(Closed) Any pitt owner-Bees? I need a strong toy

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Haha! I saw this title and thought I could help with this. We have a pit and she destroys everything too. We actually ended up stumbling upon a boat fender.

Like this!

http://www.amazon.com/Shoreline-Marine-Inflatable-Fender-4X16-Inch/dp/B004UOPVMY/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1367892268&sr=1-1

Ours chewed a small hole in the center so she could grab it and hasn’t torn it apart since. It seems pretty indestructable.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We have a lab pit mix, and most toys get destroyed in moments. We do have a hard plastic ball he plays with in the yard (not really a chew toy but he loves soccer), and another egg shaped one for inside. Best thing for chewing I’ve found is cattle bones from the pet store. He has one right now that’s about 3 ft long and has lasted a couple months. He can’t make progress on it so he gets bored, but still goes back to it. Also rawhide bones, he’ll go through 3 or 4 a week. As for stuffed toys, I just resign myself to cleaning up the guts for a few days after he gets one. He does have a blanket thing (it had the head of a lion on it, but he decapitated it) that he loves to carry around, for some reason he doesn’t tear it up.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One of my pitts kills her toys the moment she gets a chance. She will promptly take joy in taking all the stuffing out. It’s gottent o the point where I actually purchase those stuffing free dog toys. They have 2 squeakers in them, but no real clean up. 

 

Also, Dino bones are awesome. One of my pitts on one side and another on the other. Takes them weeks to clean them completely. :o)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

My lab/pitt mix has a lot of tennis balls. They tend to stay pretty chewy. 

@Kir32:  That seems like a fantastic idea. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

not necessarily a toy but our pitty loves loves loves antlers… We get them at the local pet supply store (never looked for them at petco though) for $4-$15 depending on size, and they have elk & deer antlers. It takes her forever to go through one and she spends waay more time chompin on that than anything else we’ve ever gotten her. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ok I don’t have a pitt, but I do have a small dog that routinely eats his “tough” (black rubber) kongs within 2 days.  He completely rips them apart. It’s pretty amazing.

 

I got him a Tuffy brand octopus and, while he did eventually gut it, it took him about a month.  The cool thing about that brand is that it’s sewn into sections, so even if they rip open one part they can’t get to the whole thing at once, and there are squeakers throughout.  They’re not cheap, but they lasted him longer than any other plush toy!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I have a husky and we go through the same thing. His absolute favorite toy in the world is an elk antler. We got ours from the lady we did training through so you would have to research a bit to see where you can get one. His is extra large and he chews it daily for weeks and it still looks new! Also we got him a really large, thick rope. He loves to chew and pull on it and although he can pull little strings off (small enough that they will do no damage if eatten) he has yet to fully destroy it. I’ve also heard a tire/ inner tube is excellet too. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Lacrosse balls

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I second the antler suggestion, but one toy that my lab/border collie mix has not destroyed is the Galaxy Glow light up football. It is really hard to find, but man he LOVES that thing. He literally goes thru the toughest of kong toys in minutes, but he has had his football for years. AND he is the second owner of it too! He actually stole it from my MIL’s dog. It is yellow and lights up when you shake it.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have a pit and she also LOVES taking the guts out of her animals, although we say she is a human because she will lay on her back while holding the animal above her using her paws and literally just toss the stuffing to the side with her mouth. BUT one toy has lasted since the month we got her and still has a long life ahead of it, its a purple rubber-like bone from Old Navy, she still loves it. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Mine steals plastic bottles from the recycling bin all the time. She especially loves the aloe bottles (squarish thicker plastipennies). I supervise her of course. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We go through an XL Kong Extreme (the black one) about every six to eight weeks, but that’s definitely my pit mix’s favorite toy.  He also has a Goughnut (also the black one), but doesn’t care for it as much – it’s heavy – and an Everlasting Treat Ball (size L, the blue one), although I’ve heard other pit parents say their dog destroyed that one in minutes, so it could be that the newer ones aren’t as durable.

 

I feel your pain on the destruction, though – my dog not only destroys toys, he also eats the pieces, so finding things that are durable enough to be left out without constant supervision is tough.  I know some people swear by antlers (although I find them kind of smelly)…I prefer the frozen beef marrow bones, although they’re definitely rich and more of a long-lasting meal replacement for my sensitive-stomach dog.  Bonus: the emptied bones can be refilled with peanut butter or canned pumpkin and frozen for a new treat!

 

Definitely NO tennis balls or ropes for unsupervised play, they can cause major intestinal blockages.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My pittie LOVES huge sticks in the yard. He has this shark toy that is super intense but he ripped the head off of it after playing with it for so long. Now he just drags sticks around.

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