Recently, two grown adults were caught at work by one of their bosses pawing through a box like two kids at Christmas.
Yes, it was my hubby and me. What were we so excited about? Well, because our store is a retailer for West Paw Design toys, we had known for weeks that they were coming out with some new toys called Zogoflex Air. Many times I have written about how Cricket only likes a certain toy, and that is a ball by West Paw Design made of their Zogoflex material. Zogoflex is tough yet has a bit of give and stands up to our power chewers. The new air toys have a Zogoflex shell and an Air Technology core, making them even softer for catching, and with more give for chewing.
Oh no, these are not chew toys! Well, they aren’t supposed to be, but everything is a chew toy in our household. Where Cricket prefers to play fetch with her toys, Luke and Sheba like to steal them away and chomp, chomp, chomp on them. I really thought they’d like the new Air toys because they’d be more fun to chew on, with a bit more give, and they would hopefully stand up to that chewing just as well as the other Zogoflex toys.
We were not disappointed. Even though the Dash frisbee-like toy has not really been used like a frisbee yet (I have tried!), it is standing up to the tug of war quite well! It has an ergonomic shape that’s easy on a human’s hands, and a dog’s jaws. The Boz ball has quite a bit of bounce in it and both Luke and Sheba love to jump up to catch it as it goes. Honestly, we’ve had these for a couple of weeks now and I haven’t seen a dent in any of them.
The Boz comes in two sizes and three fun colors: Currant, Dandelion, and Peacock. We got one of each in the smaller, tennis ball size and the Peacock has already gone missing! The Dash comes in the same colors and one size. What do I love most about these West Paw toys? They are non-toxic, made in the USA, they float and are dishwasher safe. They also come with a one time replacement or refund guarantee. Now there are a couple of Zogoflex toys that Luke and Sheba have been able to destroy – the Tizzi and the Bumi. Those two toys are narrower so I think that’s why. I didn’t try to get my money back, because I get the toys at wholesale prices anyway through my work.
These toys provide some great fun and fitness for the dogs, and that was the other reason I wanted them – to try and get Luke and Sheba moving more. Oh, and by the way, no, Cricket will not play with them. She still prefers her old West Paw Jive balls.
Disclaimer: No, we were not compensated in any way for this post. We’re just huge fans of West Paw (as regular readers know). If I lived in Montana I’d probably work there. 🙂 The links to the toys in this post are affiliate links, however, so if you order through those links we will receive a small commission.
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