As the owner of the three dogs, and three dogs that really enjoy chewing, it can be tough to find a toy that is worth buying. I can’t even recall how many stuffed toys, ropes, plush toys, bones, and frisbees we’ve gone through. After doing a thorough search of some toys that my dogs can’t destroy after a few seconds I found two that have done the job.
Everyone has heard of the Kong, but not many people want to fork over the $20 it can cost to buy one. What if your dog doesn’t play with it? What if it gets torn up? Not to worry. The Kong is not a toy that my dogs would play with if there was something else more appealing around, however fill that Kong with something, anything, and it’s a different story. The Kong has the ability to keep you dog busy. If you fill it with the cookies that Kong sells, peanut butter, or even fill it with peanut butter and then freeze it, it will keep your dog interested. I also have to say that the Kong can get torn up. In the several years that I’ve owned the Kong. My three dogs have torn up one. I’m OK with that. Kong now makes an ultra Kong which is black instead of red and made out of a tougher rubber and this one has yet to be torn up by my three dogs. This is worth it.
Tuffie Soft Dog Toy
I really wasn’t sure whether I should buy the Tuffie Dog Toy. Like the Kong the price was pretty high for a dog toy. They range anywhere from $8, for a tiny one, to $60 for one large enough for a dinosaur to play with. Eventually I went through with and they are great. They won’t last nearly as long as the Kong, but the Tuffie Dog Toys are soft toys filled with plush. Similar to a very tough stuffed animal. They are filled with plush and then nylon is sewn on top of the plush, and then fleece covers that layer. They are then sewn over and over again so that they don’t rip open easily. I would say that in the few years that we’ve had these we’ve gone through three of them. This is not a lot of toys to go through considering a regular plush dog toy would not even make it an hour. These are also toys that the dogs really enjoy playing with.
Spending a few extra dollars to make sure that your dog has a toy that will last is definitely worth it. The risk involved with buying a toy that will fall apart is that you dog will eat the pieces, including the stuffing. These can easily get stuck in your dogs stomach or intestines, which will cost more than a durable toy. These will also keep you dog entertained and happy.