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These products come from Genuine Dog Gear, as they are actually the world's largest manufacturer of motivational dog training toys. All of their products are 100% American made, durable, and machine washable. They are also guaranteed drip and drool resistant too!

It is important to understand that there are motivational toys for dogs that are sight, bite, sound or smell motivated. All dogs are stimulated by their senses and that will help you excite your dog to work and play with you. Click here to learn more about the importance of stimulating the different senses.

Real Sheepskin and Buffalo Hide are incorporated into these featured toys. Designed to get the best performance from your dog, these interactive training toys are the tops in performance and durability. Strong enough for this guy and strong enough for your tiger!



 


 



 

Genuine Dog Gear Ram Tuff E Nuff Tuffy Tugs (Sheepskin)  



A bestseller, this braided fleece dog toy takes motivation to a new level with the addition of real sheepskin braided into the toy.

Just so fluffy. Excellent for motivating performance dogs to their highest level, it stimulates them by the scent and flavor of real animal fur along with the pleasurable bite of the braided fleece.

This fleece and sheepskin dog toy has a soft braided handle on one end and a sight stimulating tassel on the other. It's perfect for dog agility training and teaching dogs to tug.

Of course, we don't recommend washing the scent out of this toy. Available in assorted colorsplease let us choose.

This tug is available in two sizes.

Small: This tug is about 16" long and 1" across.
Large: This tug is about
24" long and 3" across.

All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects.

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Genuine Dog Gear Rabbit Tuff E Nuff Tuffy Tugs   



A bestseller, this braided fleece dog toy takes motivation to a new level with the addition of real sheepskin braided into the toy.

Just so fluffy. Excellent for motivating performance dogs to their highest level, it stimulates them by the scent and flavor of real animal fur along with the pleasurable bite of the braided fleece.

This fleece and rabbit dog toy has a soft braided handle on one end and a sight stimulating tassel on the other. It's perfect for dog agility training and teaching dogs to tug.

Of course, we don't recommend washing the scent out of this toy. Available in assorted colorsplease let us choose. This tug is available in two sizes.

Small: This tug is about 16" long and 1" across.  
Large: This tug is about
24" long and 3" across. 

All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects.

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Genuine Dog Gear Drag Racer S.A.R. Motivator 


Search And Rescue training toy, with faux fur wrapped handle and REAL SHEEPSKIN.

Another BIG toy. This was inspired by a California Search and Rescue Volunteer who wrote us asking for a special toy to train his dog. Now we offer you a toy big enough for a large dog, long enough to run and drag behind you, and two very enticing furry bite zones.

The action on this toy is fantastic because the sheepskin pieces are separated and they're different sizes and weights. It rates a 10+ on the Attract-O-Meter for dogs. This toy is just about 6' long end to end and features the same great microfiber fur over webbing interior that our we use on our flat tug leashes and fur force toys.

There are two types of fur on the bottom of the toy, real sheepskin, and long wool real sheepskin. The smaller bite zone is the regular length wool and the larger piece at the very bottom is the long wool.

Of course, we don't recommend washing the scent out of this toy. Available in assorted colorsplease let us choose. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $25.25




 


 

Genuine Dog Gear Sheepy Pocket Bar


The Sheepy Tug fur tug toy is a great affordable tug toy in a convenient pocket size.

The sheepskin tug is durable and provides your dog with plenty of bite and scent stimulation. The handle is made with super soft webbing, so it's easy on your hands.

Your dog will love this fur tug toy so much, you'll want to take it wherever you go, and, because of its small size, you really can! Washing is not recommended for this toy because it may remove the scent. Handle colors may vary - please let us choose. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price:
$12.65

 


 

Genuine Dog Gear Bison (Buffalo) Tail Large


Like the similar Buffalo Bar, the Bison Tail is a fur tug toy made with buffalo hair, designed to stimulate your dog. The fur tug toy provides great bite and scent stimulation, while the tassel on the end adds visual stimulation. This tug toy is great for dogs that are not normally responsive to sheepskin or rabbit. You'll love the soft nylon webbing handle, and your dog will love the buffalo leather and fur.

It's not recommended to wash this fur tug toy because it may remove the scent. Handle colors may vary, please let us choose.

All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $22.15

 


 

Genuine Dog Gear Buffalo Tail Chaser


BUFFALO and SHEEPSKIN with great action and long handle. Super action on this toy, a lot like the DRAG RACER S.A.R. toy, however this toy is smaller, AND it has buffalo hide! Not to mention a very good price (which equals excellent value for you).

