If your house is anything like ours you’ve probably got dog toys everywhere on the floor in every room.
It’s a fact: dogs love toys. They love toys so much that they’ll make anything into a toy given enough time, boredom, and lack of supervision.
Toys are also one of the most powerful tools to have in our positive reinforcement bag of tricks and there’s always been one that I keep hidden away – only pulled out on super-special occasions – whose value at the moment I take it out is almost as good as a bag of hot dogs.
When I need to go nuclear with dogs to distract them, direct them, or just to reward them, I push the button with the Tennis Tug.