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    Have at it, COTH. Best & most indestructible dog toys please. So far my dogs favourite has proven to be her KONG roped bird thing. She's currently sleeping with it. She likes the jolly ball monster mouth treat dispenser but it wears off pretty quickly.
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  • #2
    Mostly indestructible, and bonus points for being something of a mental challenge as well:
    http://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Premie.../dp/B000KV7ZGQ
    http://www.amazon.com/StarMark-Everl...dog+treat+ball

    General outdoor fun:
    http://www.amazon.com/Jolly-Pet-8-In...balls+for+dogs
    (the ball part is pretty much indestructible, but the rope will disintegrate after a few years)
    http://www.amazon.com/Canine-Hardwar.../dp/B004RYGTUU
    (not indestructible, but great fun for dogs who like to catch flying things)

    Fun to chew on but definitely not indestructible:
    http://www.amazon.com/Air-Kong-Jack-...pr_product_top

    Big hound likes any of the cheap stuffed toys with squeakers in them. They don't last a long time, and we have to supervise to make sure squeakers aren't eaten, but he thinks they are great fun and will toss them up in the air and catch them.
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    • #3
      We haven't found anything that is "hound dog proof"... including Kongs.

      Jolly Balls, however, are a GREAT source of entertainment in our house.

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        #4
        Hm. I could see her having an awesome time with the jolly ball in my parents backyard. Maybe that will be her next coming home treat. Not enough space in my apartment though.
        "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
        "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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        • #5
          My great dane goes thru toys like Paula Deen goes thru butter. On a trip to Savannah last summer, we stopped into a pet store; they had a basket of stuffed alligators billed as indestructible. It is the ONLY thing Farley hasn't disemboweled within a week. I've got to find the brand or trek back down to Savannah to get some more.

          On a more helpful note, he also has a Kong brand toy frog that the body is a knotted rope. He has pulled most of the stuffing out, but there's still enough there to play with, so it hasn't lost its appeal for him yet.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Debbie View Post
            My great dane goes thru toys like Paula Deen goes thru butter. On a trip to Savannah last summer, we stopped into a pet store; they had a basket of stuffed alligators billed as indestructible. It is the ONLY thing Farley hasn't disemboweled within a week. I've got to find the brand or trek back down to Savannah to get some more.
            Debbie, was it one of these?

            http://www.tuffietoys.com/gary-gator

            We have a lizard, and it still looks brand new, but neither of my boys are big chewers.
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            • #7
              No that's not it, but I might give it a try when his current gator starts getting ratty. Thanks!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Superminion View Post
                We haven't found anything that is "hound dog proof"... including Kongs.

                Jolly Balls, however, are a GREAT source of entertainment in our house.
                I bought a Jolly Ball for my lab. It lasted exactly 23 hours. We're down to kongs and 4' lengths of nylon lead rope. I hate nylon leads, really only like cotton (too many rope burns), so I cut the nylon ones down for toys. Burn the cut edge with a lighter so it doesn't fray, tie a couple of knots in it and they are good to go.

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                • #9
                  Here's the one we have - http://www.thegratefulhound.com/coll...-the-alligator

                  I need three more to keep him busy!
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                  • #10
                    Riley, who is a big chewer, likes nylabones, but I don't like him ingesting plastic bits, so I got him a elk antler and he LOVES IT.

                    Also for bouncy balls, I prefer Orca balls, nearly indestructible and great bounce for tossing. He does not like the rubber that Kong uses, but they did just come out with a frog that is similar in plastic to the Orca and he likes that...and it squeaks still.

                    I love the Chuck It Squirrel, but you cant leave it out with a chewer, they go right though it.
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                      http://www.amazon.com/Kyjen-PP01056-...uirrel+dog+toy there's also this one, but I've seen it IRL and the squirrels are much smaller than they look from the picture, so I worry about her swallowing them?

                      That gratefulhound alligator is so cute! I might have to get her one for my own amusement, lol!
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                      "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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                      • #12
                        Red Dog Tugs.
                        http://www.etsy.com/shop/reddogtugs
                        They are SO durable and easy on the hands. My pitbull is HARD on toys and these hold up really well against her without wearing me out. They are AWESOME for a dog with a pull drive.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by onelanerode View Post
                          Debbie, was it one of these?

