Nix really enjoys playing tug-of-war: she loves teasing other dogs and people into grabbing the other end of a rope, branch or toy and having them pull. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Nix got a couple of toys for Christmas, and one of them was the Nayeco tugging rope. Today I’ll write a brief review of the rope.
The rope is made of some kind of flexible fabric, probably cotton, according to the name in the official website. It is approximately 31 cm long and it has a big handle. I don’t remember how much we paid for it, but it was probably less than 10€.
Nix and Us: Our Experience
So far, the rope has been very useful for its purpose. We haven’t used it very often, as when we take Nix out for a walk we prefer playing with the frisbee to tire her out. The advantage of the tugging rope is that it can be used both indoors and outdoors. It’s easier to play outside because there is more room to move, but it can also be used inside on rainy days. This is not something we can do with the frisbee.
So far it has resisted Nix’s tugging, which is no mean feat. It has not ripped anywhere. I have to mention, though, that from all the tugging and pulling, the rope seems to have grown longer. I think that there is a chance that it may eventually rip or break, although so far it’s held pretty well.
Nix AND US: Recommendation
Overall, I can recommend buying the Nayeco pulling rope. Nix loves playing with it (as long as there is someone pulling at the other end). What I really like about this rope is the big handle that it has. Considering Nix’s huge mouth and her poweful bite, the handle makes me feel more comfortable when playing with her.