Two chunks of buffalo hide alternate with real sheepskin on the doggie end (bottom) of this tug toy. The top quality 100% nylon webbing is strong, yet soft enough to give this long handled toy a great flipping and jumping action.

The toy is 38" overall, the fur portions are double sided and 5" long each, for a total of 10" of buffalo hide and 10" of real sheepskin.

This is a great toy for small dogs, dogs that like their toys near the ground (like terriers) dogs that like buffalo, and handlers that don't like to bend over.

Genuine Dog Gear products are guaranteed free of material or manufacturing defects. Products are not guaranteed for chew damage. Price: $17.55

 


 

Genuine Dog Gear Sheepy Chaser


Sea Economical and real SHEEPSKIN this toy has great action and a long handle for tugging comfort. Watch the super action on this toy! This newest addition to the DRAG RACER/CHASER line is streamline to be affordable to trainers on a budget. A great big bite zone of real Sheepskin and leather is combined with 100% Nylon webbing handle for maximum handler comfort, stand upright and save your back! This handle gives you the edge with great flipping and jumping action to entice your dog into a leaping and tugging frenzy.

The toy is 38" overall, the Sheepskin portion completely covers the bottom 7" for delicious scent and bite attraction. Colors of fur will vary widely. You can request a specific color of handle, and if we have it in stock we'll ship that color for you, if we don't have your color in stock we'll ship what we have on the shelf. This is a great toy for small dogs, dogs that like their toys near the ground (like terriers) dogs that like Sheepskin, and handlers who prefer to tug while standing upright. Of all the new toys in this bunch, this one is the hands down the most economical, the price point can't be beat. What a super super toy. Genuine Dog Gear products are guaranteed free of material or manufacturing defects. Price:
$13.80


 


 


Genuine Dog Gear Sheepy Tugs



These Tugs are made with real New Zealand sheepskin. Scent stimulated dogs will go wild for the smell of the fur, and visually stimulated dogs will love the tassel at the end. Soft, pliable nylon webbing forms a comfortable handle and a flexible core that runs through the whole toy to give it increased durability and strength.

This tug is available in two sizes.
Small:
Tug is approximately 24" long with 5" of sheepskin sewn onto 5/8" nylon webbing.
Large: Tug is
approximately 24" long with 9" of sheepskin sewn onto 1" nylon webbing.

Of course, we don't recommend washing the scent out of this toy. Assorted colors of fur, please let us choose. Webbing handle is black only. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects.

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Genuine Dog Gear Two Handled Sheepy Tug

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The toy features two strong rope handles and a real New Zealand sheepskin body. The smell of the fur will make your scent stimulated dog go nuts, and any bite stimulated dog will love the feel of this fur tug toy.

The two handles give you increased control during flyball or agility training. At 27" x 3", this fur tug toy is a great size for larger dogs.

The handles are black, but the sheepskin comes in assorted colors - please let us choose. We do not recommend washing the scent out of this toy. All of our dog toys are 100% made in the USA and guaranteed against any workmanship or material defects. Price: $19.50

 


 

Genuine Dog Gear Two Handled Shaggy Sheepy Tug



Big Big Big!

Here's one for the larger is better fans. This is a long haired take on our original toy the Two Handled Sheepskin Tug.

This toy has the same soft and durable rope handles that run through the entire length of the toy for longevity and tugging control.

The toy features two strong rope handles and a real New Zealand sheepskin body. The smell of the fur will make your scent stimulated dog go nuts, and any bite stimulated dog will love the feel of this fur tug toy. The two handles give you increased control during flyball or agility training. At 27" x 3", this fur tug toy is a great size for larger dogs.

The handles are black, but the sheepskin comes in assorted colorsplease let us choose. Of course, we don't recommend washing the scent out of this toy. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $22.95

 


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Genuine Dog Gear Shaggy Bar, Pocket Sized


The SHAGGY BAR is the long haired version of the Sheepy Bar Tug toy that's been so popular for so long.

It's still a great affordable dog toy in a convenient pocket size. This long haired version of the classic sheepskin tug is durable and provides your dog with plenty of bite and scent stimulation, with a lot more hair to add visual stimulation.

The handle is made with super soft webbing, so it's easy on your hands. Your dog will love this real sheepskin fur tug toy so much, you'll want to take it wherever you go, and, because of its small size, you really can!

