This tug has quick response compression. It is personally one of my favorite little work horses. Our leather tugs are made from buttery soft shamee leather. The handles are heavy nylon and all tugs are triple stitched not glued. Puppies love to learn to bite on a leather tug as it is soft on the mouth and they feel confident to grab into it. This item is a 5 x 6 soft filled tug. The handle is made of tuff durable heavy nylon that is triple stitched into the tug. It is a fat little tug and a nice step up from working the dogs’ mouth open from the flat rolled leather tug. It is soft enough so a young dog can take a big bite. The 2 handles make it easy to work the dog into the air on this tug.