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Old 12-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone recommend a durable, inexpensive, and safe dog toy? I'm tired of spending 15-20 bucks on toys that my bassets destroy in seconds. =)

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Old 12-15-2012, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are lots of different Kong toys that are great.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just being realistic here, my bassets play tug for hours with underwear, but only one will condescend to play with dog toys :-/


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agree with dreamons...the heavier kong toys. some of the lighter weight kongs ours will rip right through. the really heavy ones last.

know what you mean.....they tear the others apart in no time. I do make them home made toys from socks rolled with bits of treat in them. cheap and keeps them busy a while.

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Another thing ours like is we take the disposable water bottles and put one in an old sock tying off the end. They make toys you can buy that do the same thing but much cheaper this way.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I know what I do is wrong but....I go to the thrift store and buy old leather shoes for 75 cents....am sure this teaches them that all shoes are toys, but they had that opinion before I started doing this. I keep an eye on them to make sure that they are spitting out the pieces, which so far, they do. These are what they pull out of their toys to play with and they last an incredibly long time. Also pick up for 25 cents, stuffed toys...have to cut out the eyes if they are plastic, etc. If they can't destroy it, they won't play with it...
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I think Kong's are pretty indestructible and with the right filler will occupy them for a good while (I use peanut butter and pumpkin pie mix), however, Ellie really likes the soft latex squeaky toys (which she unsqueaks in 30 minutes or less!) Rawhide's are also a favorite. I don't get them the one's coated with beef juice... it stains everything, and I get them "big ones" and take them away when they get small and could present a choking issue. Ellie will chew them to bits, Jake, mostly "tries" to hide them, but stashing them in an open corner isn't very effective (poor soul, he works at it so hard!)
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I buy stuff at the thrift store so he can destroy to his hearts content.


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