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cavalicious
30th November 2006, 01:04 AM
Hi everyone :flwr:

I'm getting my puppy in January and I'm so excited!

Well, at my local Big W (big variety store) they just started selling all the Petstages toys for dogs. Theres a lot of them! What does everyone think of these toys? How interested are dogs/puppies in them?

Thanks in advance :D

Here are some pictures for your entertainment :)

Sire

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/groovy_iguana/cavdad.jpg

Mum and pups

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/groovy_iguana/cavmum.jpg

Pups at 3 weeks

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/groovy_iguana/pupupupupupu.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/groovy_iguana/puppyyyyyyy.jpg

Sally
30th November 2006, 01:17 AM
Hi! Mom and Dad are gorgeous dogs....but look at those puppies! So cute...I just want to let them jump all over me. :D

We have a bunch of the PetStages toys and they've been wonderful. Pixie loved the Toss N Shake (looks like a fabric rattle) and it held up really well. Same with the Mini Orka Pull. All in all we've probably had 8, and the only one she wasn't too fond of was the Jingle Cage.

Congratulations on your new puppy!! You must be so excited. Are you getting a boy or a girl?

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 01:26 AM
Thankyou! Oh I know what you mean when I go down to my breeder I don't know if I'll be able to come back with just one! :lol:

Not too sure about boy or girl yet, more likely a boy though

Thanks :D One toy they actually don't sell is the jingle cage lol. They have the other 2 you were talking about :D

I was wondering if you people think the comfort puppy/snuggle puppies are worth the money? The petstages one just heats up and thats about $13 australian. I know other ones have built in heart beats etc.

Roxanne
30th November 2006, 01:43 AM
Yes ! Snuggle puppies are awsome !!!

Coco's mom
30th November 2006, 01:46 AM
Pet Stages toys are great. Coco has a bunch of them, including the cool teething stick, Orka Jack with rope, Orka mini chew, and the Jingle Cage. She loves them all. I think a lot of dogs on this site like them.

The puppies are soooooooooo cute! :l*v:

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 01:46 AM
Yes ! Snuggle puppies are awsome !!!

Are they the ones with digital heartbeats and warmth? If it's not to expencive I'd love to buy one

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 01:48 AM
Awww thanks coco's mum! :D

Cathy Moon
30th November 2006, 01:52 AM
My pups had at least 8 pet stages toys, and loved them all. I had to put them away when Geordie grew up and started chewing them with his molars! Every now and then I get some out for India, though. :)

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 01:56 AM
Lol well glad they liked them before! :) I think I saw your avatar on the puppia website! :D

Cathy Moon
30th November 2006, 02:01 AM
:lol: They're on Tia Bella's website!
Those puppies are sooooo cute! Can't wait to see which is your baby! :flwr:

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 02:05 AM
Sorry about all the questions everyone! ;)

But what do you think about the kong? I've heard lots of 'unsuccesful' stories about kongs!

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 02:06 AM
Oh tiabella thats the one! :lol:

Oh my poor brain I must be getting old :oops:

Lisa_T
30th November 2006, 02:19 AM
I'm another PetStages fan! We have the teething stick, the ring with bits on it (is that the toss'n'shake?) and the comfort pal. I think that's all... I may get more though since both dogs really like them.

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 02:27 AM
Another fan :shock: Seems like these toys are good! :D

Sally
30th November 2006, 03:34 AM
Pixie loves kongs..the puppy ones are her favorites as they're more pliable. We fill them and freeze them for treats, and she loves chasing empty ones as they bounce in unpredictable directions.

She gets a treat after our dinner every night, and it's not unusual for her to drop an empty kong at my feet the minute I'm done eating. "Hint, mom...where's MY treat!?" ;)

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 04:03 AM
Thats so cute Sally! :l*v: Maybe I will still buy a kong :) But I've heard they have a nasty rubbery taste that some dogs don't like?

Coco's mom
30th November 2006, 04:46 AM
I think kongs are great. My puppy has loved hers ever since she came home. She plays with it empty or filled. :)

I think they are one of the few safe toys that can be left with your puppy without any supervision (as long as you buy the right size). They are so helpful in teaching your puppy to stay home alone too. It keeps them occupied and happy. :flwr:

Nisha
30th November 2006, 04:48 AM
Sorry i havnt heard of Petstage but now that you mention that theyre in Big W ill have to go check it out (yay more things to buy 4 my 2!! :) ;) )....just wanted 2 say that the pups look absolutely Gorgeous!!! and both parents are beautiful.!

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 04:56 AM
Thanks Coco's mom I will definately be buying a Kong now! :lol:

Thankyou so much Nisha I cannot wait till my baby is home! Just a month left now :D Not sure if every Big W has one, mine has a huge section and my jaw dropped when I saw it! :yikes :)

merlinsmum
30th November 2006, 01:13 PM
Petstages toys are excellent.... The jingle cage is ideal if you have a single dog as it teaches them to play by themselves. Merlin loved his - bt it had to go to the toy box in the sky because it was so worn out :( Oakley loves his mini orka - its great when you need to carry him and don't want the little needle teeth on your fingers! ;)

Linda
30th November 2006, 02:17 PM
I have a few Pet Stage Toys, Dudley is not fond of Toys but Darby loves them his favourite is the Toss & Shake, I also have the Orka Chew I had another but just recently threw it out.

I would like to get the Teething stick and a few others for Darby for Xmas. :jmp:

They are great. :wggle:

Those puppies make me melt, they are adorable. :l*v: :hug:

We have 3 Snuggle Puppies and although Dudley doesn't like toys that was one of his favourites and another dog I call a Crinkle dog.

You will have lots of fun shopping for your new arrival.

