Dog Play and Exercise

 
dog play and exercise Indoor Toys That Require Minimal Supervision
tangerine
Chew toy Tangerine
nylabone
Chew toy Nylabone Galileo
hurley
Chew toy Westpaw's Hurley
tux
Treat toy Westpaw's Tux
kong
Treat toy Kong Extreme
bob-a-lot
Treat toy Bob-a-lot
roundabouts
Squeaky toy Hartz Roundabouts
walter
Squeaky toy Walter
alligator
Squeaky toy Plush Alligator
mr bill
Squeaky talking toy Mr Bill
Indoor Games to Play Together
fresh
Tug & clean Fresh-n-Floss
ultimate
Tug & clean Tuffy's Ultimate
squirrel
Puzzle toy Hide-a-Squirrel
egg babies
Puzzle toy Egg-Babies
hide-a-bee
Puzzle toy Hide-a-bee
puzzle toys
Wooden puzzle (treat) toys
Indoor Exercise
soft toss
Activity toy Soft Toss Ring
tail teaser
Activity toy Tail Teaser
indoor chuckit
Activity toy Indoor Chuckit
dog treadmill
Top dog treadmill
puppy treadmill
Top puppy treadmill
Outdoor Toys and Games for Exercise
aqua
Activity toy Kong Aqua
orka
Activity toy Orka Ball
whirlwheel
Activity toy Whirlwheel
chuckit
Activity toy Chuckit! Ball
kick-fetch
Activity toy Kick-Fetch Ball
floppy disc
Activity toy Floppy Disc
hurley
Activity toy Westpaw's Hurley
kong
Activity toy Kong Extreme
tail teaser
Activity toy Tail Teaser
safestix
Activity toy Safestix
varsity
Exercise/Workout Varsity Ball
pool
Dog Pool
Games to Play - 100s of Ideas and Tips!
dog play
Play with your dog!
games
Kingdom of Scent
brain
Brain Games for dogs
dog tricks
101 Dog Tricks
do more
Do more with your Dog!
agility
Dog Agility
fun things
101 Fun Things

 

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    Thank you for the priceless information and advice! I now have the confidence we need to get my Bella and family on the path of unity and peace!!

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    I have found that most dog toys are not quite appropriate for a German Shepherd. My dog destroys almost everything. Stuffed toys??? Gone! Chuckit balls??? Gone! Rope toys??? Gone! Soft puzzle toys (Hide a squirrel)??? Gone! Floppy disc??? Nope!! She immediately pulls the stuffing out of soft toys. She pulls the cover off of tennis balls, and chuckit balls. Squeeky toys last five minutes. She was not able to destroy a jolly ball, but she broke a tooth on it so that got tossed away. Luckily it was only a small chip on one of her incisors!

    Having said that though, I have found a few things that she has not been able to destroy. I bought a knobbly wobbly, made by Multipet that she has had for years and she has not been able to destroy it. She has not been able to destroy the Hurley either, nor the Kong. She has destroyed a basketball, baseball, softball, football, soccer ball and beach ball. She has not been able to destroy a certain, very well made leather soccer ball though.

    I am sure that mine is not the only German Shepherd that has done this. Their jaws are just so strong. I definitely recommend that you supervise your dog with every new toy!

    Maureen

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      Always interesting to read what you are doing Maureen. "I bought a knobbly wobbly", you wouldn't believe what that is in the UK, so I gonna share a view of it with you, not the item itself: knobbly wobbly in UK. :mrgreen:

      Almost sure you didn't mean that item (lol), doing a google search, I found it though. Slightly different. :-) Nobbly Wobbly interwoven rubber tubes ball. Did you see it has devastating reviews from others? Their dogs destroy this one in a flash - which only proves my point below:

      "I definitely recommend that you supervise your dog with every new toy!" Sure, BUT it seems you need a reminder yourself this time (as with the dog food, lol): Even Chihuahuas may destroy all of those toys you mention got destroyed. The key you overlooked, the key is the right PLAY TRAINING. :idea:

      I am always amazed when amazon reviewers complain "the dog destroys this in a flash!" (here with the hide-a-squirrel that you mentioned too). OF COURSE a healthy normal dog will destroy a toy, if permitted. We had this topic before (controlled play, dog play the right way, etc), the new email format should allow to repeat important things frequently now, that's the good point.

      Speaking of it, everyone liking the new format more now??

      Yes, the Hurley is unkaputtable as we say, or non-destroyable. :mrgreen: Miguel has that too of course. Same with the Kong Extreme.

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        As for the UK version.....I would love to see my friends faces when they saw her chewing on that!!!! HAH!
        As for the rest of it, I know that she will destroy things, and I don't mind that much if it is her own toys. As long as she leaves my stuff alone, I allow her to rip the stuffing out of a stuffed toy, or chew until she reaches the squeaker on another toy. I just have to watch and make sure that I get all the pieces when she is done. She never swallows the stuff, she actually spits it out or tosses it away. Dogs need to chew, and she is very respectful of things that don't belong to her. In fact, she has never chewed or destroyed anything that was not hers, ever! Having said that, I buy the things that I know she can destroy very infrequently now that she is older. Firstly, because she can entertain herself with any of her other toys. Secondly, it can get expensive to buy a toy just to throw it away five or ten minutes after she gets it! Rawhide is out......I have read how they make it!!! Marrow bones are great for a while but she splinters even the femur bones and the knuckle bones kind of shred. Then I have to throw them away as well. Her favorite toy is the ball, any kind, any size!
        I know what you mean about any dog and any toy though. Why she doesnt destroy the interwoven ball (I am not going to say it!!!), I dont know but she doesnt. Who knows???
        Best,
        Maureen

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        "As long as she leaves my stuff alone, I allow her to rip the stuffing out of a stuffed toy, or chew until she reaches the squeaker on another toy."
        vs
        "it can get expensive to buy a toy just to throw it away five or ten minutes after she gets it!"

        Indeed. So wouldn't it be great to apply our dog-play-the-right-way training too? ;-)

        I for once certainly can't afford to have a single dog toy wasted just because the dog didn't learn how to play without destroying the toys.

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