Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuggo Toys are Terrific!

One of the sponsors that we were anxious to meet at BlogPaws 2015 was the Tuggo™ Toys team.  Adam Harrington is the inventor of the award-winning Tuggo Dog Toy.  He is a graduate of MTSU and lives in the Nashville area.  Like most of us, Adam was tired of spending his hard-earned money on a tug toy that only lasted one good playtime.  That is when he decided to create a destruction-resistant toy that would promote exercise, build muscle, and be extremely entertaining for his dog.  The result is a tug-o-war toy that is like no other. 

It is available in the hard plastic 10” ball or the 7” Tuggo Mini.  Both can be filled with water, gravel, or sand, so it is customizable for every dog.  That means that you can add a little or a lot depending on your dog’s size and ability.  When it is empty, it only weighs one pound. If you fill it to the maximum with water, you have a twenty-pound toy!  That makes it a great toy to entertain your dog when you can't play.  You fill the Tuggo through the recessed screw cap.  It is easy to open with a coin so there are no tools required.  The unique patent-pending design allows the rope to be pulled through the ball.    
After visiting the Tuggo display, they offered us our very own 10” Tuggo Dog Toy.  We had a choice of sizes and three colors.  I knew this was going to be a special souvenir for the third member of our BFTB NETWoof News team, our “granddog” Paisley (the Weather Lab).  She is a huge fan of tug-o-war.  We visited her this weekend to see if she was enjoying her new toy.
How to tell if a dog loves the Tuggo Dog Toy:

A boy and Labrador puppy playing tug-o-war
All you need is the Tuggo, an active 8-month-old puppy, and an equally active 8-year-old boy.  Luckily, we had all three this weekend.  It was the trifecta of a good time!
A different kind of ball game
This is our friend Waylon and Paisley testing the strength of Tuggo.  It looks like Paisley is trying the under grip approach.  Going into the third grade and the youngest of three boys, this isn’t Waylon’s first time embattled in a game of tug.
A boy and his dog playing chase.
Waylon gets a lot of practice running during his baseball games, but Paisley has just as much energy to burn.  The barking and the laughing were proof that the Tuggo was a home run! 
A boy and his dog playing
    Even with both of them pulling and tugging, the rope stayed strong.  Waylon and Paisley both love being outside in the fresh air and sunshine.  Isn’t that why we look forward to summer?  At this point, I was wishing that I had half of their energy.
Boy and dog playing tug o war in the grass
This photo makes me smile.  It is days like this that make the bond between a boy and a dog so precious.  You can learn so much from watching them play together.  Run fast, laugh loud, be silly, and have fun.  Tuggo Dogs Toys let you do all four!
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* A special thanks to Waylon for helping with our review.

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  1. This is awesome! My elderly dog Antoinette loved this kind of toy as a baby.

  2. Such joy!!! Looks like a great toy for Jakey!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  3. That toy is fabulous... and that's a toy for tnt-pups like me... I bet :o)
    easy rider

  4. That toy looks like so much fun! You can tell that the two of them are totally having a great time together.

  5. As you know, Bailie really enjoys her. I guess Bentley is like me and not real interested in such things. It is ideal for lab types!

  6. Now that looks like the bestest funs evers!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. I've read about the Tuggo Toy on several occasions now, and think that it would make a terrific toy for our pups! Buzz would just love the fact that it's a ball (he's easily pleased...) while Missy would really enjoy hearing the water inside of it!!

  8. Oh my huskies would absolutely love this toy!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. We have never heard of TUGGO Toys before.... butt Waylon certainly seemed to have given it a WORK OUT with Paisley.... THAT is Fabulous....

  10. Looks like everyone had a great time with the Tuggo! Such an interesting design. I like the creativity.

  11. OMD, look how much Paisley has grown!!!! Incredible!! She looks like she's having such a good time with her pal and that awesome tug!


  12. that use to be Reilly's most favorite thing in the world - to play tug - somewhere along the years though he just stopped - or maybe it was because we just couldn't get the Boodah tugs anymore (they went out of business)

  13. Those pics make that toy look so much fun!!! ❤️

  14. We play tug with our stuffies
    Lily & Edward

  15. Paisley is having a great time!

  16. It's a great toy, isn't it? I hadn't heard of it before seeing them at BlogPaws. We'll be doing a review and giveaway later this week too, so people will have lots of chances to win this fun toy for their dog....Luke just loves his!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  17. OH i hope I win this, my dogs would love it.

  18. How did we miss this yesterday! that toy looks like a blast! Kinda big for us though!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  19. Great review and awesome photos! I can't believe this ball can get up to 20 lbs that is a good weight for a Husky to pull around and burn energy. Toy destruction is one of my Husky's greatest strengths, but I bet she wouldn't be able to destroy this one!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  20. My German Shorthair would LOVE the big one (10") Tuggo toy in Green
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  21. my dogs would love the green 7" ball! what a fun toy!

  22. I would select the 10" blue ball.

  23. I would get the 7 inch mini since I have a dachshund. He loves to play with toys! I love the blue.


  24. I like the 10" bright green ball! My dogs would love to play tug of war with each other with this


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