Dog Toy Troubles!
Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:28 PM
Hoping someone can help me please! We have a 4 year old
Merle boy named Ronnie and we have now added to our family a 10 week old black boy called Reggie!
All is well and the boys get on amazing together ( so far ) but we are having trouble in the "toy" department! Ronnie my eldest will destroy any dog toy by chewing it into a million pieces! Kongs, ropes and anything else Reggie dares to play with no possession aggression at all just destroys them!
It's costing a small fortune to keep replacing so wondered if there was any toys that are "Dane proof"? Never had this behaviour with any of my other Danes so am at a bit of a loss!
Any advice would be great fully received!
Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:36 AM
Troy does have some soft toys but he also has some gundog retrieval toys which are quite hard wearing and a Kong. Unfortunately none of these is as good (in his opinion) as my slippers.
Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:14 PM
Totally get you on the slippers Hazel! New pair brought Monday and already fit for the bin...Good job we love um!
A very handsome Brindle boy you have Hazel, we lost ours 3 years ago bless him.
Posted 05 November 2016 - 03:08 PM
That is a photo to melt the heart .... totally adorable.
We have had some toys that last a bit longer than others like kongs but unfortunately if a Dane decides it needs to be shredded then it doesn't stand a chance (like my brand new expensive wellies) ..... just be thankful you are not losing table legs
I have given up trying to figure out the "best" type of toy because our Frankie can shred some toys instantly but he does still have some favourite soft toys that have remained intact for quite a long time ...... his absolute favourite though has to be knicker elastic!! If I forget to keep him away from the washing pile he will dig out anything that has elastic in (best ones are hubby's underpants) and happily spend ages holding down the elastic with his front paws and "pinging" it with his mouth ...... I have to admit that sometimes I am in such fits of laughter at his little game that I "forget" to retrieve the poor pants until they are shredded.
No harm done though because hubby would forgive anything "his special boy" does.
-- Please keep the photos coming.
Posted 05 November 2016 - 03:57 PM
Have you tried the black extreme kongs? I think they're quite a bit tougher than the standard ones.
Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:37 PM
Knicker elastic!! Crikey and I'm splitting hairs over dog toys I would be laughing too some of the things they do have us in fits of laughter
Posted 09 November 2016 - 01:26 PM
Hope the kongs last! All ours have loved shredding cardboard boxes and learned to ask nicely for the packaging when we have anything delivered. Makes a helluva mess but seems to be a good stress reliever for them, maybe something about the tearing sound they enjoy - who knows? Bit like kids with Christmas wrapping paper....
We laughed at the knicker elastic too - flossing for danes?
Julie & Boo
Posted 10 November 2016 - 12:42 PM
If you want something for them to chew get a bullbar (cow Horn) my dane also chews up everything but she hasn't been able to destroy this but she loves chewing it. Make sure it's at least 9" long so they can put their paw on it whilst chewing it. I would try and stay away from stag horns as my vet said they aren't very good for the teeth. Apparently their horns are made of the same stuff teeth are so chips and breaks them, thats why the bullbars are so good. I haven't come across anything my girly can't destroy apart from them
Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:05 AM
Your situation is very much like mine. My merle Levi is 7 1/2 years old, and my black Walter is just over 4 months old. They get along great, and Walter is certainly keeping Levi on his paws! They love to play tug of war and they have wrecked just about every tug toy we've given them. However, I got one of those super-thick rope toys. It had to be at least a couple of inches in diameter (more is better!) and long enough to tug. So far, no one has torn it apart. They chew on it, tug it, and play "keep away" with it. So far it has held up. It's got to be really thick, though!
Good luck with your boys, they look like they get along famously.
Linda with Levi and Walter
Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:53 PM
Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:14 AM
3-foot holes? Oh my! I don't envy you, but it is nice to know that I'm not alone with my Dane circus. I'd love to see more pics of your boys. If I can figure out a way to attach it, here is a goofy one of Walter and Levi. Levi looks like he is about to take off.
Hmmm, no interest in the rope, huh? I wonder if you could wedge a treat in between the rope strands. Anything to make it smell yummy. Do they like to play tug of war? My two are fast asleep ON me. I am nothing but a Dane pillow! Good thing I'm round and squishy!
Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:30 AM
Wow, that is one of the best photos I've seen of the Dane "Helicopter ears" ..... always makes me laugh when one of mine does it.
Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:30 AM
Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:37 PM
That pic is awesome! I can't believe you got Reggie to stand still long enough to put a costume on him!
Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:00 PM
Posted 29 January 2017 - 02:51 PM
Jupiter loves destroying plastic bags. It's not his only preferred delicacy but takes preference over paperbacks and leather gloves. He would be an avid reader if he could only turn the pages one by one ......