Red wrote:Maybe some video might help those who have never used a breaking stick.
The videos are of one of my females playing on the flirtpole.A breaking stick is used to make her release.Of course this is a lighter situation than a real fight but you can get an idea of where the stick can be inserted and how to "work it in".The tug toy is rabbit fur so it is especially valuable to Tigger and when she grabs she is not wiling to release.Sometime she holds it with her front teeth and sometime the tug is all the way to the back of the mouth.
I pull the toy up, so it is easier to see the stick.Of course, there is no pulling done in the case of a fight.You will see that it takes me only a few seconds to open her mouth so the stick can be a useful tool.
I have some video of Tux on the flirtpole and he tends to shut his mouth even closer when he sees the breaking stick.There is very little room to work with and it might be helpful to see.As soon as I upload the videos I will post them.
Hope it helps.
Red - I recognize you are instructing and or advising what to do. I clearly understand this is an emergency situation. I have come to to this forum to learn. What I have learned from this is that there is plenty to be scared about. I am sure I am naive, new, or just in awe from what I just read.
I greatly appreciate your knowledge and instruction on what otherwise seems like a hopeless situation. I plan to listen and learn. This is a wake up call that I have a lot to learn.