Welcome! Log in or Register

Trixie Natural Rubber Ring

  • image
11 Reviews

Brand: Trixe / Type: Dog Toys

  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    11 Reviews
    Sort by:
    • More +
      13.11.2012 23:36
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      A good, strong durable dog toy.

      ~*~*~ Trixie Natural Rubber Ring ~*~*~ ~ What is it? ~ This is a dog toy made from natural rubber, it's a simple doughnut shaped ring and is available in a choice of colours. ~ Why I bought it ~ I was in the local independent pet shop getting bugs for my bearded dragon Drako, and looking at the very cute kittens, hamsters and fish when I spotted these hanging on the side. There was a few colours available but I chose yellow as only the yellow was the small size. I bought it pretty much as a spur of the moment thing and I thought Mookie may appreciate yet another new toy! ~ Using it ~ Mookie is only a little pup and she is about 27 weeks old now and over the time that she has been here she has acquired quite a good selection of toys but being the madam that she is she gets bored of her toys quite easily and then whines for something different. So I have taken to hiding her toys from her and giving her one at a time, but I do tend to pick up a new toy on a weekly basis for her. I hadn't really been bothered about these rings in the past but I did buy one and she does quite like it. The ring is constructed of a good, strong natural rubber which I suppose makes it safer for dogs to chew. The ring feels really strong and durable and I think it is a toy that will last for years to come. Mookie likes to have a good chew on this which I think is doing a great job at saving my shoes! I bought the smallest one available in the shop and I think it is a 9cm ring which makes it quite small and whilst I can hold the edge when Mookie wants to play tug of war, she usually wins as her little teeth can grip it easily and she will run off to her bed and have a good gnaw on it. We have had it for about a month now and whilst it does have little chew marks it's nothing major and it is still in one piece. The ring is nice and thick and actually has a fair weight to it so it feels solid and decent yet still allows Mookie to pick it up and run off with it. I paid around £3 for this and I am sure the larger ones were a pound or two more. The price I feel is really worth it as it is a toy that will last due to it's durability. I have also washed it in the sink with warm water after Mookie left it in muddy grass in the garden and it came up very clean. Thanks for reading :o) x

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      04.11.2012 12:44
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      A very robust and hardy dog toy.

      My dog has to be one of the most destructive dogs that I know, one of his favourite toys are ball and he goes berserk barking and leaping around if he sees you holding one. However he destroys them so quickly that I decided to buy him a selection of more hardy rubber toys and along with a ball (which he could not live without) I decided to try him with a ring. Don't we spoil our four legged friends...loll! He still thinks he is a puppy even though he is twelve need plenty of toys for him, and the squeaky ones last mere minutes. We opted to buy him a red one, although there are a number of choices in colours like yellow, green and orange, and it's lovely and bright so easy do see on the field, for the odd occasion that he thinks it would be more fun for me to retrieve it. I bought him he 15cm sized one but they have other sizes too, making them suitable for all sized dogs. It is around an inch thick making it easy for your dog to hold in its mouth. It claims to be able float in water but have not tried that as my dog is scared of water and simple stands at the side of the lake or pond barking at the toy rather than retrieving it. The rubber is designed not to damage the dog's teeth which are always a worry with chewy toys. It is fairly heavy and the ring travels well when thrown, and bounces too. My dog thoroughly enjoys this, although not as much as his ball but pretty close. He has had this now a few weeks which is an amazing length of time for him. We have bought cheap rubber toys for him in the past but he has simply chewed them to death, but this one seems to be holding its own. I bought mine for £3.99 from my local pet shop but I should imagine all major pet shops would have them in stock as they seem a fairly popular item. When I considered how often I was paying out two pound for a toy in the past this is really great value considering how robust and hardy it has been. Overall I think this product is a very hardy and robust dog toy and my dog has had many hours of fun with it, I would definitely recommend even for the most destructive of dogs.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      30.10.2012 18:39
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      A basic toy but one that is really sturdy

