A man works from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done. If you take on house, spouse and kids you just have to deal. I don’t know how I will. I just took on house and spouse, and its hard to keep it tidy now. I’m constantly cleaning up after him. He goes in the kitchen and there are crumbs, food boxes left out, coffee grounds. Urg! But that’s what I took on and I deal. At least he does help out, without me having to ask. I do all our cooking for the most part and he will gladly jump in and put away the have every reason to believe this will last.
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.