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Call of the Wild: Why Tapping Into Your Dog’s Natural Instincts Can Help With Training

Teaching our dogs to sit and come when called is all well and good. But to take your dog training to the next level, we believe you have to take your dog’s natural instincts into account.

But what is instinct? Instinct is something your dog is simply born with. It’s not something you can teach or create. And although you can strengthen and encourage your dog’s instinct, you can’t get rid of it.

By harnessing and shaping your dog’s drive and instinct, you can achieve amazing results that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

At Tug-E-Nuff Dog Gear, we’ve created a range of toys that help you do exactly that.

Play matters

We know that play is an essential part of successful training and finding the right toy to reward and motivate your dog is absolutely key to achieving success in the training ring.

So we created a range of toys that are made with real rabbit fur and real sheepskin that has been sustainably sourced and designed to withstand hours upon hours of tugging and playing.

Although dogs were domesticated a long time ago, they all still carry the instinctive urge to hunt. So it’s no surprise that toys which are made with real animal skin gets them excited far more than a bog standard tennis ball or a tasty treat.

Stuck in a rut?

If you’ve found yourself stuck in a rut with training, the promise of a play with a real fur toy can be just what your dog needs to be re-energised and ready to learn again.

It’s common for some dogs to simply lack the urge to play, which can have negative knock-on effect on training. We have found that even the most play-shy dogs suddenly become fired up and ready to go when their owner has a real fur toy in their training toolkit.

Our range includes the Rabbit Skin Bungee Tug that is easy for your dog to bite down on and stretchy enough to stop you jarring your shoulder.

Then there’s the Sheepskin Tug that’s small enough to be stashed in your pocket but with enough fur for your dog to clamp its jaws around and get stuck in. Your dog will struggle to turn down a good game of tug with the Sheepskin Bungee Tug – the perfect treat after a tough training session.

Wondering why a game of tug is good for your dog? This blog post will tell you everything you need to know.

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