      My Jack Russell Molly is still as playful as the day we got her. She has bundles of energy and needs to be walked a couple of times a day at least so that she will settle down and behave herself in the house. I bought her this rubber ring absolutely ages ago and it is still used on out walks even now. It has remained one of her favourite toys and because it is so hard wearing it has yet to be destroyed when she play kills it. It is quite a basic toy and all that it really is is a ring made of a hard rubber that has some flex to it so that Molly can get her teeth around it and try and get it off me without her hurting her teeth too much. I'm not lying when I say it is sturdy. This little ring has been around the block a few times and has yet to fall apart or even show any signs of ripping. It isn't just Molly who has played with it either my sisters big weimaraners have had a good chew of it several times too and not caused it any damage other than a few teeth marks. Because of its weight and its size it is makes a great alternative to a stick. Because of the bright red colour it is also easy for me to find when Molly decides she has had enough of fetch and just leaves it lying in the grass. You will need to be careful when flinging it that it won't actually hit your dog as it is a solid feeling toy and you wouldn't want to cause them any damage. This costs £3.99 which I have to say I think is a fair price due to how sturdy it is and just how long it has lasted Molly. I really like Trixie and always find that their toys and accessories for dogs are really good value and well made and this rubber ring is no exception.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      30.10.2012 18:18
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      Fab and well made toy for dogs in a range of colours and sizes.

      We have hours of fun with our family dogs with Trixie dog rings like the one pictured above. You can find them in all the usual pet stores and also online, we bought our most recent one during a sale at Pets at Home for £3.99 for a small red version which looks very like the one pictured here. They come in a range of sizes (and colours) to suit your dog and as our dogs are small (Cavalier cross Bichon) the size we bought is around 5"/12cm in diameter but only measures about an inch in depth to allow their small mouths to get around it! The product is strong and resin based, one of the things we like about this range is that it is incredibly robust and does not crumble or break up when chewed and does not therefore litter the floor with small bits which have come detached from the ring. Despite their best efforts these rings seem to last a good long time and withstand an inordinate amount of biting and chewing from our two. Because of the shape, these are great fun to play with and easy to throw, the distinct colours mean that you are unlikely to lose your ring and I love the way they bounce and roll if they land on the edges, it keeps the dogs guessing and that is great for their stimulation. These are a great toy and easy to get your dog to engage with (hopefully therefore discouraging chewing anything else), they are also reasonably priced and well made. I would advise shopping around online and also looking out for reductions at your local pet store, they can be found relatively cheaply and represent great value for money.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      22.10.2012 15:56
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      Work a look

      For a little Jack Russell, my little dog has some destructive power when it comes to toys. Not many last more than 5 minutes and it seems to be his personal conquest to ensure any toy given to him is promptly destroyed within a new record time. Couple that with his boundless energy and you get a bad combination. This Trixie Natural Rubber Ring however has done a great job of keeping him entertained and keeping him happy! I won't lie to you, nothing really made me pay the £3 in store for the Trixie Natural Rubber Ring other than the fact that the dog needed a new toy. I read no reviews and did not do any research. It was an impulse buy and I did not really take much into consideration! The first thing I noticed about this was how tough and durable it seemed. I gave up long ago buying toys with bits and bobs that could be chewed, frayed and bitten off and I also gave up a long time ago paying anything over the odds to keep the dog pleased. The Trixie Natural Rubber Ring fits in with both of these ideals! But the Trixie Natural Rubber Ring does as I said feel durable and after months of playing it has held together nicely which proves it has been a decent investment and ensures that I dont have to take another trip to the pet shop! The only worries and concerns a) since the dog decided he would throw around the Trixie Natural Rubber Ring himself in the house I have had to relegate this to an outside toy. Given the toughness of it, the weight and the all round way it flies through the air, it can be destructive. You dont want the dog throwing this at a glass cabinet or indeed anything that can be knocked over. (Included my poor child on one occasion) The only other concern is that its quite tough meaning I am always worried about tugging on this for the potential damage it could do to the dogs mouth. I am not saying it has done any damage yet but I don't get as much tugging action with this Trixie Natural Rubber Ring as I would other toys. But they are just two downsides to an otherwise great little product and the Trixie Natural Rubber Ring will please dogs of any shape or size. Ideal for fetch where there is plenty of open space but if you are considering buying a Trixie Natural Rubber Ring then it may be best as an outdoor toy.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      23.07.2012 15:02
      Very helpful
      (Rating)
      2 Comments

