One of Shiner's favorite things to do is to go to her dog bed where I keep her toys and pull her favorites out. And she of course has her preferences. There are 3 dog toys in particular that are her favorites and have stood the test of time with her.
Hurley Dog Bone
Shiner got her first toy by West Paw Design last year and we both really liked it. It was a Bumi Tug Toy, but sadly she didn't get to play with it long before it got lost in the yard somewhere. One reason I don't like for her to bring her toys outside is because she never brings them back in.
|I love this toy!|
At Christmas, Shiner got another West Paw Design toy - the Hurley Dog Bone. This dog toy is the only toy I've ever given her that she hasn't been able to put a scratch on. She's chewed on this thing almost everyday since she got it and it's still in it's original shape and form. I have found no chunks of this toy torn off on the carpet ever. It's not a hard plastic but more of a rubber type dog toy.
The Hurley Dog Bone is definitely one of her favorite dog toys. Sometimes, it ends up behind the couch and she lets me know that she wants me to get it out for her.
Back in November, Shiner tried an antler chew for the very first time. The antler chew we tried was from Peak Antler Company and it's a big hit around here. Shiner chews on her antler multiple times a day. It is finally starting to wear down now, but it will be several months I think before it's dwindled down to nothing.
|Waiting to try it out for the first time.|
We did try an antler chew from another company that was split down the the middle with the marrow exposed before too. This antler was much smaller than our Peak Antler Company chew and it only lasted maybe an hour. I had to throw it away after that because it became too sharp afterwards. So therefore I recommend finding an antler chew that is left in it's entirety if possible.
The Skineez Platypus was a big surprise. Honestly, I thought it would last a day at the most. True, it's seen it's share of destructiveness and is in pretty bad shape but it's still kicking. This toy did come with a squeaker inside which was promptly removed, of course. But, it didn't have any stuffing inside - it's a stuff-less dog toy.
Shiner likes to toss her Platypus around all the time and also plays with this toy everyday since we got it in our PetBox back in March. Two months for a soft toy is a REALLY long time in this house. I'm not sure how much longer it will last, but it's definitely a good choice of a soft dog toy for a hardcore chewer.
|Happy dog playing with her Skineez Platypus dog toy.|
So these are our 3 favorite dog toys for hardcore chewers and destructive dogs. Just thought I'd share because I know how challenging it can be to find a good toy for dog that like to chew. Let us know your dog's favorite toys in the comments!