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Is there such a thing as an "indestructible" dog toy? My dog trashes every toy I give her within 5 minutes. She can have the plastic eyeballs, and squeaker out of a toy in 3.24 minutes (yup, I timed it). Any suggestions? (other than a KONG) She won't touch it.
By Marie from Ontario, Canada
Do a search for a "Jolly Ball." It is essentially a round rubber ball with a handle on it. They come in different sizes from 4.5" to 10": we bought one for our german shepherd that is larger (made for a horse). They aren't supposed to deflate or get punctured, and are made really tough. I've found smaller ones at pet stores, like petsmart, and at farm supply stores. Our dog has 3 in various sizes and really loves them. You can order them online if you cannot find them in your area. They last forever--our dog used to chew up soccer balls within a day or two. He has had his Jolly Balls for years.
To throw another thought into the ring, my dog has destroyed many a dog toy until he got hold of the Tanzanian Mountain Ball. Wow! This thing is great. Not too expensive (around 6 bucks or less). Give this one a shot.
By Donna from Foymount, Ontario
I've raised Boxers, also prodigious chewers-gotta keep those teeth busy but wow is it hard to keep them in toys!
We used to get the huge rope toys from PetsMart, took them a while to go through those.
We have a Great Dane mix. She too managed to destroy any toy we found for her in record time until we bought X-Large Kong toys for her. She has both the goodie bone and Kong Extreme toy for large dogs. She has had these 2 toys for over a year. It took our dog 2 years to mature beyond the puppy stage but after we bought these toys, her inappropriate chewing drastically reduced and finally ceased. Try freezing the Kong after you fill them with treats.This increases the effort the puppy must exert to receive the treat.
My large dog can demolish a toy in minutes. We have a black flying saucer-like toy, about 6 inches diameter with small areas on the surface to push small kibble in. This is the only toy that has not been demolished and keeps her busy. I want another one for my other dog. Does anyone know where I can get one?
By annmmarian from Vancouver, BC
Could it be made by Kong?
Check out the Kong brand of toys. We have a mixed pit that can demolish anything in seconds and their Extreme Kong is just about pooch proof. You can also inquire from the web site www.kongcompany.com which other toys they might suggest and sign up for their free and informative newsletter.
Also, the Katie's Bumper's 'frisbee', the Frequent Flyer, has lasted a good long time with the dog.
This internet addy is where we purchased his Katie's toys, but the ones I see listed are the minis and we bought the largest size offered for Mr. 70+ pounder. A Google search should turn up other stores that have them.
I purchased 3 of the largest triangle shapes, thinking that he'd shred them in a few months and so far, we've gotten a couple of years out of the first. They are made of recycled water hoses for fire men. http://www.sier d-Materials.html