Tug Toys


0These are the tugs and toys we recommend for play-training your dog. We want you to play tug with your dog, but always let the dog winIn this way, you will train a confident, happy dog who always wants to engage with you. If your dog doesn't bite onto a toy outside, he needs to. The feeling of something in their mouth brings them back to a neutral ground and builds confidence as they meander the streets or woods with their owner.

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For puppies and dogs who are new to tug, start here, with a flirt pole:

Flirt Pole

Outward Hound Tail Teaser Flirt Pole

 

We had to use Gorilla Glue to keep the handle on this flirt pole, but hey, you get what you pay for. It's great for puppies and small dogs as is, but modified with the Gorilla Glue, it works for our large bully breed mutts. You should remove the cheap-o squeaker toys that came with this flirt pole and replace them with either this: 

 

Tugtastic Bungee Toy

Tugtastic Bungee Toy

 

 

Or for smaller dogs, try this:

 

 

The next tug we recommend, which all of our dog love is this simple leather tug:
For dogs who are experienced in the game of tug, with little to no bite-inhibition, you could jump right into the professional tugs. For medium dogs just beginning bite work, tug play, or bite and carry - this one will do just fine:

 

 

Dean and Tyler Medium Bite Tug

 

Ready for something a little bigger for your bitework? Check these out. Great for small dogs with a lot of drive, or medium dogs who need a good starter toy:

Redline K9 Bite Tug

 

These huge bite tugs are awesome for dogs who are more advanced in bitework, are extremely toy-motivated outdoors, or for larger breeds. Don't be surprised with how big these are - your dog's eyes will be wide and starry-eyed for this bad boy:

 Redline K9 Large Jute Bite Tug

Redline K9 Large Jute Bite Tug

 

Short, sweet, and to the point, these tiny tugs are ready to be stored in your pocket. Want to emulate a tiny vibrating prey animal your dog can catch from you? Go for one of these. Suitable for smaller breeds or dogs with PTSD who have been taught bite inhibition. Use this to tap back into their inner puppy: