I do not remember exactly when it stopped with Tucker, but all of a sudden I realized a few months ago that he had not destroyed anything that did not belong to him. He's still brutal on his toys. But he hasn't eaten anything like my eyeglasses, bits of plastic or chewed on the woodwork in several months. It was probably right around one year that the worst was past. Nylabone bones have proven to be something he cannot destroy in an instant. I still check them for jagged edges, replace them if they are getting too mangled. In fact I need more now as we're all out. He does well with mini-tennis balls. The winnie the pooh you see in his avatar has just had both arms amputated because they were hanging by threads but otherwise of any stuffed toy it's lasted for months. It's a Fisher Price toy intended for children no younger than 18-24 months. For tug of war toys, he does best with the ones I've made myself by knotting strips of cotton fabric, like a belt from an old robe.
Mum to Tucker, born May 14, 2005