Is There an Indestructible Dog Toy?Published April 28, 2011
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The truth is that there’s no such thing as an indestructible dog toy. There are varying degrees of toy strength, just as there are varying degrees of canine jaw strength. (And the size of the dog means nothing, right JRT people?) It’s impossible to say that any one toy can stand up to the rigors of every play style. The given? Plush toys aren’t built to last. There certainly are some stuffed toys that are tougher than most, but as a rule, the softer and cuter the toy, the more likely it is to die by evisceration.
Hard rubber toys are generally tougher, but some dogs don’t like them for that very reason. Where’s the fun if you can’t rip-shred-rip the darn thing? The exceptions are hard rubber toys designed to be stuffed with goodies. Packed properly (tight enough so that the treats don’t fall right out, but loose enough so your dog won’t get frustrated. More info here), they can entertain and stay in one piece.
Have you found an amazing dog toy that can stand up to your dog’s play style? Or is your dog capable of destroying every toy ever created? Tell us in the comments!