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Just wondering what gets your dogs most excited ????

I have tried Nylabone Ropes (they all love), Frodo (think correct) Ball, Cheap Rope Balls, Skinzee's (just got, haven't used much), etc. I just ordered a Orbee (3 1/2") Rope Ball. Wanting to find something the dogs *really* love & amps them as I am trying to train a diff method agility wise, less treats & more toys.

Hoping to find 1 toy they all go nuts for & stay with it ! Wasn't sure if any fleece, Schutzhund type tugs would be good ?

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I use a fleece tug toy from Petsmart Dodger goes gaga over it. he even loves the matching fleece ball. and the best part? only like $9.00 woo hoo!!! lol

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Of all the things we used for Gunnar, he loved a pair of wool socks we bought at Walmart. We got a 6 pack of the grey wool socks and would tie a knot in the end of it. He loved it.

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My wool scarf is apparently a really fun tug toy. Long story. Probably not what you are looking for.

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Jamie just goes insane for her jollyballs especially the jollyball w/rope. I get them at Tractor Supply. She has her inside one and outside one. She likes to play tug with it, fling it through the air, have me throw it, roll it. It is all kinds of fun for her.
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I use a synthetic tug from K9 Hallmark.

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Five responses and I didn't hear anyone mention Jute, French Linen, or Gappay. This is really interesting because I have also started playing tug more so than treating for Agility. I've been seriously considering ordering a Gappay jute tug-- I thought dogs went crazy for this specific toy (for whatever reason). I'll definitely monitor this thread!

Oh, and FWIW- I've just been using a normal rope tug with a (dog safe) tennis ball at one end. Pimg seems to like it just fine, but she certainly doesn't go crazy for it.

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I wanted to add that any time I am playing an aggressive game of tug, I really prefer being able to hold on to both ends of the toy. So my next tug toy will definitely have a handle at each end.

EDIT- I've been thinking about something like this:
http://www.fordogtrainers.com/index....roducts_id=144

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Five responses and I didn't hear anyone mention Jute, French Linen, or Gappay. This is really interesting because I have also started playing tug more so than treating for Agility. I've been seriously considering ordering a Gappay jute tug-- I thought dogs went crazy for this specific toy (for whatever reason). I'll definitely monitor this thread!

Oh, and FWIW- I've just been using a normal rope tug with a (dog safe) tennis ball at one end. Pimg seems to like it just fine, but she certainly doesn't go crazy for it.
I have this one recommended from the folks here several months ago.
Gappay Synthetic 2 handle tug 5x25cm

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I have this one recommended from the folks here several months ago.
Gappay Synthetic 2 handle tug 5x25cm
Thanks for the link- looks like the perfect size to put in your pocket when not in use. But the question that remains, as far as I am concerned, is if there is anything "magic" about this kind of a tug toy? It seems like they are so popular for Schutzhund that it makes me wonder if the dogs happen to like this toy more than others.

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