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Old 08-10-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Default Toy recommendations for a wrecking machine?

Our 2 year old English Bull Terrier loves to play with toys - but his primary goal is to tear them apart (which he succeeds at). Every couple of months we buy a cheap toy for him to "kill" which takes him about 5 minutes. He is very pleased with himself after and struts around with the shreds hanging from his mouth. He has a kong and indestructible balls (he loves to destoy tennis balls). I bought him a rope and a rubber bone which he doesn't like to play with - is there any nylon toys out there that I could try - maybe give him 20 minutes of fun rather than 5?
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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Have you tried the black Kong?

Would love to see a video of him "at work"
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Our 2 year old English Bull Terrier loves to play with toys - but his primary goal is to tear them apart (which he succeeds at). Every couple of months we buy a cheap toy for him to "kill" which takes him about 5 minutes. He is very pleased with himself after and struts around with the shreds hanging from his mouth. He has a kong and indestructible balls (he loves to destoy tennis balls). I bought him a rope and a rubber bone which he doesn't like to play with - is there any nylon toys out there that I could try - maybe give him 20 minutes of fun rather than 5?
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Plastic pop bottles.

Just be sure to remove the cap and little ring....
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Rural Western TN
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yup, dozer loveshis bottles...
and the laser pointer...
the planet dog line seems to be fairly tough, but for themost part ive yet to find a truly indestructable toy...dozer has chewed smal chunks off even the black kong lol.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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He does love the plastic bottles, and destoys them too. I was hoping for a soft toy that he can shake and "Kill". Horrible to think what he would do if he got hold of a cat of a squirrel......YIKES! The most recent toy had squeekers in each of the legs and was made of tent material. It lasted about 10 minutes - the stuffing covered our floor and he pulled each leg off. He's been carrying around the legs and chewing on them to destroy the squeekers....mission accomplished!
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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He does love the plastic bottles, and destoys them too. I was hoping for a soft toy that he can shake and "Kill". Horrible to think what he would do if he got hold of a cat of a squirrel......YIKES! The most recent toy had squeekers in each of the legs and was made of tent material. It lasted about 10 minutes - the stuffing covered our floor and he pulled each leg off. He's been carrying around the legs and chewing on them to destroy the squeekers....mission accomplished!
Do a search for "ballistic nylon" dog toys. Also Orbee-Tuff makes dog toys and rates them on how durable they are. Nylabones are also pretty tough, but if your dog is like mine, they really do not like toys they cannot destroy.

Dog Toys - Toys for Adult Dogs - Planet Dog

You can also set up your dog to be a "toy tester" and get a sizable discount on future dog toys.

https://www.vipproducts.com/retail/f...FYIaQgodY08Akw
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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I also have a 'destruco dog'. I bought a big bag of dog toys the day before we brought her home, and she destroyed 3 in less than 24 hours!

I found very inexpensive toys at my local Walgreens that take her weeks to destroy, they are stuffed elongated animals that resemble the draft dodgers you put down along the base of a door. She's had a cow, a cat, a chicken... they sell for $5 or less, have two different squeakers, and she loves them.

I've also found that Webkins stuffed animals hold up for a pretty long time. I have a local discount store that sells them (without the web code) for only $3-5, and they can last her for weeks.

I've gotten her stuff like the Kong, but as soon as she realizes that she will never destroy it, she loses all interest. She does like plastic drink bottles, I find the harder plastic bottles, from things like Vitamin Water, hold up longer and are a better size for her than the 2 liter soft drink bottles.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Rural Western TN
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for stuffed animals try the stuffeez (the stuffing free soft toys) there not going to last forever but dont have stuffing to pull out and swalow/toss everywhere...its the ONLY soft toy that even my toy NON enthusast will play with and mymale crestie takes his to bed with him...dozers LOVES his but its mostly just an unidentifiable peice of faux fur at this point, still carries it round like its the best thing since sliced bread. hes gettinga new one for chirstmass
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I got these because they're supposed to be tougher to destroy:

Bamboo Combat Dog Toys

Alas, the first one lasted only about 5 minutes before the first tear and full destruction in 15 minutes. I was thinking of getting these:

Skinneeez Stuffing-Free Dog Toys by Spot

They might last longer because there's no stuffing to pull out.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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I have a friend tha just buys the blanket type material at a fabric store cuts them into various lengths and puts a few knots in them and her dog loves them as he can run around shaking them and they are nice and soft and she gets several for the price of an average dog toy.

Dazzle likes to destroy toys that are stuffed but his skinzeez seem to last pretty long.Chaos is a bit easier on toys but will take arms or legs off of stuffed toys
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