"My dog will destroy that"

It's the most common objection we hear while folks browse through toys. That's why we wanted to take a moment to talk about how dog toys differ, and how to make an appropriate selection for you and your dog.

First off, lets just put this out there:

NOTHING IS INDESTRUCTABLE. No matter what claim a company makes about their product. It's as inevitable as waves slamming into the rocks. Give a dog enough time, and they'll break the toy down. It may be minutes, it may be hours, but it will happen. Death, taxes, and dogs destroying toys?

With that said, let's get down to business: Fetch toys vs chew toys

Most of what we sell are interactive fetch/tug toys. These are designed to be durable, fun, but above all, interactive. They require us to get down on the ground and play with them, having those epic tug matches, and games of fetch. These toys aren't meant to be given to a dog and forgotten about while you prepare dinner or watch your favorite show. It's simply not designed for this purpose, and will likely be destroyed within 15-20 minutes.

If you are looking for something long lasting and safe to chew on, choose an antler! Be careful of the cheap knockoffs you'll find at some stores though. If you find a massive antler for your 65lb dog for $10, something is off. Often times, these are the ones that splinter and crack, and that's no good. Also avoid the antlers that are cut into cross-sections, as those will be worn down twice as fast.

We carry the real deal, naturally shed in Colorado. Male Deer and Elk shed their antlers every Spring, so it's just a matter of going through the woods and collecting them. Dogs love the bone marrow in them, and benefit from the calcium and other minerals. Your pooch can chew them on the couch or on the rug without any cause for concern, as they don't stain at all like some beef bones do. Just be sure to select one that is appropriately sized (you don't want your dog to be able to swallow it). Antlers are sure to provide hours and hours of happy, appropriate chewing!

Happy playing everyone!

 

Eric PetersonComment