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Categories: Playing Tug With Your Dog

Q. How do I get my dog to bring the tug back to me after I let him have it?
Thanks for a great informative site! With that said I have the DVDs on The Power of Playing Tug with Your Dog and The Power of Training Your Dog with Food. I have a 6 month old GSD I am training for Schutzhund. When I tug back and forth for a bit and then let him have the tug, he runs away with the tug and is possesive of it. I tried putting a leash on him, and giving him small pops back to me, but Michael Ellis, in the video, was telling the trainers not to do that. How do I get the dog to bring the tug back once I let him have it? I have watched this DVD several times and have not seen this addressed.

Thank you!

A. I'd do the work shown in The Foundation of Puppy Bitework where you have a second person run the dog back to you on leash. GSDs are typically possessive, so you can deal with it using the two person technique.

In the meantime, I would not allow him to have the tug until you have worked thru this with a second person.

Cindy Rhodes

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Thank you so much!
  
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