I think tug is a lot of fun, and brings value to a toy so it can sometimes take the place of treats in training. Some ground rules we use for tug are: Human starts the game and human finishes it, Dog must obey "out(drop it)" command whenever asked or the tug toy goes away, The tug toy lives on a high shelf, and it comes down to play/ train and then it goes back up there- there is no self-serve on the tug toy, if so much as a tooth touches human skin, the game is over for the day. I have a blast playing tug, and it gives me a fun way to blend play into training sessions.
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