Dixie is the WORST chewer I have ever had. Nylabones were supposed to be durable, but she chewed it to pieces. I also gave her a thick, hard plastic toy (I do not recall the name); she tore it as well and she tears apart baseballs. Does anyone have any ideas on what may be durable for longer than a month? Thank you.
Did you try one of the Black Kongs? Did you try the Galileo nylabone? It is a big thick fat Nylabone.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Toby is the same, he can destroy a toy within a day. He has a Kong but he only chews on it when there are treats in it. He has gone through 2 Nylabones and working on number three. However he has not torn up a soft squeaky ball...no clue why.
I have not seen it in any stores for a while but this toy has lasted more than 3 yrs! It has been through a boxer,rottweiler,labs and a mix breed
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what size nylabone did you use?
Not many toys stand up to real chewers, with some of my fosters I have to remove the toy AS SOON as the "play" becomes "chewing on" as they otherwise destroyed everything.
But one general tip is to always get a size bigger in whatever you buy. For nylabones even if the dog is 30-40 pounds I ALWAYS get the bigger one for dogs over 50 pounds. Same with antlers and bones, I go one size up then the "recommended" size and taht usually helps.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
We've had this for over a year, and it is holding up surprisingly well! It is also very bouncy and Miko has great fun retrieving it.
You can find it on Amazon.com ( Amazon.com: Everlasting Fun Ball Large: Home & Garden ).
Miko (April 6, 2009), CGC
The Galileo didn't hold up any better than the regular nylabones with Emmett... And they all turn into weapons very fast.
The black kongs have been the best... but he LOVES nylabones so I keep buying the darn things.
There is a toy that is black and has a red center and if he chews to the center they will replace it for free but it's like $30 for one. One of the gourmet stores sells them... I'm going to go back and check them out when I have a chance.
I thought the price was crazy but I've spent at least $100 in toys/bones
I would like to thank everyone for their replies and especially want to thank those who gave pictures also.
HeySquirt and BigBrownDog - Do you think Dixie might eat the little knobs (I can't remember the proper term) used to hold the treat in the Kong toys? I thought about getting a black kong because I read good feedback. Dixie is HIGHLY motivated by food but seems to play with toys (none of her toys have food in them) for a day then just play with them occasionally.
Oh, I just remembered -- antlers!
Miko (April 6, 2009), CGC
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After my neighbors dog passed her granddaughters wanted to give Spike his ball. We have the one that looks like Earth. It has held up really well. He chews on it too. I guess he could destroy it if he really wanted to.
I don't even bother anymore. I can't even buy bully sticks because he'll chew half ish and then swallow the rest whole. It doesn't digest like you think it would Best toy for him so far has been a plain old stick (sigh)
Mom to Spike & Tiller