That's alright. Most people are like "you do what? You play with a frisbee? Like a dog?".
Kili loved her lure whip. I'm sure she still would but I haven't brought it out in quite awhile. I used it to exercise her a lot when she was a puppy and I couldn't do as much with her. I never used it for tugging specifically but when trying to get her on the toy I typically drag it along the ground like a lure. I would also sometimes use the lure whip to get her really excited first and then break out the tug toy instead. It's all creativity and finding what works. If she lays down she loves if I rub her belly and make funny noises. She gets super pumped and I can usually get her right onto her tug toy.