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Old 08-16-2013, 01:07 PM
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Default Best toys for a Dane pup?

Aside from Kongs & tug o war ropes, I'm not seeing much at our local pet stores that will last more than 5 minutes with our Dane puppy. She disembowels stuff toys in an instant, then shreds them. The toys that you fit an empty water bottle in were a complete disaster. The all plastic squeak toys get shredded too. i though our Lab was tough on toys as a pup, but Willow takes it to a whole new level!

What is your dog's favorite toy?
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:09 PM
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Plastic soda bottles with the top removed.
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My Dane loves the destuffed toys. She destroys regular stuffed toys in minutes but the flat ones with squeakers have lasted about 6 months so far.
Another thing that has lasted is a thick wool sock with a soda bottle inside and a knot tied at the top.
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And, Nylabones and antlers.
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If you have a Petsmart nearby, I recommend getting the durable squeaky toys. Rufus has done his level best to shake the living daylights out of them, chomp on them in ways that they make very sick sounds, and abuses them mercilessly. Eventually the squeaky parts give out, but the toys are still intact. They are shaped like snakes or dragons usually with multiple squeakers in them.
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Mine both love their Wubba. The Kong with octopus legs. They have a blast with it. It is their number one.

Betty enjoys the Jolly Ball and Kuz with feet.

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Old 08-17-2013, 05:45 AM
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Absolutely the durable squeaky toys. I think Petsmart carries the large, heavy duty rubber balls. I don't know the brand but they are super strong and pretty indestructible. He has a blue one. He LOVES the squeaky toys, especially the balls and he enjoys just walking around, squeezing and squeaking away. I also vote for the Wubba Kong and the Jolly Ball. Moose won't fetch so we tire him out by tossing alternating Jolly balls. He has a red one and a blue one. We don't do stuffed toys as he loves to destuff. We bought one of those "indestructible" stuffed toys...while he had to work at it a little harder, he managed to get a nice little hole in it and begin the destuffing routine. Lol!
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Ours has done well with the black Kongs, a basketball in the backyard, any one liter bottles that are empty with wrapper removed and lid/ring thing removed, she loves empty peanut butter jars. Those are the only ones that have lived very long. With the plastic bottles we just keep an eye on her and when they are all flattened out and she is starting to really chew on them we will take them away and get her a different one. I know Kong now makes a sleeve thing to put them in but somebody above me posted they had bad luck with the sleeve so maybe that isn't a good idea. Ours is big into destuffing anything she can find as well...
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We just bought the Wubba Kong today and were giving that a try! He destroys all stuffies and bottles last literally 2 minutes here. I have some of Zeus's old bones he likes. I plan to search the Internet. He did destroy one regular kong.

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Great ideas all! I've put out a request for soda bottles among my close friends (I try not to keep it in the house) and placed an Amazon order for several of the other items mentioned and some West Paw toys that got great reviews for being tough (Bumi, Tux, Tizzi). Hopefully that will distract her from my shoes & the kids' toys.
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