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my puppy is about 2 months and a week is it fine if i play the tug game with him. Also when he holds i try to make him walk while holding from left to right and vice versa is that okay ? also he has learnt to walk up the stairs i encourage him to do it with food is that okay ? Cheers guys
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Yes it's all fine! Be gentle and smooth when you pull him left and right while playing tug. No harsh jerks or it could hurt his neck or jaw. Let him win lots and make a big deal of it - more fun for the dog that way, and builds their confidence.

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Yes it's all fine! Be gentle and smooth when you pull him left and right while playing tug. No harsh jerks or it could hurt his neck or jaw. Let him win lots and make a big deal of it - more fun for the dog that way, and builds their confidence.
Thank you Lucia !!! he loves biting its the only thing that tires him up . Apparently between 4 and 6 months i should stop playing with the tug cos of teething is that true ?
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That is most important for pups that will go on to do protection work. You don't want to have the pup associate biting and tugging with pain and learn to not bite down and tug with full force.

But even if you are only playing tug only for fun, and not to build bite-work foundations, I would still be careful about playing tug with a teething pup, as it could possible do some damage.

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