A list specific for Weims? Why yes please! Weimaraners tend to be pretty hard on their toys and there is a reason the tried and true toys are so well loved by both the dogs and their people!
This list includes toys that have been personally tested by my Weims, and if you stay with me to the end of the article, I’ll even include some that didn’t pass the muster.
Dog Toy Saviors
The saviors are the ones that keep your Weim occupied! We all know that Weims are busy, busy, busy, and need to keep engaged — or else! While every dog has toys they prefer, there are definitely some toys that are simply better than others. So let me save you some time and money and share my dogs’ conclusions on this very important topic!
Who wudda thunk! The Kong Wubba is a puppy fave! The big dogs eventually chewed off one of the “limbs” but even in full fervor of teething, puppies haven’t been able to chew the cloth off. The Wubba comes in different colors, patterns and cute animal styles!
We are becoming big fans of goDog’s Chew Guard toys! The monkey was uber-popular, so I purchased this dino and the dogs have yet to destroy it. The best part of goDog’s toys is their replacement policy – free one time replacement within the first 30 days if their toys don’t last longer than standard plush toys!
I rediscovered the Bob-A-Lot recently. This is an interactive toy made out of hard plastic so it makes a lot of noise if your dog plays on a hard surface. It’s out-lasted all my Weims even though they have tried very hard to tear the Bob-A-Lot apart keeping them well-entertained!
Zogoflex Tux. I’ve already talked about Zogoflex’s Huck and Hurley being great toys that our dogs love to chase, roll, and bounce. The Bumi (a thinner, “S” shaped tug toy) can be torn apart by aggressive adult dog chewers, but the replacement/refund deal they offer make it worth trying for your pup!
No dog toy list is complete without mentioning Nylabones. Nylabones come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes and flavors and are a classic for a reason! My dogs are rabid fans of any flavor, even weird ones that go on sale! (Watermelon flavor, for example!)
Call me picky, but my savior-list is admittedly short, but these are the toys that I feel are fairly indestructible for Weims. Besides the toys on this list, I also do supply them with soft, plush (and yes, destructible) toys WITH SUPERVISION. “Guts” and squeakers have been surgically removed from many a puppy belly, but it doesn’t mean the toys are bad, you just have to be aware.
So with that said,
Dog Toy Fails
What are some of your saviors and fails?