Toy on a Stick AKA the Flirt Pole!

Flirt Pole

Ok — this seems more like a cat toy.

But you’d be amazed at how much some dogs like to chase this type of stick!!

And it’s a great idea for people who may not be up to running around the yard.

You can completely wear out your dog in record time — without wearing yourself out!

Toy on a Stick AKA the Flirt Pole!



1. For a medium to large size dog, buy a 4-6 foot long 3/4″ PVC pipe, 10-15 feet of rope, and a dog toy.

2. Thread the rope through the pipe and tie a knot at either end of the pipe, to keep the rope from sliding in and out.

3. Tie a toy to the end of the rope.

4. Optional: buy fun colored electrical tape (finally an excuse to buy lime green tape!) and wrap the PVC pipe so it’s all fancy schmancy pants.

This is also a great toy to use before training or walking with your dog.

Dog with a leash

You can burn off any excess exuberance before your dog needs to concentrate.

It can make training a much smoother, and much more rewarding experience.

For more DIY Puppy Love, check out DIY First Aid Kit for Dogs and Homemade Dog Flea Shampoo Recipe.


An avid dog lover and Puppy Momma to two adorable Miniature Schnauzers, Sandy is also a prolific writer. When she's not spending time with us here at PatchPyppy, she's with her husband, daughter, or step-sons. Writing under the name Sandy Dugan for most publications, she's also an author, artist, and entrepreneur.