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    • elsien
    • By elsien 9th Aug 08, 1:48 PM
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    elsien
    • #2
    • 9th Aug 08, 1:48 PM
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    • 9th Aug 08, 1:48 PM
    Kongs and nylabones are great for bull terriers but even the black kongs for power chewers die after a while, so only use them supervised. My dog is definitely a power chewer, and they last a good few months.
    There's also this stick http://www.jandd-pet-products.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=28
    Not used it myself, so I couldn't say how indestructible it really is.
    There's also boomer balls which are pretty strong, but I got a huge one before I realised how obsessed my mutt was, and had to remove it when she chased it through the garden fence and into next door. http://www.companyofanimals.co.uk/boomer.php (You can look up all the kongs here as well - check out the kong flyer, and they also do the black extras strong one.)

    Have fun!
    Edit - google power chewer and you'll find loads of ideas.
    Last edited by elsien; 09-08-2008 at 1:58 PM.
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  • sparkle03
    • #3
    • 9th Aug 08, 1:55 PM
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    • 9th Aug 08, 1:55 PM
    Lol When you find a toy your staffie doesnt shred to bits within a few hours give me a shout as My two are driving me nuts and costing me a fortune!

    They can easliy go through a bone a day each and toys barely last 24 hours in our house between the two of them! It doesnt matter how much we spend on them.

    Oh well I love them both dearly, but your right it is a bit of a worry about them swallowing things, TMI But the things I have seen in Brandys poop when cleaning the garden!!!
    The only thing that keeps my mind at rest there is all dogs swallow what they shouldnt and generally it comes out the other end.

    Sorry I couldnt be any help where toys are concerned but If I find one Ill send you a pm. Me and OH even went and ordered rope from a boating website and made our own but they didnt last much longer than shop bought toys!

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    • foreign correspondent
    • By foreign correspondent 9th Aug 08, 9:06 PM
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    • 9th Aug 08, 9:06 PM
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    • 9th Aug 08, 9:06 PM
    Hi
    I have a gorgeous little staffie who in general never chews
    But when we go out rather than throwing her a stick, i prefer to use a toy.
    Anyway, are there any good toys/balls out there which are staffie proof!
    She has bitten through everyone I've got and I'm a bit worried incase she swallows something.
    xxx
    Originally posted by astonsmummy
    sorry I have no idea about staffy proof toys , but how is she settling in - you sound like you are happy with her!! Can we see any pictures?
  • claire1234
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    • 9th Aug 08, 9:32 PM
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    • 9th Aug 08, 9:32 PM
    hiya,

    there is one thing my staffies have always loved . . . . . socks!!! lol! any old socks my dogs have always loved playing with like a tug toy,

    i toy i did find which lasted a while was from the poundland, it was a orange frisbie with a ball in the middle and a white squeeky newspaper all in a set together,
    this had lasted quite a while, lots of fun!

    claire
    • elsien
    • By elsien 10th Aug 08, 12:03 AM
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    • 10th Aug 08, 12:03 AM
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    • 10th Aug 08, 12:03 AM
    Just wanted to add a general comment about how important it is to make sure your dog has the right toys. Mine got really ill when she was given an ordinary dog toy in kennels - she chewed and swallowed some quite sharp bits and was lucky not to perforate herself.
    Sparkle03, I wouldn't get too blase about letting them get hold of things they shouldn't.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • karen098
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    • 10th Aug 08, 8:54 AM
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    • 10th Aug 08, 8:54 AM
    I have two staffies aged 3 & 4. So far the only toys we have found to last any amount of time are kongs and nylabones.
    Both dogs love these toys and we will no longer waste our money on so called tuff toys only for them to be in bits within 10 mins!

    Whatever they get hold of doesn't last even if they are not supposed to have it!! Although my male dog does like an empty plastic bottle - last him about an hour which is longer than most 'indescructable' toys we have bought in the past.

