I recently discovered this amazing interactive tug toy for my corgi Eddie. Eddie is a very active Cardigan Welsh Corgi that is constantly on the go and is always ready to retrieve a ball. Recently, Eddie pulled the sheath off of one of his toe nails and running and ball playing were not allowed.. and although he has been healing up nicely, his technique of sliding into the retrieve, often caused him pain and more limping.
I bought the Tether Tug Dog Toy for one of my other dogs that is more into rope toys, never thinking that the corgis would enjoy it so much, but after a little bit of interacting with him and the rope, he caught on quickly and now it is one of his favorite things to play with in the yard.
This Tether Tug toy is a great stress release for him as I have noticed when the dogs across the road are barking, instead of running to the fence to bark back, he runs to his “tugger” and starts pulling and shaking.. The amazing thing is that because of his stature, his front toes do not take any abuse, and his sensitive toe is just about all healed up, with the added benefit of keeping him fit (he is an agility dog) and strengthening his core at the same time.
I can’t stress enough how much this has helped Eddie maintain his happy outlook, all the while, keeping him from painfully banging his toe and causing any further injury.
PRODUCT NAME: Tether Tug XL
INTRODUCTION: No matter what size dog you have, I would recommend you get the largest size you feel comfortable with. Mine is an XL and certainly a great choice for my corgis who are not XL.. Easy to install, using a large hammer, and, the pole lifts out for easy lawn maintenance.
The XL comes with:
- 55 inch tether tug pole that slides into a in-ground base
- A knotted rope toy with a quick connector
- The XL is designed for all dogs over 60 pounds including Pit Bulls, and has a larger heaver duty base.
This toy is great for any active, high energy dog or any dog that likes to play tug. Often times , both my corgis will pull at the same time, against each other and against the pole.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW; As with any dog toy that is played with roughly, the rope should be monitored for damage and can easily be replaced with tether tug replacements, or you can make your own tether tug replacement with fleece.
RATING; 8 out of 10 . When installed correctly, this toy provides hours of entertainment for your dog(s). The one worry that I have about it is the “snap” that holds the rope toy to the pole. My taller dogs tend to reach higher toward the top of the rope and occasionally would mouth the snap. I wrapped it with a bit of duct tape, to prevent teeth from getting caught, and that solved that issue.
FINAL OPINION: This is a great toy to add to any dog lovers arsenal of toy options for your dogs! Certainly can’t replace the time you spend with your dog, but can help burn off some excess energy and strengthen at the same time.
WHERE TO BUY; Amazon.com
I would love to hear about your dogs adventures with their Tether tug.. Or have a question I can help with? Drop me a note… I LOVE to talk dog..!