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Dogs love interactive dog tug toys

Updated on September 08, 2013

Charlie loves interactive toys that play dog tug

Charlie likes to play tug of war and loves most interactive dog tug toys. He thinks they are great gifts for dogs. He also likes rope toy and plush stuffed dog toys with tugs that he can drag into his crate and hoard.

Best games to play with a dog

As a dog owner, I find tug of war to be one of the best games to play with your dog. My favorite dog toy is one that lets me play fetch and tug of war. It's hot in Houston so we look for inside games to play and like many interactive dog toys.

Charlie and I are both in love with the Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tails tug toy series of dog toys Charlie's so excited that he wants to give one to each of his brothers and his little sister. The little Pug jumps up and down at the sight of them.

Why are Tuggin' Tails such cool dog toys?

Think plush; think tug; think rope toy. Now combine them all together, add a bungee cord rope and a tennis ball, and you have one terrific interactive dog toy. Charlie would also like me to remind you that these plush interactive dog toys are also gifts for dog owners.

Charlie's a Pug; he's social. He also lives with five other dogs so he's on a constant year-round search for the best Christmas gifts for dog. The little Pug thought hard about all the fun he has when he plays with his toys and decided that this is favorite interactive dog game is playing tug. He loves Hyper Pets Tuggin' Tails.

  • Photo credits: 1) Photos posted here and below of Charlie the Pug 2010 copyright Vikk Simmons all rights reserved. 2) All product images are sourced from Hyper Pet and/or Amazon.com.

Tell me, does this look like Charlie?

Tell me, does this look like Charlie?
Tell me, does this look like Charlie?

Why Charlie loves these plush toys for dogs - Unique dog gifts, Christmas gifts for dogs, dog stocking stuffer

Hyper Pet dog toys are designed to meet the demands and lifestyles of today's dogs and modern owners. The Waggin' Tails interactive tug dog toys were introduced in 2010. The interactive tug toys combine the best of dog toys: the soft, durability of plush with the strength and physicality of rope toys for dogs. In addition they aid in the cleaning of dog's teeth and promote good dog dental health.

Charlie can't wait to play with the "doggy tug"

Aside from the fact that the Tuggin' Tails dog toy series includes a Pug and Charlie is convinced he is the secret model for that specific toy, the toys have a lot of sheer dog appeal. They are designed in the shape of animals. Currently the ones available are a cow, horse, Lab, pig, a Westie and the Pug. Of course, he insists that we get at least one of each kind.

Unique bungee cord construction enhances interactive play"

Each toy features "a unique bungee cord construction winds through the tail securing the tennis ball. The dog holds onto the ball while the owner or other dog pulls the bungee cord and tries to get the ball. In addition to the bonding and mental stimulation, there are a number of other benefits.

  1. Soft plush toys made of polyester and poly fill
  2. Meets the high safety standards set for children
  3. Stimulates pet's interest with squeaker
  4. Cleans dog's teeth during play
  5. Initiates interactive play between dogs or dog and owner
  6. Captures interest of ball-crazy dogs with the tennis ball
  7. Works for all breeds due to the sizes available (small, medium, large)

Charlie at rest after playing tug with Waco

Charlie at rest after playing tug with Waco
Charlie at rest after playing tug with Waco

Charlie's Best Gifts for the other Dogs

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Small, Lab

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Small, Lab
Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Small, Lab

Charlie wants Teddy, the Shih Tsu and leader of the pack, to have the Lab tug toy. He thinks Teddy will appreciate it the most as it will remind him of his lost big brother Beau, the Prince among Labrador Retrievers who died several years ago. I thought that was a very nice gesture on the little Pug's part. But then I had to tell him no, we would not take a black Sharpie and draw cheetah paws all over the plush lab's coat. Teddy is not going to turn that plush tug toy in a cheetah design. Not.

 

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Small, Westie

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Medium, Westie
Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Medium, Westie

Charlie seems to think the Westie plush dog toy is sweet and soft and perfect for little HoneyBunn. After all, she's only 3 1/2 pounds and a pristine white Westie is perfect for her. Small, of course.

 

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Small, Horse

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Small, Horse
Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Small, Horse

Since Riley is the next biggest dog in the house as far as size goes, Charlie wants his favorite Cocker Spaniel to get the plush horse tug toy.

He also asked if we could write and ask them if they would remove the tennis ball and replace it with one of Riley's favorite river rocks but I told him no. It would be too expensive and, besides, they probably wouldn't do it. Charlie scrunched up his face gave me his bulldog look but it didn't do him any good. The horse with the tennis ball will be Riley's gift--as is.

And I'm going to get a timer so I clock Riley and see how fast he slits a seam and removes that squeaker.

 

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Poodle, Small

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Poodle, Small
Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Poodle, Small

That means Freddie the hyper flying disc throwing dog will have the purple poodle tug toy. Somehow I think Charlie's right and it totally suits little Freddie.

 

Guess who's getting this big tug toy?

Guess who's getting this big tug toy?
Guess who's getting this big tug toy?

Tug Toy Update

Charlie's spring choice is the cow with wheels! His little paws clicked their way through the choices and apparently it will be here by mid-week. Oh, and he wants the LARGE one.

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Small, Cow

Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Large, Cow
Hyper Pet Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy, Large, Cow

Who but Waco would get the large cow tug toy? Charlie thinks his big brother and best friend will go nuts over the plush cow but I wonder how long the stuffing will survive? Charlie says not to worry. Sure.

 

Charlie's Dog Tug Toy Poll

Which Hyper Dog Tuggin Tails dog tug toy do you want for your dog?

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      Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

      Adorable Tuggin' Tail Dog Toys. My lab would have so much fun with them :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Charlie, your tug toy gift selections for your pack are perfect! Good choices. And, I agree, the Pug Tuggin' Tail Dog Toy was certainly modeled after you! :)

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