As for the "eager dog" question...maybe think of it this way. As soon as the tug objects have come out from hiding, they are being officially offered. You could use a verbal discouragement (if they actually respond to that) - however, you might consider keeping them out of sight until you're really ready to play next time. There are excellent ways to use the tug object as part of a training regimen (which could include more restrictions on when they can actually bite), but remember, first and foremost, that the object of tug-of-war is to engage your dog in a good-time activity that teaches them how to resolve their stress in close proximity to you...not to cause more stress. Another solution is to let them HAVE the toy that they eagerly grabbed (maybe the dog will even run around with it) - perhaps you even give it a toss, so that they get started by chasing after toy #1. But you show no real investment in toy #1.
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