How Long Do Your Golden Retriever’s Stuffed Toys Last?

I love seeing pictures of golden retrievers snuggled up with their “stuffies” or just carrying them around in their mouths. Sometimes they have a whole toy box of these things.

This is not the case with Tucker. I think the longest one of those things has lasted in our house was maybe a week.

Do you know of any “indestructable stuffies? Maybe if he had a whole bunch, he wouldn’t destroy them. We only buy one at a time.

Hopefully when Tucker is a bit older he will go easy on the stuffies, but for now, its fun to watch him destroy his “prey” like the stuffed mallard. (RIP mallard)

mallard

Product Win – Nylabone Dental Chew Bone – The Daily Golden

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Product Win – Nylabone Dental Chew Bone

I purchased a Nylabone bone for Tucker last week.  He absolutely loves it.  I consider it a “Product Win”.

Nylabone Dental Chew

Nylabone Dental Chew

It is very interactive and it swivels, and apparently has bacon flavor.  Tucker rates it a 10 out of 10.

Product “Win”

I have a “Product Fail” category, so introducing my “Product Win” category.  I used a previous brand, but this one takes the cake.  It is the Chuckit Max Glow ball.

After holding the ball up to a pot light for about a minute, it glowed for at least half an hour.  We like to take Tucker for walks late at night sometimes, because of my shiftwork and all, and the fact that the local schoolyard is empty.  We have lost several balls etc because we can’t find them if he gets distracted. (“Squirrel!!”)   He had a good run tonight with his new Chuckit.  It was beautiful to see him running back to us with that big green glowing ball in his mouth.  You can also stuff the ball with treats. or hear a whistling sound when you throw it.  There is a handle you can also buy, which prevents you from bending over, getting slobber on your hands, and helps you throw the ball up to 3x further.  A must have for any golden retriever owner!!!!

Chuckit is rated very high on Amazon as well as The Golden Retriever Forum.

Product “Fail” Sport Trainer endorsed by Cesar Millan

Tucker got a few new toys yesterday as he has outgrown his “puppy” toys.  One of the items we purchased was called a “Sport Trainer” from Cesar Millan’s product line.

As you can see, its a football shaped toy with a ribbon type handle attached.  Nowhere on the packaging does it suggest what type of “sport” you are supposed to play with this thing.  I also checked Cesar’s website, no sign of this toy.

Needless to say, the “handle” was gone within minutes.  Other reviews I have read also complain that this toy only lasted one day.  The football itself was still intact today, and Tucker carries it around like a teddy bear, but I fear it is only a matter of time before I am picking up the stuffing from all over the house.

Dear Cesar, please take some consideration in the products you put your name on…

Has anyone else made the mistake of purchasing one of these “dog toys”?  I can’t even imagine this thing holding up with a small dog.  If the handle isn’t for “tugging” what is it for??  Anyone?

Day Six…