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Old 12-07-2009, 01:26 PM
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I read somewhere about using a flirt-pole for dogs seeking stimulation rather than over-coming resistance. Does anyone know more on this?
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:35 PM
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I've used a flirt pole a couple of times, particularly when I first got my dog. What I found was that it was very stimulating for her. I also think that if your dog is reluctant to play with you in "close quarters" - i.e. playing tug with you when your hand is directly on the toy - then it is a great tool for overcoming your dogs' resistance to you. the only downside that I see of using a flirt pole is what to do when you're letting your dog win: I guess that if you have a fetch toy and have her drop that and then play with the flirt pole when she returns it could work out nicely.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:49 PM
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Hi Russell -

To answer your question better, would you mind explaining more what you mean by this?

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for dogs seeking stimulation rather than over-coming resistance
I agree with donnieo, but what works for me has been simply attaching a low-resistance tug toy (something floppy/squeaky) to a long rope or thin leash. So basically a flirt pole without the pole. It allows you to get that distance, do some fancy manipulations with the toy to arouse your dog's interest, and...ultimately...let go.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:30 PM
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That's the bit I was hoping for help with... I read it in a post on here, but couldn't do the quote bit ...

It was in this one...
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:13 AM
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Here a a few good reads about flirt poles I have run across they mention using them to increase or develop existing prey drive.

Playing with Prey Drive: The Key to Attitude and Enthusiasm in Performance Dogs - The Dog Athlete

http://www.elcajonschutzhundclub.com...arch%20Dog.pdf

They are also great to exercise in a small area without much sweat on the trainers part.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:06 AM
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Excellent articles, many thanks
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