There are many excellent dog toy products on the market but unfortunately many more that are not fit for purpose.
One product I always take with me to a dog training session in a tug-e-nuff rabbit skin bungee tug.
Why do I like tug-e-nuff?
The tug-e-nuff rabbit skin bungee tug has these features that make it perfect for working with a dog outside:
- It’s real rabbit skin! This will trigger your dog’s prey drive.
- The bungee part means when the dog grabs the toy the tug is super rewarding and acts as a shock absorber for your arm!
- It has a loop handle so I can keep hold of it securely.
- It is very high quality. I have been using the same one since 2015 and it’s still going strong.
So how do I use a tug-e-nuff bungee?
It can be used as an indoor toy but I use it exclusively as an interactive toy out on walks. Dogs that are distracted on walks need something to break through to grab their attention.
When I first present it to a dog they don’t grab it. They just stand and sniff it intently for a few seconds. This is why I use the rabbit skin version!
They then grab hold of it and tug. I get them into a super exciting tug game to reinforce it strongly.
Once it is primed for the dog I then put it back in my pocket ready for action.
Dogs that have a desire to chase bikes, skateboards, joggers etc can then be given the tug game as a super motivating alternative.
It can also be used as a reward for a dog with poor recall, especially for dogs that are not very food motivated.
To maintain the toy’s high value, I only use it when outside on walks. I would never leave it down as a chew toy since being rabbit skin your dog will likely want to “kill” it as quickly as possible.
Available in 3 different colours
Please let me have your feedback below if you have tried this product.
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