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Take on Tug Toys

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier Training' started by buknoy, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. buknoy

    buknoy Puppy

    Hey everyone!

    Wanted to see what y'all's take on tug toys are...I think most dogs have them and love them. But; I've also known some of my friends say this can and will help build aggression and work backwards on any training that has already been done. I'll be the proud new daddy of an adult BT very soon (counting down the days! 4 left!) and wanted to see what some more knowledgable owners think. Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Dray

    Dray Bull Terrier Moderator

    They can be fun but the dog should always know when playtime is over and when you say leave they should leave.
    All ours have some sort of pully toys or tug toys. Sometimes if the dog is not used to playing they will try to bite the side which also has your hand held on to it. lol
    Have fun with your new Bully. You will find it very hard not to
    Dray x
    Draydur Bull Terriers UK
     
  3. todd

    todd Puppy

    to tug or not to tug?

    Tug can be a great outlet and motivator for your dog, however, should only be done if proper foundation training is coming along succesfully. Your dog must learn to release toy when asked to. This can be acheived in a variety of ways and must become unconditional.
     
  4. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    my freind used to have a very dominant and very aggressive husky/beagle mix who would not allopw my freind to go to sleep at night becuase the dog (her name was precious) thought the bed was hers and would bite my freind in the face (i was 16 at the time and my freind was 14) her family never knew ne thing about taking proper care of pets or how to train nething much less a dominant dog. i tried over and over to tell my freind how dangerous her dog was getting they had 6 little kids running around there and i mean no older then 7 years old around that dog unsupervised.
    but she wouldnt listen to me i even told her what needs to be done to train the dog and offerd to help. well one nite i sat on her bed and the dog tried biting me and i imediatly stepped in i pushed the dog off the bed and firmly said "NO" obviously she wouldnt listen to me she was a tear old and already had had the run of everything so she continued to climb onto the bed and getting more and more frustrated at me tried harder and harder to keep her place on the bed and even taking over the pillows not allowing ne one to touch them. so keeping firm i grabbed the pillow from her and refused to let go even with her almost full out attacking my arms out of frustration my freind kept asking "what the heck are you doing?" and i told her i wasnt about to let this dog control me. so tierd of the whole thing after an hour of her snarling,growling and showing her teeth tugging the pillow i grabbed her and keeping hold of the pillow flipped her onto her back and growled as mean a growl as i could muster and took the pillow out of her mouth. that dog was finally beat she stopped struggling got up slowly stepped off the bed and went to lie outside the door and didnt come bck into the room the entire time i was there. nor did she ever show me nething other then respect ne other time i was over.
    my mom and sister both told me what i did was incredably stupid and insane becuase i really could have been attacked and badly injured but i was angry at my freind for letting her dog become that dangerous. after her dog left the room her jaw was on the floor and she asked me" what did you do?" so the tug of war really helped that situation but afterward it was really stupid and dont recommend ne one try that.
     
  5. Dray

    Dray Bull Terrier Moderator

    Thanks for sharing:sonn_u11:

    Dray x
     

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