favorite dog toys forum: Heavy Chewers

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GardeningNC
Jan 25, 2011 8:25 PM CST
I have 6 big dogs, including two pitbull mixes, 2 hound mixes and 2 GSD mixes. My heaviest chewers are the pit bulls of course and their favorite chew toys are Nylabones, one is solid "plastic" and the other is mint flavored and "rubber" in the center, rarely not being used (not really plastic or rubber). They also enjoy rope knots of any kind... this doubles as floss for them in some cases. I have found that the traditional black Kong is not even looked at unless it has a treat in it, the red one is destroyed in minutes by one of mine. I know they love the basic real bones or knuckles made from animals but I found they have too many disagreements to keep these out in the house, I have to separate everyone for them to enjoy them.

Does anyone else have anything that their heavy chewers havent destroyed immediately?

Meet Jack (on the couch) a pit bull pointer mix, and Roscoe a lab/GSD/Hound/unknwn mix

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ImageLance
Jan 27, 2011 12:39 PM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
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Nice photo, thanks for sharing.
I have 2 mostly labs that are littermates, and they do not show disagreements over food and such, so I am fine in that regards. In fact, I have seen them chew or like opposite ends of the same bone.
One of my dogs really likes the large real cow leg bones, and will chew on it for quite some time. The other one is a retrieving maniac, but does not show the interest in chewing much of anything. I get bully sticks, which are dried beef strips, from Value Pet Supplies, and give those as treats. Unfortunately, they are gone very fast, but I do think they help with cleaning the teeth. Neither one show much extended interest in manufactured bones, unfortunately, as I bought several for them to get started on.
The one that likes the cow bones will chew the entire knuckle off and is a really strong chewer. He has several large bones that he has been working on periodically for about a month now. I do not recommend rawhide treats, as a dog like mine will chew off large pieces that may not pass through very easily.
For rope toys, you might want to try the monkey fist knot on both ends of some rope, and maybe save some money by making some of your own toys. I have that mentioned in a different thread in this forum.
It sounds like you have a good system mostly worked out, as long as you keep the real bones away unless under direct adult supervision. Hilarious!
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ImageIO1
Apr 8, 2014 10:15 PM CST
Name: Susan
Georgia
This may be too late for some but hopefully will help others. Check out the following link. They're awesome! My 91 lb lab loves them.

http://www.goughnuts.com/

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ImageLance
May 21, 2014 11:17 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Looks like a wonderful toy, thanks for sharing. I know hard chewers can be difficult to satisfy, so this just might work. How have they held up for you?
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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ImageIO1
May 22, 2014 6:21 PM CST
Name: Susan
Georgia
We have 2 GoughNuts at our house, and they've held up remarkably well. My lab weighs 91 lbs. I purchased the stick on 1-18-13 and the original ring on 8-19-13. His toy of choice is his stick. Mamma wanted him to have another toy, though,!
:lol:

I don't think you'll be disappointed. They're guaranteed. I'd be interested to know if you try them.
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