My dog is ball obsessed so I don't leave balls out in the house. He plays with nylabones and marrow bones, a Kong Squeeezz stick (still going after 8 months). He also has a toy he loves to play with that was a dud as intended, but a total 'win' for enjoyment HIS way. This toy: http://www.amazon.com/Nylabone-Treat-Holdems-Holder-35-Pound/dp/B0049EMXXK/ref=sr_1_6?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1393449438&sr=1-6&keywords=nylabone+romp+n+chomp
He delicately grasped the treat it held and yanked it out, then ripped the ends out. Now he just carries it around, chews on it, and tries to get you to either play tug with it or toss it up so he can catch it midair.
He loves tugging but we don't leave his rope tug out. We play with it and then put it away. Same with his flirt pole. He also enjoys mangling Gatorade bottles. We just throw them away when they get too trashed.
We only play tug or hide the toy in the house. I expect him to settle down and chew something after he comes in from playing outside and not continue carousing.
Xan Varik von Fernheim (born 4/3/13)
Last edited by Galathiel; 02-26-2014 at 04:22 PM.