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PostSubject: Tug of war   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 5:54 pm


Some say no and some say go ahead...what are your views?
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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 10:07 pm

Well I believe that if you can always win then sure go ahead but with 2 of my dogs there is a strict no tug of war. I don't think it is bad if you can get him to drop it on command, however, one of my lugs wont drop on command so there is no tug of war. I will play with my little one if the other two are not around, she enjoys a good ole' game of tug of war. So I think it depends...training is critical to have your dog play this game. It might be different with just one dog but with the two big ones we need to change the way we've always done certain things. I definitely wouldn't let children play this game with any of my dogs though.

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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 10:19 pm

Good point.
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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 12:06 am

I play with the little dog,but I say no with a bigger dog.

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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 12:36 am

We do let the dogs play tug of war against each other though. They don't get carried away. You should see Quincy let LuLu think that she is winning when they play. He does let her lead him around the room and has never once tried to dominate her, she is the boss here believe it or not and they all seem to like it that way.

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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 11:40 am

I play with Tank but he knows to drop it when I say so or if I say "ouch".

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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 11:53 am

Yea I'm working on "Drop" right now. He still grabs onto our pant legs and such...
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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 9:53 pm

I wouldn't allow children to play tug with a dog (especially a dog that will grow into a big one). But it's ok for adults to play tug with big and little dogs, just as long as the dog listens to commands to out or give me. Also as long as it is the human is the one to initiate and end the game of tug. It doesn't matter if the dog wins in the game of tug, the winning part in the dog's mind is who starts and ends the game. It teaches them control. My kids aren't allowed to play rough or play tug with the dog, as she gets carried away and can get pretty rough. She knows when I say "gimme" to let go of the tug object.
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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Tue 31 Jan 2012, 9:53 am

PLAY TUG WITH HIM lol

Its totally fine, my dog lives to play tug and I tug with him all the time and he is not dominant/aggressive. It causes no issues what so ever.

I have a set of rules though, I make horse bark for his tug, then I will tug with him, hold which means to relax and have a calm grip (no pulling) and then out which means drop it and start barking again and the cycle continues.
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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Tue 31 Jan 2012, 10:23 am

Both mine love tug and when you get bored playing it with them they'll play together which mostly means Chewy pulls Bella around attached to a stuffed toy now but she still loves it

Back when Bella could win
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PostSubject: Re: Tug of war   Thu 02 Feb 2012, 9:22 pm

👍 I won't let the kids play tug of war, at least not when Panzer gets big lol..
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