Washing is not recommended for this toy because it may remove the scent. Handle colors and fur colors vary widely
please let us choose. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $14.40

 

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Genuine Dog Gear Wild Thang!


The Big BUFFALO and LONG WOOL SHEEPSKIN with BUNGEE handle.

This toy is a full 30" long, it's big. We envisioned this as a super FLYBALL toy, but it can certainly be used for many types of training. A full 16" of this toy is real fur, one side is Buffalo leather and fur (hide) the other side is long wool sheepskin. Both pieces of hide are sewn to a center strap of nylon webbing to strengthen the toy. Then we added a shock absorbing bungee portion to the handle to soften the tugging action. The handles are 100% nylon webbing which are 1" wide for comfort and good grip.

If you want a toy to dangle for a small dog, or drag on the ground for a young puppy, or a long toy to give your dog a big bite zone he can't miss, this may be the toy for you. If you want a super desirable, really large toy, this is almost certainly the toy for you. But, don't count on putting this toy in your pocket, it'll never fit. This super desirable, long wool sheepskin and buffalo tug toy is for dragging and/or dangling, and tugging like crazy.

Washing is not recommended for this toy because it may remove the scent. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $30.20

 

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Genuine Dog Gear Shaggy Sheepy Bungee  


Two types of SHEEPSKIN and a BUNGEE HANDLE.

Both, regular sheepskin with leather and wool, and long hair sheepskin are on this big fluffy toy. Any toy with the long wool is going to be a big toy, but this one features a 7" x 3" chunk of both furs. (These measurements are from the leather side of the hide, the furry side actually measures much larger.)

The toy measures 23" over all with a 15" black bungee handle for the handler end of the tug toy. All the handles are black on this toy, but the colors of the wool can vary. Most of the long wool are very light to white and the regular sheepskin can be darker.

This is a great toy for larger dogs, dogs that love the bungee action and/or sheepskin, and handlers looking for a larger or longer tug toy. This toy is very similar to the BUFFALO BUNGEE TUG, the differences are: this toy has two hunks of hide, the buffalo toy has fur on one side and leather on the back. The BUFFALO BUNGEE TUG costs more as the buffalo hide we use is crazy expensive. The handles are identical.

Initial reaction is that this is a highly desirable toy for the dogs and has been selling well.

Washing is not recommended for this toy because it may remove the scent. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $21.80

 

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Genuine Dog Gear Large Shaggy Tug  



The Large Shaggy Tug is the long haired version of our great Sheepskin tug toy made with real New Zealand sheepskin.

The fur provides scent stimulation, and the new longer haired version adds visual stimulation along with the tassel on the bottom.

Strong nylon webbing forms the handle and the core of the tug toy which reinforces the sheepskin body.

This tug toy is approximately 24 inches long with 9 inches of sheepskin sewn onto 1 inch wide nylon webbing. The handle is black, but the sheepskin comes in a variety of colorsplease let us choose.

We recommend that you don't wash this toy in order to preserve the fur's scent. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $19.00

 

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Genuine Dog Gear Buffalo Thunder 2 Handle


BUFFALO LEATHER and 2 handles.

We should have called this the ugly toy. 'Cause it is. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, (in this case that's the dog)!

The dog will 'see' the beauty and smell the genius of the king of beasts, the big hairy, smelly (in a good way) buffalo. The double handles are for you, you'll need them to hang onto this toy.

We took two chunks of buffalo and turned them hairy side inside and left the leather outside for a delicious 'bite'. The toy measures 22" overall with two 7" x 3" hunks of buffalo in the middle. The 100% nylon webbing handles are 1" wide for a good grip (you'll be happy we did that) and gentle softness on your hands (ditto).

Sometimes the leather on these toys will show some ink marks, (see the blue toy above) these won't cause any harm, and are considered an acceptable blemish.

Washing is not recommended for this dog toy, as it may remove the scent. Available in assorted colors for handlesplease let us choose. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $24.10

 

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Genuine Dog Gear Buffalo Bungee Wonder Bar



Tons of BUFFALO fun! Click this video tab for video about the Buffalo Bungee Wonder Bar toy.

100% Buffalo leather and fur stuffed (no other stuffing is inside this toy, it's all BUFFALO) inside this toy with an additional hunk of real hide on the bottom. Plenty of scent here to drive any dog wild. The 2" stuffed nylon webbing body is about 8" long, the bungee part is 4" and the handle is 8" long. There is a 2.5" long double sided hunk of buffalo on the bottom of the toy. Overall, this toy measures just about 23" from top to bottom.

