Tug of War is No More

chewy.comChewy had sent me a really cool dog toy to try out with my fur babies.   What I got was a KONG Squeezz Rope with a squeaky ball at the end to check out and review. My boxer Clark is always trying to chew on something in our house. The KONG Squeezz Rope was a good idea while it lasted. Clark loved playing tug of war with me using the KONG. The handle held up well while I was using it and the ball and rope never seemed to give away during our tug of war matches. It was comfortable in my grip and I felt like I had good leverage up against this determined boxer.

Sadly, it only took 3 days for Clark to destroy it. More than likely it is my own fault for the KONG not surviving the week.  In my own stupidity I let Clark continue to chew on the toy well after we were done playing. So it did not take long for Clark to rip the handle off and then also chew through the rope.

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I ended up cutting the rest of the rope off and now Clark has a nice tough squeaky ball. The ball has held up nicely and we use it to fetch and keep his chewing contained. When you order one of these KONG Squeezz Ropes be sure to choose between medium and large depending on your dog’s size. The color of the KONG will be selected at random according to the product page on Chewy’s website. If your dog is an active chewer this product may not be right for you.

If your dog likes to play tug of war and fetch but doesn’t really have an interest in chewing, then this is definitely for you. If you do have a chewer I would recommend the bone or ball specific KONG toy products. The handle on this one is great for humans, but not so much for doggies. Particularly larger dogs. I do not have a small to medium sized dog but I can imagine that they would not be able to destroy the handle as fast as a larger dog.

IMG_4109Chewy had also sent over a Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chew Beef Tendon dog chew. I gave this treat to my other fur baby Miss Lady. She is an American Pit Bull mix. She loves dog chews like these and there were absolutely no complaints from her with this chew. This dog chew is 100% natural and are made from dried beef tendons. I would highly recommend this product over a traditional rawhide chew. I would say that the biggest issue I had with this dog chew as trying to keep Clark from taking it away from Miss Lady. You just can’t go wrong with dog chews like these. Be sure to purchase the larger pack though, this one dog chew just wasn’t enough for my doggies!

Chewy.com provided St. Louis Dad with these products as compensation in exchange for an honest review. Please visit Chewy.com for more toys, treats, and other items needed for your pets!

Richie

My name is Richie and I am a 34 year old father of two. My daughter is seven years old and my son is four. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

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