Archive for the ‘Dog Toys’ Categoryby Northernmost on March 29, 2014 in Dog Toys, Lyra, PRODUCTS WE LIKE, Titan with No Comments
The KONG Safestix is a great alternative for dogs who love to play with sticks but need a safer toy that can be carried around, chewed, thrown and fetched without inflicting injuries.Our vet once showed us his thick file with photos of dogs that had been admitted to his clinic due to various injuries caused by sticks…it was scary stuff that worked as a real eye opener! Nowadays when our dogs pick up a stick in the garden we encourage them to play with the Safestix instead. It’s a safe toy that can’t break into pieces and that works equally well in summer and winter. We haven’t tried it in water yet but since it floats it should be a great toy for the beach too! Just one word of warning – the Safestix is a *weird looking toy* and in a non-dog context it may seem odd lying around your house
The flexible Safestix is made of durable plastic and long enough for two dogs to share comfortably.
The rounded ends make it easy to grab and throw and to play tug of war with :)
Available in vibrant colours it is easy to find in snow and grass.
We use size Large for our adult Mals.
And no, we are not sponsored by KONG…
….we just like recommending safe toys to other Mal owners :-)
♥ Happy weekend everyone ♥
It’s amazing how much fun you can have with a little red ball…
The KONG Stuff-A-Ball is a durable rubber ball that is perfect for playing fetch and retrieve. It can be stuffed with snacks to make it extra appealing but if you have ball-crazy dog like Leia, chasing the ball on the beach is all it takes to have a good time
We introduced Gemma to a new toy yesterday – the KONG Bounzer! In the adverts for this toy it says that dogs will go crazy for the KONG Bounzer and I can say without exaggeration, that’s exactly what happened – Gemma went totally wild!!!
Unlike most KONG toys the Bounzer isn’t designed to be stuffed with treats and it doesn’t squeak, instead this is a lightweight interactive toy with a handle on top which makes it great for tossing.
The Bounzer squishes and releases air when grabbed by the dog, before it quickly bounces back to its original shape. I think the quiet hiss of air is part of what makes this toy so intriguing.
This is fun!!!
When tossed and rolled the Bounzer bounced all over the place and gave Gemma a real workout!
The Bounzer comes in three sizes: Medium, Large and X-Large, we use X-Large for our Mals.
Nice attempt at a balancing act!
The determination in her eyes says it all :-)
I’m gonna get you!
Weeeee!!! Gemma played nonstop for about 20 minutes with this toy. A perfect way to have fun on a cool morning or evening at home or in the park.
While the Bounzer is made from a durable material, this is NOT a toy that we let our dogs play with unsupervised. Instead we use the Bounzer for interactive games and when the play session is over we put the toy away until next time – that way its attraction will remain high and the toy will last longer. You can buy the KONG Bounzer from www.vetzoo.se in Sweden and from most well stocked pet stores around the world. Highly recommended for dogs that love to fetch and retrieve
It has now been a week since Wilder arrived in Sweden and what a great week it has been! Wilder has settled into his new home in no time and much is thanks to Hilary, who has been a great “play nanny” to Wilder, keeping him busy and loved all week. Apart from a visit to the beach with Tuisku, a forest walk with Titan, and a visit to town today, Wilder has spent his first week in Sweden mostly in our home and garden, getting used to our daily routines. I’m glad I bought a big supply of toys before he arrived, as he and Hilary have had a blast playing with these KONG and rope toys all week
The Five Knot Rope Toy is great for sharing.The only downside is that it quickly gets grubby when left out in the garden. We pop ours in the washing machine and let them air dry. And if they get too grubby we replace them with new ones, as these toys are luckily among the more affordable.
Quality rope toys are great for itchy gums.Wilder lost two of his baby teeth today
This was the biggest rope toy we could find – it’s very popular with our Mals but not 100% durable. After each play session there are pieces of blue yarn left in the grass.
The KONG Stuff-A-Ball is Hilary’s favourite, she picks it up and makes Wilder chase her around. Since this toy has two rope ends it is good for two dogs sharing.The ridges are designed to clean the dog’s teeth and the toy can be stuffed with yummy snacks to make it even more appealing.
The KONG Extreme Goodie Bone made from ultra-tough black rubber is a big favourite with most of our dogs but so far Wilder hasn’t shown any interest in this toy. Right now he doesn’t like the smell of it but I don’t think it will take long before he realises that this toy is FUN
Wilder hasn’t shown any interest in the KONG Dental yet either. Maybe this toy
is still a bit too big for him?
The KONG Tails is popular with our Mals but if a heavy chewer is left unsupervised with this toy for too long, the blue “tails” will start to break off. Instead of being available to the dogs on a daily basis, the KONG Tails is better used as a treat during training, or as a toy to bring along to puppy class.
Hilary is a great teacher, she gets most pleasure out of sharing her toys with her friends.
It’s been a good first week :)