Anyone play tug?
Whats everyones opinion on playing tug? It seems to vary from good to bad. some people say its too rough, it teaches the dog to be more aggressive, etc. and others say it's a good thing to learn and foster. I looked up some videos on tug especially Michael Ellis' videos but his focus is all protection work mostly and very little pet training. A lot of what he says is the complete opposite of what normal pet owners would want. His training philosophy is all about giving in to the dog, letting the dog "win" at tug so he builds confidence, encouraging biting and clamping, etc. which is all that I want to avoid at least for now. I don't want a puppy that not only bites but clamps down and wants to win and there's no way to get her to let go.