Play tug and follow Nizmo's advice!!! Always make sure he/she knows who is boss. It will become one of your favorite things you do with your dog. Kangol lives to play and he usually wins... HAHANizmo play tug.
but teach to play tug with discipline. when you say release, the dog better release. its healthy as long as your dog knows YOUR in control of the game. when you say game over, thats its. game over.
so just make sure that your dog knows who controls the game.
he is teething now if hes 4 mnths when he nips you let her no that it hurts say owww every time he gets to wound up and bites you they think there just playing. You need to teach him proper bite force as for tug a war pits love it like previous posts said teach him to release on command. All puppies do it say drop it, let go or what ever works for you. Drop it worked the best for Evil with playing fetch and tug a war i tell him let go and that works great.Rember hes just a puppy you have to teach him there just like babies in a way but you need to be a good leader for him and you'll see the love and loyalty they show you as they get older.Aww I heard it was bad to play tug too...Loki's going through a mouthy stage (i hope!) right now anyway so it's hard to play with him for too long before I have to leave him alone for biting.
This is a very old post but hope this helps others who want straight answers. My 6 month old pitbull mix tries to initiate tug of war. Aggressively. Because of his forceful stance if I refuse he snaps at my face and slaps me with his paws while growling. Not all dogs are docile. He has been loved with lots of attention but once tug of war started his behavior has changed. I won't do it any more. I hope he settles down.i was thinking about gettin my puppy to play tug of war but i heard it triggers aggressive behaviour, shall i play tug a war or leave it be?