Thursday, March 10, 2011

Our 1st Toy From The www.mydogtoy.com Tester Program: Tuffy Ultimate 3WayRing

  Sorry I've been away for a few days...I think I need to slow down on the reviews or I'm going to run out of products to talk about by the end of the summer!!  But back to the present:

  The UPS man dropped off a present for the Cassie dog yesterday and since then she has been busily testing its durability and general 'funness.'  You may remember that a couple weeks back we signed up to be a toy tester for www.mydogtoy.com (a website that represents VIP Products including: Tuffy, Mighty Dog Toys, Silly Squeakers, etc).   For agreeing to buy a certain number of toys from mydogtoy.com throughout the year (you decide which toys and how many) and reviewing them on their website you receive a discount that increases with the number of toys you agree to buy.   Though most of the toys on the website are more expensive than buying them from Amazon, the 'tester discount' makes them cheaper.  It's a good program if you can afford to buy a number of toys throughout the year and they are some of the best toys I've ever found for durability and fun!

   Our first selection was the Tuffy Ultimate 3WayRing in Camo Blue (which is neither sold in Petsmart nor on Amazon)!  This toy is much like the standard rings, but because it has three nicely sized openings it keeps your fingers better protected during enthusiastic games of tug and makes it easier to keep a good hold.  Despite it's odd 3-D shape it also throws pretty far without much effort and Cassie has not had any trouble picking it out of the air when I toss it up for a catch.  She seems to find the revolving motion very stimulating and hasn't grown bored of tossing it up in the air herself and catching it.   The 3WayRing ranks a 9 on the 10-point Tuff-scale designed by Tuffy (who don't make a toy that scores below a 5), so durability is a strong selling feature with this toy.  Cassie has put that to the test with an onslaught of chewing and very strong tugging and so far not so much as a stitch has popped!  I expected this due to our previous experience with Tuffy toys, which seem to be nearly indestructible and highly weather/washing machine proof!  This  toy comes in four very pretty colors: Camo Blue, Pink, Red & Yellow.  We don't have many blue toys, so I went with the Camo Blue...it looked even better in person (and show dirt less than the pink and yellow).

   The only problem I found with our 3WayRing is that none of the 3 squeakers work!  One of them makes a small sound like a baby-bird chirping, but the other two not so much as a peep!  It's a shame, because Cassie does love running around the yard squeaking whatever is in her mouth, but it's only a small flaw in what is otherwise a wonderful toy!

   I typically recommend Tuffy toys to anyone whether they have a heavy chewer or not, because they are very long lasting, easy to wash, and are a lot of fun...that said my next review is going to be another Tuffy toy that Cassie got for her birthday...for the first time it won't be such a ringing endorsement...till then:  the 3WayRing is a winner!

12 comments:

  1. We like the Tuffy toys also. Miss Mi has a big ring, but Mr. B will never play tug with her. Though we did have another Tuffy ring thing that was destroyed after a good tug match with another dog.

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  2. Wow, that must have been some tugging match!! I wish you had some photos of the aftermath. All of our Tuffy's have survived pretty much without a scratch (I even let her use them as chews)...though Cassie can't seem to find anyone to tug with her either...at least that suggests it takes the power of two pups to take one down! Still very impressed both with Ms M's tugging and with Tuffys' durability!

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  3. Question! How much is each toy roughly? does it say how much they are on the site when you add them? And are there any other fees other than the toy and shipping? Thanks!
    lcknipe@yahoo.com

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  4. I FOUND THE THREE RING AT HOMESENSE FOR 16.99
    IN AJAX ONTARIO SO FAR MY DOBERMAN ZEUS HAS NOT TORN IT ......I AM WAITING TO SEE HOW LONG IT TAKES HIM

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  5. I bought the ultimate bone with a rating of nine. I have Bullmastiff x lab it took only one day and it was destroyed where the white stuff inside was coming out. These toys are not tough at all. I paid almost twenty dollars and it went to the garbage.

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    1. Hi Chris. We are, unfortunately, with you on this one. We bought Shack the Shark for our 65 pound black lab this morning at Petco. We had it home for only 1.5 hours (not even a day) and he'd already torn open the shark's lower jaw and demolished a good part of one of its dorsal fins... and we were in "white stuff inside" land also. We paid about $17.20 for Shack (including sales tax). At $11.47 and hour, we can hire someone to come over and play with Zoot... and not have a mess to clean up off the floor afterwards. :p

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    2. I have a year old Pitbul, we bought her the pig (rated 8) and she had the inner stuffing all over the living room in 35 minutes. (I timed it). What an expensive joke! Sorry I wasted the money as well

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    3. I agree!! Emma, our 2 y/o American Staffie had the tough bone (9 out of 10) destroyed in an hour!!! Still have the outside quilting but the squeakers and the stuffing are gone. BIG waste of money if you're looking for durable

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  6. I would NEVER buy another toy from MYDOGTOY.com. I bought a really cute one, it was supposed to be very durable, "rethink durability" on the package label. I wrote them, they would not replace the toy with another. I buy many tog items, I could have been a good customer. They screwed up. This is terrible public relations, customer service.

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  7. I find the animal etc.. shaped ones do not hold up at all but the basic ones like the rings boomerangs etc? I have some over a year old and still in good shape aside from missing cover fabric here and there despite HEAVY use from the 8 toy murderers that live in my house, my biggest girl is the worst she can confetti a kong in minutes, but the basic tuffys are her fav. toys in the world, she spends hours knawing on them to no avail. the toyshoppe tuffys OTH...same price and she demolished a basic ring in a single supervised play session. I buy ONLY mydogtoy tuffys now.

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  8. I bought the farm pig from mighty it didn't last ten minutes I want a refund. Who can I call?

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  9. My dog destroyed the 3 way tug in 2 weeks. He had a round one too that he shredded the ends off in about 3 days!

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