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.
1.) A trigger hook / swivel hook:
2.) Quick link:
3.) A Carabiner (spring hook):
4.) A porch swing spring:
5.) A rope OR piece of firehose (The firehose is more durable):
Total cost $15 – $25
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 “heavy bag mount” in google images.
Step 3: Connect your parts together
Attach your parts together in this order (From the top to bottom)
- Trigger hook
- Quick link
- Carabiner (spring hook)
This is what your spring pole will look like:
Step 4: Attach the trigger hook to the hanger
Step 5: Attach a tug rope to the Carabiner
You can also use a piece of fire hose instead of a rope. They tend to be more durable.
Step 6 (final step): 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
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Posted by Bully Max on Monday, October 26, 2015
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