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My husband built a springpole yesterday, and we tried for hours trying to get Koda to take to it, but he didn't want anything to do with it!!! How can I get him to like it, or at least try and play with it? We even tied one of his "babies" to the bottom of it, but he stuck his nose up to it!
 

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try using the toy or rag on a flirt pole first . once he is into that move it to the springpole. some dogs just never get into it i'm afraid
 

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try using the toy or rag on a flirt pole first . once he is into that move it to the springpole. some dogs just never get into it i'm afraid
I will definately try that...thanks! My husband will be so disappointed if he doesn't like it because he spent so much time working on it... Oh well, guess we can't make him like it! He's a bit spoiled and lazy & he probably looks at it as work :lol:
 

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sometimes watching another dog that REALLY enjoys it will motivate your dog to get in on the fun. just make sure that they are both on a leash , sometimes to much fun can turn into a fight if your not careful 8)
 

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Another thing you can do is get a pighide or cowhide for the bottom. That might spark his interest to try and investigate. But once he realizes its stuck on there he'll pull on it! :D
 

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sometimes watching another dog that REALLY enjoys it will motivate your dog to get in on the fun. just make sure that they are both on a leash , sometimes to much fun can turn into a fight if your not careful 8)
That's a good idea, but unfortunately, I don't know of anyone that owns bully's or the type of dog that would like a springpole in our area. :(
 

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Another thing you can do is get a pighide or cowhide for the bottom. That might spark his interest to try and investigate. But once he realizes its stuck on there he'll pull on it! :D
I like this idea. Drill a hole in a piece of rawhide maybe, and attach it to the rope and the flirt pole is a great idea as well
 

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do the dew said:
LegendsMami said:
Another thing you can do is get a pighide or cowhide for the bottom. That might spark his interest to try and investigate. But once he realizes its stuck on there he'll pull on it! :D
I like this idea. Drill a hole in a piece of rawhide maybe, and attach it to the rope and the flirt pole is a great idea as well
Mosley is almost 6 and is still gaining interest in the spring pole. Montana is 3 and is just now learning to enjoy it. And, Messiah is over 2 and he wants nothing to do with it yet. It just takes some time sometimes, don't give up. I would try the pig ear or rawhide idea, that should help. I might try it myself for Messiah, actually. Thanks!
 

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Ummm....excuse my ignorance....what is a spring pole? I've seen some pictures on here...looks as if my dogs would enjoy it...what do you have to do to make one?

Sorry to go off topic....
 

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Ummm....excuse my ignorance....what is a spring pole? I've seen some pictures on here...looks as if my dogs would enjoy it...what do you have to do to make one?

Sorry to go off topic....
Simple Idea, If you have a nice size tree with a branch about 8 feet off the ground tie a garage door spring to it and a 2-3 foot cotton rope to the other end. Thats how I build mine and it took Jerry a few days before he would just go out and attack it, at first I had to shake it in front of his face but I dont need to now I just say "get it" and he's all over it.


Garage door spring and rope can be bought at Home Depot for under $20
 

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pit_bull_lover said:
Ummm....excuse my ignorance....what is a spring pole? I've seen some pictures on here...looks as if my dogs would enjoy it...what do you have to do to make one?

Sorry to go off topic....
Simple Idea, If you have a nice size tree with a branch about 8 feet off the ground tie a garage door spring to it and a 2-3 foot cotton rope to the other end. Thats how I build mine and it took Jerry a few days before he would just go out and attack it, at first I had to shake it in front of his face but I dont need to now I just say "get it" and he's all over it.


Garage door spring and rope can be bought at Home Depot for under $20
That's exactly how Jason made ours. My parents had a spare garage door spring in their garage, so we just took it, and then Jason put the rope at the bottom. Very simple and cheap! :D
 

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do the dew said:
pit_bull_lover said:
Ummm....excuse my ignorance....what is a spring pole? I've seen some pictures on here...looks as if my dogs would enjoy it...what do you have to do to make one?

Sorry to go off topic....
Here's a very informative site about flirt poles, and spring poles. www.workingpitbull.com/springpole.htm
Thanks, the site is a good help...and thanks for everyone elses input :D

But I am confused, where do you put the spring?

Another thing, does anybody in here NOT use a tree for their spring pole?
 
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