The great thing about our Tuff Tugs are that dogs love them, and dogs seem to naturally play together with them. It’s as if they know exactly what it’s all about.
When I first started to make Tuff Tugs, Smidgin and her sister Olive and housemate Reuben would test them out rigourously. Here they are with one of the first ball style Tuff Tugs prototype. We’ve adjusted it and made it better since then (we now tie each strand at the ends twice, which helps prevent unravelling), and now use the JW Hollee Roller Balls exclusively on our tugs, but this one did the trick and they all joined in tugging together, which happens often in multi-dog families that have our Tuff Tugs! The more the merrier – I think the dogs think that the way they are all just having the time of their lives playing together.
Our Tuff Tugs are strong – hence the name. They are not braided like some tugs. Braids easily unravel. Ours are woven. And they are woven tightly, and each strand is knotted twice at the ends. Even without the knots the tugs are very hard to get undone (if I make a mistake in the weave, I have to use a screwdriver to pull the strands apart, they are so tight. Even the toughest tuggers have a hard time trying to destroy our Tuff Tugs!