I received the mentioned product in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts contained within this post are mine and may vary from the thoughts of others.
About Tether Tug
Our small company is tucked away in the southwest corner of Missouri, where you’ll find a staff full of real animal lovers.
We started Tether Tug with a simple mission: To help people find a way to keep their dogs playing, having fun, and to ensure a loving bond between pet and owner.
Dogs need heavy amounts of activity to stay healthy. As a pet owner, you know that. However, the average arm cannot handle constant tugging and throwing – no matter how much we want to play with our playful pooches.
That’s where Tether Tug comes to the rescue! We are a USA-based company that loves dogs (and cats, horses, guinea pigs…you get the picture), and we want dogs to have fun, too. We have designed a toy that we know they will love, and your arms will thank you for.
The Tether Tug was designed by our father and son team, Roger and Adam. Inspired by our three-legged rescue dog, they set out to create a tugging toy that offered exercise and enough excitement to ensure a dog was never bored.
What We Thought
People often ask us “what kind of dog is that” so before I even begin with this review I want to talk about what exactly Buddy is. First off we are going purely on what dogs were around his mother who was roaming on a pretty large farm and found herself with quite a few puppies. We found Buddy completely by accident when we saw a pile of puppies by a barn and my husband pulled into the driveway and inquired about them. The lady simply said “pick one” and pick one we did. Buddy was actually not my first choice. I had picked another male puppy, but he kept chewing on me and I put him back because we wanted a friend for our then 2 year old son and I saw Buddy just sitting there looking at us. His eyes spoke volumes and they still do.
Buddy is part mountain feist– A Mountain Feist is a UKC and NKC breed of dog. The Mountain Feist was created in the southern portion of North America. It is sometimes mistaken for a rat terrier or a Jack Russell terrier.
He is also part American Bull Dog– The American Bulldog is a breed of utility dog. There are two specific types of American Bulldog, Standard and Classic; additionally, there are also mixes of the two types
The rest is a mystery, but what I do know is this.. he gets bored. Very very bored and quickly.
The Tether Tug arrived and I knew this had his name all over it. He loves a good game of tug of war, but my arms can’t handle being pulled around but for so long.
I was a bit intimidated when the product arrived, but installing it in our yard was super simple. There is a tube that you put into the ground. I was not quite strong enough to get it into the ground all the way like advised, but I hammered away (using a block to prevent the pipe from being damaged) and got it. Next you just slip the actual tug into the pipe and you are done.
Buddy was very excited to see this toy and I can’t tell you the hours that he has been out in the yard with our son or even by himself pulling and tugging until he is completely exhausted. Exhausting this dog is a real miracle, so for that Tether Tug, we are thankful!
If you are looking to add something fun for your dogs, this is it! I could even see this being beneficial for dogs who do not have a lot of yard to roam because it takes little space but the hours of fun are endless. For around $50 you can get this great dog toy and watch/laugh while your dog romps and plays all day!
100% Buddy approved!