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Is a flirt pole good for dogs? For a dog with a large hole in his ‘chase’ cup, the flirt pole can be an excellent way to give him an appropriate outlet for the behavior. This can lessen his need to chase other things, such as squirrels or cats.
How do you use a flirt pole with a dog?
Does a flirt pole increase prey drive? We feel that similar to how exercise releases a dog’s pent up energy and makes them more relaxed, working with a flirt pole releases a dog’s pent up prey drive energy and makes them less aggressive towards animals they would normally consider prey.
Why is it called a flirt pole? The idea is to move the lure so that the dog cannot catch it easily, i.e., “flirt” with the dog. The owner generally stands in one place while working the pole to make the lure “active” or moving.