This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BARK. All opinions are 100% mine.
It’s no secret that I’m an animal lover. I would have a million furry family members if I could, but for now, I have my hands full. Last year a pregnant pit bull was looking for a forever home and as soon as we saw her eyes we knew we wanted to add her to the family. She’s the sweetest, gentlest bully dog with the most incredible ice blue eyes I’ve ever seen.
It has been an adventure with her for sure. She seemed like such a shy dog for the first few months. She didn’t play or demand attention. She didn’t go crazy for treats or bark excessively. She was obedient and house broken and never tore anything up. That last part was really nice!
Now that her puppies are older it’s like Lucy is finally remembering what it means to be a dog. She’s coming out of her shell and she’s teaching them to play and to have fun. Wallowing in mud and chewing everything in sight. It’s been refreshing to see this side of her, but a little tiring too. It’s like we have 3 puppies instead of 2 puppies and 3 dogs.
They go through toys like they go through dog treats – fast and with a vengeance. That wouldn’t be a big deal if they didn’t head right to the furniture once the toys were destroyed. I won’t even get started on the amount of furniture that has been destroyed! It’s either the toys are too easy to destroy so they go to something else while they’re still in destroy mode, or they’re impossible to destroy and they get bored and move to something more readily accessible. Either way, the furniture seemed to always bear the brunt of their puppydom.
That is until we joined the cool pups club. Well, the Destroyers Club – which is where the cool pups are. When the BarkShop box from BARK came it was filled with Under the Seams Destroyers Club toys that were just begging to be destroyed. That was one of the first days that Lucy actually showed interest in being social so we didn’t want to miss out on that. We went into the pen with the puppies and opened the box. I wasn’t sure how quickly the toys would be destroyed so if they were going to go after something else it was going to be the chair they had already destroyed.
Lucky for us, the Destroyers Club toys were made to make destroying them fun and rewarding. None of that one good swing and an arm fly’s off or try for hours and not make a dent. BARK makes the destruction process last but not so long they get bored. It took about 20 minutes to get the first squeaker out of Lanky Larry the Lobster, but that’s only because they couldn’t decide which toy to destroy first. Once they really got a hold of Tubular Tucker the Turtle, things got real and stuffing started to fly. That’s what it is to be in Destroyers Club – fun destruction.
Destroyers Club is a way to give your dog exclusive access to rewards, competitions & internet glory for doing what they love. How often do you get to praise your dog for destroying their toys?! BARK is REWARDING toy destruction. As a Destroyers Club member, you earn points that unlock free prizes like trophy toys and credits. You earn points when you submit pics of your dog’s destruction skills on Instagram or by buying Destroyers Club toys. You can learn more about Destroyers Club and join the club to unlock prizes.
- Horseshoed Horace the Crab is a horseshoe crab made to be shredded. He also has a rope tail which is great for tug of war. This toy is good for the dogs who like to hold toys down while they rip off pieces, that’s our Natty.
- Lanky Larry the Lobster is made for thrashing. He comes with extra long, floppy legs and antennae that make it perfect for tossing and grabbing. I think a dog tossing a toy and catching it is one of the most adorable things ever.
- Homebody Homer the Crab is a special hermit crab made for squeaker seekers. He has multiple squeakers inside. Each of the squeaker makes a different sound, which is fun for dogs and their humans! I’d be lying if I denied trying to play Old MacDonald with his squeakers.
- Tubular Tucker the Turtle is made for dogs who love to de-fluff. He’s tightly packed with double the stuffing as other toys. I think the puppies had the most fun destroying Tucker. They had fun playing with the piles of fluff too.
You can shop all Destroyers Club toys and learn more about these play styles and the BARK toys built just for them. I’d love to know what kind of doggy destruction your pups enjoy, so be sure to leave me a comment or better yet tag me on Instagram with a pic! Be sure to add #DestroyersClub and tag @barkshop too.
We’re proud members of the Destroyers Club and can’t wait for you to join us! I’d love to see all the fun your dogs have once they get to try these great toys for themselves.