I love playing tug of war with my dog. It tires him out and it allows us to strengthen his basic obedience like drop it, hold and “get it”. I recently came across this tug toy from HelpingUdders.com. There are several styles of tugs and they are made from recycled rubber from a cow milking machine. The woman who makes them will also donate a portion of the profits to a rescue of your choice! The tugs have a sturdy handle and the end piece allows for a great grip so your dog might not have to adjust so often.. saving your hand from accidental nips 🙂 Hope you have fun playing tug!