Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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TUG, TUG, TUG, TUG!!!!! Lets see for Duggie, I have a braided fleece tug toy and when he wants to play we tug. I also took a human spa type back scrubber with netting that never seemed to work and turned it into a tug toy. I have a lot of cleaning up to do, but the baby loves it! And finally, I let him tug on the sleeves of my Carhart coat. I buy Carharts on Ebay specifically so I can play tug with the Goldens with my sleeves. I will have to get some video of Selli and Duge both tugging on my sleeves at the same time.
The moral of my story is...Golden's LOVE to bite and tug and more than 50% of why they like it is because they are playing with YOU which is why just giving them a toy often does not work. If you can turn the tugging/biting into a game with rules, everyone is happy!
Carolyn (A.K.A. Aunt Care) and
Creekwood Tanglefoot Selchie CD, RN, AX, AXJ, CGC, CCA, (A.K.A. Selli-Belle) Golden
Valentine Byrd McDuff (A.K.A. Duffy) Golden/Sheltie
Tanglefoot Autumn Dexter CGC (My Heart Dog at the Bridge) Golden