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Topic: Chew Toy: Can it take my dog's wrath?  (Read 8066 times)
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2008 09:36:42 AM »

Good idea with the jeans, I could never get Diesel to chew on the kong, but he loves him some squeaky tennis balls esp at 3 am in the morning while bouncing on the trampoline,and my backyard looks like a serial stuffed animal killer went on a spree killing frenzy. He wont chew on shoes but all slippers are fair game. I gave up trying to own a pair of slippers.


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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2008 11:56:11 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2008 03:29:06 PM »

The jeans are a great idea.  I might have to give it a shot.

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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2008 10:15:50 PM »

Oh my gosh, I love your dog's extremely aggressive left wing tendencies.
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« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2008 02:09:36 PM »

This is really neat, I wonder what else you could make the dog toys with...I hope he doesn't start chomping on your leg when you wear jeans, though.

It's odd hearing everyone talk about the kongs, my friend's dog (also a police dog, which probably says why) tears them in a few hours.  It's kind of scary.

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« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2008 05:10:26 PM »

This is a good idea. I've been trying to think of something to make dog toys out of that are nice and sturdy. I have a 7 month old shepherd/lab mix type puppy. She's around 35lbs now and has sharp little teeth of doom!  Cheesy Roll Eyes

Unfortunately the stitching is where she tears her toys apart and pulls all the stuffing out. I usually just pull the rest of the stuffing out once she has gotten a good start at it and let her play with the skin which she likes too.

I went to a Pet Expo last weekend and there was this booth of organic wool pet toys. The lady said the felted wool balls were really sturdy and hard to tear apart. I'm considering getting one. What do you guys think? I don't know much about wool or anything. But the balls were really heavy for their size.
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2008 08:43:28 PM »

The only thing I've found that works for my Dad's blue heeler (she absolutely loves stuffed and squeaky things) is old fire hose. She destroys EVERYTHING else in a matter of minutes, but the toy made out of a section of old fire hose that is not longer usable for fighting fires has survived almost an entire year now and even though she killed the squeakers inside, she has yet to damage the hose itself. I don't remember where I found the toy to begin with, but I've seen old fire hoses in thrift stores sometimes and I imagine if you talk to your local stations and tell them what you need they might have something lying around you could have.
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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2008 07:02:15 PM »

 Roll Eyes .........I just had to post on this............. Undecided

Unfortunately I don't think it's gonna hold up........... Undecided

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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2008 08:26:11 AM »

I always worry about the threads in homemade toys  Undecided I don't know how you are sewing it, but I know if the doggie swallows string and it "anchors" on his insides, it can be fatal. I would take the whole leg from the jeans, stuff it and knot it on both ends. then he has a stuffy part to play with and 2 knotty parts to play with!

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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2008 01:42:52 PM »

I made something similar for my pup (and he loves to sleep with it) but it doesn't have my scent so that's a great idea since he's got some abandonment issues and cries non-stop when I leave. Thanks for the idea and let us all know how the denim works for an aggressive chewer!

P.S. I volunteer for an animal shelter and recently had to go out to an individually owned store to advertise but the store had amazing dog toys made especialy for aggressive chewers.  They were all kinds of shapes/sizes/colors and made entirely of digestible wool so that hardcore chewers can easily pass the fabric if swallowed.  Also, they advertised leashes/collars/etc. made by a company that will replace free-of-charge the item if it happens to be chewed or destroyed in any manner.
Here's the collar/leash company link

And any google search will bring up loads of wool/organic toys if you're worried about him swallowing anything harmful.

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