Anyone know how sturdy they are? Im trying to find something indestructable for the boys to play with. I have one of those soccer balls - its in a little harness with rope tugs on 2 sides. It lasted about a month, but the ball is flat now. Its still retaining a solid shape and rolls almost the same, so they are still having supervised play sessions with it.
Toys that they can both play with are best. Thats why I liked the soccer ball. They will each grab a rope and carry it around the yard. Its really funny to watch them fetch it.
dainerra
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Anyone know how sturdy they are?

Not very. Mine has been et, and so has the one at the agility club.
Anyone know how sturdy they are?

Not very. Mine has been et, and so has the one at the agility club.

thats what I figured. And both boys HAVE to kill anything that makes noise. Cypher prefers plush for that, he makes a tiny hole and pulls all the stuffing out, thread by thread.. Emotion: smile
dainerra
Anyone know how sturdy they are?

Not very. Mine has been et, and so has the one at the agility club.

Indeed I doubt they would last an hour at my house. The only way any toy lasts at all is if I remove it before it is too destroyed.
Gwen
Not very. Mine has been et, and so has the one at the agility club.

thats what I figured. And both boys HAVE to kill anything that makes noise. Cypher prefers plush for that, he makes a tiny hole and pulls all the stuffing out, thread by thread.. Emotion: smile dainerra

I know that scenario all too well. I often will break down and get stuffed/ plush toy just for them to kill/destroy. The first thing they go for is to remove the squeeky thing in the middle. After that there is stuffing everywhere.
Gwen
Anyone know how sturdy they are? Im trying to find something indestructable for the boys to play with. I have ... ball. They will each grab a rope and carry it around the yard. Itsreally funny to watch them fetch it.

The current Wiggly Giggly toys are made from a soft vinyl. The original one I had for years before a dog would play with it - it was harder plastic and lasted quite a long time but it was mostly ignored - then the last pup went crazy for it. The inner plastic that held the noisemakers broke down after a while and I had to buy a new one, which is the soft plastic that can probably be chewn up quite easily if your dogs are so inclined. Fortunately mine aren't, so I expect this one to last at least as long as the first one.

Christy
" Fortunately mine aren't, so I expect this one to last at least as long as the first one. Christy

I can't see many shelties that would be heavy chewers. Are there many that are? I am curious. I know each dog is an individual but on average aren't shelties less likely to be heavy, vigorous type chewers?
GSD's are actually pretty well known to be chewers.

Blade's and Clovis are my destructive ones. Reznor is much easier on toys.
Gwen
The current Wiggly Giggly toys are made from a soft vinyl. The originalone I had for years before a dog ... dogs are so inclined.Fortunately mine aren't, so I expect this one to last at least as long as the firstone.

They dont really chew on the balls, just end up poking holes in them with their teeth while chasing/catching/carrying. And they pounce on them HARD. Ive checked the soccer ball, it doesnt seem to have any visible punctures so Ill try pumping it up again. But once a ball gets the tiniest opening, I take it away because they pick at it until its a giant hole.

Without actually seeing them, I guess Ill have to pass on the giggles. I did get them (and the kids) some bubble blowing stuff that is peanut butter scented. They all had fun playing with the regular bubbles last fall, but maybe the smell will hold the dogs attention longer.

dainerra
Without actually seeing them, I guess Ill have to pass on the giggles. I did get them (and the kids) ... had fun playing with the regular bubbles last fall, but maybe the smell will hold the dogs attention longer. dainerra

Oh I have wanted to get some of this. I know Blade would go completely nuts over the bubbles. And I have a thing for bubbles myself. The "inner child". And then there is one of my all time favorite paintings by Maxfield Parish with bubbles.
http://www.artpassions.net/cgi-bin/show image.pl?../galleries/parrish/aircastles.jpg

Though this is my fav of his paintings.
image.pl?../galleries/parrish/daybreak.jpg

I am glad you mentioned the flavored bubbles. I really need to get me some.
Gwen
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