Does your dog distroy its toys?

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  1. logansgirl

    logansgirl New Member

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    When we give logain new toys he distroyes them in five minuites. Does any of your dogs distroy its toys?
     
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    yes..unfortunately... LOL my floor gets covered with stuffing, strings from rope toys, and I even have had to help pull a few out of my dogs rear... such a lovely time
     
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    Yes...I get the Nyla bones for powerful chewers and my Chihuahua who had 5 teeth pulled still destroys them...not to mention my Pit/Shep mix (I think) ....my goodness, she really tears things up. Tennis balls last about 5 minutes if she's in the mood to chew them instead of simply retrieving them. Stuffed animals are out of the question...no brainer. LOL. Brats!
     
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    No way, I wouldn't allow it. They sometimes like to perform surgery on them (Pit likes to remove the eyes from all the stuffed animals), but every toy bought is still intact today.
     
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    Sometimes, some of the more expensive/nice ones I won't let him, but he just loves shredding so much.
     
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    I don't get stuffed toys but even if I did the dogs wouldn't be allowed to shred it. They are only allowed toys when I can watch them so I can see and stop any shreding.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    First thing we learn around here is that if you rip your toy it gets put up. Then it is sewn back together and given another chance. It doens't take long before they learn that ripping them up means losing them. Pepper still loves her horsey that has one ear. Once they learn not to chew up their toys then they get to have the super fun ones that talk or vibrate. It is just like anything else you teach them. All of my dogs have learned this lesson.
     
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    Never. I can give Meg the softest of stuffed animals, and while she will play with them frequently, I don't think she's ever torn one.
     
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    yes. mushroom will be gentle with his stuffies, sometimes for weeks, but then one day he decides they have to die. or luce gets ahold of them. she killerates everything she can get her mouth on. steve will destroy things sometimes, sometimes not. he likes to surgically remove squeakers, though.

    i used to not let them have the toys if they were going to destroy them, but then what was the point of having them? i just don't buy expensive stuffies. i'll buy cheap ones at the thrift shop for a quarter or we'll get them as prizes (rally trials, class graduations) but i'm sure not spending my hard earned cash on stuffies.
     
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    Dekka.. yes. Even the 'tough toys' are dissected in less than 5 min. Its not a matter of 'allowing' it. That is how she plays with toys. If you tell her 'enough' she leaves the toy alone, but its either ignore toy or kill toy.

    The whippets don't. Snip and Kaiden don't really play with toys. Kaiden cause hes not interested, Snip I think cause he's worried Dekka will come and steal it.
     
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    Victor shredded everything right off the bat when he came, but he learned. He learned not to jump insanely, nor sling his body about, nor race wildly in the house without looking where he was going. I would pick up the stuffing and say uhoh..this is a NO and put it on top of the fridge..just a little bit where he could still see where it was. He learned not to bark insanely at it as well. THen i would take it down...shove the stuffing back in and sew up the rips. I would have him where i could see him and he could rip it fast but the same thing would happen. He was probably the hardest one ever i have worked with but he learned and then got to have fun interactive toys.
     
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    Yes, all stuffies must be killed here. Stuffing is evil evil evil. Once the stuffing is gone, the toy is way more fun apparently. I don't buy expensive stuffies and watch for the moment the squeeker is extractable. We've got a whole bunch of stuffie skins around here that still get played with all the time. I've only personally known one dog who loved on her stuffie. "Baby Puppy" is still intact (though NASTY despite many washings) after 12 years.
     
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    We have stuffies here that are almost as old as our dogs, they love them but don't like the shred them up, they just love tossing it, and making it squeak and play fetch. Boomer did de-fuzz one not long ago, his first one. He worked so hard to get to that squeak. lol
     
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    Nope! Maddie has her favorites and carries them around all the time, even to bed. She rarely pulls eyes off, but never unstuffs.
    Tucker will pull the green stuff off of tennis balls, but they don't distroy anything other than that. :)
     
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    Stella likes to remove the eyes first.....then she tears a hole in the toy to find the squeaker. Some she destroys right away...others....she lets live for a few weeks. She does love her her Orbee-tuff artichoke. It's bouncy and she runs all over the house with it.

    My luck in finding a good sturdy stuffed toy...has not been so good.
     
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    Scirocco wont play with toys or play period. Walker LOVES destuffed toys the only ones that survive are the Hartz ducks that make real duck noises.

    Anything else is a shell that he LOVES>
     
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    yes, I buy toys in bulk online and try not to buy anything too expensive because everything is pretty much destroyed the same day or in a matter of a few days.

    Same thing as Dekka said, I can tell the dogs enough, or take them away but if they are going to play with them, this is how they play... now having two its worse because they like to play tug of war with each other which usually results in toys split in two.

    If you have a dog that is really rough on toys, there is no issue with "allowing it or not allowing it", toys will be destroyed. I do not see the point in taking toys away from them because that is a major source of mental stimulation and FUN for them.
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    Malcolm too must remove all hard eyeballs. It's kind of gruesome, but that's the only destruction here ...:p
     
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    Same here. Bailey *loves* destuffing toys. He still plays with his destuffed stuffies, but he of course likes the new guys the best. ;)

    He doesn't care as much about rubber toys or other indestructible (or harder-to-destruct) toys. He even prefers catch and fetch with stuffies (which works fine as I am a terrible thrower anyway!).

    I don't buy the expensive ones, but I should place an order at PetEdge.
     
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    The point is that they learn appropriate play with their toys. Mine play a gentle tug of war. They toss them up in the air. THe carry them around, horde them (pepper) in secret hideaways. THey tease each other with them and have all kinds of antics as they steal them away from each other. They have favorites that are favorites for years. Sometimes through 2 generations of dogs as in our Little Bear. They don't swallow the stuffing, eyes, noses, or fabric and have intestinal problems.

    YOu take it away but you also give it back as many times as it takes for them to get the message that destuffing is not ok. IT's just a matter of not letting them play with it when your not watching them until the lesson is learned. After that you can rotate and it's like getting new toys all over again.
     

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