“ Manufacturer: Happy Pet / Type: Dog Toy „
Ahhh, another rope toy Ben has ended up with. I really didn't realise just how many rope toys he has ended up with over the course of 18 months until I started sorting through his stuff to see what I could review. I really think he could do with a bit of a clearout!
Anyway, one of the rope toys I came across for Ben was the Happy Pet Flossin Fun Dog Toy. I purchased it for just under £3 from Amazon if I remember correctly.
When it arrived I did find it to be a little smaller than I expected but it was still fine for our German Shepherd. It came with a little piece of cardboard packaging over the top of the top knot and tassles. This stated what the item was and who it was made by. The Flossin Fun dog toy is brightly coloured in red and yellow. It has a knot at the top with some tassles, a bigger knot in the middle of the toy and then another knot at the other end with more tassles. It is a little bit of a different shape to the usual rope toys like this. It is a little hard to explain but I will give it a go anyway and if you are still confused (which you probably will be!) then the picture shows it quite clearly too.
If you are holding the rope toy upright then the first section above the middle knot is more aligned to the right. When you get to the lower knot after the middle knot, the lower knot is more aligned to the left. Does that make any sense? I told you looking at the picture would be easier!
The rope is a twisted rope and the toy in its entirety is quite hard and it is a little heavy. I do think it is pretty durable and will withstand a good deal of chewing.
Ben was quite excited when he was given this toy but then he always is at the sight of a new toy though I have realised that it is one which is very rarely played with and has been a little forgotten about. Like all rope toys, this is good for games of tug of war or fetch though with it being a little smaller than expected I think it is more suited to fetch. Ben has chewed at this toy a little bit as there is some fraying but not alot which indicates to me that this toy really doesn't do much for him.
It is a nice little toy, brightly coloured and it is seemingly durable but if you dog has other toys like this then I would just avoid it as although it is a slightly different shape to others it is just not enough to keep a dog interested. I don't blame this on the toy at all, I blame it on myself and the rest of our family for spoiling Ben rotten! I would recommend it as a toy for a dog who doesn't have a rope tugger.
Yes it's a rope. But look at that colours!
Well this is not just an ordinary rope, it is designed specially for dogs. It's made of many strings so it also has a flossing effect so it's good for your dog's teeth. It is extremely durable, dog can chew on it all the time and it wont tear. You can play fetch with it (well your dog can), pull it or just let your dog chew it. At a price of £2.79 from Amazon it certainly is a thing one can afford!
When I introduced the new toy to the puppy she was all excited (like with every new toy) and would not let it go. After the first few hours of extensive use she got tired of it in the way that she does not want to play alone with this toy much (she has a soft squeaky toy that she loves and plays alone with) but she loves it when we have interactive play. We fight, I throw she fetches, she chews it if I hold it.
She is quite a biter, the small one, and this toy helped a ton with diverting attention from biting hands to biting this thing, and since it has 3 knots the middle one works like a small shield for your hands.
I really like the bright colours so if the dog drags it somewhere you spot it in a matter of seconds.
I think this is a good buy at a price but be prepared (and of course if you have a dog you probably are prepared) to participate in the play with this toy allot.