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Categories: Playing Tug With Your Dog

Q. My dog will play tug with me and bring the tug back but when I go to grab it to reengage he drops it. How would I go about countering this tendency?
My dog will play tug with me and bring the tug back but when I go to grab it to reengage he drops it. How would I go about countering this tendency?

A. I'd keep a long cord on the tug and keep gentle tension on it to encourage him to keep gripping it. You may also be leaning over him a bit which causes some dogs to feel some spacial pressure and move back or drop what they have in their mouth.

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