How to Build a Spring Pole How to Build a Spring Pole - Exercise Equipment for Dogs | Bully Max(Exercise Equipment for Dogs)

A spring pole is considered the best muscle building exercise tool for dogs, providing countless hours of fun.

Dogs love the pulling, swinging, and tugging action that the spring pole provides.

What a spring pole does

The spring pole simulates the tug-o-war game. Dog’s are naturally challenged by this game.

It entices them to pull, hang, and swing.... As seen here in this Video of Bully Max sponsored ACE from DarkDynastyK9s:

The spring pole provides an intense muscle-building workout that burns a great deal of energy.

Parts Needed:

  1. Trigger hook / swivel eye tie snap
  2. Quick link
  3. Porch swing spring
  4. Carabiner (spring hook)
  5. A rope OR piece of firehose (The firehose is more durable)
  6. A piece of rope to hang your spring pole from a tree

If you're unable to hang your spring pole from a tree, you can use an Everlast wood beam hanger.

Total cost $30 - $35

Complete spring pole part list

How you build it...

Step 1: Locate a place to mount the spring pole

A strong tree branch is usually the easiest way to mount your spring pole.

If a tree branch isn’t available, a wood beam would be the next best choice.

You can find a suitable wood beam in your garage, under your deck, or in your basement.

Step 2: Install a hanger for the spring pole

Tree branch method:

Tie a rope to the branch.

The rope will act as your hanger for the rest of the parts.

The bottom of this rope should be roughly 5 feet from the ground.

Wood beam method:

If you are using a wood beam, the Everlast Wood Beam Hanger was the most durable and cost effective hanger we found.

Two large screws are provided with the wood hanger. Using a ratchet, screw the screws through the holes in wood beam hanger and into the wood beam.

Other hanging methods:

You can get some additional ideas on how to hang your spring pole by searching for the term “heavy bag mount” in google images.

Step 3: Connect your parts together

Attach your parts together in this order (From the top to bottom)

  • Rope or wooden beam hanger
  • Trigger hook
  • Quick link
  • Porch spring
  • Carabiner (spring hook)
  • Fire hose or toy

After your parts are all connected, here's what the spring pole will look like:

Step 4: Introduce your dog to the spring pole

You can get them started by holding the tug rope and shaking it.

This will entice them to start using the spring pole.

Some dogs may need more encouragement than others. If your dog isn't showing interest in the spring pole, you can encourage them to use it by rewarding them with verbal praises and treats.

You can also attach a cowhide to the rope in order to increase their interest.

If they still aren't grasping the concept, you can lower the spring pole to ground level and play tug games with them. Overtime you can gradually raise the height of the rope until it's high enough for them to hang from it.

Challenge your dog

To make it more challenging you can raise the height of the rope as high as 6 feet in the air!


Pictured above is Bully Max sponsored ACE from DarkDynastyK9s. A perfect example of the results that a good workout on the spring pole and the right diet delivers.

ACE uses Gorilla Max to get the most out of his workouts on the spring pole.

For dogs of all ages and breeds

Dogs of all ages and breeds enjoy using the spring pole.

Puppies: adjust the height of the rope as needed.

Beginners: recommended height: 4 feet off the ground

Advanced: recommended height: 6+ feet off of the ground

Video: How to build a spring pole

Any questions on building a spring pole? Just comment below! And if you're looking for other ways to pump up the activity for your dog, don't forget to check out our Indestructible Dog Ball from our Bully Max dog equipment collection.

Last But Not Least, Don't Forget...

It's always a good idea to consult your veterinarian before starting any new exercise routine with your dog. In addition, consult your vet immediately if you suspect your dog has sustained any injuries as a result of using the spring pole.

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Bully Max on May 17, 2023

Great to hear! Thanks for the feedback Jashan

Jashan Bhangu on May 17, 2023

these things really works good for my dog he is becomming more energetic now thanq guyz…

Bully Max on May 17, 2023

Sure, I would recommend checking out the this article: as well as this video:

Jashan Bhangu on May 17, 2023

Guyz can u post some videos how to exercise my bully plz

Crystal Burgett-Bratt on May 17, 2023

I have had lots of pits over the years but I’m not a purest, I commonly take in pits from unknown bloodline or pit mixes that are in need of homes. Currently I have 3 dogs one a pit mix that’s a Shepard husky pit mix known as Sandy (she came with the name and was already 2years old so I kept the Sandy) , one thats a beagle mix that we do not know what he is mixed with but I suspect some pit do his stance and build (low wide flat back very muscular like the gator pits ) known as captain, and a chihuahua known as Loki. Loki is fully on a spring pole set up in the house and hangs regularly from it dispite being a chihuahua which is funny to watch. He came to me at 17 weeks old with an extreme love of tug of war and wanted me to play it for hours at a time but I got board with the game after 10 -20 min so I tied a ribbon to his toy and hung it from a upper cabinit door and he had a blast, I later added a spring(although his spring has allot smaller spring assembly) and a stronger rope. So any dog can use a spring pole even in the house. I tried to get Sandy into the spring pole by starting her on a flirt pole first but she had no interest and instead runs with my 4wheeler for fun. Captain loves the flirt pole (but I don’t have time or patients to play as much as he and I would like) and I plan to set him a spring pole up soon. BTW I think Sandy would do good with the Bully Max supplements as she has the Shepard build that’s very lean and no real bulk but wouldn’t dare give it to captain he already breaks every collar I put on him he is so strong and over muscular that it gets him in trouble because he can’t be contained, he breaks collars, destroys fences ect.. I had to get him a special collar for pits and other very large dogs.