A while ago, I talked about why I don’t usually use tugging as a training reward with my dogs.
I was just reminded of another reason today. If, because of your own general lack of athleticism and attentiveness, you move in the wrong direction after your rather large dog has targeted the tug and jumped to grab it, your dog might grab your bicep instead. He might realize the problem right away, and let go very quickly, but still…
I would post a picture of the rather impressive bruises, but I wouldn’t want someone to use it against Rottweilers or dogs in general.
This warning probably does not apply to you. Only to me, because I am a klutz like that.
(NaBloPoMo | October ’10: 10 of 31)