There are many dog toys that work as tug toys for dogs. However, our shepherd-mix, Carolina has a favorite. It is the Hol-ee Bowler tug ball made by JW Pet. JW Pet toys can be found in a variety of pet stores, but we've only found the Hol-ee Bowler ball on Amazon. It is a bouncy and flexible ball that will bring your dog many months of tug ball fun. Made from all natural rubber makes it a non-toxic and safe toy. It is durable yet strong enough for the toughest tug ball players or obsessive chewers. We are on our fourth ball in about 3 years. It is not that the balls are ruined, but just slightly worn enough so that we have a good excuse to buy another dog toy. We also live in Southern California, so they get a good beating from the sun.
Carolina plays with it daily. She is actually quite obsessed with it. She will not share it with her brother, Dakota, the lab-mix. It seems like it is her security blanket. If she is not playing tug with it, then she has it securely under her paw, or in her mouth for safe keeping. It is the first toy she runs to when let outside every day. If your dog will play with it just half as much as our Carolina does, then you'll surely get your money's worth from it.