(Closed) Tough Dog Toys

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

The Nylabone toys are really good as are deer antlers.  Kongs are also pretty tough but our dog doesn’t like them as much.

As far as stuffed toys, we’ve never found anything our dog can’t destroy.  Even the really expensive ($25+) stuffed toys tested on tigers, she rips open.  She also ripped up a toy made of fire hose.

Rope toys (even crazy woven balls) are also always destroyed.

ETA: These are some of our lab’s favorites.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Ropes and giant real cow bones are the only things my boxer/lab mix won’t demolish in a matter of minutes.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My dog is the same way I have pitbull/Lab mix. She loves playing with stuffed animals but within 5 mins the stuffing is everywhere on the floor. The only thing we have found is rawhide bones or those string ropes.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Mrs. High Wire:  I was going to suggest real cow bones too!  We found steer femurs at a local Agway/farm supply store.  DH’s boxer/bulldog mix could chew through anything, but these suckers took lots of work!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Another vote for Nylabones! We’ve had some for years and our lab has yet to destroy them 🙂 He doesn’t really like Kongs either because a lot of them have those holes that you put treats in, and it does nothing but frustrate him to no end and get him worked up, but the Nylabones are great! Just take care not to accidentally step on them – those suckers HURT!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

@subbywife11:  My in-laws live on a big plot of land in West Texas, and my pup just happened to discover one from a cow that had died. Country living at its finest!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Kongs are the only thing we’ve found that they won’t destroy. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Antlers are awesome, relatively cheap and extremely durable… unfortunately my dog doesn’t like them 🙁

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My dog is an aggressive chewer and there isn’t much that he can’t destroy.

Cow bones, Nylabones and Kong toys are the only things that survive my dog. He does have a pretty cheap rope toy that has somehow, for the most part, survived two years. My dog really isn’t into anything stuffed so we’ve never had to search for something like that.

The Kong toys are great because you can stick treats in them. We bought our pit/boxer mix two of them, one that looks like a dumbell and a ball. We smear some peanut butter on the ball and he’s good for a while.

The cow bones keep him entertained for a while.

If you want rope toys, I would suggest going for a really tight, hard rope. I can’t remember the name of the one that we bought our dog, but it was very sturdy feeling and not loose like some of the rope toys.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs. High Wire:  Haha, that is so Texan of you…we just pick ours up at Petsmart 🙂

Our dog also gets into everything with stuffing. Kongs and Nylabones are good, but they don’t seem to interest him as much as soft toys. We have tried some extra strong reinforced soft toys without stuffing they sell at pet stores…he still breaks through them, but they’re more durable and last longer.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Kong and nylabones… My dogs also do well with those stuffingless toys that squeak (skinneeez)… well they rip out the squeaker and then they play with the toy… so they semi-work.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We use the kongs, and cow bones too.  But our dog absolutly loves destroying stuffed animals.  So I periodically make a run to the thrift store/yard sales on a Saturday morning. I get a whole bunch of stuffed kids toys, cut off any eyes, buttons etc that she could choke on and toss the whole lot in the washer with some bleach.  A quick spin in the dryer, and I have dog toys for a month or so usually for under $10.00.  This way I don’t care when she destroys them and she can shred to her hearts content.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I don’t know if anyone else said it but Kongs are wicked. They are caled indestructable but my girl destroyed one once. I called the company, said that it didn’t live up to the warranty (they call them indestructible) and they sent me 2 free ones. They have balls, toys on ropes, etc. We still haven’t needed the second replacement yet. I’m guessing we just had a faulty product. 

As far as a stuffed toy I don’t think there is anything on the market! Nothing I’ve found at least!

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