I've had it with those stuffed dog toys. My puppy killed her stuffed cat today. She had it all of a week and this morning, she ripped open the ear. Fortunately, I got the stuffing away from her before she could eat any of it. I had to toss it in the trash even though I felt kind of bad because she followed me into the garage and watched the burial.
The week before, I bought a stuffed doggy at Target that was "for teething puppies," or so it said on the label. That one lasted all of two miutes, and I kid you not. Two whole minutes.
My pupppy is only 4 months old and only weighs 20 pounds. I can't believe she destroyed them so fast. Well, the cat was last stuffed thing I'm going to buy. I'm tired of throwing away money.
LOL,I was shopping for stuffed doggy toys too, i cant get anything hard because sandys teeth will probably fall out, she is a fierce player lol I was looking at all the cute toys like a stuffed spongebob bone, lambs, puppies, kitties, they were all so cute!! But I had sandy with me and of course the only thing she would play with was a stuffed steak. Not very cute lol, its scented with beef so she loves it and it makes a bouncy noise if you hit it.I would still prefer one of the cuter toys lol Bruce plays with it too so I guess it's pretty tough
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I have a couple of stuffed toy killers too. Here's the trick for me : I give the stuffed toys to the dogs that don't eat them. Then when they end up being murdered later on I pull all the stuffing and the squeakers out and then give the ones that kill them just the outside of the toy. They like to carry them around and shake them. :)
My Zoey (one of my rescues) has always loved to kill stuffed toys. She's a nut about it. I gave up giving them to her after about the 3rd toy. She however really like the tug ropes. She has much more trouble chewing those apart (I get the BIG ones and then it takes her about 6-8 months to demolish one) and she really loves them. It is funny watching a 25 lb sheltie carry around a toy made for a 100 lb dog...
When she starts to "kill" her new friend take it from her and tell her no. Leave it were she can see it but cannot reach it for a few minutes, adding minutes each time. Sort of a time out for your puppy.
this worked well for my 3yr old she ate her first and last pair of shoes that day. I took them from her told her no we actually sat down and talked like she was a child, as I explained to her that it was my she she was eating and not hers, she has not touched a shoe since, or anything else that does not belong to her.
True snakebite , and she did have fun with it for a a week. It's the one that lasted literally all of two minutes that upset me, but not because she killed it so quickly. It just seemed really well made, and was even labeled for teething puppies. False advertising ... LOL.
What? You mean they aren't supposed to chew a hole in them and spread stuffing joy all over the house? LOL Mine will argue over the stuffing and the toy. And they aren't particular about which. They have a couple left, but once they go in the trash, it's nylabones and kongs.
About those kongs, i never tried them but i saw a set they sell that comes with stuff you cant spray in them for the dogs to eat? anyone try it? it seems like my pomchi would have a difficult time trying to get at it
my frenchies have kongs and they only chew on them until they have eaten up all the goody stuff inside. i give them bully sticks and they occupy themselves all day with them. they have a big toy box that used to be full but most of the stuffed animal toys have been demolished. i think the bully sticks have been the best thing that i have found to satisfy the natural instincts that all pups have for chewing.
Cody is the same way, a stuffed furry toy can last anywhere from 2 mins. to 15 mins. I have found some small ones at Wal-Mart for 94 cents and they last just as long as the expensive ones. Can you or someone you know sew? My son and I have made toys for Cody and it is a lot less expensive that way. After seeing how he loved playing with these and how short a time it took to destroy them I had decided we could make him some so I saved the stuffing from the toys he destroyed, went to the fabric store bought some fleece fabric in the discount bin and went home and cut out different shapes, more for me than cody, stitched them up, stuffed them and Cody never knows the difference he loves them just as much as the expensive ones and they cost me just a fraction of store bought ones. Sometimes I put squeakers in sometimes I don't, Cody really doesn't care he just loves to get the stuffing out and all over the floor and then parade around for days with the chewed up fabric until it gets sooooooo bad I have to take it from him and throw it away. When that happens we just start all over again with a NEW inexpensive toy! Good luck!
Lol! I haven't even tried stuffed toys with Jada because I know what she does to stuff! She gets nylabones, kongs and I found one rubber rope looking toy that has lasted a while.
My mom's boston used to love his "bunny". He went every where with it, banged its poor little head around, slept with it, chewed it, humped it, then pulled its insides out. We stopped buying them about the time he was 4 or 5 months old because they would only last a couple of hours. Now he gets nylabones and rubber toys.
I have to find the toys that have no stuffing in them. My dogs were looking like stuffed animals exploding when they would go potty. I was afraid they would bind up so no more stuffed toys for them. Sometimes I find non-stuffed furry toys at Walmart.
Hi there, I've found that the quickest way for my guy to destroy stufffed toys is to pull off the toys tails, antlers, ect., then the seams open up and POOF! So before I give them to him I just trim off any small appendages down to the seam. Lasts alittle longer this way. Also, I bought off ebay and stuffed cow that has bungee cords in the body and legs. This way when he pulls on it, it just stretches instead of pulling apart. It's lasted the longest so far!