Friday, May 30, 2014

Dachshund Nola Reviews: Udderly Fantastic Tug Toys

     Hi, all! Today I have a great tug toy to share with you called Udder Tugs (that sounds kinda...wrong, LOL!) made by Mutt School, an Etsy shop. These tugs, as you might've been able to gather from the name, are made from fleece and the rubber inflation tubes used to milk cows. Isn't that neat?


    Both Pike and I love to tug (as you can tell in the header), although I can be pretty picky about the tugs I'll use. For the most part, we play with Skineez or a medium sized fleece tug. Both are fun, and I have a particular soft sport for the Skineez, but Mom throws the tug as a reward when we release them, and the tugs we usually use are pretty light and don't go far at all when tossed. These Udder Tugs solve that problem! The rubber part is in the middle (see below), and the fleece part sticks out a few inches on either end. The rubber gives just enough weight that you can really pitch them, but isn't so heavy you could hurt your dog if they accidentally got knocked by one.
For whatever reason, neither of us will tug on the rubber part. We'll pick it up by that, but only tug on the fleece part. I'm not sure if it's because we can't get a good grip on it, or if it's simply because we're used to softer tugs. Either way, we really enjoyed these tugs!
Our favorite is the red one.




Sorry, no pictures of them in action. Mom has to be very careful with Pike when we play tug, since he doesn't have the bite inhibition I do yet. Last time she tried to take photos while tugging with him, she got shin ripped off.


     They aren't a toy you just leave laying around on the floor. You should be actively engaged with your dog when they're playing with these, and they should be put away when not in use. Don't want any pups chewing them up!



    We both loved these, and would recommend them!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

9 comments:

  1. We love tug toys, although if Katy feels I'm being too aggressive she lets go and gets even when I go flying.

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  2. I love playing tug so these sound great. What an inventive use of milking tubes!

    Dina

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  3. I had one of those for Jimmy years ago (different maker), but it really didn't interest him. The rubber is supposed to smell like the cow and increase the desire to tug, but it didn't seem to work for us. A lot of BCs in my agility class had one though, and being the tugging fools they are, they loved them!

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  4. Those look like lots of fun. We will have to see if we can get one to try too.

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  5. Hmmm, i wonder if Torrey would like those. She likes to play tug, but is not a fan of rope toys.

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  6. We are a definitely a tuggy household and these look like they would be fun!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  7. Those really look super fun...I just love to tug and fetch, so these looks perfect!

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  8. We just sort of get up a game of tug with whatever's handy!

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

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  9. Nola, Gradpa and I were reading your blog and we think these are utterly fantastic. plus, grandpa thinks your mom took some great pics of you!<3

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