Rico's New toy!
I've talked about other products I love, but we've found a new one, (if I haven't said so before, I'm not getting paid or any kind of endorsement for promoting products, just sharing my unbiased opinion). Our local pet store had their semi annual customer appreciation sale a few weekends ago, so we figured there wasn't a better time to try out a new toy that we wouldn't usually want to spent money on, (I'm sure most dog owners know how difficult it can be toy to spend money on something your dog either may not like, or will destroy in 3 minutes) this time I was looking at the array of ChuckIt! dog toys. Rico is a big time swimmer in summer so I'm always up for something that floats and tosses well. I've been eyeing the flying squirrel for a while, but upon more inspection and comparison to the other toys, I realized the material on the body is strong but thin, and Rico would poke holes in it whether it was intentional or not. I was bored with the ChuckIt! balls, although we recently purchased the short distance ball which is pretty cool. Rico likes to catch frisbees but he always either cuts his gums on the sharp plastic or bites his tongue, both ways causing pretty severe mouth bleeding. I noticed ChuckIt! had different size frisbees which were rubbery material and fabric. I reluctantly decided to try it (the last floating toss toy, won't mention the name... he wanted to chew more than he wanted to fetch it, and while we don't know his breed, he loves to retrieve) and I'm so happy we did. He has had no bleeding incidences, no strong desire to shred it (we don't leave him unattended with it either way) and he gets excited when we grab it to play. I'm sharing a couple of pictures of him on memorial day at the dog beach enjoying his new toy. (Note: he is on a leash, it is approx. 20 feet long, we do not condone or practice off leash with our dogs in public places)
6/10/2012 01:06:33 pm
Just discovered your website. Love your blog essays. Any comments about good ( durable ) toys for a dog that loves to chew? We have a new 8 month old golden retriever (from the shelter) and we need to re-direct his chewing energies.
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