German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: New Tug advice Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
02-16-2014 08:11 AM
eddie1976E 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).

02-12-2014 07:06 AM
Baillif The French linen ones are nice too.
02-12-2014 02:23 AM
David Winners 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.

David Winners
02-12-2014 12:36 AM
New Tug advice

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.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome