“ Brand: Trixe / Type: Dog Toys „
Trixie Multi-coloured Play Rope.
I bought my dog Max one of these a while back from Pets at home for a little under £5.00 thinking that it would make a good toy for him, I like to have lots of toys for him so has something to play with and also something to do when we go out without him. I have bought many types of toy and thought that I would give one of these ago. They are basically a multi coloured rope about an inch in diameter and 10 inches long. The rope is what I think is a rag rug effect and is essentially a rope made of soft strips of coloured fabric, knotted in several places which aids the dog to grip the rope and also helps prevent the rope being tugged out of your hand to easily. it is ideal for your dog's teeth because of the soft material. It's designed as a tug toy, strengthening your dog's legs and gums as they pull the rope back, it a great toy for bonding and playing but not a toy my max would play with alone.
Well it seemed ideal at first, but if any of you have seen the buddies films then my max is just like `Mud Bud`, no matter where we are, Max finds mud...lol!
This toy got extremely dirty very quickly and I was forced to wash it in the washing machine every few days. Because it isn't wiping clean, it wasn't practical for us, even when we made a conscience effort to prevent him from taking it outside, it still gets dirty with slobber when being played with. Although I enjoy playing with Max in this manner, your hands do get incredibly dirty and slobbery so taking antiseptic hand wash with you when you plan to use it is a good idea and a carrier bag to bring it home in.
This is not the most practical toy for my Max but I can imagine it being a good toy for other dogs. Max does enjoy playing with it but now we only take it out on walks occasionally so that it does not need to be constantly washed. I was concerned that as it was a frayed toy that it may eventually damage my washing machine so I now place it in a pillowcase to wash it, so that the excess does not block my machine. It has always washed up well and I find it a great toy it's just the need for frequent washing that is an issue for us.
I was looking for a fun toy for my friend who has just bought a puppy. I didn't want to spend a fortune in case she had a duplicate so I bought the Trixie Multicoloured Play Rope. It's on here at 86p, but I paid £1 for it in a little local hardware / pet supplies store. I thought it was a good price.
It's 10cm in length and it is plaited down the middle with two knots at each end, then the ends are loose. The basic idea is that puppy holds onto one end and you the other and you can play a game of pull with them. Also, the knots are good for chewing on (and far preferable to your cushions!)
The toy has lasted a good six weeks so far, and is pretty battered now to be fair but for a quid you can hardly complain. It's a great little toy for a puppy, though I think it might be ever so slightly too small for a very big dog (you can get bigger ones for a little more money, however). Overall I do highly recommend the Trixie Multicoloured Play Rope as it's a value toy for any dog owner. I'll give it five stars out of five.
I had only had Jess at home for a few days when I noticed her obsession for chewing shoe laces, Jess is a master lace chewer, she does not chew all the way through the lace, she chews it just enough so as when I fasten my trainers up the laces snap as I pull them, resulting in massive frustration.
So after snapping the laces on my favourite trainers I decided that she needed a toy that would distract her from my rapidly dwindling supply of shoe laces. A quick look on amazon.co.uk brought up the Trixie Multicolured Play Rope costing £3.99 including postage and packaging. I quick decision was made to purchase the toy as a good pair of trainer laces cost nearly as much.
The rope I received is brightly coloured, it is a mixture of orange, red, yellow and cream rope. It weighs 150g and is 28cm long and is made from natural cotton fibres I think it is just about the right size for Jess who is about the size of a small Yorkshire Terrier. The play rope has a knot at each end, after the knot the rope is frayed, this is what I thought Jess would like as a distraction from my laces, the centre of the rope is big enough for Jess to comfortably carry the rope around and have a good chew.
To distract Jess from my laces I would calmly take the shoe from her and replace it with this toy, it took a few days of repeatedly swapping shoes for the toy and getting every body in the house to do the same before Jess started to show a preference for the Play Rope. Now Jess has no interest in laces or shoes and I feel safe leaving my shoes and those of my visitors out when she is around.
