Tug-of-war over Sticks


Mr. N is not normally into tug but he loves stealing Sage’s sticks. He runs away with them and then Sage’s human has to go get them back because Sage won’t. 

He is very fierce about maintaining his grip on the stick. On occasion, Ann will pick up the stick with Mr. N still clinging to it, four paws off the ground. She always threatens to throw Mr. N into the water along with the stick. So far that hasn’t happened.

Do your dogs like to play tug?




21 Responses

  1. Beth

    August 28, 2015 12:59 pm

    I never get tired of seeing Mr. N with Sage's sticks! Barley doesn't get tug at all. If she has a toy and I try to tug it, she just lets go as if to say, "Oh, you want my toy? Ok. It's yours."

  2. Emma

    August 28, 2015 2:28 pm

    Boy, Mr. N, you sure were a dirty but happy mess! Mom used to pick up Katie when they played tug as she would not let go, but she doesn't play anymore.

  3. cupcakepetrillo

    August 28, 2015 8:20 pm

    You're a serious tugger, Mr. N. I am not allowed to play tug. When I used to try it, Mom taught me to "Leave it." She was afraid I would pick up something dangerous and she wouldn't be able to get it away from me. She worries like that….

    Love and licks,

  4. Dolly theDoxie

    August 28, 2015 8:41 pm

    Mom never encouraged me to play tug because she had heard it wasn't a good activity to teach your dog. Once in awhile now I will if she has something I want bad enough and won't let go, or Taffy has always liked to play tug. Mr N you look so fierce! Love Dolly

  5. Janet Keefe

    August 28, 2015 10:07 pm

    We had to stop playing with a certain toy in our yard because both girls would get an end of it, and neither would let go! At one point, our golden Sheba was literally swinging our beagle around, who wouldn't let go!
    Small dogs can be pretty fierce and determined, that's for sure, and the bigger dogs just give up and give into them!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  6. K9s OverCoffee

    August 29, 2015 11:40 pm

    Haha, Mr. N, you sure do look fierce 😉 I doubt you'll ever land in the water along with the stick…Our boy Buzz likes to play tug every now & then, but our girl Missy doesn't. She tries to find sticks and then chew on them, which I try to discourage as much as possible.


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