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      A great, multi-use toy

      My lovely little dog is old now and doesn't play quite as much as she used to. A couple of years ago when Bonnie was a little bit younger, we got this for he to play with and we were looking for something that could be thrown and also used in tug games and general rough and tumble. ~~~ Information ~~~ The Trixie Natural Rubber ring that I have measures 15cm in diameter and it is a dark red colour. It's about 3 inches thick and feels really tough. My dog has really sharp teeth and she can chew through just about anything, but she hasn't left anything more than very shallow, vague scratches on this! The Trixie Ring is a really basic but versatile dog toy that requires some imagination from the owner. I don't know about you but my dog seems to like the smell of rubber - sniffing car tyres etc. So this ring really interested her from the start. ~~~ Games ~~~ We like to play fetch and this ring is brilliant for that. If you throw the ring so that it lands vertically it bounces very nicely giving your dog a little bit of challenge in catching it. It's also great to throw horizontally like a Frisbee. The dog can run and jump to catch it in her mouth. We didn't often do this as Bonnie is a Sheltie and they are quite small and fine boned wee things. We felt that the ring was too heavy for her to catch in a Frisbee fashion so we mostly threw it so that it would bounce before she caught it. As with all games of fetch...sometimes she brought it back...sometime it morphed into another favourite game. Chase me! Yup, Bonnie would catch the Ring and bound off round the garden, running in huge loops and circles to avoid being caught with her treasure! Eventually she would get fed up and drop the ring for a while and go and sniff around. Tug Bonnie also liked to chew on the ring and play tugging games. It is a very strong rubber and tugging games do not seem to put any real stress on the rubber. It is flexible and malleable to an extent but afterwards it bounces right back to its original shape. Hide the ring We got hours of fun from hiding the ring and getting Bonnie to go and look for it. She would sniff around and really use her brain to move things or search in completely random places until she found it. This game always inevitably led to the chasing game for a while! ~~~ Convenience ~~~ This is a really convenient toy to take with you if you go anywhere with your dog because you can play such a variety of games - it's like having a ball, a chew toy and a tug rope all in one. It is great if you are, say, going away for a short break with your dog and have very little room to pack. Yes it's not particularly pretty or interesting to look at but dogs couldn't care less, all they want is someone to play with them, so this toy fits the bill nicely as it lets you play a lot of different games with your dog. I guarantee you your dog won't mind that it's the same toy you use for all of the games, dogs just don't think like that! The Ring is really easy to clean, we've had it tailed through mud and sand and all sorts but a simple rinse with plain water gets everything off. ~~~ Conclusion ~~~ Overall this was an excellent value purchase which game us hours of fun playing a wide variety of games. The material is tough and safe of dogs, although Bonnie chewed at this; no little pieces came off to choke her. It stayed whole and soft and bouncy. I think this is a great toy if you are willing to use your imagination and come up with a variety of games to play with it. It's basic, yes, but your imagination can make it into something really fun and active. Dogs love to use their problem solving skills so playing games where you hide the ring, mixed with games of catch and fetch are not only great fun, but they are really good for your dogs overall wellbeing, and who can argue with that! I got our Ring in a local pet shop for about £3.50 but you can get them online for £2.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        21.07.2012 17:07
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        See review.

