By Kate Young
Flirt poles are basically cat toys for dogs. They're great for keeping your hands safe during games of tug-- the pole and rope will put a few feet between dog teeth and your fingers. They can really help a dog burn energy, indoors or outdoors, without you, dear human, having to run laps.
We sell flirt poles by Squishy Face at our store, but we also have lots of clients who make their own. Here's how.
You only need three things:
Step 1: Cut your pipe. You choose the length. I think it should probably be a minimum of two feet but you can go longer or shorter as you'd like.
Step 2: Pull rope through pipe.Step 3: Tie a knot at the end of the rope so it won't slide through. Step 4: Decide on the length of the rope. No right answer here! Your flirt pole, your choice!Step 5: Tie toy to the end of rope. Knot it well as it will take a beating! You can also tie a ball at the end if you prefer.Step 6: Marvel at your exciting dog toy!
Here is one of our homemade flirt poles in action!