The BIG TUG was developed for trainers and regular folks alike to be able to train and interact with your dog. The long padded loop handle allows you to keep your hands away from the dog's bite as it launches to bite down on the bumper. The handle can also be used for hanging the bumper when practicing launching at a target. It's been stuffed tightly for a firmer bite and the stuffing allows it to float. Great for training, tugging, and fetching on land, water, or snow!