Does any one out there have the particulars to make a spring pole for my Pitty? I don't want to spend a lot of money but it HAS to be safe! Thanks!!!
EDIT* Maybe it's called something different, but it's a pole with a rubber tire on the end for a dog to grab onto. They like to swing from them!!! Anyone?
Holy thread Resurrection Batman!
With that being said:
Home depot / Loews
140LB Garage door spring
2 pieces of 5/16 rope - 9ft & 5ft
Run the 9ft rope through the spring end, evening out the ends. The 5ft piece goes through about 8inches & tied securely, creating 3 piecse of rope, approximately the same length, which are then French braided together. Tie a knot at the top & bottom.
A D Ring & Bull snap are attached at the other end. A chain can then be used to anchor the spring pole around a tree limb, or the bull snap can be attached to a door jam, etc. Possibilities are only limited by the chain length.
You don't want the dog to hang in the air. It puts strain on the kidneys & increases the risks of a fall related injury.
Also, to short of a grasping surface, increases the chance of the canine biting the spring, when braided, the rope produces 3+ feet of grasping surface.
An animal hide can be interwoven for increased attractability.