Friday, November 12, 2010

Terrorist Attack On Toys!

Things have been going great between Jessie, Mike, and new puppy Veatch! The little guy loves his new home and all of the attention he gets. He is extremely well behaved and is very eager to please which makes training a breeze... expect for one small detail.

He's a power chewer. A very powerful power chewer.

Jessie and Mike have been searching day and night for a toy that will stand up to Veatch. He LOVES squeaker toys so he was given a stuffing less toy just in case it got ripped. Well now it had no squeaker and is just a torn up piece of fabric on its way to the garbage can.

So Jessie and Mike went to PetCo and found this really neat duck that you can sling shot really far. Well a half hour later and the duck was down a wing and some stitches on its belly. The package stated that the toy was double stitched and indestructible... yeah.... right...

Next Jessie and Mike bought the mini Orka Frisbee. Veatch has one Orka toy he has yet to even think about chewing up because its a treat holder. Jessie uses it each time she feeds him and fills the ball up with his dinner or breakfast (the remaining ration gets put in his bowl). Well this too is now on its way to the garbage can and so is the chunk that was chewed off.

She's done some research on her own and found the Planet Dog Orbee brand which claims to be able to stand up to powerful chewers. She got the Orbee Glow for Good Ball and we're all very curious to see how it ends up.

The interesting thing is that Veatch doesn't chew up anything but his toys. He also has a rubber ball from PetCo he hasn't chewed up yet, but Jessie thinks it's because he rarely plays with it. He does nibble on fingers and toes and Jessie and Mike are working to teach the little guy biting hurts and he's not allowed to bite anything but his toys.

Does anyone have any other suggestions on durable toys? Kong's are no good, not that they don't stand up, Veatch just doesn't seem to like them. (Jessie thinks it's their odd smell). Toys with fabric are a joke to the little guy, although the rubber toys seems to loose his attention. Rope toys are ripped into itsy bitsy tinnie weenie pieces. Jessie wants to stay away from raw hides and has heard Nylabones but isn't so sure. So any ideas? The Orbee should be here next week and we'll post again on how it stands up. But until then Jessie is desperate for suggestions to keep the little guy occupied!

Pictures of the destruction coming soon!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom bought a couple of the udders unleashed from this site:

So far they are in one piece, Ciara and TD chew on them quite a bit.

We also have lots of those hard marrow bones that you can buy at Petsmart or Petco, about five inches long and hollow. You can stuff them with cream cheese or peanut butter and freeze them - keeps them busy for a while.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What The OP Pakhk pawed!

We've heard great things about the udder thingies -

We are also big on those marrow bones - then refill to make bonesikhles (fillings of your choice but mashed banana/yogurt/peanut butter/pumpkin/khottage cheese/etc) -

We've also referred another POWER CHEWER to the Galileo from Nylabone - it seems to be holding up to Miss Moo's serious power jaw'bility!

One warning about the Galileo: WATCH YOUR TOES!


Lorenza said...

I have never been a chew-toy-destroyer!
I hope you find something perfect for him!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Feeder toys are good for when those teeth are itching. If Veatch doesn't like the Kong because of the rubber smell, you may want to try Tux interactive dog toys -- they're made of a super-durable synthetic, with a great surface for chewing, and they clean up right in the dishwasher.
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Sharon said...

Dob isn't a big chewer, but I have heard good things about deer antlers if you can find them. My local pet store carries them and you can get them online, but I don't think the big chain stores sell them. But I hear they are great and last forever!

Good luck!
<3 S and D

PS I got out all my Christmas decorations and smiling up at me from a box of cards were the two past years' christmas cards from Ziggy (and Pedro)... it was like he was wishing me Merry Christmas again from across the bridge!