Physical and mental stimulation goes a long way when it comes to keeping your pup happy and content. It's important to help your dog expend their physical and mental energy, whether that be taking them on a long walk, calming them using a "sniffari" or through fun and games. Toys should be a staple in any dogs household - they're part and parcel of keeping your canine entertained. So why not add just one more to your collection? A natural one. A wonderfully tough hemp knotted rope toy.
Knotted rope toys are wonderfully multipurpose, you can play all kinds of games with your pup, from tug, to fetch and even 'find it'. They're also fantastic for independent play, gnawing on and the perfect puppy teether. This natural hemp knotted rope toy is entirely undyed and plastic free. Meaning if your dog does give it a bit of a chew, they won't be digesting any chemicals, toxins or microplastics. Plus, once your rope dog toy finally gives up - it can simply be placed in your compost pile - the hemp material its made of is completely home compostable!
This particular version comes with two knots, one at each end. This makes it easy for you to get involved in your dogs playtime, there's one knot for you to hang onto and another for your dog - perfect for a game of tug or fetch. Or if you're lucky enough to own two well behaved pups - a knot for each so they can play a gentle game of tug between them (if your pups personalities will allow!).
What size natural knotted rope toy should I choose?
Our natural rope dog toys are available in two sizes, small and large. The small rope measures approximately 50cm and has a width of 2cm. While the large rope toy has an approximate length of 68cm and a width of 4cm. Each rope dog toy is made of good quality, weighty hemp fibres, these rope toys are tough, robust and designed to withstand a good tug and a chew.
We'd advise taking the size of your dog into account when choosing which sized rope toy to purchase.
For small to medium breeds such as: Cava-poos, Daschunds, Cocker Spaniels, Miniature Schnauzers or similar - we'd advise going for the smaller rope. We'd also advise the smaller ropes for puppies too - just because they have littler teeth.
For large to extra large breeds or power chewers such as: Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Bulldogs, Bull Mastiffs, Labradors, Collies, Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs, St Bernard's or Great Danes - we'd advise sizing up to the big rope.
How can I purchase more environmentally friendly pet products?
Taking steps towards making more environmentally friendly choices for your pet is something we feel is incredibly important. Most pet products these days are made of plastic or other synthetic materials. They are often mass produced and contain a variety of chemicals and glues that are perhaps not the best thing for your furry friend to ingest. Most dog toys and apparel aren't 100% recyclable at their end of life, meaning many plastic pet products are ending up in landfill, or being dumped into the ocean adding to the ever growing problem of plastic pollution in the environment. By choosing natural, compostable, eco-friendly dog products you're helping to reduce this plastic pollution - and ensuring that your pup's play habits aren't contributing to this growing problem.
So, how do you get started? Well, firstly have you considered taking a peek at the Chimney Sheep Natural Pet Product Collection? Over the years we've been told all kinds of stories about our customer's pets - usually this is because they love playing with the wool their owners have ordered, but sometimes it's just a fun tale or two. This inspired us to introduce a range of eco-friendly pet products to our range. We've got all kinds of environmentally friendly pet products available from beds, crate liners, collars and toys. The range is ever expanding and each product aims to help reduce your pets carbon paw print through using natural, ethically sourced materials made with the environment in mind.
Other things you could look to do are: checkout alternative local suppliers for your pets food, swap to natural materials for their pet beds and apparel if you can. Every little change stacks up after all.