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    no toys here. he does get the occasional antler to chew on for dental reasons but that is usually limited to like 10 mins at a time every other day or so. i usually put it in this little box next to the recliner and every once in awhile he'll kind of nudge the box and i have to open it and show him there's nothing in there

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    Toy box here filled with Kongs and thick rope with knots tied in them. The rope is the first choice by far. They beed stimulation in the house and toys provide that for them.
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    NO ROPES here! It is a surgery waiting to happen after the little pieces of pulled string ball up and create a blockage.

    I do have toy box that contains real bone, nylabone, stuffless squeekies and a polo ball. Stuffless squeekies and nylabone are the favs
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    My dogs get what I had. A small rock and a stick. And they must go barefoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTFSH View Post
    My dogs get what I had. A small rock and a stick. And they must go barefoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pals View Post
    I have a friend whose puppies favorite toy was part of a gutter down spout.
    Nothing like a good down spout to retrieve and carry! At least it wasn't ever attached to the house.... my dogs have toys, toys toys! Teddy bears, stuffed pheasants, TENNIS BALLS, rope toys (used when supervised), and everything else the little spoiled things want!

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    No matter what I buy, they will chew something else

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    I usually have girl pups. We all know girls like their toys.
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    Nope no toys...nope none at all!

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    Who was it that had a picture of their dog in the "cone of shame" and turned it into the cone of happiness by putting all the stuffed animals down in the cone? Everytime I think of dog toys I think of that dogs face surrounded by toys.

    I guess my boys pretty strange. He doesn't really care about toys. The mother in laws Yorkie has a ton and every time we go over there he never really messes with them. This is the same dog who won't eat a treat to save his life. Took him on errands and to the vet. 2 banks gave 2 treats a piece and the vet gave one. He wouldn't touch them. I guess feeding him premium food has caused him to have a "distinguished" palate

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