We have a lovely pointer collie cross who is now 6 months, he loves his soft toys but totally and utterly destroys them.
we have tried Tuff OctopusTuff fox and similar toys and not a single one has lasted even 30 minutes before he's ripped a part of it open, strewn stuffing all over the floor and littering the house with small bits of fabric.
Even tug toys don't last long, we've had a few of those balls on a rope and he detroys the rope and the ball.
We've tried tough chews toothybrush and they don't even last an hour
He's not teething anymore and I'd rather he destroyed them than the furniture, but surely there must be something that will at least make it a week before it's completely destroyed?
He has a Kong, which is no interest to him unless it full of treats and we don't want an overweight dog, he also has a stagbar, which he chewed a lot when teething, but has lost interest it.
Any ideas? or do I just have to face up that it's going to cost us about £100 a month in toys for him to destroy to save our furniture?
I don't think there are any indestructible soft toys. We have a retriever/lab cross and he destroys all his soft toys pulling out the stuffing and squeakers. My parents are in the pet trade so you name it we've tried it.
Watch the log chewing, my old girl nearly died as a result of infection from splinters that travelled through her oesophagus wall and then tracked through her neck.
My dogs have split deer antlers from these people and the pup has never chewed anything he shouldn't, to date - although I am aware I have probably just jinxed myself by saying that! Neither of them liked the whole antler-type ones, but both love a good chomp on the split ones.
My pup is 7 months old and loves soft toys more than anything else, but his favourite trick is to eviscerate them and spread the stuffing around the living room. So, we have several to rotate and spares of his favourites and I keep a close eye on him and remove any he manages to puncture then repair them myself before they become rags. I sat this morning and sewed up five holes on his favourite goose toy. It's been sewn/darned so many times over the last 6 months, but is still going strong.
His other favourite is basically made out of long strips of jersey or fleece material knotted/plaited together to make a wide pull toy. It's a bit like this, except I do them wider and flatter by doing diagonal knots using 4 to 6 strips at a time, so they last longer. The good thing about them is that they tend not to damage anything when hurled around the room by a manic puppy! You can use anything from old tshirts or fleeces to old jersey sheets and can pick up clothes for pence in charity shops to use, which makes them so much cheaper than buying toys from pet shops.
Kong extreme (the black ones) - they do balls, treat dispensers, frisbees in this range. I have a staffie/collie x and this is the only toy he can have - anything else gets wrecked. The kong extreme toys barely have a tooth mark after months of chewing and bouncing down the stairs!
My vizsla shreds soft toys within minutes. I bought her an "indestructable" ball toy which lasted about 20 minutes. The longest lasting thing she's had so far is one of those rubber rings that cost about £2 from the pet shop. She's had it for over a year now and she loves it ~ even takes it to bed with her.