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Chocolate Lab Furry Tails ~ Big Dog Toys

Updated on March 25, 2015

Meet Rascal and his Favorite Toys!

My 3 year old Chocolate Labrador, Rascal, may be forever a puppy. I believe Labrador Retrievers are like Peter Pan that they refuse to grow up. I've heard they settle down a little after 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, or even, that they never-never grow up.

Rascal is exuberant in his greetings, whether family, friends or strangers. This is one dog who enjoys all that his doggy life offers.

This page is a review of his favorite products and toys. To be honest, this lab likes to play or chew on anything, but these products last much, much longer.

On that note...

The Frisbee in the picture did not survive and does not make the cut for this power-chewer. It was destroyed within a few hours, even with teeny tiny puppy teeth.

Rascal's all-around Favorite: Kong Treat Ball

KONG Extreme Dog Toy, Large, Black
KONG Extreme Dog Toy, Large, Black

He also has been trained to get it when people come to the door. We do have a smaller and less weighty one that doesn't hurt as much when he drops it on your foot.

Only 1 suggestion for the manufacturers. Sometimes in his excitement, he can't find it right away. Can we request a built in GPS?

Durabilty? 8 years later...still going strong.

 

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Despite his size and that deceiving yawn, Rascal is planning to get that toy... and SOON!
Despite his size and that deceiving yawn, Rascal is planning to get that toy... and SOON!

Rascal and his antics...

This dog loves to chew, sleep on our feet or ankles, an has been known to grab the grandchildren's toys because a few of them look like his. Or... he just likes the attention of trying to get the toys back from him.

Now, don't get me wrong. Even when he knows he's done something he shouldn't, that tail keeps wagging like he's perpetually happy. And, yes he is, even when caught in the act. Although I stand firm, I hoping he doesn't realize I'm close to breaking out in a smile.

Time to try Plush toys for Dogs?

Outward Hound Squeaker Matz Dog Squeaky Toy Multi-Squeaker Toy for Dogs, Long Body 16 Squeaker, Gator
Outward Hound Squeaker Matz Dog Squeaky Toy Multi-Squeaker Toy for Dogs, Long Body 16 Squeaker, Gator

Will use with supervision, of course. - Maybe then Rascal with leave the kids toys alone... I hope

We have many, many stuffed animals missing ears, tails, antennae, and more. This review below is making me consider letting Rascal have one of his own. Maybe. I'll be watching...

 

No Dog Toy in completely Indestructible!

Dog owners should always supervise their dog's chewing and play time.

This advise is especially important with power chewers like Rascal.

Rascal's favorite Kong toy for a game of Catch

KONG Wubba Dog Toy, Large, Colors Vary
KONG Wubba Dog Toy, Large, Colors Vary

Kong is one brand name I've come to count on as nearly indestructible, however, this toy is NOT indestructible, but works great for a game of catch and fetch. The sound and visual of the ball with attached streamers certainly keeps Rascal's attention for quite a while.

 

Did you enjoy your visit with Rascal? Any Furry Tails of your own to tell? - Anyone can leave a comment, so please do.

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    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I love Chocolate Labs. You don't see too many of them around where I live. Beautiful lens.

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image

      BuckHawkcenter 

      7 years ago

      Ah, Rascal is so cute. We have had numerous Labs of all colors grace our Center and everyone is just as happy and wonderful as can be. But, one actually did sort of grow up. He became Uncle to a collection of young puppies, but he was adopted before he could see them grow up.

    • delia-delia profile image

      Delia 

      7 years ago

      Hello from a Squidoo Greeter! Rascal is cute so is the lens...I have one Chocolate Lab grandog and now she has a sister, a new Blond(Yellow) Lab...the Chocolate lab is amazingly smart, she takes her toys and puts them all back in her basket when asked

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