|Monday and Vito playing tug with a broken tire toy :)|
While there is still that myth going around that playing tug with your dog will cause 'dominance' issues, most people have realized tug is really just a great game that gives your dog a substantial energy outlet. I play tug with my dogs every day in various forms and contexts :). My dogs also play tug with each other. This used to happen much more frequently than it does now, but it still happens on occasion. My dogs are all getting old :(.
When dogs play tug, it's not about 'dominance' or even who wins, it's simply about the act of tugging itself. Most dogs love to grab onto something and pull...and keep on pulling :). There will also usually be loud play growling involved.
|Bourbon, Vito and a foster dog playing tug.|
|Rookie says "won't someone play tug with me?"|
Do your dogs play tug with eachother? What is their favorite toy to play tug with?
This is the third post in a series of posts on Play. Please check back next week for Dog Play: Dog Parks, Good or Bad?!?
Dog Play: The Chase Is On
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