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Q: Best toys to "share"...destructive chewer and one smart playful fetcher

September 21, 2009 | By Jessica P. | 6 answers | Expired: 1757 days ago

Jessica P.

I have two dogs. One 90 pound rotti who loves to destroy toys in 5 minutes. My other dog loves playing with toys, throwing them to himself, and also playing fetch. I am wondering if anyone has found that perfect toy (not just ball or rubber) that can survive chewing, can be thrown easily and dogs like? Fresco has decided since his toys are kept up (away from Ruxbin) that pillows, socks, shoes are good replacements..Help!

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Caninejan
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Sep 21, 2009

Bubba is a 130 pound, 2 year old Rottie. Nothing is totally safe from him, toy-wise. The best stuff is nylabones, rubber balls, bad-cuz kind of toys, and skineez (the plush toys without stuffing). Rope toys are okay for a while, but it turns out he is really good at getting knots out of things!
Don't really know why, but the only non-toy thing he's ever destroyed was the passenger side back seat seatbelt! Everything else is safe.
The bad cuz toys are a hit because the bounce weird. Oh, yeah, the black kongs are awesome, too, and you can stuff them with anything.
Bubs goes to work with me, and we're out on the road all night. We take a few walks during the day, and he gets OB drills during his walks. Maybe more stimulation is needed??
Good luck to you.











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KELLE D.
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Sep 21, 2009

I've seen people who give there dogs large peices of pvc pipe from like home depot or lowes. its got to be a big diamerter and a thick piece cut into like a 6-7 inch in length. its cheap and the dogs seem to love it.

I also bought a red toy at petsmart a few months ago that my chewer hasn't destroyerd yet. i dont remember the brand but it has a handle on one end and a bone shape on the other all made out of a tough fabric trimmed in black.

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Jillian
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Sep 21, 2009

for super-chewers, heavy rope withstands quite a bit, but even they don't last long. when dogs are heavy chewers, they often times need more exercise. try increasing their walks to an hour and a half, or just an hour if you haven't been walking them that long in the first place.

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Mary C.
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Sep 21, 2009

Check into Tuffy brand plush toys, they are super huge and guaranteed tough.

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Lilyrose
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Sep 21, 2009

I used to have a couple of power chewers too! Kong toys were the only ones that held up. They also make a super kong that really lasts! There is one other brand that might work. They are a 'soft' toy by Go Dog with chew guard. I found them at Petsmart.

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Kris
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Sep 21, 2009

The toys that I have found that hold up best are Kongs. They survive chewing and you can put treats in them. I have also used them as fetch toys with my dog; they don't bounce straight like a ball so my dog doesn't know for sure where it iwll go. I have had the same problem trying to find toys that hold up to my powere chewer and the list is short.

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