Why do you need tough dog toys for small dogs? Just like large dogs, small dogs need a lot of exercise. Dogs who do not get enough exercise end up bored and will take their boredom out on anything that is close at hand. This can be your shoes, your furniture, or anything else your dog can get a hold of.
Your dog’s best toy is you as I show here. You need to walk your dog regularly, play with your dog regularly, and train your dog. This will strengthen the bond between you as the owner and your best friend. This is actually the point of all toys – to strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
Good quality toys help you to train your dog, treat good behavior for your dog, and have fun with your dog. That is after all, the point.
If you have a small dog who needs tough dog toys, you don’t have to look any further than the Tether Tug. It comes in several sizes with the small one for dogs under 35 pounds (15.9 kg).
You set up your Tether Tug in your yard. Your dog can then amuse himself playing tug-o-war with the tether tug. It is tough enough to give your dog all the tugging fun he wants. It also saves your arm since you cannot last nearly as long as your dog will want to play with the tether tug!
Tether Tug stands behind their products and will replace them if there is a defect in the materials. Each Tether Tug is handmade in the USA. There are some things that are not under the warranty that include:
- Dogs chewing on the pole itself
- Dogs being left unattended with the pole and causing damage
- Damage that occurs from leaving the Tether Tug out in inclement weather
- Normal wear and tear that is expected from a chewing toy. This includes: frayed rope ends, stress marks, or small abrasions near the base of the toy that do not affect the toy’s function.
How It Works
The Tether Tug is installed with a 14 inch (35.6 cm) base that is driven into the ground with a rubber mallet. You provide your own mallet. If you do not have a mallet, you can use a hammer, but you must place a block of wood on top of the base so that you don’t deform the base. The base is pounded into the ground until the two holes are just above the ground. The Tether Tug is inserted into the base and is ready for your dog to play.
You should always supervise your dog while playing with the Tether Tug, and don’t let children play with it without supervision.
Tether Tug has a Tether Tug Video that shows the toy in action.
What About for Indoor Use
Tether Tug offers some handheld tugging toys that can be used indoors or out such as the Easy Tug. This toy provides a stretchable bite tug so that you can provide exercise for your dog without the shoulder strain of a normal tugging toy.
The Monkey Fist is similar to the Ball Toy but it replaces the tennis ball with a monkey fist knot. Ask your local sailor about the monkey fist knot – it’s a classic!
Tether Tug has a bite toy which is like the Ball Toy and the Monkey Fist Toy, but without the tennis ball or the monkey fist.
There is also a knotted rope toy which is a length of rope with three knots in it. Like the three previous toys, it is designed to be used by medium to large dogs on the outdoor Tether Tug.
The above toys are not really for a small dog or a puppy. For small dogs, Tether Tug has the Braided Fleece tugging toy.
Tether Tug is as Tough as Your Small Dog
Tether Tug toys are designed to provide your dog with long-lasting play. They will stand up to most of the determined chewers out there, but nothing is 100 percent indestructible. They are an excellent value for you and your pets.
Some people think that small dogs are not as destructive as large dogs, but as a small dog owner (I have two chihuahuas), I know that small dogs can be very destructive. They can take out your shoes. They may not be able to eat your sofa in one seating, but they can still do a large amount of damage.
Tether Tug is a good way for you to burn off your small dog’s energy and destructive impulses. You can do this without destroying your dog’s spirit or your furniture and clothing.
Be a Hero to Your Small Dog
Provide your dog with the toys that will enable you to stand up to the chewing and play that your dog needs. The energy and bonding that you will receive will reward you for years to come.
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