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Dog Toys Tugs 1-Handled Leather Mini Tug
1-Handled Leather Mini Tug
Based on 2 reviews

1-Handled Leather Mini Tug

Based on 2 reviews
  • 11.5" Long x 6.75" Circumference
  • Made of leather
  • Amishmade in the USA
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This leather mini-tug is 11.5" long with a 6.75" circumference. It has one handle.

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


Please keep in mind when ordering that all of our leather tugs are handmade. We try to be as exact as possible with the sizes and colors, but variances do occur.

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My dog loves this tug. We only use it as a reward during training, so he gets really excited when it comes out. We've had this for just over a year and it's held up well with a 24lb Corgi who loves to tug.

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This tug was great while it lasted but unfortunately it didn't last us very long. My 7 month old GSD ripped a hole in it while we were playing tug. Surprisingly it wasnt at the stitching either. I never let him chew it. The size of this tug was perfect for tucking into my back pocket to use as a reward while doing obedience or on walks. Overall not a bad product but I just wished they used thicker leather.

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