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Old 10-30-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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Default Dog toys that your CHEWERS do not/cannot destroy--recommendations

I have been to the pet store and we bought those toys that said 'dogs cannot destroy' (like a certain 'pseudo tennis ball that cost more than a few bucks) and our dog ripped them up in a few minutes.

Remember those squeaky hotdog and hamburger toys? Forget it..(chomp, rip 2 seconds). Who do they make those toys for?

The only toy she has not ripped apart yet is her red kong (the durable rubber one).

So, from REAL dog owners--let us know what toys are WORTH the money, and what aren't...

I'd love some real advice because my girl needs some toys that will last (we have plenty 'cheap junk' I let her rip up but I want to invest in some better ones.)

Aggressive chewers need 'special entertaining..'

Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: California
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Kong toys....Nyla bones...there is also a very hard ball...which the name escapes me...my daughter had one for exotic big cats she use to work with...they advertise they are indestructible...I will get the name of it from her.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Found it!
BoomerBall.com | Animal Enrichment Zoo Toys indestructible dog toys BoomerBall.com | hearding ball, hearding trainer, indestructible dog toys
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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Kong toys last a long time but my last dog totally destroyed two Kongs. They lasted longer than anything else but they are NOT indestructible.

I don't think anything is indestructible. My last dog did not like Nylabones too much.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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The Boomer balls actually lasted quite awhile with the big cats. Lots of scratches and gnawing marks...but no chunks out of them....I doubt a dog could do what they did to them!
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Kong toys last a long time but my last dog totally destroyed two Kongs. They lasted longer than anything else but they are NOT indestructible.

I don't think anything is indestructible. My last dog did not like Nylabones too much.
Same in my house. They last a good while, but they don't last forever. Anything else is destroyed in minutes though, so by comparison, they last forever!

Kongs and Nylabones rule! (and I suppose the BoomerBall too, though we've never had one)
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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Just checked out their site - those look awesome! They're on my dogs' wish list now! Thanks for the link!
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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My pittie mix has not destroyed the extra large Kong although he has chewed the end off of the large one. Nylabones also are good. He also likes raw carrots, which are good for him, although they don't last too long. But it's something different to chew on. And he loves the cheeze whiz inside the kong.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't know if you'd consider them "toys" but my dogs LOVE cow hooves and they last them a long time! They toss them around and enjoy a frequent chew, LOL. They're cheap, too -- just 99 cents each!

Kongs are indestructible in my house because my dogs don't enjoy playing with them, grrrrr. I don't think they like the rubber texture and smell. Besides, they know dang well that I'll give them bedtime treats and they apparently don't feel it's worth it to "work at" getting the treats out of the Kongs, LOL.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:27 AM
 
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My dog did not touch a nylabone we had for months. I put a bit of p.butter on it and she started to rip apart the super hard plastic...she's just a big time chewer!

Great ideas everyone.
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