Congratulations. :D :D :D :D :mexwav:

Natalie
30th November 2006, 02:52 PM
lady loves her cuddle pal, her teething stick and another toy which is like a small dumbel with a sqeaker one end and a bell the otherend. She also likes her puppy kong filled with treats and she also plays with it naked.

Natalie
30th November 2006, 02:52 PM
lady loves her cuddle pal, her teething stick and another toy which is like a small dumbel with a sqeaker one end and a bell the otherend. She also likes her puppy kong filled with treats and she also plays with it naked.

arasara
30th November 2006, 03:01 PM
petstages toys are great as long as you don't have a fierce chewer. I got one with some ribbons inside of a blue tube thing and it didn't last more than 24 hours. Kosmo ate through the ribbon thingies and started swallowing them.. :sl*p: We still play fetch with the blue tube thing though. :)

merlinsmum
30th November 2006, 03:27 PM
Thats sounds like the orka or the mini orka??

Karlin
30th November 2006, 03:34 PM
Most dogs never focus on the outside of a kong -- they are interested in what you have put on the inside! :thmbsup: That is why they are such useful and stimulating toys for dogs as they have the challenge of getting the stuff inside, out.

I love Petstages toys. I have a couple -- the puppy ring, and a blue throw thing, but the alltime favourite toy in the house is the blue jack toy on a rope for throwing. Jaspar is nuts about it and it ONLY comes out for special throwing sessions. It 's always good to only give dogs a couple of toys as they lose interest in most of them otherwise. Rotate their toys around and keep a few that are ONLY for interactions with you. Thus the latter become special bonding toys and good rewards toys.

Karlin
30th November 2006, 03:39 PM
For some wonderful, tough toys (and you can designate some of your purchase to help Lucky Star too!) see http://helpingudders.com/

Any of their udder toys are great -- also the original Wubba is really, really tough and jaspar LOVES it (he is my toy tester).

Also check out Katie's bumpers, made from fire hoses -- indestructable by most dogs!

Also lots of toys generally -- those are just the tough ones. I got my very cute cavalier collars from them too. :)

arasara
30th November 2006, 03:40 PM
I looked it up - it was the mini orka. I got it for him a few months ago when he was still a small little tike.

Poor Kosmo probably thinks his mom is nuts - I let him chew on it until he swallowed one of the ribbons and took them out and threw them away. That was all he was interested in.

Cathy T
30th November 2006, 03:46 PM
Oh those puppies are so cute!! Both of mine like the petstages toys. Jake is not huge on toys but whenever I bring home a new petstages it instantly becomes "his" toy. Neither of mine has shown much interest in kongs. I've filled them with pb and they enjoy them then. We had a snuggle puppy but not when they were babies. Neither of mine cared for it as adults but I've seen so many pictures of puppies cuddling with theirs.

cavalicious
30th November 2006, 08:58 PM
Thankyou everyone for the imput! :D And thanks Karlin for the link :flwr:

Forest
2nd December 2006, 12:07 AM
Oh they are beautiful puppies and the mum and dad are pretty good looking too! Thanks for the tip on Big W. Hopefully the one near me will stock them and I can have more choice for their Chrissie presents :D

Julie and the girls :D

Lisa_T
2nd December 2006, 12:38 AM
So much depends on the personality of your puppy. I think Holly would have adored a snuggle pup and would have loved hugging it- but I didn't know about them then. Amber on the other hand... look at it this way, I didn't leave the heart in for long, fearing it would get chewed to pieces. Between them they gave that snuggle pup so much abuse it started leaking foam balls. I've put it away until such a time that I can get it fixed...

Sally
2nd December 2006, 01:32 AM
Oh, the udder tugs and "doughnut holes" ! On Karlin's recommendation I got them for Pixie and she loves them! The tug is great...the first toy we've had that she'll play tug with me. It's sturdy but lightweight and she just trots around with it. Silly girl, she keeps dropping it in front of Sophie the cat, who gives her that "are you kidding me" look. icon_whistling

Lani
3rd December 2006, 05:35 AM
For US fans of Pet Stages toys - Target has started carrying their special label version of some of the toys. As an example, I bought the Orka Gripper chew toy as a gift for my friend who is getting a chocolate lab ... I got it for about $10 at Petsmart ... it was 7.99 at Target. Only difference was that the rubbery part was pink instead of blue. It was clearly manufactured by PetStages, and even used the "Orka" trademark which was credited to PetStages.

They definitely do not carry the full line, but if you happen to be in a Target store you might want to check them out.

cavalicious
3rd December 2006, 06:39 AM
Aww lucky about Target! Australian target doesn't have a pet range. But I did buy a puppy kong in Big W for $9 Australian :thmbsup:

Pavane
10th December 2006, 03:24 PM
When we brought Barkleigh home, I took several soft rags and put them in the pen with his siblings and also rubbed his mum down with two of them. I put them in his crate and carrying case etc.

I also took something I had for headache--you warm in microwave--and wrapped it with the mama towel. I warmed it at bedtime and he snuggled right down with it. I also cuddle him with a soft doggie toy.

Now, at 4.5 months, he cuddles in bed with us for about 15 minutes while we watch TV, then we say: "Night, night," and he jumps down and gets in his crate with the doggie and sleeps 8 hours or so. Or course, as a baby, he got up once a night and a bit earlier in the morning. Since I like to sleep late, I would take him out in the morning for 5 minutes, then put him in his kitchen crate with snacks, and go back to sleep for an hour or more and he was very content!

We had several Pet Stages toys and what I liked was that they are a great size for their little mouths. He still likes the ring with the crunchy edges, the "atom" ball, and a couple of others, but he is outgrowing them. Barkleigh is not too keen on Kongs, although I save them for times I have to keep him quiet.