Nylabone Duratoy Fill-A-Bellie Monkey Mark Dog Toy
Keeps entertaining; Loves the sound of VELCRO!
Bought this to entertain my daughter's 4 year old Lhatese and he just loves the noise it makes when pulling apart the velcro closure (this is how you insert a disposable plastic water bottle). He uses his paws to hold down the monkey and then with great precision, uses his teeth to grab at the velcro opening; ripping/separating the two sections of velcro and when he thinks he's finally got it, it closes up tight on him. The ripping open ofthe velcro goes on for a good long while. He then gets to shaking the thing and all the colorful appendices whip wildly around his face and then goes back to the velcro. He typically rips out a "squeaker" within minutes with a new toy. He's yet to figure out how to rip out the velcro because it keeps closing on him. I'll be buying 2 or three more just to keep in stock for him and and my other granddoggy! He just loves the velcro and the noise it makes!
February 17, 2014
Colourful, enticing, great reward, but not durable
I will start with the pros on this toy. I sometimes wonder if people know that certain toys should not be left unattended and most dog toys are NOT chew toys... My puppy absolutely loved this toy, I tried looking for the mop type of this brand, but I never could find it so I went for the monkey. It had lots of vibrant colours, the sound and the tails of the monkey made it very fun to play tug with my puppy and helped build a wonderful reward system for us. I like how you can fill the belly (i used an empty squished water bottle) and the noise made it even more fun for her to play with. What I truly love though is the fact it was lots of different fabrics and colour to make it more fun for puppy. That is a huge bonus!
Now the cons. As far as durability, it was awful!! Puppy teeth would rip right through it, the seams were falling apart in matter of days. I assumed since this was a puppy toy, it would have been more durable than this.
February 17, 2013
I just bought this for my pug for Christmas. Although she did like it for the whole 5 minutes she had it before the face was off of it. I thought it was so cute and it said
durable so I figured it would last at least a couple of months.
I really would not recommend this product if you have a playful dog. Mine is 7 years old and loves to play, but I guess this was not a good choice. The duralock stitch strength is not really as strong as it should be.
December 28, 2012
Not Strong Enough
I bought this for my 7 month old beagle mix because he loves stuffed toys and this one looked like it would hold up to his chewing. However, I was extremely disappointed when the second day he was able to pull apart the head, remove all the stuffing and chew up the squeeker. He definitely loved the toy for those two days at least. I don't think this toy should be marketed as a durable toy, if it can't stand up to two days of playtime. We have many other stuffed toys that stand up to the chewing, so I know it's possible to make a truly durable toy.
August 9, 2011