The Flirt Pole: Dog Toy or Life Changer? | notes from a dog walker
A flirt pole is a pole with a rope attached on one end that has one of your dog's favorite toy tied to it. Besides the invaluable KONG dog toy, flirt. Take a tip or two from Pit Bull advocacy group BADRAP at their Rescue Jam weekend. socialize, train, and place the band of Pit Bulls confiscated from the Michael an eager pup gets a turn with the flirt pole (photo, courtesy of BADRAP ). Find Squishy Face Studio Flirt Pole V2 Dog Exercise Toy with Blue/Aqua Squeaker Fleece Lure, Gift-wrap available. . The bad news is it lasted one day.
All the bad stuff in the world can be so overwhelming but you consistently focus on the amazing "small" good steps one can take in response. This week I've been rereading many of the handouts I've printed I honestly would have made tons of mistakes with intros without your help.
My young female is bossy and my male lets her be The girls met today and ignored eachother Thank you for all you do! I owe you a donation!
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I wish that all adopters, of any breed or type of animal, would take the same care about introducing new pets to other resident animals, family members and friends! Not only that, this site is chock full of great information we can refer to for the ongoing training of our new housemate and friend. I am part of an AmBull owners group here on FB because I have had no experience with that breed and found her to be rather different from my pibbles.
At the same time, when the AmBull people have questions about renting, insurance, dog training, dog-dog interaction, introducing a new dog, etc. So you guys are helping dog owners all over the world, in case you already didn't know it Lulu is very happy with all her new gear: AND she has snapped to attention like never before! What a difference in just one night. Thank you Bad Rap! I had a pitbull, Teja, who left with my ex and I miss her dearly.
When we would go on walks so many people would tell me to be careful, and how dangerous they are. I had so many who would go from letting her like their face to a look of horror when they found out she was a pitbull.
Your organization does so much to help break that stereotype and give what I think is the sweetest dogs ever, a real chance at making it to a happy family. I enjoy hearing the stories and seeing the pictures and when possible, giving support. When I am in a better house, I will be adopting another pit bull. Until then, you guys keep me afloat! Thank you so much for what you do! Olive is beautiful and the story needs to be splattered in every town, city etc that has shelters where they can use this as thier own training tool!
You stay positive and upbeat and refrain from judgemental statements about people or situations where it is easy to go negative. I feel like this attitude is much more helpful to our cause and I also think hope that it rubs off on your followers including me so that we are able to reach people who have different experiences than we do. Keep up the great work!
They have an awesome program that allows trained BACS volunteers to take pit bulls from the shelter to Bad Rap training classes. The idea behind this relationship is that a pit bull who is even slightly trained and somewhat socialized is much more likely to be adopted.
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I ended up adopting my "trainee" when no one else was interested. She was a terrible fence-fighter and very dog-reactive, but I saw potential. The Bad Rap trainers got us through the basics, gave me some socialization tips, and generally were just THERE for me when I needed questions answered. My dog passed her Canine Good Citizen test much to my surprise within a few months. Now we've moved on, and she's working on being certified as a therapy dog and an allergy-alert service dog.
The Bad Rap folks gave both of us the confidence we needed to start out relationship, and I will be forever grateful for their expertise and patience.
The staff of folks are operate like a well oiled machine with great kindness and professionalism, lets not forget how cool and friendly they are too. I am so grateful we were able to help out and look forward to assisting in the future. We love our dogs so much it hurts, and it hurts even more when our beloved pets are met with prejudices and discrimination based on their breed.
I check you FB updates daily and look at other fans' posts to be reminded that there are a whole lot of us that love these dogs. We left NYC with no less than 4 letters of recommendations from landlords and neighbors.
US20130192536A1 - Pet exercise and training device - Google Patents
These helped us find a nice rental in otherwise not so pitbull-friendly San Francisco. Referring now to the figures, more particularly to FIG. The rod 12 is comprised of three sections, the middle section 12 a, of the PVC pipe, an approximately 8 inch long closed-cell vinyl foam round grip 12 b formed over one end of the PVC pipe section and an approximately, 1. The vinyl foam round grip 12 b provides a soft, comfortable, non-slip grip compared to hard plastic or hard rubber grips as used in other flirt poles.
The wrist strap 12 d is held in place on the end of the vinyl foam grip 12 b through a set of washers threaded through the strap inside the vinyl foam grip 12 b end of the PVC pipe. The wrist strap 12 d helps retain rod 12 in hand and prevents it from flying towards the dog after the animal has got hold of the toy 16 dangling from the noose knot 14 a at the end of the tether line The bungee cord tether line 14 is threaded through the center of the vinyl round cap 12 c and knotted behind a metal washer inside the PVC pipe.
This view of the flirt pole 10 also shows the middle section 12 a of the PVC pipe rod 12 and the vinyl round cap 12 c at the other end of the PVC pipe rod 12, the bungee cord tether line 14, and the noose knot 14 a used for holding the toy The dog 2 then jumps to catch the toy or lure 16 or starts chasing the toy or lure 16 as the owner or instructor 1 flails the tether line 14 in all directions in an attempt to prevent dog 2 from getting hold of the toy or lure When dog 2 eventually catches the toy or lure 16 as shown in FIG.
The entire process is repeated until dog 2 is sufficiently exercised for an average period of 10 minutes which is comparable to a one hour walk. Thus the use of the flirt pole of the present invention to exercise dogs saves the owner or instructor valuable time spent walking the dog several times a day or in the case of a pet owner with limited mobility the means to exercise and train their dogs without the need to take the dogs for a walk.
The foregoing description of the present invention through its preferred embodiment and figures should not be construed to limit the scope of the invention. It should be understood and obvious to one skilled in the art that the embodiment of the invention thus described may be further modified without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the claims that follow.
A pet exercise and training device comprising: The pet exercise and training device of claim 1 wherein the device is a flirt pole. The pet exercise and training device of claim 1 wherein the rod is constructed from a length of PVC pipe.
The pet exercise and training device of claim 1 wherein the tether line is constructed from a length of bungee cord material. The pet exercise and training device of claim 1 wherein the round cap attached to the second end of the rod is constructed from a length of pliable vinyl or similar material.
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The pet exercise and training device of claim 1 wherein the tether line is threaded through the center of the round cap attached to the second end of the rod and knotted behind a metal washer inside the rod.
The pet exercise and training device of claim 1 wherein the grip means is constructed from a length of closed-cell vinyl foam or other soft material for a comfortable and sturdy grip of the rod. The pet exercise and training device of claim 1 wherein the wrist strap means is a looped length of nylon webbing or other similar material and extends approximately 6.
The pet exercise and training device of claim 8 wherein the wrist strap means is attached to the first end of the rod through the grip means by a set of inside washers.