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Small Tether Tug


A unique interactive toy that helps dogs stay healthy, happy, and entertained. Whether your dog likes to pull, tug, spin, or fetch, the Tether Tug is the perfect outdoor toy for your dog

Dogs, like us, need daily cardiovascular exercise in order to stay fit and healthy both mentally and physically. Play is an opportunity for you to stimulate your dog’s mind as well as strengthen his body. It is a way to channel your dog’s boundless energy, prevent boredom, and allow him to express himself in creative ways (rather than the destructive ways that sometime occur when your dog is bored or anxious).  Regular daily exercise not only helps to improve your dog’s mental health and his disposition, but it also allows for an overall happier, healthier pet.

The Tether Tug is an innovative toy that dogs love.  It simulates dogs' favorite game - tug-of-war!  Animal behaviorists theorize that dogs love tug-of-war because it mimics the hunting, scavenging, and grabbing skills that dogs have honed for millions of years. This grabbing and shaking play is instinctual an excellent way for dogs to get some high-intensity exercise while channeling their energy into creative play.  But their strength and agility at this game can quickly wear out their human playmates. This was the creative inspiration for the original Tether Tug toy for dogs. Is your dog ready for a rousing game of tug-of-war?

Dogs that were bred to herd or bred as sporting dogs need a lot of exercise, and they thrive on one or two 60 to 90 minute sessions of intense exercise daily. As working dogs that have been trained over the years to do specific jobs, they can get bored easily and turn to mischief. They love challenges, and especially the tug-of-war challenge.

Terriers are bouncy and full of personality, from the Cairn to the Airedales, they need a lot of exercise. A minimum of 60 minutes daily of intense exercise is an absolute must for these dogs.

Hounds require a good deal of daily exercise. Greyhounds are sprinters and thus have slightly lower exercise needs than scent hounds, whose needs are similar to the herding and sporting dogs.

The Small Tether Tug comes with a pole, an in-ground base, a carabiner clip and a rope toy.  The pole is flexible and bendable, but strong.  The in-ground base allows the tug to remain firmly in the ground and be removed when needed.  Also included is a knotted rope toy.  The "quick connector" carabiner clip allows for easy changing of toys when needed. 

Dogs that enjoy the Small Tether Tug

We love all dogs, no matter what their pedigree. The Small Tug works best with dogs between 0 and 35 pounds such as: Bischons Frise, Boston Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Chihauhua, Cocker Spaniel, Dashashund, French Bulldog, Havanese, Jack Russell Terrier, Maltese, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Papilion, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Pomeranian, Poodle (mini), Pug, Shih Tzu, West Highland White Terrier, Westie, Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie).

Please keep your dog's play type and strength in mind when choosing.  These are recommendations only.

More than just another dog toy - Tether Tug is dedicated to promoting healthy physical and mental play for dogs of all activity levels. 


  • The Tether Tug pole is flexible and bends
  • Solid in-ground base won't pull up from the ground but can be easily removed if needed
  • In-ground base allows for 360 degree spin and keeps the attached toy upright
  • Pull toys attach to a carabineer clip and can be easily replaced
  • Includes knotted rope toy (other toys available separately)
  • Rope hangs lower to ground for small-to medium sized dogs to grab
  • Provides high-intensity cardiovascular exercise for you dog
  • Allows interactive, exciting, engaging play
  • Recommended for dogs 0-35 pounds

In the Box

  • Tether Tug pole
  • 1 Tether Tug knotted rope toy 
  • In-ground anchor base
  • Quick connect toy attachment clip 
  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Pole and attached toy colors may vary



  • Model: TT-SMALL-V2
  • Manufactured by: Tether Tug

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 25 March 2016.

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