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Old 02-12-2014, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for a new tug for my 5 month old (will not be using for about another month after new teeth are fully grown). Just hoping to get some thoughts on size, material, and where to get it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I get my tugs from Leerburg. I also get a variety from soft to hard. I would say get a leather, fire hose, jute and a couple fleece tugs.

I like 10 to 15 inch tugs. Michael Ellis recommends no handles on new dogs, because it makes targeting easier and teaching the out by making the tug dead easier. I agree with this.

I probably have 15 tugs in rotation, maybe more. I'm not saying you need that many, especially for 1 dog. I do like to vary tugs so the dog gets used to biting a variety of textures. I also switch tugs to stiffer material as the dog fights harder.

Take care of your tugs and they will last.

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The French linen ones are nice too.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was about to start a thread just like this. Very helpful. Thanks. I read that Ellis recommends a small tug so that you can take it with places, hide it on your person, etc.

Diane, given the above advice, which do you think would be a good tug for my new puppy (coming mid April).

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