But besides that my dog needs to know that play (tug) and work (sleeve) are two different parts of the game and the dog has to know that he/she is never allowed to turn against me.
Most dogs figure out that it is all a game. If there is ever any doubt that the dog will view it as serious bite work or has any handler aggression issues then I would not recommend it. Giving a dog a bite on a sleeve will not cause it to turn against you, unless you do something crazy. If that is the case there are other issues to work on and I think/hope the handler would have seen the signs.
To the OP.....whatever Jim said...lol
dominant dogs are fine, handler agression sucks ass.
Fluffy is weird but he bites...only the wrong person! LOL
A joke my father used to make when the dogs in the company turned on the handlers for whatever reason, I saw handler get attacked by his dog in a very tight quarters of a train wagon, not a pretty view and I was pretty appreciative that my dog worked for me, not against me.. but to each his own (or something like that)