We just got our latest shipment of toys from Dog.com, our go-to resource for the many dog toys we need on a regular basis for Walk Fido and the Walk Fido crew. Their prices are well below standard retail stores - and when you order tons of toys on a regular basis, you need all the help you can get!
We always order some of the usual favorites and a few toys to test out. This shipment was no different. We're big fans of Nylabone, as you can see. Their toys are uber-tough and they last the longest for dogs with strong teeth...especially those lifetime chewers that always need a bone to whittle so they work off excess energy.
Some of our favorites:
- Kong Tug Toy, $8.79 - Great for a well-monitored game of tug with dogs who know how to play properly.
- Nylabone Galileo Bone, $4.99 - Our pit bull, Stella, loves these and whittles the ends down to such fine little points (ah, the precision of terriers!) that we've got to be careful when we pick them up so we don't get cut! These last a good few months before we need to replace them.
- Nylabone Double Action Chew Bone, $11.99 - These are all-time favorites with most dogs, big and small; these tend to be the bones that sneaky dogs take out of other dogs crates when they're not looking so they can stash them away for themselves!
- Rubber Tyre, $4.99 - By far the toughest toy and the one we have to replace least often! We still have the very first one we bought years ago. We're trying out a smaller version to see how the smaller dogs with tough teeth like it.
A few we're trying out:
- Tuffies Pteradactyl, $23.99 - A pricey try-out, but we have so many dogs that love the soft toys...the only problem is that most are gutted in under 3 minutes! Tuffies bills their toys as the most durable "soft" toys out there...we'll see. Our English Bulldog, who is kindest to soft toys (more on his star obsession later this month), has been playing around with it and there's nary a thread out of place so far.
- Multipet Nobbly Wobbly, $5.49 - We've tried the Nobbly Wobbly star with pointed edges. Yeah, the pointed edges were promptly chewed off. Once the edges were chewed off, the star itself came apart. In all, that toy lasted approx. 2 hrs. We'll see how this one does.
Check back later this week for our column on how to train your dogs to let go of their toys - even mid-play! - with one simple command.