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When I saw the commercial for a Tether Tug interactive dog toy, you would have thought I just received the keys to a brand new car…

Tether Tug Dog Toy

If you follow the antics of Jaxson then you’re familiar with his ability to destroy a toy within minutes of its arrival therefore you can empathize with my excitement.

After cheering and clapping at the television (yes I do that!) I immediately went to their website to check it out…


Do you have a dog with a little TOO much energy?

I was beside myself with the thought of a toy Jaxson couldn’t destroy, wouldn’t get bored with and most of all one that would help release his abundance of energy.

So, I sent the company an email, shared a few of my Jaxson the #destructivedoodle posts, and asked if I could test one out #noshameinmygame


Thanks for reaching out to Tether Tug about your blog!  We would love to have you check out the Tether Tug, sounds like our XL will be the right size for your guys, although they may be pushing towards the UBER size if they are super strong! Matt

They’re a small company located in the southwest corner of Missouri. The Tether Tug was invented by a father-son duo, inspired by a three legged rescue named Lizzy. Each tug is handmade with lots of love from an office filled with animal lovers.


  • Each tether tug toy handmade with multiple material that will allow Jaxson to pull, tug, and spin.
  • They’re available in various sizes and energy levels #shutthedoodledoor

Smallrecommended for dogs under 15 lbs AND it includes a fleece attachment that is easier on smaller mouths and puppies

Medium: designed for pups who are smaller institute but not energy. This size is good for dogs between 16-30lbs

Large: a popular size for dogs 30-60lbs

XLarge: designed for dogs between 60-99 lbs. The XL has a wider base and thicker core to stand up to anything a large active JAXSON can dish out!

Uber: the biggest of them all – for dogs over 100lbs

AND –  if you have small dogs under 30lbs there’s an indoor version that slides under heavy furniture to allow the same tugging action!


Setting this thing up was a breeze. I didn’t do it – but I watched. #DMsupervision

Once erected, I attached the knot rope as well as the tennis ball (tennis ball not included) to see which one would be more popular.


While I thought this would be Jaxson’s new BFF – it was Harley who ran straight to it…

Tether Tug Dog Toy

He pulled, he tugged, he twisted. I was shocked…

tether tug dog toy

He loves it!

Jaxson observed intently the first couple of times, as if he was in tether tug toy training…

Tether Tug Dog Toy

Right after we started playing with this, we were hit with consecutive days of torrential rain, which kept us indoors waiting for the ground to dry.

We’re back to sunny days, and tether tug fun, and afterwards I have so much free time on my hands. #doodledown

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a Rafflecopter giveaway


Jaxson’s loving the knot rope and he hasn’t killed it…


I’m so happy they’re both enjoying their new outdoor playmate cause I’m loving what happens afterwards…


Make this weekend the best one ever! Help a friend #bekind



  • No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to 18 years of age and over, US residents only. Giveaway will run from Friday, June 10, 2016, 2016 through Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:59pm ET. One (1) winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Participants must read and agree to Rafflecopter’s and Groovy Goldendoodles Privacy Policy before entering and participating in this promotion. Prize is provided by Tether Tug Dog Toy, GGD is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  •  I was sent a Tether Tug Dog Toy in exchange for an honest product review. All opinions are my own, swayed only by Jaxson & Harley’s tail wagging approval.
  • Cathy C. Bennett is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
  • Amanda
    June 10, 2016

    Yes please! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win one!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 11, 2016

      You’re welcome Amanda. I love sharing cool pet stuff with our friends!

  • Emma
    June 10, 2016

    Love it! Well, actually, I wouldn’t touch it, but Bailie would be crazy about it! Paws crossed I can win it since her birthday is next week. I could give it to her as a gift.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 11, 2016

      You never know Emma – I thought Jaxson (like your Bailey) would have loved it, but then Harley (like you!) jumped right in the action.

  • Valerie
    June 10, 2016

    Haha, OMG I NEED THIS!!! My dogs will love it!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 11, 2016

      After watching ole man Harley play with it – I’m convinced every dog would love it!

  • Taryn
    June 10, 2016

    I would SO love to win this! Wild Jimmy would go nuts for it!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 11, 2016

      It certainly sounds like the right outdoor exercise for Jimmy. Register for the raffle Taryn!

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    June 10, 2016

    I wonder if my dogs would play with this! I’d get two of them for different parts of the property. I think it would be fun to try them out. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m going to do some more video watching to see if it’s something that we could do with my dogs.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 11, 2016

      If any of your dogs are into tug war, they will love it. Harley plays with it more and more each day. Jaxson is learning and seems to be more interested with the ball attachment. Let me know if you get one. Hope it works well for you.

  • Ciara Sanders
    June 12, 2016

    I have a goldendoodle named Jamieson. He’s just turned one years old and we also call him part “kangaroo”because he jumps so much and has sooooooooo much energy. I really think he would love it and also I think he would definitely benefit from it because he is on the skinny side and he really need something to build his muscle and I know this will do the trick I watch the video several time and I also let his vet see it and he thought so as well. If I don’t win I will still like to purchase one.

    Thanks 🙂

    Bless you

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 13, 2016

      Hi Clara! Welcome to Groovy Goldendoodles. So happy that you stopped by. Yes, I have been looking for the right toy to exhaust that doodle energy and I think I’ve found the right one in the tether tug toy. Happy to hear you like it, and best of luck with the give-away! Please come back and visit soon!

  • Colby
    June 16, 2016

    The Tether Tug toy looks great! I bet Archer and Raven would love playing tether tug! Those two are like peas and carrots 🙂 I entered my info into rafflecopter and hoping for a little luck!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      Colby – you would love it! They would have so much fun. We haven’t been able to use it much this week – heat index yesterday here in Chas was 103 #yikes so our outdoor fun has been limited. Even in the evenings it’s super warm and humid. But as soon as this breaks we’ll be out there again! Good luck with the give-away! Thanks for stopping by – we love our friends!

  • Jan K
    June 17, 2016

    Phew….just made it! I’d been seeing this on Facebook and wondering if it was something that Luke would have fun with. It’s so good to see your boys are enjoying it so much!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 18, 2016

      They are having the time of their lives with it. Headed outside in a little bit today. I sit in the recliner and watch LOL

  • Kathy DeCaprio
    June 17, 2016

    My boy would love this and would be great if he is lucky enough to win. I have several health issues and often feel guilty not always being able to play with him.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 18, 2016

      It’s a great way to exercise your pup Kathy. I’m having a blast watching them from my recliner LOL Best of luck in the give-away!