    I will say though my female dog like a tennis ball on walks, she doesn't chew it just brings it back to be thrown again and my male dog isn't interested in toys on walk - to busy finding whats hiding in bushes.
    • DKLS
    • By DKLS 10th Aug 08, 10:34 AM
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    • 10th Aug 08, 10:34 AM
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    • 10th Aug 08, 10:34 AM
    Have you tried a traffic cone AM? they last for ages and are free as well
  • izzydogsam
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    • 10th Aug 08, 10:38 AM
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    • 10th Aug 08, 10:38 AM
    Another vote for Kongs and Boomer balls here!
  • astonsmummy
    sorry I have no idea about staffy proof toys , but how is she settling in - you sound like you are happy with her!! Can we see any pictures?
    Originally posted by foreign correspondent
    Yeah she's absolutely fine, it's like we've had her forever, I split up with my OH and was so depressed at the thought of him taking her, but he let me keep her
    There are pics on this thread
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1041425
    Last edited by astonsmummy; 10-08-2008 at 11:36 AM.
    Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!
  • astonsmummy
    Have you tried a traffic cone AM? they last for ages and are free as well
    Originally posted by DKLS
    Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!
  • FROSTYFRECKLE
    Deedee
    Deedee is gorgeous. I don't have a pet at the mo so I come on the pet forum to see if there are any pet photos. Sad, I know. So, if anyone else wants to post photos I would love to see them.
    Last edited by FROSTYFRECKLE; 10-08-2008 at 1:31 PM. Reason: Spelling
  • astonsmummy
    Ok, I'm probably going to go with THIS ONE will that in the medium size be ok for a staffie?
    Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!
  • astonsmummy
    Deedee is gorgeous. I don't have a pet at the mo so I come on the pet forum to see if there are any pet photos. Sad, I know. So, if anyone else wants to post photos I would love to see them.
    Originally posted by FROSTYFRECKLE
    There is a cat owners pic thread here too!
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1001457
    Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!
    • elsien
    • By elsien 10th Aug 08, 7:05 PM
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    elsien
    Ok, I'm probably going to go with THIS ONE will that in the medium size be ok for a staffie?
    Originally posted by astonsmummy
    Sorry, I can't remember what size I bought. I think it was bigger than a medium, but that's probably because mine is a real chewer.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • astonsmummy
    Sorry, I can't remember what size I bought. I think it was bigger than a medium, but that's probably because mine is a real chewer.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Thanks, I will only be using it for fetch on walks, she doesnt chew any other time :confused:
    Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!
    • foreign correspondent
    • By foreign correspondent 10th Aug 08, 10:27 PM
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    foreign correspondent
    Yeah she's absolutely fine, it's like we've had her forever, I split up with my OH and was so depressed at the thought of him taking her, but he let me keep her
    There are pics on this thread
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1041425
    Originally posted by astonsmummy
    so glad you got to keep her, she is lovely, a beautiful colour and in such good condition - she looks very healthy - a good weight and a glossy coat and a lovely wet nose! - well done

    Your little boy looks quite taken with her too!

    I think she has really landed on all 4 paws with you and I bet she is really glad!
  • astonsmummy
    so glad you got to keep her, she is lovely, a beautiful colour and in such good condition - she looks very healthy - a good weight and a glossy coat and a lovely wet nose! - well done

    Your little boy looks quite taken with her too!

    I think she has really landed on all 4 paws with you and I bet she is really glad!
    Originally posted by foreign correspondent
    Aww thanks
    Yeah my son adores here, i think the feeling is mutual, she sits outside his door when he's out sometimes bless her.
    I hope she is glad, and yes she has me wrapped round her little paw already but she is still an obedient dog so thats good, she just likes to have lots of cuddles.
    Baby boy Number 2, arrived 12th April 2009!
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 11th Aug 08, 1:22 PM
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    Just thought I'd add my little bit.

    My staffie has a black kong as they are supposed to be tougher than the red ones. The one we bought was the size bigger for the size she is, if that makes sense. We started off with the biggest one, but decided she wouldn't be able to get it in her gob, so went one size down.

    On her walks, we buy the tough rubber balls that you can buy in pet shops and shout at her when she chews it. Still have to buy her a new one ever couple of weeks though

    At home, she is a big chewer. Amazingly though, only stuff she is allowed to chew. Which is good!!

    At the moment, she has a Everlasting Treat Ball (a blue thing from Amercia) which she just chews and throws around (we don't bother filling it with anything),
    a black kong,
    a nylabone (which we bought last year at the dog show thing in Olympia - okay, so it's not the same shape as when we bought it, but it's still going strong)
    and a big blue nylabone which she doesn't bother with at the moment (except to throw it and drop it on the floor to make the biggest noise ever!).
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