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More Indestructible Dog Toys

September 29, 2012

Pierson is playing with the Nobbly Wobbly.

Ever since I got Pierson, I’ve gone through more dog toys. Nothing annoys me more than buying a $10-$15 toy only to have it torn to shreds within a day. And since Pierson is still young, his chewing is worse than Sephi’s ever was and worse than Maya’s.

I’ve talked about the Kong in the past as well as the Kyjen Firehose dog toy, Tuffy’s, and the Buster Food Cube back in December 2010 – HERE. But now I want to share some new dog toys that I have found for my chewing dog Pierson:

Squido
The Squido is very similar to the Kong Wubba but cheaper. Although it did eventually get the material chewed off, it took Pierson two months of periodic chewing to do it. Keep in mind that Pierson did not chew on this toy every single day. He has several other toys to chew on.

Nobbly Wobbly
This one is a cute toy. It took Pierson four months of periodic chewing to break the Nobbly Wobbly. He only broke one of the pieces so I took it out and threw that piece away. But once that one piece was broken out, it didn’t take long for him to chew the other pieces. Still, four months is a long time so I felt like this was worth the money spent.

Busy Buddy Premier Chuckle
This is a great toy because you can put food treats in it. Pierson has not so much as dented this toy. He will chew on it for hours until he gets the treats out. I bet the Busy Buddy is as strong as the Kong. But it has a different shape and it is a different color. Busy Buddy has a bunch of other shaped toys to chew from but purple appears to be the common color (whereas the Kong’s common color is red).

I’ve also talked about the Bottle Buddy dog toys. These tended to last a while with Sephi and Maya but Pierson chewed his up within a week. It wasn’t just the bottle inside he destroyed, it was the doggy and piggy casing too.

I have to mention the Tuffy’s dog toy once again. Pierson finally managed to chew the stuffing out of the center of the Tuffy’s Octopus. But it still has the stuffing in its arms and all eight arms still have the squeaker. Pierson also has the Tuffy’s Gear. He has had it for at least six month now, perhaps longer since I think I bought it for him when I brought him home for the first time in January. And the Tuffy’s Gear is still completely intact. As far as plush dog toys goes, I will never ever again get anything but Tuffy’s.

Pierson’s Tuffy’s Gear dog toy.

If you are looking for some indestructible dog toys, be sure to check out the Tuffy’s and others. My dogs are well-entertained with these toys and I save money. Keep in mind, though, that each dog is different. Some dogs can chew through anything!

WANTED – Tough Indestructible Dog Toys for Christmas

December 12, 2010

Maya Playing with one of Her Kong Dog Toys

Have you stopped buying dog toys for your dog because he chews them all up within minutes?  No matter what toy you get, it never seems to last.  So what do you give your dog for Christmas?  Are there any truly indestructible dog toys out there?  We are going to make a few recommendations but I guarantee you that there will be at least one dog out there who has destroyed the indestructible.  Share your ideas with us and our readers.  Perhaps we will get lucky this year and find just the right dog toy.

The Kong and Extreme Kong
My dog Maya has chewed almost every single toy I have ever bought her.  But the Kong is the only one which she has not managed to destroy.  She has a Jump n Jack Kong and a standard red Kong.  The standard red Kong is indestructible for most dogs.  But if you have a super chewer, the black Extreme Kong is the best.  Dogs love the Kong because of the funny bounce and because you can put treats in them.  The Kong is a bit expensive but it will most likely outlast any other dog toy you can buy.  If you are concerned about cost, don’t get the Kong treat fillers.  Just fill it with your own stuff.  I put peanut butter and chunks of doggy treats in Maya’s Kong.

Kyjen Fire Hose Dog Toy
Another toy which Maya has had a more difficult time chewing is the Fire Hose Dog Toy.  However, she probably could chew it if I just let her chew and chew.   So I only let her play with it on occasion when I can watch her.  This and its durability has made the Fire Hose Dog Toy last her about a year now.  The Fire Hose Dog Toy is made with real fire hose material, so you know its gotta be tough.  And it also floats!  Maya loves to fetch this one from water.

Tuffies Indestructible Dog Toy
Tuffies are good for average chewers but Maya has managed to chew these up.  I still get Maya the Tuffies dog toys because she loves the squeaky.  And if I only give them to her when I can keep an eye on her, they last a couple of months.  Tuffies are made of strong industrial-strength fabric and triple-sewn for more durability.  The fabric is strong, but it is actually soft on the dog’s teeth.

Buster Food Cube
I haven’t tried this one with Maya yet but we are looking at it for Christmas.  I have heard a lot of good things about it.  It is not only durable but it is great for dogs who enjoy mental stimulation along with their play.  Simply put food in the dog toy and let your dog figure out how to get it out.  At first it may take a really long time – perhaps days.  But as your dog gets better and better at it, you can adjust the level to make it more difficult.  The Buster Food Cube would be a great toy for Maya who loves to solve puzzles as much as she loves to chew.  (Sephi, on the other hand, is not much of a thinker and will give up on this toy if she can’t figure it out within 5 minutes.)

These are just a few of the dog toys which claim to be indestructible.  The Kong is Maya’s favorite and the Kyjen Fire Hose Dog Toy is Sephi’s favorite.  Check out our new a-Store with Amazon.com for these great indestructible dog toys.  If you know of any others, please let us know.