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PHXGSD 03-06-2014 10:29 PM

New Jute Tug - First time buyer
Hey crew,

Just got in a new jute tug from D&T tonight. I got it out and played around with Sheba with it to see how she took to it. It was like I unleashed a demon! However, after a short while of playing with it - I smelled something similar to turpentine!

I immediately stopped and smelled the tug. I swear it was like turpentine/engine oil. This can't be normal!

Anyone ever experienced this or is that how it's supposed to smell? Can't be right.


PHXGSD 03-06-2014 10:32 PM

p.s. - my ol' factory identifies it as something similar to the scent of turpentine. Some sort of chemical. However, the handles do not smell of it.

onyx'girl 03-06-2014 10:48 PM

burlap and jute do have a distinctive scent.
It is just the natural way the fiber smells.

PHXGSD 03-06-2014 10:52 PM

I've smelled burlap many times before. But not jute. It has a scent of something-o-sene.

onyx'girl 03-06-2014 10:55 PM

Where did you get it? D&T is where?

Nigel 03-06-2014 10:59 PM

Dean&Tyler? I have a jute one from them, but it did smell normal when new, at least from what I could tell, now it smells like dog slobber.

PHXGSD 03-06-2014 11:06 PM

I got it from Amazon. It shipped from Dean & Tyler from San Antonio. Nigel, when you say normal - what's that?

Nigel 03-06-2014 11:14 PM


Originally Posted by PHXGSD (Post 5149097)
I got it from Amazon. It shipped from Dean & Tyler from San Antonio. Nigel, when you say normal - what's that?

Normal as in no turpentine or other chemical like smell. I didn't notice anything unusual when I received it, we ordered it from amazon too. Its 14-16" (?) jute with two yellow handles.

Nigel 03-06-2014 11:23 PM

Alright, even though it's well used, it has a hint of burlap type smell, surprisingly little to no "doggie" smell lol! I'd send it back if you think something is wrong with it.

PHXGSD 03-06-2014 11:24 PM

ok, well I threw it in the wash and i'm keeping a very very close eye on her for any abnormal signs. It was normal smell to me before I introduced it to her. Then after slobber got on it I smelled it.

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