and have her chase that around a bit and let her catch it as well. Maybe she's finding the stick a bit intimidating at this point. In that case you would add the toy back onto the flirt pole once she already knows how much fun it is.