I was picking up pet food today and stopped in the toy section, hoping to see if someone (anyone!) has started making more durable toys. This is the toy I found. It’s hollow but made of pretty solid rubber (I couldn’t squish it with my hands).
Emma was also interested, but the delicate little flower won’t bite hard enough to squeak a stuffed toy, so the concept of chomping on a toy this hard is completely beyond her.
I had some highish hopes for this one. Waffles did too.
Sadly, those little corners on the ridges are prime targets for chewing on. He had a corner dismantled inside 30 seconds.
For what it’s worth, this toy would likely be okay for moderate chewers or non-dinosaur hybrids of dog. It really is pretty solid. As always, supervise play first so you can find out if there are any weaknesses to the toy.
I think this toy could be improved by making the ridges continuous so the corners aren’t so thin. Narrow protrusions on these toys are pretty likely to get ripped off easily. They do have a pretty big selection on their site, so there might be a toy like that already, but I didn’t have time to look through all of them.
Check out Pet Projekt for more toys and what looks like an awesome leash for the SQUIRREL! walkers out there.
rest in pieces
Anybody with a destructive dog has heard it: “Have you tried Kongs? They make them for heavy chewers!”
Yes. Yes we have. And we all really do know that you mean well by suggesting this, but it’s kind of like suggesting “have you tried closing the gate” to somebody complaining that their dog runs away.
This is the Kong Extreme.
KONG Extreme represents the most durable version of our original KONG toy. The ultra-strong, ultra-durable, black rubber compound is recommended for the most powerful chewers.
This is the result of approximately seven minutes of attempting to get peanut butter out of it. I have to give it to him that he found the most direct route to his goal. Granted, we suspect that Waffles is actually part dinosaur, so I don’t hold it against Kong. They tried.