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Exercise toy for Yorkie???

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Barked: Fri May 17, '13 4:07am PST 
Hope it's the right place for asking help. Well, while searching dog exercise toy for my Lara (2-yrs Yorkie) I came across a cool looking remote control dog toy called Go-Go Dog Pal. Does anyone own it or have info about this toy? Whether it is not for small dog breed or not?dog

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Ember FDX

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Barked: Fri May 17, '13 2:01pm PST 
Assuming your Yorkie fits the standard of 7lb or under, I would not buy this toy for a Yorkie. Based on the product site photo gallery, this toy will be bigger than he is. He could be badly injured if it accidentally hits him.

Instead, I would look into making a flirt pole. You can adjust it to fit him perfectly, and the type of exercise it provides is the same.

You could also teach him to fetch. This video details a very similar process to how I taught Ember to bring me a ball. She had no ball drive when I started and is now a titled flyball dog, so it really does work! Size is no matter - we also have two Chihuahuas on our team (although one is just for fun, since he isn't big enough to trigger the flyball box!)
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Barked: Mon May 20, '13 12:57am PST 
Thanks for your consideration... I too thought so when I watched this dog toy first time, but there's a video of Poodle chasing it.My Yorkie has same height and body structure.
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Barked: Tue May 21, '13 11:22am PST 
You could also use a dog wheel for him as a way to burn off energy. We plan to make one for Button when he is older.
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Barked: Wed May 22, '13 1:36am PST 
"Dog Wheel" is a history...
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Barked: Tue May 28, '13 2:16am PST 
Watch a cool video of Poodle chasing Go-Go Dog Pal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0IF7zfiM4
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