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SallyintNorth

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Chew toys for power chewers
« on: November 04, 2019, 03:39:15 pm »
My little collie Dot is very playful in the house - but can destroy most toys within minutes.  She loves Raggers, and overall they will last quite a while because she will keep going until they are literally shredded, and I indulge her and just keep sweeping up  ::) - but the cotton strings start coming off them within ten minutes! 

She has a black Kong, but she doesn’t play with it much because it’s too far the other way and offers her no real hope of destruction!  (Maybe I should get her the medium, it’s the second largest she has.)

She has a deer antler; those do give her many hours of enjoyment before it’s too small and I have to take it off her.  And I get her raw knuckle bones every now and again.  Each knuckle will last her four to five days before it’s too small and I have to take it off her. 

I recently decided to try a Kong Tire, and after reading reviews decided on the smaller (medium/large dog - up to 65lbs; Dot is 15kgs).  She’s on her third session with it now and it’s a huge hit.  She can get her mouth around it in many different ways, so it offers her the hope of being able to bite a chunk off it, but so far (after nearly two hours very determined chewing overall), it is completely unmarked.  It’s a good throw toy too. 

I bought a Kong black bone at the same time, but haven’t tried her with that yet as the Tire is still greeted with a waggy tail each time I get it out for her.  I’ll alternate them once she’s a bit less excited with the Tire. 
« Last Edit: November 04, 2019, 03:47:44 pm by SallyintNorth »
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pgkevet

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Re: Chew toys for power chewers
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 10:27:30 pm »
The original kong has a hole in it - ideal for stuffing something tasty but almost impossible to reach to give the dog a longer-term challenge (swap it out if it gets too stinky)

Perris

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Re: Chew toys for power chewers
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 07:49:29 am »
My dog destroys most dog toys or tennis balls in seconds (fortunately he never found the furniture or other furnishings attractive) and the only thing we'd found that lasts a while is a Kong Extreme, in one size up from the him-appropriate one (the vet advised that, so he can't get his jaws round it as effectively which stops him exerting maximum force). Peanut butter inside keeps him amused for hours. For ball games, the only thing that works is a hard plastic ball that again is too big for him to get his jaws round; a good game of doggy football can be had with that. He's now really good at dribbling (in the footie sense)!

SallyintNorth

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Re: Chew toys for power chewers
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 07:57:11 am »

Dot loves food but isn’t very food oriented, if that makes any sense.  I tried smearing tasty gunk around inside her original Kong but she wasn’t interested.  It almost seemed to make the toy less appealing to her somehow.   

The Tire is also designed to hide treats, inside the rim.  And the Kong bone, which I haven’t given to her yet, has treat holes in the knobbly ends too. 
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Glencairn

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Re: Chew toys for power chewers
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2019, 11:40:05 am »
I tried the Nerf range of toys, the pup has already destroyed three of them. I'll be sticking with Kong toys, that said, he did rip apart his knot rope.

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Re: Chew toys for power chewers
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 01:06:52 pm »
A good thing about Kongs which you can stuff food pastes into is that you can put them in the dishwasher if you have one; or put them in boiling water if not
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Glencairn

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Re: Chew toys for power chewers
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2019, 09:17:26 pm »
Chuckit balls are also good. There's a diagram on amazon showing which types are the most durable. Our dog plays with them all the time and hasn't put a mark in one yet.

Not cheap though, so a bit troubling when you lose one.

 

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