Rope toys are a great compromise for your dog
Bones and tough chews can be harmful to your dog’s teeth, but soft toys may be too soft. That’s why rope toys can be a great middle ground for your dog. It lets them exercise their will to pull at and chew stuff, without risk of damage to their teeth and gums.
You do need to be careful that your dog doesn’t swallow strands of the toy
Swallowing threads from a rope toy can be more hazardous than pieces of a harder material as the dog is more likely to try and digest them. If your dog is chewing on the toy (rather than pulling it with you), keep an eye on them. They’ll generally focus on the toy itself, but every dog is different and some may try to eat the threads that come away.
Rope toys are a great way to interact with your dog
Dogs love to play with humans and rope toys give them a great way to use their strength and playfulness. This helps build their relationship with you and is a lot of fun for both of you. But, try and let them win from time to time. I’m looking at you Dad.
Rope toys can be great for teething puppies
A good quality rope toy should be robust enough to withstand a lot of chewing from small, sharp puppy teeth and it’s a much softer experience for the puppy than a solid toy. But, as with any dog, keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t try to eat the strands.
That said, most dogs will claim victory over the strands that come off and ignore them to finish the battle with the remaining toy!