Getting the most out of Whimsy Stick

Optimal utilization of the Whimsy Stick involves keeping the squirrel lure on the ground, avoiding it flying high in the air. Should your dog capture it too quickly, there’s a risk of them losing interest; similarly, if it’s held too distantly, they might become disinterested. During periods of non-use, ensure the Whimsy Stick is securely stored and concealed from view. The key is to sustain an air of excitement around it.

Aim to position the squirrel approximately a foot ahead of your dog. The objective is to create a sense of perpetual anticipation, making your dog always feel just on the cusp of nabbing the squirrel.

Keep the pole pointed towards the ground and keep the squirrel as far away from yourself as possible. This creates the largest field of chase for your dog.

Using Whimsy Stick for Training

Whimsy Stick can be a great tool to teach impulse control. Adding the commands “Get It”, “Leave It”, “Drop It” can be added to increase the challenge level. Seeing something that your dog wants, all while being under your command and not just going after it is a great discipline builder.

Move the squirrel around on the ground requiring your dog to sit in a heal position. Only allow your dog to chase after the squirrel after they have exercised control. Initiate the chase with a "Get It" command.

Once your dog has caught the squirrel, and had a chance to chew and pull a bit, initiate a "Drop It" command. Have your dog drop the squirrel, "Leave It", and return to a heal position.

Things to Watch Out For

The Whimsy Stick is an interactive dog toy designed for active play and exercise. However, it is important to note that dogs with joint issues or elderly dogs may not be suitable candidates for intense play with this toy. Additionally, it is crucial to never leave the Whimsy Stick unattended with your dog, as there are small and potentially dangerous parts that could be swallowed. We highly recommend regular inspection of your dog’s paws before, during, and after play sessions to ensure they are not damaged or irritated. Your dog’s safety and well-being are of utmost importance, and responsible use of the Whimsy Stick will help ensure a positive play experience.


Yes, the Whimsy Stick is designed to accommodate a variety of dog sizes and breeds. Its adjustable telescoping pole allows for customization of the play experience for small and large dogs alike.

Absolutely, the Whimsy Stick is versatile and can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings, offering an exciting playtime experience no matter the environment.

The Whimsy Stick stands out with its innovative magnetic release system, ensuring seamless play and preventing interruptions. Its telescoping pole offers a larger chase area than many other toys, and its durability, lightweight design, and effortless transitions set it apart.

It’s important to note that the Whimsy Stick should never be left unattended with your dog. While it’s built with durability in mind, supervision during play ensures your dog’s safety and the longevity of the toy.

You have the option to replace the lure on the Whimsy Stick with a toy of your choice. Use a strong knot, like a Palomar knot, to securely attach the new toy. Experiment with different knot types to find the one that works best for you.

The Whimsy Stick caters to both puppies and adult dogs. However, consider your dog’s size, age, and play style to ensure the best experience possible.

Yes, the Whimsy Stick comes with a warranty to cover any manufacturing defects. Our goal is to provide you with a high-quality product that brings joy to your furry friend’s playtime.

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