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Tug is a great confidence builder for a dog that is very insecure. I played tug with Chance to build up his confidence. I would always let him win, (I still let him win every time), and would praise him when he did. It really, really helped when I first got him. Of course you can't let every dog "win", it totally depends on their individual personality.
I've always played tug with all my dogs and never had any issue with them stopping the play when I said so. Chance is the only dog I've ever let win, all the others I decided when to stop the game.
Karen, Chance, Lucy and Savanah (RB)