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GoughNuts TuG Dog Toy
GoughNuts
TuG Dog Toy
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Tug & Play
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The shape of this toy allows you to play tug-of-war with your pup without getting your hands near his teeth.

Pros

A good toy for large breeds. It is really big at 11-inches long and 6-inches wide. Can handle aggressive chewing and pulling. Heavy duty build, feels solid and is easy to hold and throw. The toy holds its figure-8 shape.

Cons

This toy tends to have a strong rubbery smell. Meant for interactive play, not as an all-day chew toy.

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KONG Extreme Ball Dog Toy
KONG
Extreme Ball Dog Toy
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Safety Features
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The Kong ball is a reliable toy for games of catch, or for solo chew time.

Pros

Has a safety-feature hole to allow your dog to breathe if the toy accidentally gets swallowed. Comes in a 2.5-inch small size for little dogs. Very bouncy. This ball is perfect for playing catch.

Cons

A little on the small side compared to others at only 3-inches in diameter for medium and large dogs.

Ruff Dawg Indestructible Ball
Ruff Dawg
Indestructible Ball
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Customer Favorite
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Solid rubber ball for dogs who love tennis balls that bounce — but this one will last.

Pros

Big bounce. Also floats. Very tough. Solid rubber. Comes in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch sizes. Because it's rubber, it doesn't get soggy like a tennis ball, nor will it pop or lose bounce after being used a while. Non-toxic. It floats, so it's good near water.

Cons

While this ball seems to last longer than most, some dogs can still chew it apart. You cannot pick the color you'll get.

Ruff Dawg Indestructible Dawg Nut Dog Toy
Ruff Dawg
Indestructible Dawg Nut Dog Toy
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Simple Yet Solid
Bottom Line

Solid alternative to a ball that stands up better than most to heavy chewing.

Pros

Rubber. It bounces, but not like a ball. Comes in 2 sizes: 3.5-inch diameter and 4.5-inch diameter. Most dogs can chew for a long time without even leaving teeth marks on the toy. The middle hole allows you to put a treat in the toy.

Cons

The doughnut toy shape not as interesting to some dogs as a ball.

Monster K9 Indestructible Dog Ball
Monster K9
Indestructible Dog Ball
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Most Eco-friendly
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This bouncy ball is made from natural rubber and is toxin free.

Pros

This ball is about the size of a baseball, measuring slightly less than 3 inches in diameter. It is specifically made for fetch, and performs really well in that game. Good bright color is easy to see. Bounces on any surface.

Cons

This ball does not hold up to an aggressive chewer. It also doesn't float like other balls.

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If you have a chewer, you know a lot of dog toys can get destroyed in minutes. Some products on the market claim to be "indestructible." They are made from solid rubber, like the kind of material used in tires. They are heavy-duty and meant to be hard for dogs to chew through. While really heavy chewers can eventually gnaw through and break a lot of these "indestructible" toys, the tough versions of balls and other shapes do tend to fare better with rough play than other dog toys. Features to look for include shape, which is often a ball or a tug-pull shape. Sizes should come in those appropriate for either large or small dogs. The hole in some of the toys is meant to be a safety feature to prevent choking. Choosing a bright colored toy will make it easier to see when you are playing fetch.

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