Interactive Outdoor Dog Toy Backyard Tugging Pull Exercise Full Size Tether TugRegular price $38.99 Save $-38.99
Tether Tug Interactive Outdoor Dog Toy Backyard Tugging Pull Exercise Full Size
Dogs, like us, need daily cardiovascular exercise in order to stay fit and healthy both mentally and physically. Play is an opportunity for you to stimulate your dog's mind as well as strengthen his body. It is a way to channel your dog's boundless energy, prevent boredom, and allow him to express himself in creative ways (rather than the destructive ways that sometimes occur when your dog is bored or anxious). Regular daily exercise not only helps to improve your dog's mental health and his disposition, but it also allows for an overall happier, healthier pet.
The Tether Tug is an innovative toy that dogs love. It simulates dogs' favorite game - tug-of-war! Animal behaviorists theorize that dogs love tug-of-war because it mimics the hunting, scavenging, and grabbing skills that dogs have honed for millions of years. This grabbing and shaking play is instinctual an excellent way for dogs to get some high-intensity exercise while channeling their energy into creative play. But their strength and agility at this game can quickly wear out their human playmates. This was the creative inspiration for the original Tether Tug toy for dogs. Is your dog ready for a rousing game of tug-of-war
The Tether Tug pole is flexible and bends
Solid in-ground base won't pull up from the ground but can be easily removed if needed
In-ground base allows for a 360-degree spin and keeps the attached toy upright
Pull toys attach to a carabineer clip and can be easily replaced
Includes soft braided fleece toy (other toys available separately)
Braided Fleece hangs lower to ground for miniatures and puppies to grab
Provides high-intensity cardiovascular exercise for your dog
Allows interactive, exciting, engaging play
More than just another dog toy - Tether Tug is dedicated to promoting healthy physical and mental play for dogs of all activity levels.
Dogs that enjoy the Small Tether Tug
We love all dogs, no matter what their pedigree. The Small Tug works best with dogs between 0 and 35 pounds such as: Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Chihuahua, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Havanese, Jack Russell Terrier, Maltese, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Papillion, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Pomeranian, Poodle (mini), Pug, Shih Tzu, West Highland White Terrier, Westie, Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie).
Dogs that enjoy the Medium Tether Tug
We love all dogs, no matter what their pedigree. The Medium Tug works best with dogs between 35 and 65 pounds such as: Australian Shepherd, Basset Hound, Beagle, Blue Heeler, Border Collie, Brittany, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Collie, Corgi, Dalmation, English Springer Spaniel, German Shorthair Pointer, Golden Doodle, Kelpie, Labradoodle, Poodle (Std), Schnauzer, Shetland Sheepdog, Wheaten Terrier.
Dogs that enjoy the Big Tether Tug
We love all dogs, no matter what their pedigree. The Big Tug works best with large-sized dogs over 65 pounds or any ultra-strong pullers like German Shepherds and Pit Bulls. The Big Tug is also recommended for breeds such as Akita, American Bully, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bloodhound, Boxer, Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Colden Retriever, Great Dane, Husky, Labrador Retriever, Malamute, Malinois, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Pit Bull Terrier, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, St. Bernard, Staffordshire Terrier, Vizsla, Weimaraner.
Please keep your dog's play type and strength in mind when choosing. These are recommendations only.
In the Box
55"Tether Tug pole
1 Tether Tug fleece toy
In-ground anchor base
Quick connect toy attachment clip
Pole and toy colors may vary
Exercising a Dog
With the energy spectrum, it is essential to exercise a dog first to successfully train at certain energy levels.
When your dog is hyper you can train high-level energy exercises such as the ones shown on the scale above. Recall, Fetch, Tug, Agility, Tracking, and Pulling Sports would all be examples of behaviors you can train when a dog is hyper.
In an urban area, going to a dog park is many peoples first choice. If you have read the article on Dog Parks - Good or Bad and you decided they are not conducive to your training goals then there are other options. If you are close to a dog park that does not cause problems like those listed in the article then that would be fine.
Here are some other methods for exercising your dog:
1. Dog Park, You can still go to a dog park, we just recommend going at a quiet time where you can see dogs from a long ways off and choose which dogs you are going to bring your dog around. Some parks are also secluded to just the people in that neighborhood. You get to know all of the other dogs and if you trust them all that can be fine. Even if the dogs are good, there are certain problems that can occur for training certain dogs. The dog park article will help clear that up for you.
