|12-14-2013 09:15 AM|
i didn't know there's a right or wrong way to play tug. is there a right
or wrong way to play tug? does it matter how the dog tugs?
when i play tug the dog grabs the other end of what i'm usuing
to tug with (stick, towel, tug toy, etc). my dog grabs the dog.
sometimes he pulls backwards, shakes his head side to side,
quick short and hard pulls. he growls and makes a high pitch
bark and sometimes a pitch bark/yap. i'll tell him to "leave it"
or "drop it" then i'll throw the tug. when he brings it back
he'll thrash, throw his head up and down and drop the tug
at my feet. i pick it up and we start again.
has your dog ever caught your hand or fingers? ouch! has
your dog ever caught your hand or fingers in the winter time?
|12-14-2013 02:02 AM|
|12-14-2013 12:41 AM|
|gsdlover91||Its called countering, and yes, its good.. Also agree with gsdsar, that is how me and my dog play tug.|
|12-14-2013 12:39 AM|
The way I see it is, I want the dog to tug exactly as you described, once he wins and I let go, I want him pushing back into me for more. Even to the point of jumping into me to shove the tug back at me to reinstate the game. I want him pushing for the game of pulling away.
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|12-14-2013 12:36 AM|
|Baillif||You're tugging as a reward? If so who cares let him tug the way he wants as long as he likes it. Some dogs will push it into you and wrap your leg and hold on. Some are thrashers and some love the tug chase when thrown.|
|12-14-2013 12:33 AM|
confused; tug against you or into you??
i know this is a dumb and easy question but i keep hearing conflicting info and want to do it right. do you want your dog to tug away from you? mine will tug HARD in the opposite direction. if i dont have a good base (feet spread apart) he could definitely pull me forward. its not just 1-2 seconds of pulling. he will dig his back feet in and keep on pulling. i encourage it and let him win only when he pulls hard against me. is this good or bad? if its bad then what the heck does tugging into you mean? he isnt on a sleeve. just ball on string and jute tugs.