There is a bungee shock absorber between the handle and the body of the tug toy to protect your hands and shoulders from all the frenetic doggie tugging action. The handle is long lasting and soft 100% nylon webbing which is a full 1" wide. (cheap toys use 3/4" polypro web that is hard to the touch and frays easily)

This is a dog tug that you'll be glad you've got when you need extra motivation. Because it's super durable and has the highly attractive buffalo smell, your dog will be begging for this toy for a very long time.

These toys come in a wide variety of color combinations. There is no way to list all the possible combinations, so please let us choose for you. There are no girly colors available in any of the Wonder Bars, sorry!

Washing is not recommended for this dog toy, as it may remove the scent. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $29.85

 

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Genuine Dog Gear Shaggy Shimmy Pocket Tug


This one has it all, this super new toy has all the features you've asked for. It's both Pocket Sized and Long Handled! You can run with this toy in your pocket AND easily play tug with Fido while standing upright and comfortable.

The Long Wool Shaggy Sheepy Fur the 'doggie's choice', is the most popular of all our furs so we gave you 4 full sides of fur on the jointed webbing handle. We leave a short gap between the two sections on each side to provide a flexible "hinge." Fido will shimmy with excitement!

The super wiggly, live animal action gives you all the excitement you could desire in an agility training tug.

Comfort is the key with all Genuine Dog Gear Toys so a full 1" wide nylon webbing handle provides handler comfort and handle longevity.

These toys come in widely varied colors, no two toys are likely to be the same, please let us choose the wool colors.

Washing is not recommended for this dog toy, as it may remove the scent. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $18.35

 

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Genuine Dog Gear Bungee Racer


Search And Rescue training toy, with faux fur wrapped handle and REAL SHEEPSKIN. GREAT BIG BUNGEE toy! Whee!

Suggested to us by one of our customers who wanted a bungee handle toy to run with, much like the Drag Racer, only with a bungee handle. Ask, and you shall receive!

Made with the same great Fur Force fuzzy fabric and real long wool sheepskin and leather for enticing scent attraction. Big enough for a large dog, long enough to run and drag behind you, or drape across your shoulders while running.

The extra special feature on this toy is the bungee section between the dog end and the handler end of the toy. Bungees are so nice for comfortable tugging, especially when playing with big tough tugging dogs.

The action on this toy is lovely, it can be flipped and twitched or tossed out and snatched back for that 'toy tease' that drives dogs wild. Just like the original Drag Racer, this version rates a 10+ on the Attract-O-Meter for dogs.

The toy is just about 4' long end to end and features the same great microfiber fur over webbing interior that we use on our flat tug leashes and fur force toys.

Washing is not recommended for this dog toy, as it may remove the scent. Available in assorted colors for handlesplease let us choose. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $25.90

 

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Genuine Dog Gear Buffalo Bungee Bar, Pocket Sized


The ultimate pocket rocket toy for your dog. We combined super exciting Buffalo fur with the wild eyed goodness of bungee handle excitement. Still small enough to fit in your pocket this bungee buffalo combination is huge in terms of excitement. This toy is the answer, even for hesitant tuggers, if you're looking for maximum excitement in a pocket size tug toy.

Bungee handle is 7" long and Buffalo Leather is 7" long for a 14" overall measurement. Remarkably tough hair and leather make this a very durable tug. The 1" wide bungee handle is not only easy on your hands it also helps to ease 'tugging shock' your dog generates. 

Washing is not recommended for this dog toy, as it may remove the scent. All of our dog toys are 100% made in America and guaranteed free of any workmanship or material defects. Price: $23.30

 

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SIGHT Stimulation Toys

Why sight stimulation?
Sight stimulation toys are obviously designed to visually excite dogs! Sure, but why would want to do that? And how does it get your dog to do what you want? First, it helps to realize that dogs, like many animals, must orient themselves to rapid movement. They don’t decide to pay attention to movement, it happens automatically. Spotting mice under the grass or noticing an enemy lurking in the distance has always been a critical survival skill for wolves, and our dogs carry those same genes and brain connections. Movement naturally stimulates dog brains, and dogs naturally orient to the location of the movement.

Sight stimulation toys are for which dogs?
Sight stimulation dog toys appeal to all dogs, but selective breeding by humans has increased the intensity of this interest. Herding breeds like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds are especially keyed to movement. They were bred to control other animal’s movements, so they can be a little more hyped about movement toys. However, almost all dogs like visual stimulation toys because it arouses their brains and their primal instincts to chase and catch.

