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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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what is the best games to play to bond with yr dog

just interested if anyone has a game that you can bond with your dog more. zolas mam ursula
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I think anything you do with your dog builds a bond, from walks, training, playing with toys, to just snuggling. All of those things build bond and trust

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I think anything you do with your dog builds a bond, from walks, training, playing with toys, to just snuggling. All of those things build bond and trust
My husband thinks a good play fight is really good,he has always fought with Zola since she was a pup,,but the funny thing is ,she will only fight with him,if I get on the floor to fight ,she just licks me...strange
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I always played hide the toy with Jonas he loves that game.

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I always played hide the toy with Jonas he loves that game.
Check my husbands thread ..Nose games..........does Jonas always find ?
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Check my husbands thread ..Nose games..........does Jonas always find ?
Yes he always finds it.

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And rough fighting ? what do you think ?
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I usually dont do that. I think it makes the dog feel its ok to mouth and paw you, and usually that ends up in someone getting acidently hurt. But that is just my thoughts I am sure it works for others.

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For my Sting, to build the bond, it is tug. I do it a little different, since he loves to pounce and grab. So I use 2 tugs hooked to leashes. He waits on the down/stay - while I walk out with both tugs - when I give the okay - I scoot one tug on the ground - he lunges for it - I pull - he pulls - after a bit I let go and grab the other -he drops his tug, and grabs that one - and so on. It is great exercise especially in winter. The important part is that after a longer struggle, that I give up and walk away, then turn and praise him - he has won and brings both tugs - he gets a treat when he gives the tugs back. I use the game as a reward after his daily obedience session. It has helped to forge a bond and for him to concentrate and ignore distractions, it has also helped his recall.

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Tug, tracking and just training builds the bond for me. Also asking the dog to do something s/he clearly doesn't want to do and working through it will grow the relationship.

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