Use the Bow-Wow Flirt Pole safely!
We recommend briefly walking
your dog both before and after using a flirt pole to warm up your dog and help prevent muscle
The Bow-Wow Flirt Pole is a
powerful tool and should be used responsibly. Never use it for extended
periods of time without letting your dog take breaks and drink water.
Causing any dog to jump can be
hazardous; especially dogs under one year of age, whose bones are still
Never use a flirt pole with
dogs who have joint and/or hip problems.
We highly recommend only using
The Bow-Wow Flirt Pole outdoors on a grass or earth surface.
Wearing closed toe shoes is
recommended if your dog has a tendency to run over your feet, with claws
digging in, like ours do.
Do not release your grip when
your dog catches the lure. Letting go while the bungee cord is
stretched can result in the pole section flying towards your dog at a high
rate of speed.
Never attach a hard or heavy
lure to the bungee cord. If your dog releases it with the cord
stretched, you will have a dangerous projectile flying towards you.
The Bow-Wow Flirt Pole is not
designed to be used as a tug toy. Ask your dog to drop the toy before
continuing to play (or trade for a treat if your dog has not learned to "
drop it" yet.
Never let your dog play with
The Bow-Wow Flirt Pole unsupervised. It will not survive as a chew toy.
Always put it away after use.
For best results, also use The
Bow-Wow Flirt Pole as a training tool. Train your dog to sit, lie down, and
wait to go after the lure until you give the command to do so.
dog briefly catch the lure every few minutes and give them praise when they
catch it, but then make them release the lure and start over.
The makers of The Bow-Wow Flirt Pole and Pet Expertise will
not be held responsible for any injuries to your animal of any kind.
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