Playtime strengthens the bond with your puppy and also build up confidence.
Playing Tug is a suitable play outlet for a puppy's biting and mouthing instincts. You can learn your puppy to play tug of war in a gentle way, but you need to set the rules when you introduce the game to your puppy. You should initiate and end the tug of war game and when your pup makes contact with your skin you should end the game immediately and walk away with the toy. To start a tug game always start with the same command, like 'Wanna tug?' Learn your puppy the 'drop it' command so you can stop the game if necessary. Don't forget to praise your puppy every time he obeys your command. One more thing when your puppy's teething begins between 4 and 6 months it is better not to play tug, in order to prevent that adult teeth do not grow in the correct position.
Please always observe your new pup's behavior with the toy for suitability. Some toys may be inappropriate for your puppy. If the toy becomes damaged, remove and replace it!
Below you can watch the video 'How to play tug of war with your puppy'.