Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western PA
Dogs Name: DDR's Grand Prince of Rescue - "Ivan" & StoneFly's Great Expectations - "Maiya"
Titles: Ivan - AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC, CA : Maiya - AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC, I.P.W.D.A. & N.S.D.A Airscent
Dogs Age: 5.5 years & 3 years
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Ivan's favorite chews are a raw meaty bone from the grocery store, a smoked beef bone from the local specialty meats store (never witnessed any splintering), bully sticks (seems to prefer Best Bully Sticks to Red Barn), and Moo Shoes from Tractor Supply. He also likes raw hides, but they turn into a gluey mess that gets all over everything. He likes Himalayan chews as well, but they're not his favorite. He has no interest in antlers, but he's only had whole ones. I want to try one that's been cut in half down the middle to see if that makes a difference.
Ivan loves to shred stuffies, but has never swallowed any of the pieces, which could make them unsuitable for some dogs. I like the ones from TuffieToys.com as they seem to last slightly longer.
Ivan really enjoyed his Kong Wobbler. He tended to chew on the threads though once he figured out how to get it apart and once that happened he stopped batting it around and immediately went to ripping it apart with his jaws. I'll have to be quicker about taking it off of him/stopping the chewing so it can be screwed together tighter and last longer.
He has a used, slightly deflated soccer ball for outside that he loves.
Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG)