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New idea to exercise Bentley more

I had a thought last night while 'trying' to go to sleep. It's obvious that Bentley needs a ton of exercise besides his walks. At my age I'm not going to be running around the backyard with him so I've been trying to come up with ideas.
I notice that anytime a bird or plane flies overhead Bentley stops what he's doing to watch it until it's out of sight. Soooooooo............
DH has a remote controlled helicopter that I'm going to take outback today and see if he will run while chasing it. This could be a brilliant plan or one of my dumber plans but I'll find out today
I know when there's a squirrel on the other side of the fence it taunts him by running back and forth making Bentley run trying to get it. If the helicopter doesn't work maybe I'll try putting a "tail" on it
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I hope you take a Video of this, it sounds like it could be PRICELESS!
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Your neighbor must think Americans are crazy.
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Sounds like a great plan! Let us know how it goes .
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Your neighbor must think Americans are crazy.
ROFL I hadn't thought of that! I wonder what the letters say that they write to their relatives back home...no, I probably don't want to know
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Sounds like a good idea! Vinnie loves to chase birds more than squirrels and cats that show in our yard.


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Be careful with the wind...usually you can't fly those toy things up where I live, because they would fly on their own.
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I am interested to see how your plan works.....this could be comical!!
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If you have a big enough yard you may want to research lure coursing. You can buy a setup or make one yourself if you are really handy. It consists of a motor, battery, line, pulleys and a plastic bag. Here is a video.



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I'd be careful that you don't frustrate him by trying to chase after something he can't have--even K9s get to eventually tackle someone during training.
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