        As you will know if you have read any of my recent doggy related reviews, as a family we have 4 dogs; 3 hairy spaniels that adore gamboling through the countryside and getting absolutely filthy and then a rather wussy pointer who hates even going for a wee in the rain. The pointer especially is fond of toys and over the years she has amassed quite a few in her collection of bits and pieces (though no squeaky toys as she is strangely petrified of them). She has owned this rubber ring by the brand Trixie for a fair few years now and whilst it's a bit worn round the edges it has remained a firm favourite of hers; perhaps her loving it so much accounts for all the nibble marks! The ring is quite a simple bog standard toy made out of tough but natural rubber and we are told that "The game ring in natural rubber is very tough, because it yields to the bite of the dog and thus prevents teeth damage." The ring we have is red as depicted in the dooyoo picture and it is quite a chunky toy, the rubber being of a considerable 2.5cm thickness. Flick isn't encouraged to chew due to the fact that we don't relish the possibility of her swallowing hunks of rubber and then needing an operation to fish them out; instead this ring comes into its own during frenzied games of fetch. It has quite a bit of bounce to it when thrown with force and she absolutely adores bounding after it, leaping on it in a rather exuberant fashion, seizing it in her jaws and then galloping back to us like a racehorse that's had too many oats only for us to throw it again. She will happily play this game for hours on end but after 20 minutes or so we are far more knackered than she is! Apart from a few teeth marks where it's been grabbed a little too enthusiastically, this toy is holding up very well. It only cost us around £3.00 to purchase at the time and this has proved to be money very well spent as she has gotten so much enjoyment out of it. It's a simple toy and one that is brilliant for fetching games. Paws up from my pooch.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        21.07.2012 01:06
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Daisy likes it so its good enough for us lol

        As many of you may know by now from reading my reviews myself and my mate Liz share a poodle called Daisy. We call her a time share dog and basically it means that at night time she chooses who to stay with but most days shes with me and my best friend anyway. Because of this I end up buying her alot of things and taking her out for walks by myself and so on and so recently from a local and independent pet store close to where I live I bought this for £3.50 however looking online I can see this for sale on various online shops for around £3.99 a ring with special offers on when you buy three of them in many places too. The ring itself is how it appears on the review photograph at the top of this page. Its 15cm around with a thickness of 2.5 inches and in total weighs 0.3g. Its made of thick, waterproof rubber with a large hole to the centre of it so as owners we can get a good grip and play tug with it or chuck it or whatever. I have this one in a bright red colour though it is available in a couple of other colour options as well. We play with this often and it has now been marked by Daisy's teeth slightly and she likes to play tug around my living room with this and if it does get dirty I can wipe it clean rally easily. Sadly though it does get doggy slobber on it, again though it wipes off and I simply use a little soapy solution and make sure that I rinse it off well and allow it to dry naturally. This toy is sturdy and strong and unless lost or mislaid will probably outlive Daisy lol. I think this is better for a bigger dog than a smaller one though due to its weight which is why I think Daisy prefers to tug one side of it against me and nine times out of ten beat me at the game! She likes it and gives it paws up and so if she's happy then so am I!

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        20.07.2012 19:29
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        5/5

        We've had this dog toy for absolutely ages now and I bought it back when my husky Clyro was a puppy as he loved to chew pretty much anything! I bought this, along with lots of other exciting new toys for Clyro and the other dogs to enjoy from an online pet supply retailer, and it is widely available both online and in various pet shops. I can't remember how much I paid for this but it wasn't very much at all and the current RRP is £4 per ring, which may seem a little expensive for such a basic toy, but in my opinion it is worth it as it's very durable and all of my dogs have had a good chew on it over the years! This is a very basic toy - it's a simple rubber ring which is quite thick and very strong. I was a little concerned at first that Clyro or one of my other dogs would manage to bite it into small pieces and swallow it, however it's extremely strong and durable and after around two years of having it, I've never once had any issues with the dogs being able to bite chunks off and it's still in one piece, although there are noticeable teeth marks and dents where the dogs have chewed, but the toy doesn't look old or worn/tacky. It's made out of natural rubber, which I am not sure is much different to run of the mill rubber used in dog toys, but it's worth mentioning. We have a pale blue ring and a small range of other colours are also available including dark blue and red. The pale colour means that dirt and teeth marks do show up very prominently, however as the ring is waterproof it's quick and easy to clean. We keep this out in the garden in our dogs' toy box, so it has endured all kinds of weather; rain, wind, snow and so on. It has faded in colour slightly but not by a considerable amount and it has never blown away as it is quite sturdy and it has a bit of weight to it, although it is still light enough for even my little dumpling Harvey, a jack russell, to pick up and carry around with ease. This toy was one of Clyro's favourites when he was little; he would gnaw on it, carry it around with him and so on, it was even a handy toy to rub peanut butter inside the curved bit, which he enjoyed! Now that he is older though he rarely plays with it, nor do the other dogs much. Pip often digs it out whenever she's excited and runs around like a maniac with it which usually leads to the other dogs attempting to grab it out of her mouth/play tug of war. As this is quite a small toy though at just 15 cm in diameter, it's not ideal for this kind of play as the dogs could easily catch eachother's noses/lips etc by mistake, although we've never had any problems with this. The toy has a slight bounce to it when it's thrown on to concrete/a hard surface which my dogs enjoy, too. Overall, this is quite a basic toy but it's very durable. I give it 5/5 stars and reccommend it!

