Does anyone have any hints on how to keep dogs from killing stuffed squeakies? As soon as my dogs get a hold of one it gets its guts ripped out. My oldest dog dose not do that to her toys she just holds it in her mouth and sort of sucks on it. Then licks it till itís clean and falls asleep. It would save me money if anyone has found a way to keep toys alive for at least a few days.
I donít buy the expensive toys anymore. They donít last any longer than the 3-5 dollar ones.
Anyway if someone has found a way to make them understand that a health intact squeaky is more fun let me know please.
I have the same problem with Blaze. She pulls out the squeaker with in 30 seconds. I just don't buy her those toys any longer. I started to buy her the rope toys and she has fun playing with out killing them!
Tuffies are the only stuffed toys my two Rottweilers haven't destroyed. They each got one this Christmas. Best toy I ever bought. They have a toughness rating. I bought 9's. Mine usually tear through a regular stuffed toy in 10 to 15 minutes, these have lasted several months and still look good. I ordered mine online but since then have seen them at the pet store, but not the whole selection. Not sure if I'm allowed to provide the link? I'm not advertising since it isn't my product only recommending it http://www.edogtoy.com/retail/index.php
People who make toys tend to be a bit more careful with buttons, squeekers and such when they're made with little kids in mind. Good luck! My dogs prefered "teething" on my imported throw pillows, cordless phones and remote controls. The sofa, love seat and area rugs took thier hits as well. FAR more entertaining to them than the Buster cubes and Kongs!
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All I can say is I'm sold. The tiger video did it for me. I will be investing in three of the 10 scale toys. It would save me money in the long run, who am I kidding the short run too. I saved the link and will be passing it on to all my friends.
Hey! I'm all about learning new things and ideas with my dogs! I'm going to go into the attic and bring down my kids toys and I'm also going to check out the Tuffies! Thanks for the thread Rottweiler_Lovers1!
Well we all seem to have trouble with toys staying alive long enough for us as owners to get our monies worth. My mother in-law actually took a toy back to a store for a refund one day because her dog had it in bits with in 5 mins. The label said it was for tuff chewers and would last. The pet supply storeowner gave her money back but said she would not do it again because no toy was fail safe from being destroyed. I thought the whole thing was funny when I found out she took the toy back and got the refund. I stay away from the toys with poppy eyes, dangly legs, or big ears. I stick to the dog-n-it toys most often because the design is simple, just a stuffed shape with the squeaky in it. The price has gone up on them though, over 5 dollars per toy. They do last a little longerÖoh Iíd say 10 mins total compared to the others that last 5 mins. Lol. I guess there is no winning that battle. I hope the tuffie toys last, the tiger in the clip was playing with it for about as long as it takes my dogs to have stuffing taken out of their toys. Thatís a start in my books for toys that hold up.
That link to edogtoys..... my mom bought the "rumble ring" for my lab for Christmas. It took her ten minutes to chew two holes, rip out the squeekers, and unravel the stitching. Now, it is still around my house because it is not totally dead, but.... it didn't pass the test at my house! I usually go to the thrift store and buy a bag of stuffed animals. They are usually about 50 cents a piece. Each one takes Beulah about three minutes.
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I got a real cute e-mail the other day. It said, "Which had you rather have children or dogs." It showed the kids tearing up what was left of the family room and a picture of the dogs. The room looked the same. lol!