The Tug It!
Tired of trying endless ways to teach your dog the wonderful game of tug? The "Tug It!" will help make this process both fun and easy for you and your Fido. The "Tug It!" is a training device to teach a dog to tug.
The "Tug It!" is made of a strong nylon/polyester mesh. It has a Velcro closure and handle. There are 2 different models of the "Tug It!" a starter model that has a more open weave and a more advanced model with a tighter weave. The trainer stuffs the "Tug It!" with an appropriate food. The food should be semi-soft and absolutely irresistible, i.e. hotdogs, hunks of cheese, chicken breast to name a few. Present the "Tug It!" to the dog.
The dog will begin to sniff and lick it. Soon the dog will start to mouth the "Tug It!". As it does, the dog will start to get some food reinforcement. The result is that the act of mouthing is immediately paired with the primary reinforcer, food. Once the dog starts to mouth the "Tug It!" gently grasp the handle and start to exert some tugging pressure away from the dog. The dog will start to mouth the "Tug It!" harder to ensure it doesn't go away. The harder the dog mouths the "Tug It!" the more food reinforcement the dog gets therefore the act of tugging harder gets immediately paired with the food. This results in making the tugging behavior stronger.
There are two models of the Tug It!
• The Starter Tug It! has a wide weave that makes it easy for dog to get food reinforcement.
• The Advanced Tug It! has a tighter weave, which means the dog must tug harder to get food reinforcement.
If your dog already shows an inclination to tug, you should start with the Advanced Tug It!.
• The Tug It! is now made available with a Short Bungee or a Long Bungee!
The Tug It! is machine washable and made in the USA.
||Wholesale 12 or more
||Tug It! Starter
||Tug It! Advanced
||Tug It! with Long Bungee
||Tug It! with Short Bungee
Food-stuffable toys are intended to be interactive toys that are always used in supervised play and training. Because your dog will desperately want to eat what's inside, these toys should never be left unattended with the dog.