Now that I have their attention! How do I use sight stimulation toys?
You can take advantage of this instinctual orientation to movement to start games and training exercises. Shake or wiggle your toy to pique your dog’s interest then start the play games.

Tug games are a natural play behavior for dogs, so using visual stimulation toys that you can tug with are an excellent way to excite your dog into a game of tug o’ war. The more fun the toy is, greater your dog's interest will be in that toy, and the more willing the dog should be to work for the opportunity to play with it. Begin your training exercises once your dog is interested in the toy and use a quick game of tug as the reward for performance.

Why not just put one attractor into each toy?
Visual stimulating a dog to play is great, but if you can further interest your dog by presenting him with a tug toy that is also very pleasurable to bite and hold, you have raised the bar and your dog's interest in the toy. Higher interest leads to higher play drive and a higher willingness to work for thShaggy Sheepy BungeeeShaggy Sheepy BungeeShaggy Sheepy Bungee dog toy. If you want your dog to work, then pay him well. Pay him with praise and an exciting game of tug with a really cool tug toy!

How do I play with a sight stimulation toy?
Shake ‘em, snake ‘em, toss ‘em, throw them in the air! Bounce them, wiggle them, hold them still then twitch ‘em. Try to make them look alive or shake them like crazy. Act like they’re about to jump out of your arms and get away! Drag them on the ground or toss them towards the dog and snatch them back. There are as many ways to play with sight stimulation toy as there are toys and dogs. Each toy offers a little something different in regard to movement. Try different movements and try shaking the toy at different heights from the ground until you find your dog’s sweet spot.


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SMELL Stimulation Toys


Why smell stimulation?
Dogs love to follow their noses! Dogs are extraordinary among mammals when we consider their abilities in both reception and discrimination of odorants. And, while humans possess about five million scent receptors, our large breeds evidence over 200 million more than half of the canine nose committed to olfaction.

Top smells include wild animal smells like squirrels and raccoons, different and unusual smells, and of course food scents. Anything that excites a dog’s nose can be used to train and stimulate dogs to run fast and perform his best.

Smell stimulation toys are for which dogs?
Dogs love to smell two kinds of things more than any other, food and critters. So, tug toys that use both food items or real animal furs are going to excite your dog to his best performance.

How do I use smell stimulation toys to my advantage?
Use these toys the same way you would any other tug toy, the smell adds an extra level of excitement and stimulates your dog. Just being near a smell stimulation toy may get your dog excited.

Don’t some of these scent toys incorporate more than smell stimulation?
Yes! That’s because the more exciting our dog toys are the better they can motivate your dogs to perform. The more stimulators there are in a toy, the harder your dog will work to gain access to play time with it. The best toys out there stimulate more than one sense and some stimulate three senses at once.


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BITE Stimulation Toys


Why bite stimulation?
Bite stimulation is so universal that it’s special for us too. How much chewing gum do you suppose Americans consume each year? We don’t need special insight to appreciate that biting down on toys is really cool for dogs. Most dog toys are chew toys or bones of some sort, because all dogs are bite stimulated. Giving your dog a toy designed specifically to be safe and appeal to his desire to bite and grip will stimulate him to perform his best for the opportunity to play with that toy.

How do I use bite stimulation toys to my advantage?
An excited game of tug can get pretty physical with these toys because the dogs enjoy the tugging so much. It’s the biting and the tugging that they enjoy, so the game is all about hanging on and pulling as hard as you can.  Trainers use the tugging game to reward the behaviors they want, to gain their dogs attention, and to get their dogs to come to them at top speed. They reward the desired behaviors with a short game of tug.

Why not just put one attractor into each toy?
For toys to be highly attractive, it is beneficial to put more than one type of stimulator or attractor in each toy. Toys can have a tassel for visual excitement, sheepskin stuffing for scent (smell) excitement, AND be stuffed to just the right firmness to appeal to most dogs' bite pressure. If one attractor is good, then three is great! The more attractive a tug toy is the harder the dog learns to work to gain access to his dog toy and earn the privilege of playing with you.

How do I play with a bite stimulation toy?
Reward your dog with a good game of tug. Just by gripping the toy with his teeth he’ll enjoy the pleasant sensation of the toy flexing between his jaws. It happens automatically! You don’t have to do anything extra, just hang onto the toy and watch your dog get happy.


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