Our Lab is what is commonly referred to as an aggressive chewer or power chewer, and dog toys made of soft pliable materials or fabric are quickly destroyed, torn and ripped to shreds in a matter of minutes. Our Lab can’t distinguish between the dog toys bought specifically with her in mind vs. the soft squeaky dog toys purchased for our Chihuahua. The moment the female Labrador sees or hears the sound of a squeaky toy being played with by the much smaller dog, the game of tug-a-war begins between the two dogs.
Our female Chihuahua enjoys playing with her soft dog toys and it’s a rare occasion when she is able to completely destroy one of her toys. The Lab, on the other hand, will chew up and spit out in tiny little pieces virtually any destructible dog toy within her reach. Labs are digging, chewing dogs, that is for sure. Labs will chew, rip, tear up and shred dog toys that are not indestructible. Some dog toys are toxic and dangerous to a dog’s health, and we’ve found out the hard way that replacing destroyed dog toys for these tough chewers can be an expensive habit.
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