2. Long Line Recall Check out the article on Recall to learn how to use this. An excellent way to train Recall, Exercise a dog and establish Pack Structure. This is a great way to exercise a dog that is not fully trained and may run off somewhere you dont want them to.
3. Treadmill - Running on a treadmill is something Cesar Millan made popular and it works great for exercising dogs.
4. Large Backyard Run around in a backyard.
5. Play with another dog Let two dogs run around and spar together in an enclosed area.
6. Swimming River, Lake or Dedicated Swimming Pools in some cities just for Dogs.
7. Pulling Use a pulling harness and hook your dog up to a sled, bike, scooter, rollerblades, etc. and have them pull that weight. This tires out a dog faster than any other form of exercise.
8. Fetch Take a look at the article on Fetch for more info.
9. Tug Take a look at the article on Tug for more info.
10. Quad Run (ATV) We have an arm we built that extends off the right side of the ATV and has a rope going down that hooks into the top side of a dog harness. We run dogs up and down our Gravel Road at a jog. This works fantastic for exercising high energy dogs. We would sometimes have to run some dogs 10-12 miles per day to make a dent in their energy. This isnt an option in the city but if you have access to an ATV somewhere this can work great.
11. Car Run Sometimes you want to be able to exercise dogs quickly. We take them out to a quiet back road and let them out of the vehicle and then we drive 1 mile down the road. They run along following the car, the dogs run full speed for a short bit and then carry on with a gallop and by the end of 1 mile, they are quite tired. We load them back up and take them home and they are content. You want to ensure you have good Recall with your dog prior to doing this. Also, make sure the dogs are behind you before you start accelerating.
12. Thinking Just by making a dog think really hard to earn their food, you can tire them out very quickly. This can include Distance Commands or fine-tuning hand signals or working in Distractions or teaching a brand new command.
13. Work for Their Food Put their food in a Kong with some Peanut Butter and have them work to get it out. Using a Tricky Treats Ball also works. At many Humane Societies and Pet Stores, they have a lot of Interactive Games that you can place their food into to have them work to get it out.
14. Bike Ride This is dangerous until you have Off-Leash Heel trained. You also want to ensure you have Recalled in place first as well. They do make attachments for your bike to hook a dog up to. If your dog is likely to chase a rabbit or any other distraction you should be careful. We know a lot of people who have hurt themselves badly by taking a spill off of their bike when the dog ran in front or off to the side. If you have a small enough dog you can kill them by running them over so be very careful.
15. Hiking Go for a hike up a mountain and many dogs will be quite tired after that. Put them on a pulling harness and have them pull you up the mountain.
16. Hunting Gopher hunting was a favorite of our dog Enzo. We would go to places where there were Gopher Holes and he would go to one and I would run to another and say Whats this! and he would come running over to check that one out and start digging. Then I would run to another and say Whats this! and he would run to that one to start digging.
17. Doggy Daycare After a full day of supervised sparring a dog can be ready to go for training.
18. Stress Some dogs will stress out from situations such as thunderstorms. They may get a terrible sleep and be quite tired after something stressful. You can take advantage of this situation and begin training. It will help take their mind off the stressful situation and allow them to focus better on the task at hand.
19. Obedience Have them practice any obedience that they do know. This is a great way to tire the dog out. One way is to do puppy pushups. This is when you tell the dog to do sit, down, sit, down, etc. You may also tell them to go to their bed and call them back to you and repeat this several times.
20. Tracking This is one of our favorite things to do with dogs. Hiding a toy or a person and have your dog find that toy or person. This is a great way to put their nose to work and tire them out mentally and physically.
Pole Length: 55 inches
Non-Domestic Product: No
Features: Heavy Duty
Model: Tether Tug
Modified Item: No
Custom Bundle: No
Brand: Tether Tug
In-Ground Base Allows for: 360 Degree Spin
Material: Fiberglass Pole
Type: Tug Pull Toy Interactive
Toys User Replaceable: Yes
NOTE: Pole & Toy Colors May Vary from Picture
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