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Leather 3 12.50%
French Linen/Bite suit material 2 8.33%
Jute 6 25.00%
Fire hose 1 4.17%
Other - please explain 12 50.00%
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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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What is your (your dogs) favorite tug material?

Just curious as to what type of tug material your dog prefers?

Zefra really doesn't care what it is as long as she can bite it, but I have noticed she is a little extra "zingy" for her leather tug than the others.

Stark really loves his french linen tug, and could care less about the others, especially the leather ones.

So, what's your dogs favorite?

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Rope... She's not really into balls on the end of a rope. She will always try to go around it to get to the rope part.

She's adjusting to the leather bite rag pretty well though, and she likes the jute tugs too. She just doesn't like playing tug with a ball.

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 12:29 PM
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I voted OTHER, she will tug on ANYTHING.
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Funny thing is, she locks on to that puppy sleeve like there is no tomorrow and yet I have never tried the jute tugs. I am placing an order this week for a jute tug just to see how she takes to it, might try one out at training on Sunday to see before hand though.

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I recently found this fleece tug with rabbit fur braided in. I was leery of fleece thinking that she'd tear it up really quick, but it seems to be holding together just fine. And the scent of the rabbit fur definitely adds to the tug drive (which I can only imagine would be a prey drive at that point). All I know is my girl tugs on this unlike anything else I've tried:

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(So I voted 'other'. If I didn't have this tug, my girl prefers jute over fire hose. I have not yet tried french linen or leather.)

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Willy, I make my own fleece tugs like that all the time for the dogs! They love them but Stark manages to shred them. I have started using cotton in the same way though which seems to last longer.

BTW - LOVE cleanrun!

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They love them but Stark manages to shred them.
While tugging? I definitely agree that if used as a chew toy- they have little to no lifespan. But I use mine ONLY for tugging, and ONLY while working/practicing. I'm trying to make it that "crazy special ultra awesome toy" that comes out only for awesomeness.

And yeah- cleanrun has gotten a LOT of my money. I did buy my jute tug through them as well, which was Pimg's favorite before the rabbit fur came along.

Lastly- I'd be interested in a "how-to" for making fleece tugs. Specifically in creating the loop. Perhaps you could create a new thread for it?

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Skylar will play with any, but really, really likes jute.

Kayden doesn't care whatsoever, he doesn't really even like to play tug.

I prefer jute.
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