I should write a thank you letter to Nylabone for saving my shoes and furniture from the relentless chewing energy of my puppy. One of the first toys that I purchased for my dog was the Nylabone Puppy Pacifier Rope.
This gem of a toy has two awesome features…the pacifier hard part that puppies love to chew on. We went through about 4 of these toys before Lexi got all of her adult teeth. By then it was time for us to switch to the regular Nylabone dog bones. It’s super important to make sure you don’t let your puppy with adult teeth chew on Nylabone puppy toys. The puppy toy chews will break off a lot easier and, if your dog eats the chunk, could potentially injure your dog internally. We also tried the Puppy Teething Rings and the Puppy Teething Pacifier. Neither of these toys was very popular with my dog.
The other fantastic aspect of this toy is the rope. Lexi loved when I would soak the rope and freeze it overnight when she was going through her teething phase. The rope is also something that’s safe for a puppy to chew on. Mine loved to go after the fringes and munch on that for a while. Since we’re past the Nylabone puppy phase she likes to play with ToyShoppe Monkey Fist Bar Rope toy.
For dogs with their adult teeth, the Nylabone DuraChew’s really do the trick. Lexi isn’t picky and doesn’t care about one flavor from another. We’re currently working on the Nylabone Wishbone toy. I received this toy from Pet360 when I won their Little Devil/ Little Angel contest. One aspect that I really like about this toy is that it’s easy for the dog to balance the toy between their paws. It’s also nice that it’s got 3 sides for the dog to chew on. I like to give it to Lexi to keep her busy when I’m eating dinner or
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Lastly, another important aspect of making these toys really appealing to your dog is part training. Make these toys seem AWESOME to your dog. If your puppy is chewing on their Nylabone/Rope/ or some other dog toy then reward the dog with treats and/or petting. If your dog feels that they’re doing something fantastic by chewing on their toys then they’ll most likely go back to it. If your dog is showing interest in your shoes then you can do some of what I did. I put bitter apple spray on some of my shoes and other ones were put up where the dog couldn’t reach it. I also liked to use the correction noise “Ehhhh” when she did something naughty and redirected her attention to something appropriate. The point of it is, give your dog attention when they’re doing something that you like. They probably will go back to your shoes when they’re really young and it’s your job as their owner to keep the shoes out of their reach. Use correction effectively when you can.
Originally posted at: Geekery and Books