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15" Yellow Firehose Tug
Based on 3 reviews
$19.00

15" Yellow Firehose Tug

#TOY0006009
Based on 3 reviews
$19.00
Features
  • 15" long, 2" diameter, 5.75" circumference
  • Made of firehose material
  • Strong and durable
  • Imported from Germany
Description

This is a synthetic tug made of firehose material. These tugs are strong and durable. It is very strong and durable, hard and stiff.

These firehose tugs are used to teach a dog the "out". Handle-less tugs are great solutions for dogs with "out" problems (given that they can self-satisfy into tugs that have handles).

Drive building in adult dogs is always done with the smallest tug. These tug have one handle or two handles. It can be moved very, very quickly. The goal of drive building with a small tug is to move it around your legs and body at a speed that the dog can not get at it. Moving them around in short quick movements forces the dog to move quickly if he has the drive to catch it - when the dog misses the tug it builds frustration and frustration builds drive. Using the longer tugs does not work because the dogs are too quick. It's too easy for them to grab a long tube or the second handle on these longer tugs. So it's much easier to play "keep away" with this smaller tug.

Tugs are not chew toys

This is a photo of a tug that was left unattended with a young dog (6 to 8 months) for about 20 minutes. Tugs are not chew toys and should never be left with dogs alone. When tugs are used correctly, they last for a very long time. When they are left unattended with a dog they may only last minutes.

Close up of a leather tug with a corner bitten off, revealing material used to stuff the tug
Reviews
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As a former Police K9 Officer, I've always used the firehouse tug to play with and reward my dog. It's durable and easy to slip in a pant's pocket or to hold in my armpit to drop to my dog for correct heeling position. And, the length is perfect allowing me enough room on the sides of his mouth to grab ahold of and play a fun game of tug with him.

Michael Burkey, President
Michigan Dog Training

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Our working dog Deja loves it. Easy to carry around. Fits in a jacket nice and easy to hold on to for tug work.

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I bought one for my dog after he had two admoninal surgeries for eating parts of toys...he could NOT tear the firehose into pieces...Yay for indestructable toys!

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