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Can Tug Games Make Your Dog Aggressive?

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Can Tug Games Make Your Dog Aggressive?

Tug games can look a little scary. Bared teeth, and deep, guttural snarls can make even a Pomeranian look and sound like a monster. In the past, some dog trainers and books advised against tug games, claiming that they might increase the chances of your dog becoming aggressive or dominant. In more recent years, animal behavior researchers have found this claim to be a myth. There’s no evidence that dogs who engage in tug-o-war or use tug toys will become aggressive. How Dogs Play Bared teeth and loud growls are normal signs that your dog is enjoying himself during a...

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Choosing the Best Dog Toys for Small to Medium Dog

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Choosing the Best Dog Toys for Small to Medium Dog

Dog toys are one of the best ways to reward a pet and let them know they are loved. Shopping for them is usually fun for the owner as well because of the creativity many manufacturers put into designing these items. Not only are toys enjoyable, they are also useful for encouraging exercise and can help to control behavioral issues. No dog is too old to get some benefit from the right toy. Starting off an excited puppy with a toy will give them something to use their sharp puppy teeth on, rather than destroying shoes or furniture! Many teething...

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