With the extreme cold weather, it’s not ideal to be out for long walks. If you have a high energy dog though that can be a problem with keeping your sanity. I like to change it up with the games we play, so we aren’t always playing fetch. The flirt pole is a fantastic way to train while playing and burning energy.  All you need is a lunge whip for horses (can pick one up at your local tack shop or Tractor Supply Co-op), and a toy to tie to the end. You can incorporate impulse control  training and even work through some commands while playing with the flirt pole. It’s an overall great tool to have in your toolbox!

Happy Training!

Katherine Vooys- McDonald

Canines In Balance

Hamilton, Ontario

Dog training Hamilton, On