Some of Jess's favourite games with the Play Rope are gnawing the Knots; this keeps her teeth clean, playing fetch with the rope and tug of war. I am so happy I brought the Play Rope it has been worth every penny, Jess has had her rope for nearly four months now and it is starting to look a little worn, I check it at the end of each day to make sure it is still safe for her to play with. On Christmas morning there will be another Trixie Play Rope in her doggie stocking.
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This is one of the oldest toys that my dogs have - we've had it for at least 2 years but they're still not bored of it! Considering how simple and basic in design it is I am really suprised at how long it's managed to keep their interest. I can't remember where I got this from or excactly how much I paid as it was so long ago, however after a quick Google search I can see that it is available from a wide range of pet accessory websites and it retails at around £2-£3, which I think is a bargain!
This toy is basically a knotted piece of rope which dogs can carry around with them, chew on and obviously play tug of war with! The rope is available in four sizes - the smallest being 20cm and the largest 54cm. We have a medium sized one which is the right size for all of my dogs to carry around and it's long enough for a dog on either end of it playing tug of war without their mouths and noses being too close together which obviously prevents any accidental nips.
The toy has two large knots at either end along with tassles, which my dogs absolutely love chewing on and it gives the toy that extra bit of texture. Weirdly enough my chocolate labrador has a thing for the knotted bits and usually spends 5 minutes or so sniffing and rubbing her nose over them. This particular rope is multi coloured and very bright, so when it comes to cleaning the grass up and putting all of the dogs toys back into their 'play box' it is easy to spot. Although I have the multi coloured one, there are a range of other colours available including red, purple and so on.
My dogs love this toy and I'd say that they play with it on a daily basis - I usually find it in my bed or laid on the stairs from where the dogs have laid and chewed it then left it! The toy is extremely strong and can withstand the strength of a husky on one end and my 12 stone boyfriend on the other! None of my dogs, despite how much they gnaw on it have managed to chew it up, however they have managed to pull a few of the strands out at the end. My dogs are strong chewers so I am very impressed with how long the toy has lasted!
This is a durable toy and it is in good condition considering that we keep it in the garden. It's a little stiff rather than soft and flexible like it was when we got it but it's not dirty or tatty looking. The toy is made from natural cotton fibres and according to the product description, it can help clean the teeth and gums when the dog is chewing it.
I overall reccommend this toy as it's very cheap and brilliant value for money due to how durable and strong it is.
I have two Staffordshire bull terriers aged 6 and 5, we have to be careful with our youngest as he had lung damage as a pup meaning now that he can't go out in too much heat and he can't go out in too much cold. Since he has this problem we cannot regularly walk the dogs otherwise they wouldn't understand why their walks were taken away when it wasn't suitable so instead we have a number of dog toys to play in the garden with them.
I bought a number of toys from Pets at Home when we first got our second dog and found they sold a good range of these ropes. The ropes are available from 20cm which with the dogs I have would be broken in seconds up to a much thicker and longer one for bigger dogs which is 54cms long.
Like I say I bought this at Pets at Home and it cost me about £4 however you can buy similar in many other places such as supermarkets and even pound shops however they only tend to sell the thinner versions which are no good for my dogs.
The ropes are multi coloured and made of natural cotton fibres, the rope is made of two pieces of lots of pieces of fibres wrapped around each other numerous times and then fastened at each end with a knot. The smaller versions of these for smaller dogs Have lots of knots all the way down the length.
The only packaging on the rope is a small piece of cardboard showing a picture of a dog playing and the name of the product along with the size that you have chosen.
My dogs love this toy and they have hours of fun playing with it, my eldest dog will play with my husband with it although this has ended in a couple of little injuries where my husband has got in the way of Suki's teeth. The two dogs like to play tug of war with the rope and they will play for ages as they are both very stubborn and neither one of them wants to give in.
I am really pleased with this toy and will buy another one again when I next go into the shop as the ropes lasts ages even with my two dogs although it doesn't look the same as when it was bought for more than a day or so. Since the rope is made up of so many pieces of fibre they basically break one by one so there is loads of play time with it and my dogs love it.
