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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-13-2016, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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When to resume tug

Hey all my 5 months old pup Judith is teething pretty heavily right now, and popping teeth out left and right. I had heard it was a really bad idea to tug with them when they're going through this, and was wondering when I can resume tugging with her.
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In another month, when Judith has all her adult teeth in. She'll enjoy her tug games then


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As long as she enjoys the game, why wouldn't you play?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 02:09 AM
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^this

you may not be able to play as long or intensely but if she wants to, I'd let her... otherwise, yes, resume in a month or so when she's done teething.

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As long as she enjoys the game, why wouldn't you play?
Well from what I understand, and keep in mind I'm a total amateur and this is my first pup, but when you tug with a dog that is teething you could pull the wrong way unintentionally, and cause the pup pain. This can end up turning them off from doing bite work completely.
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ah, but you hadn't mentioned bite work being a future goal in the OP
I haven't had a young puppy in 20yrs, nor any solid bite work prospects, I'll leave now, lol

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ah, but you hadn't mentioned bite work being a future goal in the OP
I haven't had a young puppy in 20yrs, nor any solid bite work prospects, I'll leave now, lol
Yes, for future bite work makes it a different story, don't have experience with that. But over all the years that I have raised all kinds of pups, no one stopped biting after teething and tug.
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