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Protect your Dog (and your Sanity) at Dog Parks

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Dog parks are divisive places: Many dog owners use the parks as the means for their pets’ exercise, while others warn about the dangers of allowing dogs in packs. There are, indeed, scary stories about dogs being injured or behaving more aggressively than normal in the park. If you want a dog park to be part of your pet-ownership experience, there are a few things to keep in mind:

 

Pick up after your dog

Most if not all dog parks have bag stations stuffed with thick bags to help you scoop your dog’s poop and trash it an the appropriate receptacle. The bags are supplied for your convenience and aren’t an option. Keeping the running area free of defecation means a cleaner, safer playtime for your pup as well as poop-free sneakers for your feet.

 

Work on her greeting skills

Large dogs, sweet as they may be, are exuberant. They want to love hard. Upon a first greeting, they jump up on people or mount other dogs. Before taking your dog to the park, practice introducing her to people and pets she doesn’t expect to see perhaps by inviting someone over to your home to ring the doorbell and work on her receiving manners.

 

Exercise your dog beforehand

A dog park is meant to be a supplement to your pooch’s exercise not the sole source of it. Walking, running or playing with her before heading to the park helps loosen up her muscles and adjusts her energy levels. Entering the park first-thing in the morning with no warm-up also means your dog is operating at 100% and ready to go. Her high energy may intimidate or inadvertently injure her fellow dogs, not to mention peeve other owners

 

Socialize her somewhere else

The park also shouldn’t be the one place you socialize your dog. If it is, that means you’re trying out her interactive skills with a group of strangers and their unfamiliar dogs. If there’s a stumbling block in her social skills say, she pins down other dogs in her excitement strangers are less likely to be forgiving than friends. Try socializing her early with the dogs of family members or pals who understand you and your dog are working hard on her behavior.

 

Stay on your own side

Most dog parks have signs posted about the weight and age of dogs allowed within. (In addition, all dogs should have their vaccinations.) Adhere to this: It’s a mandate, not a suggestion, and it’s for the safety of everyone’s pets. A 5-week-old puppy has no place in a park with 60-pound Labs, even if your puppy is going to be a full-grown Lab one day herself.

 

A lot of dog parks are divided into fenced-in areas for different sizes, and this, too, is for your pet’s safety. “My Chihuahua thinks he’s a big dog” is a silly thing to say. For his protection, keep him in the area for dogs his size.


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Truly Industructible

Due to their high quality and great customer service, I own all Monster K9 toys they have. We have a 2 year old Belgian Malinois that requires daily activities due to his breed. Thus, high-quality, low price toys are an absolute must.

We use this as our back up toy when his Frisbee is out of commission. If you throw this overhanded with your palm facing towards you and flick your wrist, it rolls AMAZINGLY on the ground. While our Malinois loves playing with it the most, all of our dogs love chasing it as speeds across the ground.

To top it off, once you're done with playtime, if you want to your dog have it for the rest of the afternoon, there's almost no chance they're going to destroy it. It's a very high-quality rubber that is very similar to the rubber used in reusable rubber firearm targets. When punctures or cuts are introduced, the rubber material instantly and naturally 'self-fills' the gaps so you can barely notice it's even there. This dramatically reduces the chance of open gashes, spaces, or weak points for your dog to grab a hold of to rip it apart.

We've owned ours for 5 months now and haven't had to replace it. For $13 plus free shipping, this puts other "tough" dog toys to shame.

The best there is!

While it may not be entirely 'indestructible', which is stated in the guarantee information, for $14 this is by far the best and most durable Frisbee on the market. Other companies will charge $20-$30 for "tough" Frisbees or cloth Frisbees and they'll last a week or two tops. This Frisbee lasts 1-2 months with our 70lb Belgian Malinois and is made with thick high-quality rubber.

I'll take that ANY day over spending $20-$30/wk on Frisbees, in which some are hard plastics that produces very sharp edges that are dangerous if ingested.

If you let your dog chew on it daily, you might see a slightly reduced life on this Frisbee. But if you keep it put up and only take it out only during play time, you'll easily get a few months or more out of it. Because of it's high durability, we let our Malinois have WAY longer than any other Frisbee we've bought in the past; and it still lasts longer than a multitude of other brands we've bought. Plus, he absolutely loves it!

Loved and Destroyed Frisbee

Rebel loved the frisbee. It last about 2 weeks. Can we get a ball as a replacement? We’very had much better results with the ball.

Ultra Durable ChewRing

Has been a GREAT CHEW, FETCH, OR TUG OF WAR TOY. The ring makes it difficult for my 85lb aggressive chewer to destroy unlike the stick whereas he can do damage to the end. Would like a ring in a large diameter. This inside hole size makes it harder to play tag of war with lager size dogs.

1 x Ultra Durable ChewStick Tug of war Toy

My two dogs enjoy playing with this stick together but playing time is limited because my aggressive chewer wants it to himself. The straight shape makes it easier for him to chew on the end and has put some sizable pits at the end. My fear is that with continued chewing he'll do enough damage to bite through and swallow a large chunk. It has to be taken away and put up when playing time "together" is over. No chew time alone.