Ball vs Tug

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  1. ChelseaShea

    ChelseaShea New Member

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    Schuzhund people (or any other bite sports), what's your opinion? Ball, or tug?

    Which do you use? Do you use just one, or both? What's your favorite brand/size of tug or ball?
     
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    I prefer the ball. Easier for me to hide/control for obedience stuff. My male prefers the tug because he's a pain in my butt. My favorite thing ever right now is my Gappay dice ball. Fits perfectly in my armpit and Carm goes nuts for it.

    http://www.hallmarkk9.com/gappaydiceballonstring.aspx
     
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    I like both. If I'm rewarding "on myself" i'm usually using some sort of tug. I like these from leerburg one or two handled. But have a variety of other pillows and stuff too I use.

    http://leerburg.com/minitug.htm

    If I'm rewarding away from me, I usually use a ball, again from Leerburg.

    http://leerburg.com/1205.htm

    the balls are too dangerous for myself up close :) if they miss, they stop at nothing to get it and I don't feel like losing an appendage. Tugs are easier to target and don't swing around as wildly from a missed target like a ball.
     
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    My dog generally seems to prefer the ball, the problem I have been having is he targets the string/rope vs the ball itself. And when tugging with it, he seems to have a hard time keeping a hold on it. Perhaps I need to find a smaller ball. I really like the look of that "dice" ball!
    I like leather tugs for tugging better than the ball, but I have yet to find one that he REALLY likes.
     

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