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Old 10-31-2008, 04:30 PM
Location: South Dakota
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One thing our golden hasn't managed to destroy yet is a treat ball. It's hard plastic (yes, I know, doesn't sound very sturdy) but it is a puzzle inside. Fill it with liver treats (the small ones) and they have to roll it around until treats fall out. Liver treats rattle inside so they can hear them in there and won't quit until the ball is quiet.
One warning though, will drive you nuts digging it out from under the furniture because they won't leave you alone until you do!!
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:12 PM
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Rudy is a master chewer, and can destroy just about anything... the only toys that have lasted are the SUPER Kong, and this lobster he's had for years. The company that makes the lobster has a bunch of others, and they are nearly indestructible.

Here's a link: Dog Supplies Ultimate Dog Toy - Red Lobster - 15 in. [02014] - $15.62 : E-Pet Products, Discount Pet Supplies (expensive, but it's lasted for over 2 years!!)
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:02 PM
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we have a couple nylabones that are pretty sturdy

my boxers love petstages toys though - the orkas have been fairly durable - we even had a little puppy buckwheat pad thing that you can microwave and allow pups to snuggle with - ours never cared much for that, but absolutely loved chewing, tossing and playing with it ........ both of them gave it a good beating and the thing is still in great shape

i think i've grown to love petstages as much as my dogs
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:39 AM
Location: Aiken, SC
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I agree with one of the previous posters: Kongs and nylabones rule! I have tried other "virtually indestructible" toys with my Rott and she has managed to destroy them all, except the Kongs -- the black ones. She gets ones every morning, filled with kibble, peanut butter and treats, when I leave for work.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:35 PM
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I've had good luck with Planet Dog toys, particularly the Orbee balls. Each toy has a "chomper" rating, 1-5, with 5 being the toughest. The Wubba Kongs are also a good change of pace from the regular Kongs. You can't stuff them, but they have a squeaker inside and so far our chewer hasn't been able to destroy it. Also the "Tuffies" bone (BestFriends General Store: Tuffies Large Yellow BONE) and the Yankers (BestFriends General Store: Incredible Strapping FlipFlop Yankers) have, so far, lasted more than a few weeks...

I have heard that those "Skinneeze" toys, or whatever they're called (they're like stuffed animals but without the stuffing) are good for chewers, but ours just managed to tear all of the fur off of his (although he did absolutely love it for the short time he had it...used to carry it everywhere with him).
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:20 PM
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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i clicked the link to the Boomer Ball..... I have the same thing... but it's called a Jolly Ball.

it's the only thing my dog has NOT destroyed.

Highly recommended.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:28 PM
Location: Independence, MO
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My dogs prefer the rope bones, the bigger the better! They last longer than any of the squeak toys, which they love Make sure any squeak toys are made of latex, they will last a little longer, but with our dogs, the first thing they doe is rip the squeaker out.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:53 PM
Location: Iowa
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Kong is the way to go. My wife and I have an Australian Shephard. We also had the same trouble with some of those so-called 'indestructible' toys. We had one of those authentic fire hose toys. I think that might have lasted all of 2 days tops. Soft toys she will rip apart in nothing flat. The only toys she hasn't destroyed are her red Kong ball, and her red Kong Frisbee. When we buy frisbees, we buy them at grage sales and such. That way when it's chomped in half in 5 throws, it isn't a big loss since we didn't pay much for it to begin with. OH! i almost forgot, her most favorite toy in the world, her basketball!!! I mean an actual basketball. As long as you're willing to kick or throw it, she will play, and she can't get her teeth into it
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:29 AM
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I like all the ideas! If a circus animal can't break it, hopefully neither will my dog.

In between there's always the cheap toys from the dollar store. Those $1 babies/stuffed animals give her great joy.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:54 PM
Location: Independence, MO
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Our Jack Russel Terrorist did sink his teeth into a basketball!!! our 11 yr old DGS came in crying, Grandma, he did it!! The darned little dog thought he was Air Bud!! Love that dog but oh is he ornery. I kept buying kids balls at the dollar store, and I didn't get upset when he punctured them, that was why I bought them. Bad thing is he took the ball from the little 3 yr old next door and ruined it. (he can jump the fence). Luckily we have a good natured neighbor.
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