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good spring pole toys?

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by Casperworldpeace, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. have gone through a couple of ropes and some rubber toys, any recommendations besides hides
  2. wicked13

    wicked13 Top Dog

    Ive used bicyle tires but they dont last long
  3. oldguy

    oldguy Top Dog

    I used bicycle tyres or motor bike tyres for years and my dogs kept dying of cancer, not saying they didn't get it through an unrelated source, but when I watched them up on back legs, working the tyre getting it all wet and frothy, then seen that shit (along with little tyre pieces) going down their throat I didn't like it, then they started getting cancer.

    I watched a documentary on TV years later, it was about artificial surfaces made of recycled rubber tyres that was getting used in kids play parks all over America, evidence showed the kids were ingesting the rubber granules on play surface and there was a spike in childhood cancer cases in areas where kids used those parks.. At that time I used to carry a boomer ball in my back pack and 5am every morning I'd let my dog run crazy in a fenced off 5-a-side soccer pitch with that same artificial rubber grain surface.. After the dog worked for around 5 minutes and the Boomer ball dog wet with drool, I noticed it was picking up little grains of black rubber like sprinkles on a cake, just thought fuck that! Prefer to go through the anxiety of letting the dog play with the Boomer on grass in the public park.. Not saying this as fact, just what I felt and decided on myself.. IMO the best lure or tug toy for Springpole would be Natural Hemp rope, hide or fire hose, but not anything that's rubber!

    Never again!
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  4. stickler

    stickler Top Dog

    I think this is correct. Not just cancer ... but I think tires contain some very dangerous stuff in them.
    I also did use car and motor bike tires and I feel pretty bad about it.
    Fire hose is rubber inside. Hemp always works well, lol.
  5. phoenix walk

    phoenix walk Big Dog

    Lifting straps used for lifting by crane are very strong and last a while.
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  6. Tiers don't last long as a lure lol....and they mighty bad in more ways then one..cancer being the main...
    I used to use push bike inner tubes over a goal post as the slak.but always rope for the lure....
    Rubber proper bad for dogs,proper cancerous..but I had a dog live untill his dotege what had gobbled down plenty bits of tiers over the years- but that dog went insane-I often wonder if that's why?-did he have cancer for years?.
    I would never let a dog put rubber in his mouth agiain...or let one jump up and hang on trees.as spectacular as it looks,the dog swollows bits of wood and that's not so good....
    car tiers also have metel thread running through them.the thread can probably be swollowed as well as the rubber..

    Rope for a lure all the way..not a oily rope lol...hemp is safe.
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  7. wicked13

    wicked13 Top Dog

    Shit scratch the tires off the list shit i never knew or noticed anything but always good to know
  8. XLR8

    XLR8 Big Dog

    With these dogs no matter what you use, you will need to replace it sooner or later. Probably sooner lol. Given enough time they will go through anything. I'm using those thick rope toys at the moment. The kind with a rope tied at the bottom to simulate a ball.
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  9. XLR8

    XLR8 Big Dog

    Here’s what I’m talking about. Costs about 5 to 10 bucks and lasts at least 2 weeks when used daily for about 10 minutes by one dog. You will find the chewed up rope in the dogs shit almost every other day lol.

    Attached Files:

  10. Yea am using these with heavy duty zip ties
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  11. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Same thing I use.

    Just a knotted 3 foot rope tug.
  12. Same here........i think the ones i got are hemp..and they love em.
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  13. oldguy

    oldguy Top Dog

    One of mine on Hemp rope
    Hemp rope.JPG
  14. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    From Tractor Supply in the discount bin they normally have 1" cotton rope horse leads for $6.99 to $8.99.

    I get about three out of one lead and they last a couple months each. One lead 6+ months.

    The longevity can depend on access as well. The video by AGK is a good example. The rope is just about out of his reach. The dog has to bite and hold vs. him being able to get some chewing action going.

    If he can use a chewing/gnawing action, most anything will be shredded in short order.

    I keep mine at a distance that I have to stretch the spring to him and when he lets go it is no more.

    The tires are a petroleum based item so I can imagine swallowing that is nothing more than taking a drink of some really dangerous chemicals. I too have used tires in the past, not knowing, not thinking.

    I had one male here that could cut a plastic barrel in half in a day or so with no teeth left. A wood dog house would be splinters in a matter of days. He shaved down the sides of his concrete food and water bowls. Then while walking him one day he attacked a car tire like nothing I had seen. I put him in a pen with car tire and he worked that thing 20+ hours a day it seemed. Sun up to sun down, regardless of the weather. In the rain, in the snow or 99 degrees. He would bite it and drive it around the pen bouncing off the panels and house like a pin ball machine. Inbred Eli dog, with all the bad habits a dog could have.

    I gave him away and he lived to be 13. Looking back at all the tire material he must have swallowed living to be 13 was against the odds.

  15. XLR8

    XLR8 Big Dog

    Interesting, I know I have a few heavy duty zip ties lying around somewhere. I actually have a collar on the tree branch with the springs attached via a carabiner (I used to do a lot of rock climbing). The rope toy is then attached to the spring by another carabiner.
  16. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    I use the old worn out collars for 'attachment purposes' also.

    Sort of re-purposing/recycling to make it sound good.

    For me, too cheap to buy something else when those are no longer being used on a dog. LOL

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