Apart from having a young 6 month puppy to buy toys for I also have a rather lovely 4 year old dog who of course needs showering with gifts. Yes, both are very spoilt and why shouldn't they be? They are firm members of the family and are treated as such (although they cannot be upstairs or on the sofas!). Every time I enter a pet store the chances are I will come away with not just what I wanted but various other things such as treats, varying bones and of course toys. Both my dogs love toys and for me I'd rather them love toys than love my toys so they have quite a large collection in order to keep them fully satisfied and can leave anything else non-doggy alone.
Zooplus is a favourite website of mine as I can generally find everything I want on one website and they seem pretty reasonable with their prices as well as having a very wide and varied selection of items (not just for dogs) I end up getting a few good bargains. Zooplus stock a wide range of Trixie dog related items ranging from toys to leads. Trixie do have decently priced dog toys, they don't break the bank and there tends to be a very good selection to choose from. Now Trixie isn't my first choice for toys as I tend to opt for Kong but as they are cheap they make good little extras to buy when buying other products - generally to push the postage and packaging charges to free!
One item I have bought several times is the Trixie Multicoloured Play Rope simply because it is cheap and keeps my dogs very well occupied. The multi-coloured rope is not unusual in the dog toy world there are a wide variety of makes, sizes and colours so this isn't exactly a world beating idea by Trixie but it serves a purpose. The toy is designed to help an owner play with their dog. It is designed for your dog to test its strength as you will hold onto one end and the dog will be on the other end pulling and tugging away. An easy toy to keep your dog entertained, it doesn't squeak or make noises it just offers a good old tug of war.
To look at the multi-coloured play rope is made up of natural cotton fibres which come in a variety of colours - chances are you won't find two exactly the same and if you order online you don't get a colour choice, same at a pet store they come in a wide variety of colours. The rope is knotted at both ends to resemble a similar shape to a bone and of course if playing tug of work you have something to hold onto. Now depending on the size of the rope you buy there are more knots or 'bones' as the website says in the toy itself. The rope toy's smallest size is 20cm and goes up to 54cm so depending on the size of your dog you will need to buy the appropriate size. I myself buy the 37cm length which has two extra knots in as well as the two at the ends and I have two large breed dogs.
Both my dogs love playing with this toy but I try to limit what I do with the puppy as her teeth are not as strong to play tug of war with this toy as despite being made of cotton fibres which are themselves very soft when they are tightly packed and woven together it is quite a tough toy so unfortunately for her this toy tends to be belong to my older dog who can with stand it being pulled and tugged. My older dogs loves nothing more than carrying this toy off and flinging it around the garden whilst part of it is repeatedly hitting him over the head which he doesn't seem to mind at all. If he wants to play tug of war he will carry the toy over to me and will quite happily show off his strength. I also find it is a great toy to play go fetch as it is long enough to get a firm grip to throw it and of course it is then easily to rescue from the jaws of my dog.
Because of its natural cotton fibre composition it doesn't last that particularly long especially with a dog who takes such a keen liking to it and is generally played with on a daily basis. After a while the colours start to go dull, the fibres start to spilt and overall it does start to look quite tatty but then I wasn't expecting it to stay pristine. One of the rope toys I did have ended up becoming unknotted due to being so worn that the whole thing fell apart into a load of dirty coloured fibres on my kitchen floor to the bemusement of my dog. Thing is they don't cost the earth and are easily replaceable and I know my dog enjoys playing with it. Because of having the cotton fibres it also helps clean the teeth and gums which for me is a big plus so for the sake of having to buy a new one every 2 months or so I really can't complain.
Despite this not being the most durable toy I really can't moan that much as both my dogs seem to enjoy playing it is and it is constantly around in the house, it has never been a toy which has been bought and then ignored. It is a toy that is played with all the time whether they just want to chew on it or play tug of war. I have no complaints about it. It does the job it was intended for. However, I wouldn't recommend it for dogs that completely destroy their toys as it would last a matter of minutes as being made from cotton it won't be that durable. However, for dogs that simply like to chew their toys and play with them then it is definitely a cheap but good buy. I'm giving this 4 stars, knocking 1 star off simply due to the overall durability of it.
~ Useful Information ~
Price: Ranging from £1.59 (20cm) to £3.99 (54cm) - Zooplus July 2012
Sizes: from 20cm to 54cm
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Trixie Multicoloured Play Rope With knots for chewing and pulling. Various colours and sizes