                          http://www.tuffietoys.com/gary-gator

                          We have a lizard, and it still looks brand new, but neither of my boys are big chewers.
                          I love those! We have a mouse http://www.tuffietoys.com/mouse that's a year and a half old. One dog played with it solo for 9 months, but it's survived with the lab (big chewer) for another 6 months and it's still in decent condition (some loose threads and some of the seems are a bit frayed so it wouldn't pass as brand new, but no holes or anything. The 2 dogs play tug with it regularly. Definitely plan to get more (when I can afford it...).

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                          • #14
                            My lab can go through an "indestructible" toy in less than a hour. The three toys that have lasted are a Kong and a GoughNuts stick (http://www.goughnuts.com)... Although I will say he doesn't really love these toys so they aren't constantly chewed on. He LOVES this "ball": http://www.alphadogtoys.com/bad-cuz-...-dog-toys.html. He has chewed the legs off and taken the tips of the horns, but this is by far his favorite ball. He's had it for 2 years now. It is very high pitched and super squeaky so he doesn't get to have it ALL the time lol.
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                            • #15
                              Best and most indestructible toys? Hands down any Kong. I have two dogs who can go through any toy in less than a week. Last toy I bought was chewed apart in the car, before we got home. The Kongs have lasted me for the last year. They're expensive and sometimes less entertaining for the dogs (maybe because they can't rip them apart?) but they are pristine.
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                              • #16
                                My lab isn't very toy motivated, but he loves his Goughnut & the classic Kong. He also is a big fan of the sqeaky Kong tennis ball for awhile, and hasn't destroyed it in a month (which I'm impressed at, he bites hard for the few minutes he's into it!)

                                But then he gets tired and sleeps with all the toys in his bed.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Event4Life View Post
                                  http://www.amazon.com/Kyjen-PP01056-...uirrel+dog+toy there's also this one, but I've seen it IRL and the squirrels are much smaller than they look from the picture, so I worry about her swallowing them?
                                  I *thought* those came in several different sizes, including a jumbo ... the squirrels are decent-sized on the one we have, and I would not worry about my 55-pound hound mix swallowing the squirrels. We also have the beehive, and the bees are above swallowing size too. We got a different one this past year (we are down to one squirrel, and the holes in the stump and the beehive have been helpfully enlarged, haha), and it's smaller overall (hedgehogs in a log) ... the hedgehogs are small, but the holes in the log are tiny. Keeps the hound busy for longer.
                                  Full-time bargain hunter.

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                                  • #18
                                    The varsity ball is one that some of our dogs love but others don't quite understand lol. But the ones that learn to roll it, like the rottweiler, go crazy for it. Like the jolly ball, definitely outdoor only
                                    Galileo bone is a hard plastic bone like nyla bones but takes forever to wear down. Ours is three years old and going strong.
                                    Other than that, we just buy rope toys, the more knots the better, and cut off the fringe as they unravel them. We have a big rope ball with a 'tail' of rope which the dogs are currently mad for. They fling it around and bash themselves in the rib cages, which seems to be soooo exhilarating for the simple minded this self flagellation also entertains them enough that they rarely just gnaw and gnaw constantly until it's destroyed .

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by LauraKY View Post
                                      I bought a Jolly Ball for my lab. It lasted exactly 23 hours. We're down to kongs and 4' lengths of nylon lead rope. I hate nylon leads, really only like cotton (too many rope burns), so I cut the nylon ones down for toys. Burn the cut edge with a lighter so it doesn't fray, tie a couple of knots in it and they are good to go.
                                      I never thought of that! The Jolly Balls don't last too long, but they have fun flinging around the carcass. Keeps the hound from chewing up the garden hose, at least.

                                      The nylon rope sounds like a good idea! When I buy feed next week I'll have to pick up a couple cheap ones and try it!

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by onelanerode View Post
                                        I *thought* those came in several different sizes, including a jumbo ... the squirrels are decent-sized on the one we have, and I would not worry about my 55-pound hound mix swallowing the squirrels. We also have the beehive, and the bees are above swallowing size too. We got a different one this past year (we are down to one squirrel, and the holes in the stump and the beehive have been helpfully enlarged, haha), and it's smaller overall (hedgehogs in a log) ... the hedgehogs are small, but the holes in the log are tiny. Keeps the hound busy for longer.
                                        I feel really stupid now for not noticing the sizes on Amazon. The one I saw in the pet store must have been junior or something because my 55lb lab would've swallowed those things in 2 seconds flat. Which size do you have for your hound?

                                        I like the idea of a thick nylon knotted rope too.
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