|Toy Feature||Training, Exercise||Training, Exercise||Squeaky, Training, Exercise, Outdoor||Exercise||Outdoor|
|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester, Vinyl / PVC||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester, Vinyl / PVC||Plastic, Polyurethane||Plastic, Rubber||Thermoplastic Rubber|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds|
|Toy Type||Chasers, Teasers & Wands||Chasers, Teasers & Wands||Teasers & Wands||Chasers, Treat Dispensers||Chasers|
|Technology Feature||—||—||—||Treat Dispensing||—|
My 15 month old dog hated this. The whole experience of not being able to run off with it seemed to frustrate her. She became agitated. I am hesitant to try it again.
I am a pet sitter and I recommended this for my American Bull dog client. he loves it. I have also tried it with my little dog- she can't really bite onto the nylon tape, so I tied a squirrel on it and she loves it. Great way to get a dog exercise and mental stimulation.
Recommended by our dog trainer, this has been a great tool in getting out my 1 year olds energy! Highly recommend for high energy dogs or for people with limited space. Easy to get energy out without needing lots of room to run
This flirt pole is used from my Great Danes to my toy fox terriers for play training and I love it!!!
I was so excited to receive this and my dog absolutely loved it! He would not stop playing with it (him trying to pull it from me). Unfortunately, I do not recommend this if you have a strong dog. I have a 60 pound lab/pit mix and he was able to pull it hard enough to break the string in the first (about 20 minutes) of play. If your dog loves to pull and play tug - it's perfect as long as your dog isn't strong.
My Miniature Schnauzers go crazy with this toy! If it's too cold for a walk, chasing this for 10 minutes is like the ultimate adrenaline rush for dogs. Summersaults, rolls, leaps and tug of wars till I resume 'ownership' of the catch is loads of fun for them. Well worth it and it's very well made for crazy dogs.
I kept seeing flirt poles recommended on reddit. We have a 10 week old Siberian Husky puppy. We have plenty of experience with the breed, but haven't had a puppy in a very long time. Puppies are a lot of work, ya'll. She's a great puppy, but gets bored of toys rather quickly and although we do a lot of training and playing with enrichment/puzzle toys, I was looking for something to burn some physical energy. She will chase a ball a couple of times and then go laydown to eat some stick or plant. I decided to give this item a shot and I am glad I did. She's not very vocal for a husky, but chasing after this thing in the yard for a few minutes she let it know exactly what her breed is known for. Speed and being loud. She has such a great time. She loves this thing. I already messaged two people with pups telling them to get one of these. I will add, that I don't believe this will hold up to aggressive chewers for a long length of time. Would probably be best to keep them chasing it rather than chewing on it.
I got this for my puppy, who kept longingly watching the cat play with his string toys. She adores the combination of chase and tug of war, and plays with it for longer than many of her other toys. It's sturdy too--she's got quite the grip and a strong bite, and so far the elastic and the end haven't been damaged (she did leave a few bite marks on the pole). And the way the elastic stretches makes it easier to handle than I expected.
When my Border Collie was a puppy we had a hard time tiring her out. This toy was consistently her favorite and would get her to run her energy out without us being exhausted. Yes, your arm might get a bit of a workout, but that is a positive in my book. When we added our second dog, a Pomeranian Chihuahua mix, this has become an obsession for him and he loves it more than I think he loves us. I bought one of these for my best friend's energetic dog as well. Highly, highly recommend this toy.
I did not realize the string on this was elastic before purchasing. This is a very bad idea and extremely dangerous. Part of the point of this toy is to tug, and with a thick elastic string this will result in one end rocketing towards one of you if either of you let go or lose your grip. For the dog it could mean the pole torpedoes into their face knocking out teeth, smashing an eye, etc. For the human, I’ve had the end of the toy slap me hard on the boob or face and tonight it resulted in me losing my balance and landing hard on my tailbone in the driveway. I’m throwing it out.