01-04-2018, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Artdog
Dogs growl for all sorts of reasons...some of them concerning some of them not. Mine growls when he's happy to see me...it's really cute.
If you know your dog, and feel you can tell the difference, trust your instincts. I had a dog that I used to wrestle with (I was a teen & didn't listen to advice) and taught her to go full on cujo with me short of causing damage so she put on an extremely realistic show (mean mean noises came out of her along with some Hollywood worthy play acting), but she could stop on a dime.
Which is where a hint comes in. If your dog is just playing, your dog can can stop. Given that when you let your dog win, your dog brings the toy right back to you, that sounds great. If you feel the game is getting out of hand, stop. There's an art to a good game of tug, try googling that. Leerburg has some good 'how to play tug with your dog' video's with demo's and explanations. The ones I like would be different as I have a reluctant tugger, while you are looking for 'rules of the game'. Above all, it's a game, and needs to be fun fun fun for all.
Thank you! I Just watched a video. It was informative. I let him win, which is what they said to do. I wasn't sure