How to Build a Flirt Pole for Dogs (Exercise Equipment)

One of the top exercises for bulking up your dog is using the Flirt Pole.

This is just a pole, a string, and dog toy at the end, but it will make massive gains in your dog’s posterior.

What does the Flirt Pole do?

It brings out their natural prey drive.  By jumping at the toy, it gives them a full body workout (especially rear legs and cardio).

This is a staple of any champion breeder.

Pictured above: Riddick from Manmade Kennels and his owner Mike Hughes working with a flirt pole. Manmade Kennels is one of the many champion breeders sponsored by Bully Max.

How to build your own Flirt Pole for less than $5

Materials Needed:

  1. Pvc pipe

  2. Washers (Used as a stopper)

  3. Chew toy, rag, or bandana

  4. Paracord

  5. Hockey Tape (Optional)

Total cost: $4.80

You can even make a flirt pole using household items.

An old broom stick, rope, and rag.

Total cost: $0.00!

How to use a flirt pole with your dog:

It’s actually pretty fun!

Get them to run, leap, and jump after the toy while swinging it in the air. Make it a goal to get your dog jumping higher and higher.

Dog’s love the challenge because it’s fun and the jumping is what builds up the muscles of the hind legs.

How often should my dog and I use the flirt pole?

Most breeders will do this for 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week.

If you have a dog with a lot of stamina you can do this for an hour or more.

You can even do this with multiple dogs.  They love the competition and you can train several dogs at the same time this way.

It’s one of the most effective ways out there to exercise your dog.

Best practices to keep your dog safe:

Make sure when using the Flirt Pole that you keep your dog on soft ground such as grass or sand.  Do not use the Flirt Pole on concrete as it can easily injure your dog!

Stay on soft ground!

Best ways to recover after a flirt pole workout:

Most body builders build their muscle 20% in the gym and 80% in the kitchen.  This is no different with dogs.

After intensive workouts with a Flirt Pole, just like any human, your dog needs to refuel on all the good stuff:

  • Protein

  • BCAAs (Branch chain amino acids)

  • Healthy fats

  • Carbs

That’s why we recommend giving your dog Bully Max Muscle Builder.  It’s a chewable flavored tablet you give your dogs after workouts.

Not only will your dog love the taste but this one tablet will contain everything needed to build muscle and aid in recovery after a great work out!

So build yourself a Flirt Pole, find some grass, and get your dog jumping!

Looking for other ways to keep that energetic dog of yours active? Check out our Indestructible Dog Ball for Power Chewers!

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Video: Step by step guide on making a flirt pole

How to build a flirt pole (Muscle Building equipment for dogs)

How to build a cost effective and durable flirt pole for your dog. Produced by BullyBadAssTV, Featuring Fred Duran from Primoline Kennels. Featured Photo: Manmadekennels Riddick. Presented by

Posted by Bully Max on Friday, October 23, 2015

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Chris Bucy on Jan 28, 2024

Thanks, I made this today and Ozzy loves it! Super simple and cheap to make. Great directions.

Tina Tedesco on Sep 20, 2023

Could you please list the 5 Golden rules, we have a 4 month old Pitt and he is giving us a run for it. Everything I’ve used in the past just isn’t working.

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Amel Bodhi on May 19, 2023

great idea! lol