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Q. My 7 month old dog will run away with the tug when we are playing, what do you suggest?
Hi Cindy,

I have a 7 month old German shepherd from working lines. He was playing tug and with balls, but the last two weeks he is not keen to play with any toys with me. He will hold the tug in his mouth for a second and take it off.

Please can you advice.

Kind Regards,
Hemant

A. If your dog won’t stay with you or bring the tug back then he’s not ready to be off leash while tugging.

I’d highly recommend the 2 new releases we have with Michael Ellis

The Power of Training Dogs with Food
The Power of Playing Tug with Your Dog

I think if you follow the work in these 2 videos, you will find that you may have been skipping a few foundational steps.

I hope this helps. Cindy
  
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