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Q: Pittbulls-Is it okay to play tug-o-war with them?

December 29, 2009 | By Maria M. | 9 answers | Expired: 1652 days ago

Maria M.

Shes 7 months old. Trying to train her the right. Any advice?

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Mary C.
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Dec 30, 2009

As a multiple pitbull owner, it is ok to play tug of war, the key is to know when it is appropriate. You pick when to play and when to stop playing, and how rough to get. You still have to set boundaries, when playing in any way.

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Debby
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Dec 30, 2009

Tug-o-war is a fun game to play with any dog.. but it has to be a game and not a competition. If the dog gets too focused on winning and not letting go.. game is over. Teach them to let go when you are done playing.. If they take the toy from you, they won and that isn't the way it should go..
Have fun with it.. just make sure all the boundaries are known and teach the dog to play proper. And it will be super fun for them too.

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Jillian
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Jan 01, 2010

tug of war is fine, but if she starts growling you'll want to cry out, drop the toy, and walk away ignoring her for two minutes. dogs will whip their head around playing tug or war and that's okay, it's fun for them. if she's consistently whopping her head and just getting too rough you can also cry, drop it, and walk away. but always come back after two minutes to try it again. repeating this many times is what get's through to them, just remain consistent w/what's too rough.

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