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Valentine’s Day DIY Flirt Pole – Interactive Dog Toy

06 Feb Posted by in D.I.Y, Play | 4 comments

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Just in time for Valentine’s Day I have a simple and easy DIY that your dog is going to love! My DIY Flirt Pole is an interactive dog toy that entices your dog to chase a fast moving lure. The Flirt Pole is quickly becoming my absolute favorite toy to play with. It’s also a great way to exercise high-energy dogs – and if you have been snowed in for as long as I have this is a must!

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Supplies:

  • Rope
  • Screw eye
  • Fleece (enough to make 2 25″ x 5″ strips)
  • Wood Dowel (5/8″ x 35″) *I cut down a 48″ dowel
  • Acrylic paint (optional)

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Step One: If you want your flirt pole to be extra colorful you may want to paint it. I painted mine to have a silvery finish.

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Step Two: Once your paint is dry twist a screw eye into one end of it.

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Step Three: Cut your fleece into two 25″ x 5″ strips. Alternatively you could also use an old stuffed toy that your dog loves as well.

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Step Four: Tie your rope around the middle of your fleece strips.

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Step Five: Braid the ends of your fleece and tie it in a knot at the bottom.

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Step Six: Tie the other end of your rope to the screw eye on your dowel. You’re now ready to have a blast playing with your dog!

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

If you make your dog one toy this year, this should be it. I seriously don’t know how I lived without one for so long!

Valentine's Day DIY Flirt Pole - interactive dog toy // Ammo the Dachshund

Ammo the Dachshund

  1. Jenna Z02-06-14

    Ha ha! A flirt pole for Valentine’s Day! Clever! Instead of rope, ours is bungee so it has a little more give.

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  4. Doberman Dave04-12-16

    I’d agree flirt poles are awesome! I use a length of plastic waste pipe (for extra flexibility and light weight) with a length of bungee cord threaded through the middle – this allows a bit more flexibility and speed. My dog goes nuts for this!

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