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12-13-2013 02:36 PM
blackshep Cuz balls, but I have to cut the feet off. They will usually pop the plug very quickly, be careful in case they pop it out (as opposed to in) that the pup doesn't eat it.

I just bought my dog a puzzle, not sure how well it will work yet, I'm holding out giving it to her until Christmas.

My dog is a VERY aggressive chewer, so I'm a bit limited in what I can buy.
12-13-2013 02:35 PM
Castlemaid Cuzes are like the wonder dog toy! Did you know that a Cus toy will retain it's bounce and sqeak in -30C degrees even when covered in frozen dog drool? And did you know that a medium Cuz will fit a Chuckit ball thrower? Truly the most polyvalent of dog toys ever!

Another favorite here are the floppy frisbees. They have to be completely floppy, like the Kong frisbees, because Gryffon insists on carrying them folded in half like a burrito. I've tried frisbees that were a bit more rigid, but still soft, but Gryff will find a way fold it in half anyways, ruining a perfectly good frisbee.

Other outdoor toys here that I would be lost without is the glow in the dark floppy frisbee, and the
Chuckit glow-in-the-dark ball. Our winters days are so short, most of our outdoor exercise and play time is in the dark. I've tried other glow-in-the-dark balls, but none bounce as well in the cold or retain their glow as well as the Chuckit ball. For longer fetch sessions I use my flashlight to recharge the ball, and it works great!
12-13-2013 12:41 PM
Galathiel If you opt not to use a buggy/horse whip (easily available at most feed type stores), you can make it out of PVC. I think if you do a search there's some posts about home made ones.
12-13-2013 09:35 AM
Hollyjolly These are great guys! And affordable! How did you make the handles on your flirt poles? PVC pipe? Holly is going to have a great Christmas! Btw I hadn't heard of a flirt pole until this so it was a big help! Whether we build or buy I think it's a must have after looking into it! And the jw and cuz balls will look great in stocking on Christmas morning! I think everything mentioned will probably make it under the tree!
12-12-2013 12:45 PM
Sp00ks We have raised 3 dogs now on the Hartz teething bone. Looks like a nylabone with a rubber insert. Now they are all bacon flavored etc. We always used the unflavored. Into adulthood they would pull the bone out of the toybox and chew on it from time to time.

We are about to start our 4th pup on one in a couple weeks.
12-12-2013 12:30 PM
shepherdmom For those who might not know like me. Lol I googled the Cuz balls and they are the JW balls. Same company.

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12-12-2013 11:43 AM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom Good Cuz ,bad cuz any cuz . Stood up to Lucky as a young dog and Daisy never destroyed i tother then the squeaker. Kongs are great as well . Both toys have survived the attack of the lawn mowers over the years.
12-12-2013 11:09 AM
VanH The flirt pole is Shikha's favorite toy. We bought it on Amazon (made by Squishy Face). 5-10 minutes of this, and she sleeps for two hours! She started at 8 weeks, and at 15 weeks, she hasn't destroyed it. And she will do anything for it. It rests in a five gallon bucket with her outdoor toys. She walks quietly over to the bucket, sits, and stares and stays until I get int out and tell her "okay." I hardly had to teach her these manners; she practically taught herself. She also likes West paw glow inthe dark frisbee. Her favorite ball is a baseball we found in the bushes. The flirt pole is our go-to toy when the weather is bad & we need to take her out for quick playtime. When she was really small, she like the Wooly Fun ball & figure eight toys indoor, but always supervise with those. (They can tear off chunks of wool and swallow it). Indoor she also loves the West Paw squeaky bone and their soft frisbee. She hasn't destroyed either of them. They are well made.
Her favorite chew is V-dog breath bones. She had the small the first few weeks, then started the large at about eleven weeks. They smell wonderful, too! She doesn't damage much of anything, and I think these chews are the reason why. She goes through one in about a day. Worth every penny. Good luck and happy shopping!Attachment 147937 here's Shikha right now enjoying her breathbone and nylabone she got yesterday for her fifteen week celebration.

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12-12-2013 10:52 AM
wolfstraum cuz - Dino shaped ones the favorite here....the squeeking makes you crazy but they kill the squeekers sooner than later...Cuz makes some different toys and they hold up pretty well - but mine have killed lots of them through the years

most kinds of balls....stuffed toys usually get disemboweled pretty quickly....but they love them! I like the everlasting green balls...they come in a couple of sizes....used to use Planet Dog balls, but they seem to have disappeared from the market - I see them in photos here and there but I don't seem to have many left from the couple dozen I bought through the years....

Flirt poles are great - a buggy whip works better than a lunge whip...the flexible part is much shorter so you have more control over it...the lunge whip has a foot or more of line and is much longer in the supply stores in the horse equipment section....

12-12-2013 10:16 AM
Originally Posted by Hollyjolly View Post
Alright guys Christmas is around the corner and with a new puppy in the house I would like to hear your best toy recommendations!? Be specific mentally stimulating physically stimulating doesn't matter! Just good for development or just plain fun for all! What do your GSD likes? What was a god send when they were pups? Tis the season for a gift that keeps on giving!
JW balls are awesome. They last a long time and my Shepherds love them.
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