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So called "indestructible" chew toys?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Coop, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Coop

    Coop Puppy

    Have any of you heard of these mythical indestructible chew toys? I know that it's gotta be some kind of marketing exaggeration as nothing can truly be indestructible... but have you heard of these?
    They're called GoughNuts, and their apparently all the rage right now with pit bulls... They're made with a new vulcanization process that makes a kind of a super strong rubber.
    I've been having some luck by freezing my Kong in water and taking it away as soon as it melts or she eats all the ice. But she's gone through at least 3 Kongs already, and I frankly don't know what to buy any more.
    Just wanted to get an honest opinion of this GoughNuts toy before I pull the trigger... $32 buck on Amazon right now, which is equivalent to the 3 Kongs she's already destroyed! x'D
    Here's the review article: Pitbull Toys

    -Coop
     
  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Tonka would not touch hers. Are you giving your dog the black kongs? There should be a guarantee for a relacement of the goughnut. I don't think I would buy it on Amazon for that reason. I ended up selling ours for $10 at a garage sale. Tonka was not interested because of the heavy rubber smell. If she knows she cannot consume the toy then she does not have any interest. I tried soaking it in chicken broth. I put it in the dishwasher on rinse only. I put canned food on it and wrapped it in foil and stored it in the fridge. It seemed like nothing I did helped. I tried soaking it in water with vanilla for a few days...I know there are dogs who love chewing on them though.
     
  3. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs Good Dog Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Have a couple of them but none of my dogs like them, i just spend money on Basketballs, Wubbas and Hides when i can get them. When it comes to chews, nothing beats a good old Nylabone, one thing i have never tried is antlers, which i hear are great.
     
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  4. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    I have not tried those. I have had the best luck with the flavored benne bones they last along time and come in a few sizes. There a little pricey but worth it in my opinion.
     
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  5. rip

    rip Puppy

    my dogs won't touch Kong either. They both really love antlers tho. another plus is that antlers seem to last a long time with my dogs.
     
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  6. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog Premium Member

    Antelers!!!
     
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  7. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    Griffin has lots of antlers around that he can chew on whenever he wants, but all his other toys are for interactive play only. He doesn't really like kongs that much, same with anything rubber-smelling, so we haven't tried goughnuts. Basically, if he likes a toy, he will destroy it if he can, so all tugs, stuffed toys, etc. he gets when we're playing together, and then they go away when we're done. Really, the only way to make a toy indestructible here is to take it away before he destroys it. We just can't have nice things. :rolleyes:

    -MN
     
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  8. Worg

    Worg Puppy

    Nylabones have great texture and dogs love them, but they can be hazardous if your dogs are the type to eat the bits they chew off. My brother/roommates GSD will eat chunks of fabric and rope he chews off his toys, even ate rocks as a puppy, definitely not a dog I would trust with a nylabone.
     
  9. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs Good Dog Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Then try Antlers
     
  10. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    That is what Tonka does. I don't think those will work for us because she pulls tiny pieces off.
     
  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They might like antlers but Teddy is always looking for something soft to chew on like a leash, a leather gym shoe, or Tonka's leg.
     
  12. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    I have Gough nuts. They aren't the favorite toy, they ignore them for months, then they're a favorite for a weeks. Definately worth the money, I've had mine for years.
    Nylabone durachew are the favorites here, they cone in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
     
  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I had three really good toys that I sold in our November garage sale, grrrr...
     
  14. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    Same here. Griffin had a tablespoon or so of rice-sized pieces off his within 5 minutes. But, he loves antlers, so that works out. Like Teddy, though, sometimes he wants something softer- he will wrap his antler in the corner of his blanket and chew both together (until I stop him). I wish he liked kongs and the bone-shaped kong toys better, I think that softer texture is good, but the rubber smell puts him off.

    -MN
     
  15. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Teddy does chew on an e tra large kong pretty often. I hate that after you stuff the kongs with food then they don't like to chew on them when they are empty!
     

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