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    Don't know how to post pictures, but I emailed them to somebody that does. Maybe they can add them. Below is my attemp to explain how to make a homemade heeling stick.

    Buy a driveway marker (white with a red reflector at the top), PVC 1/4" tubing, rubber splicing tape (used to form the grip and tip) and liquid rubber dip used for tool grips.

    I found the driveway markers near the mail boxes in Lowe's, PVC tubing in the plumbing section (It is a clear flexible tubing with thread weaved into it.) The rubber grip dip was with the spray paint section. It is basically a black liquid rubber dip used for grips on tools. It had a picture of a pair of pliers on it with a yellow grip dip on them and the electrical splicing tape in the electrical section.

    • What I did was cut the tubing and driveway marker to my desired length. The marker pole barely fits inside of the tubing.
    • Use a air compressor in the open end of the tubing to assist you in pushing the pole into the tubing (it blows it up little like a balloon action).
    • Once it is in flush on both sides, cover the tip with the splicing tape (It's a rubber nonadhesive black tape that sticks to itself) and one wrap around the outside.
    • Do the same to the grip side and use the splicing tape to form you grip however think you want it minus a little bit. Wrap the grip like a baseball bat grip and overlap to get the form you want.
    • Dip the tip into the rubber grip dip and let it dry hanging up from one end. ( I used a coat hanger and some string) Don't lay it on its side. It will drip so put something under it to catch the drips. You may want to dip it 2 or 3 times to get the coverage thick enough.
    • Dip the grip into the rubber grip dip and let it dry hanging up from one end. You may want to dip it 2 or 3 times to get the coverage thick enough.
    • A tip for the rubber dip is to make a container that is thin and longer than the can it comes in. (I would use a piece of PVC and some stoppers) This will allow you to dip a longer grip for the healing stick. It will also allow you to seal the rubber dip air tight and last longer. The can it comes in does not reseal very well. It is like a short tennis ball can.
    I have yet to break one in two years, granted I don't hammer away at my dogs with it either. They are a little heavier than the store bought ones, but I like them better. Let me know if you have any questions.


    I think I made 5 or 6 for around $25.
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    A friend of mine showed me how to make them too, about 14 yrs ago. They did work good- now I just buy the hog bats for about 6.00 and they work good- theyre leather with a leather tab on bottom ,good for swatting. Fit in back pocket good.
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    is this like a magic wand? or a heeling stick?

    just being a smart a$$, sounds like a great idea.
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    Yup, a magic wand! All I have to do with it in the house,is just quietly pick it up when someone in the house is misbehaving,I. pick itup and show it to them . They settle fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by savage25xtreme View Post
    is this like a magic wand? or a heeling stick?

    just being a smart a$$, sounds like a great idea.
    Both. A little wave of the wand and dogs and my wife both act right.
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    Heeling stick
    June Atkinson (Holway goldens)
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    Is that a bag of tennis balls???

    Take that down ... we don't need that!!!

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    HahahahahHAHAHAHahahahHAHAHAHHAHAHAhaa

    The tennis balls are in the visible pouch- tshe keeps the squeaky toys inside so as not to overheat the fluffies.

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    Why go to all that trouble when you can get a horse whip at a outdoors store for $5.00? Just wondering. i lose too many heeling sticks to pay a lot on money or the trouble.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JS View Post
    Is that a bag of tennis balls???

    Take that down ... we don't need that!!!

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    You know how it is with those fluffy dogs

    Just so you know, June Atkinson was the breeder of "Holway Barty"
    (no such thing as a good Golden without Barty blood in it)
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