“ Brand: Foundation Collection / Type: Toy „
Pets At Home have opened a large store just down the road from me, so I am able to pop in quite regularly. This isn't a good thing for my bank balance, but it's good for my schnauzer Sawyer as it means that he's been getting more toys bought for him.
I saw this rope frisbee toy on sale and decided to buy it. Sawyer loves soft toys, however I have stopped wasting my money on them because he always manages to rip them apart and pull the stuffing out of them almost as soon as he is given them. Therefore when it comes to toys, I try to only buy things such as rope or rubber toys which do him for a bit longer.
This toy is circular shaped, like a frisbee. It is made of a thick-ish piece of rope and it has a piece of stripey coloured fabric stretched across the middle. In the middle of the fabric part is a squeaker.
Because Sawyer was chewing the rope part of this, it didn't really retain its circular shape so this definitely could not be used as a normal frisbee as it simply isn't really made of the correct materials to travel far distances. Therefore if you are planning to take your dog to the park with the intention of throwing this, you may be disappointed. However, it's fine for throwing up and down the living room and Sawyer will happily run after it until he gets bored and decides he'd sooner chew my slippers (frequently).
I have found this is better to give to Sawyer just for him to lie and chew rather than using it for active play, however it is great for playing 'tug' with because you can grab one side of the rope part, and he can grab the other.
As this is made of rope, it is pretty durable and despite frantic chewing, it has not become frayed whatsoever. As I said above, it has not really retained a circular shape but I don't really mind. The fabric part also hasn't ripped or come apart which astounds me as Sawyer is normally very good at being completely destructful.
The squeaker part stopped squeaking after a couple of hours of Sawyer playing with this, but let's face it, that is not necessarily a bad thing!
The original price for this was £3 which I would not have paid as I don't believe it is worth that much. However it was on sale for half-price and I can't fault only paying £1.50 for a toy that Sawyer can't rip to shreds within 10 minutes.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS?
At half-price, then I see no reason not to recommend this. As I'm sure all dog owners are aware, toys can have a very short shelf-life, and so the fact that this toy seems to be fairly durable may appeal. Sawyer loves lying on the sofa in the evening chewing rope toys and this is ideal for that purpose. Other dogs may find it more entertaining than Sawyer does in terms of retrieving it, so at £1.50 it's worth a shot. If I saw it at that price, I would buy it again.