When I first brought Cap’n Jack home for a visit (he was a pound dog) I took no chances as Doodles was dog aggressive and I wasn’t sure about Jack. This was autumn of 2008. I made sure Jack was suitably anchored. That’s a stack of three 45 lbs. plates for a total of 135 lbs.It was clear that Jack, a suspected Akita mix, enjoyed the spring pole.Once things settled he and Doodles got along famously and Cap’n Jack enjoyed chewing his rawhide twist. I miss Jack deeply and hope things turned out well for him!