Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can suggest good chew toys for an aggressive chewer goldendoodle. I thought I had found a solution with a 7" billy stick, but once she got it a little softer, she actually tried to swallow the whole thing!!! Now I'm afraid she's going to choke on her toys.... Any suggestions?
my puppy was a chewer, too -- from day one, she had a rawhide bone in her mouth. We got her from her foster mom at age 6 weeks, already hooked on rawhides because she was chewing on everything in sight! We brought her home and quickly bought some. We found she could demolish through them on a day or two -- the larger the longer it lasted, but it was still gone rather quick. I strongly recommend American Beefhide Chicken flavor rawhide bones.
You might want to rethink the whole rawhide thing.
Rawhide treats are a danger to your pets, and to your children if swallowed. ... Been giving rawhide treats for years with no problems? My friend, you have been extremely lucky. But your luck WILL run out one day. http://www.daneangelnetwork.org/rawhide.htm
Look at the Busy Buddy line of toys by Premier. Durable, similar to Kong toys, you stuff them with kibble or small treats. There is also one that has a replaceable jerky treat. These are great. My in-laws have a yellow lab puppy and they have the whole line of toys to keep her entertained. http://www.busybuddytoys.com/category.cfm?Category=1
Here's one right up my alley. My 15 month old Pointer mix SHYLO chewed open her metal crate! Yes, you heard right. She has teeth that could open a can of peas!!! I tried evertything from rope toys to Kongs. Kongs are ok, but she gets bored of them. I found a large NYLABONE with the knots on the ends. It has been my savior for the last 2 weeks. She loves it & has yet to master the art of destroying it.
My oldest was like that. We bought him Nylabone galileos and an indestructaball. Both lasted really well and KONGs weren't as available and didn't come in extreme. KONG also makes a blue type that is only sold to law enforcement and vets, ask your vet about them next time you take your dog for a checkup. They are meant to be the strongest formula. You may need to replace toys more often, but in the end its still cheaper than furniture.
My tito is a chewer. They make these balls that look like tennis balls but are larger and are hard. He does well with thoses. Then the kongs and nylabone(sp) are awesome. And they make rubber toys like balls that have holes all threw them and rings and thoses work well too. Tito loves skateboards so i used a pair of wheels i never used to make him a toy. Took the 4 wheels and put them on a heavy duty rope and melted all the tied parts. he dosnt bother with the rope at all, only the wheels. good luck.
Yes ZERO, the mighty tennis ball is also a great idea. But you need to buy REAL tennis balls from the sporting goods stores. The balls they seel in pet shops are too soft for the purpose of teething. My SHYLO is going through "secondary" teething @ 15 months & the tennis ball has held up well.
My dog has always been a horrible chewer. I go to the butcher and get marrow bones.The butcher will hold bones for me. The knuckle bones are great also. The Kongs didnt impress Diesel any. He will spend Hours trying to get marrow outta those bones.
If we ban Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are humans some dont like next ?
look for a booda ball... mine is off-shaped so it bounces funny and has a really odd squeak sound to it that drives my dog wild! She loves chewing,it's as hard as a kong.
I also give my dog the smoked beef knuckles from petco. Others say they have had them chip, but my dog loves them and just wears them down to nothing. It takes her a long time though. Plus, it smells like bacon so it keeps her chewing.
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Riley loves rawhide. It goes really fast though and I have to watch him the whole time because he tries to eat it ...He likes squeaky toys to chew as well(such as the AKC toys,he likes the hedgehog one most!) I never could get him really intrested in a Kong though...