Why Do Dogs Like Tug-of-War?

Written by: Only Natural Pet Team

For many dogs, a game of tug-of-war is their idea of a perfect afternoon. And if you've ever gone back and forth with your pup over a rope, you've likely wondered why this specific game gets them so excited. While experts don't know for certain why tug-of-war is so popular with dogs, there are three popular theories:

  1. It Strengthens the Bond Between Playmates
  2. It Utilizes Their Prey Drive
  3. It Taps Into Your Dog's Natural Instincts