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        12.07.2012 13:05
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        A decent toy for dogs that like to just destroy all the other things you buy for them!

        Okay so we brought this for our pet Labrador about a year ago. It was just something cheap that we saw online and thought we would just add it to the basket and buy anyway. I don't really have a lot to write about it, but it is a very good and sturdy toy. Obviously dogs have a very strong bite, but this ring is very durable and does have a lot of bite marks in, but it's something that he can't just destroy, like he did to all his other toys, but we know now not to get him any more teddie bear style toys that are full of fluff, that he likes to destroy and then make a mess around the entire house with! That was why we started buying him things like this. Obviously, with it being a dogs toy, I can't say it's his favourite or anything. When we bought it home he was interested for about 10 minutes, then got bored with it and was more interested in an empty plastic bottle. But what can you say, he's a dog! The toy has lasted very well though and he sometimes even plays with it today and we think it could be his favourite, given he has about 10 others that he hardly touches at all, and this is his oldest rubber toy that he finds hard to make a complete mess of! Also, it's good for throwing etc. because, even though it's a hefty rubber ring, it's not too heavy/hard to cause any pain or damage or anything when it hits the dog, or when he throws it around the house at guests! Anyway, in conclusion, this rubber toy is very good and durable and long lasting as you would expect it to be. It has lasted us a very long time and cost us around £4, which is a great bargain. Obviously, with it being a dog toy, I can't tell you how interesting it is for them, but they will get some entertainment out of it, i'm sure!

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        05.07.2012 11:31
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        great value for money

        My dog is a Staffordshire bull terrier and he loves to play games and have fun and exercise, he doesn't need much as he's also quite lazy and likes to lay around chilling out, but when it is playtime he's aways happy to play fetch with this Trixie rubber ring. I bought him this when he was a puppy and although it is now tatty and worn with teeth marks and a few little nips taken out of it, he still loves to play with it as it's one of the simplelest toys he has and the one that he plays with the most. I bought it from the Pets at home store in Hereford and this was two years ago when he was a puppy. I wanted to get him something to chew on when he was getting his new teeth so that he wouldn't chew on my furniture and this was only £3.00 at the time. They come in a few different colours and Swiftsone is blue, you can get red and yellow and they are about 15 cm in diameter, made from strong rubber. Swift loves it when you get hold of the ring and he gets hold of it too with his teeth and you pull as he won't let go no matter how hard you pull on it as he locks his jaw, when he was younger and a lot lighter I used to be able to pick him up off the floor and he would dangle from the ring growling and wriggling but not letting go. Now he's older and a lot heavier we just play pulling with him on the ground but not for long as he's quite strong now and can pull me with the ring too. He also likes to play throw and catch as he jumps up to try and catch the ring before it lands then runs back to you with it to do it again and again. This is such a simple toy made out of strong rubber that doesn't bend easy, but over the years he has nibbled it and there are hislittle teeth marks in it, but it has lasted as he just plays with it on his own and is quite gentle with it now. He gets it in his mouth and throws it up and catches it himself and holds it in his front paws and chews it when he's on his bed. I like this as a toy for dogs, as they are very durable and give them so much entertainment as well as being great value for money, they retail now at £3.99 and you can buy them from pet shops or online . I'm happy to recommend this doggy toy to you.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
    • Product Details

      Something for your dog to get its teeth into! Colour may differ from illustration