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Cas_H 09-11-2019 07:17 PM

Puppy Tug
 
Hello everyone!
Kansas still won't be coming home until next year, but I won a gift card giveaway and I'm grabbing some supplies off Amazon. What is the "best" material puppy tug? I'm planning on getting a Dean and Tyler since they're a brand I've heard people use before. If you have better suggestions, feel free to let me know!
(I already have all the generic puppy supplies.)

Jax08 09-11-2019 08:01 PM

Save your gift card. Puppies outgrow tugs quickly. You might decide you need a training vest instead ;)

David Winners 09-11-2019 09:06 PM

I like smaller leather tugs and fleece tugs for puppies. At about 6 months I switch to fire hose tugs. I buy Ray Allen and Elite K9 tugs.

Cassidy's Mom 09-11-2019 09:25 PM

Braided fleece tugs are super easy to make, and great for young puppies. I looked up how to make a 4 strand braid on youtube and have been making my own flyball tugs.

Here's Cava's purple and pink tug with Orbee balls on it:

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...ava%20Tug2.jpg

David Winners 09-11-2019 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom (Post 9192899)
Braided fleece tugs are super easy to make, and great for young puppies. I looked up how to make a 4 strand braid on youtube and have been making my own flyball tugs.

Here's Cava's purple and pink tug with Orbee balls on it:

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...ava%20Tug2.jpg

They are great for adult dogs that aren't aggressive chewers too! I have a 12 year old that has had the same fleece tug for years.

That's a super cool tug BTW

LuvShepherds 09-11-2019 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom (Post 9192899)
Braided fleece tugs are super easy to make, and great for young puppies. I looked up how to make a 4 strand braid on youtube and have been making my own flyball tugs.

Your dogs do fly ball? Iíve been trying to find how to teach mine.

Cassidy's Mom 09-11-2019 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 9192903)
They are great for adult dogs that aren't aggressive chewers too! I have a 12 year old that has had the same fleece tug for years.

That's a super cool tug BTW

Thanks! The balls help protect the fleece since my dogs would target the balls.

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Originally Posted by LuvShepherds (Post 9192905)
Your dogs do fly ball? Iíve been trying to find how to teach mine.

Um, YEAH, lol. Cava is still in training, I hope to debut her sometime next year, but I raced Halo for 5 years. She was ranked #19 of all GSDs registered in NAFA until I had to retire her to DM before losing her last year. Now she's at #21 for her breed since two other dogs overtook her. In her last year she raced on our Multibreed team (all four dogs must be different breeds), which won as regional champions for California that year.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...92442a75be.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...fcfc57db86.jpg

You really need a club if you want to pursue the sport. There's some foundation stuff you can work on on your own, but the box turn in particular isn't something you want to try and train if you don't know what you're doing. Send me a PM if you'd like more info.

(sorry for the hijack, Cas_H)

Chuck94! 09-11-2019 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 9192889)
I like smaller leather tugs and fleece tugs for puppies. At about 6 months I switch to fire hose tugs. I buy Ray Allen and Elite K9 tugs.

I have a tug from Elite K9 & like it a lot! They are definitely good

Chuck94! 09-11-2019 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom (Post 9192899)
Braided fleece tugs are super easy to make, and great for young puppies. I looked up how to make a 4 strand braid on youtube and have been making my own flyball tugs.

Here's Cava's purple and pink tug with Orbee balls on it:

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...ava%20Tug2.jpg

You always have the best looking tugs lol. If I'm not mistaken you had a really cool purple & black fleece tug?

David Winners 09-11-2019 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom (Post 9192917)
Quote:

Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 9192903)
They are great for adult dogs that aren't aggressive chewers too! I have a 12 year old that has had the same fleece tug for years.

That's a super cool tug BTW

Thanks! The balls help protect the fleece since my dogs would target the balls.

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuvShepherds (Post 9192905)
Your dogs do fly ball? I’ve been trying to find how to teach mine.

Um, YEAH, lol. Cava is still in training, I hope to debut her sometime next year, but I raced Halo for 5 years. She was ranked #19 of all GSDs registered in NAFA until I had to retire her to DM before losing her last year. Now she's at #21 for her breed since two other dogs overtook her. In her last year she raced on our Multibreed team (all four dogs must be different breeds), which won as regional champions for California that year.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...92442a75be.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...fcfc57db86.jpg

You really need a club if you want to pursue the sport. There's some foundation stuff you can work on on your own, but the box turn in particular isn't something you want to try and train if you don't know what you're doing. Send me a PM if you'd like more info.

(sorry for the hijack, Cas_H)

That second pic is just amazing! Gettin' it!


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