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Gourdo™
Interactive, natural rubber throw toy
DESCRIPTION

From interactive play, to treat dispensing, to gum massaging, this durable toy does it all.

The rope lanyard makes it easy to throw and pick up to avoid the slobbery rubber end.

KEY FEATURES
  • Rope handle makes it easy to throw great distances for fetching
  • Gum massaging design can be filled with treats
  • Made from natural latex rubber, a renewable, sustainable resource
  • Natural rubber is resilient, stretchy, bouncy and durable
  • Made in Vietnam
  
  
 
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4 out of 5

Number of Reviews: 78 customers reviewed this product.

Recommended: 74 out of 78 said they would recommend this product.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sophie

Date of Review: 4/7/2014

We kick up our paws in: Michigan

My canine companion(s): Boxer/Beagle mix

Love it!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Sophie absolutely loves this toy and so do all of her dog buddies that come over to play! I think they really like having the textured surface. My only complaint is the cord, it took her about two seconds to chew through it. Overall we love it!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Red

Date of Review: 3/22/2014

We kick up our paws in: Massena, NY

My canine companion(s): Australian Shepherd

Excellent!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I asked the RuffWear staff if they had a toy to use as a reward for training a SAR dog in the snow. It needed to be one that snow wouldn't stick too and that could be easily seen. The Gourdo was recommended and its turned out to be perfect. Snow doesn't stick even when its covered in slobber after a tug session. And the bright orange stands out well; making it easy to find even in deep snow. And I LOVE the peppermint smell!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ginger

Date of Review: 3/17/2014

We kick up our paws in: Bay Area

My canine companion(s): Boxer

Great toy-cord needs to be stronger

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This instantly became my boxer's favorite toy. It's sturdy rubber and the cord allows you to throw it so she can fetch it. Only downside is the cord. Though this is strictly a outside play toy, Ginger still managed to chew through the cord in 2 days while we were playing tug. Hoping to replace the cord somehow. Great toy if your dog isn't a chewer.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ellie

Date of Review: 3/14/2014

We kick up our paws in: Dallas, TX

My canine companion(s): Labrador Retriever

Good toy. Not lab proof.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This was one of my lab's favorite toy's and I was confident that it would be durable. She loved that I could throw it far with the rope and that she could swing it between her teeth to beat herself with it. However after about a week the rope was shredded. I trimmed the loose bits and gave it back to her and it was fine, but a month later and the rope came out of the toy itself and I couldn't find a way to get it back in and make it stay. The rubber section is good (and she still plays with that) but overall I wish they would give it a hardier rope.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ottie and Caicos

Date of Review: 3/6/2014

We kick up our paws in: Pound Ridge, NY

My canine companion(s): Potcakes from Turks and Caicos

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Great for 2 dogs to play with...

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Morgan

Date of Review: 2/20/2014

We kick up our paws in: Redding

My canine companion(s): Mastador

Favorite

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This is absolutely my dog's favorite toy! There is something about the texture and shape that makes it easy to grab and fun. The rope didn't last, but that turned out to be a good thing. We had an old orange kong rope toy that no one touched. I slipped the rope in this toy. It works great. She always goes for Gourdo. I love the names too as I am teaching her to distinguish her retrieval items. She gets so excited when someone says Gourdo.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Chase

Date of Review: 2/15/2014

We kick up our paws in: Minnesota

My canine companion(s): Australian shepard

A great toy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The dog and I love the Gourdo. Its used daily winter and summer. Its easy for me to throw and its easy for the dog to find, because of the orange color. And tts almost indestructible.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ruby

Date of Review: 2/5/2014

We kick up our paws in: Seattle

My canine companion(s): Rat Terrier

Pretty sweet.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

It's a good length for chucking, and she seems to enjoy gnawing on it. The small size is a good size for my 17 lb dog.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rusty

Date of Review: 12/10/2013

We kick up our paws in: Boise Idaho

My canine companion(s): Aussie

Awesome!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These are great toys, my dog loves it. I saw a lot of comments about the rope...it's true, the rope isn't very tough and it will slip through with hard tugging. Easy fix for the rope - paracord is very tough, and not that expensive. Highly sudgest trying out the paracord if your dog destroys the origanol rope!!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Apollo

Date of Review: 11/30/2013

We kick up our paws in: Montgomery,AL

My canine companion(s): American Staffordshire Terrier

Perfect

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My boy is a water dog! This is a great water retrieve dog that has outlasted his powerful play! He also loves to just carry it and sometimes I out a little peanut butter in the small hole and he licks/chews it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lincoln

Date of Review: 8/20/2013

We kick up our paws in: Fairfax Station VA

My canine companion(s): Field Lab.

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This is by far the best retrieving toy for a big, athletic Lab. I have purchased 6 of these toys and they are all still in use. My dogs love that it bounces and is easy to grab, they have had many hours of fun retrieving this toy. Also, the rope makes it easy for me to throw it quite a distance. It is also indestructible for dogs that love to chew.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Zoe

Date of Review: 6/9/2013

We kick up our paws in: Pennsylvania

My canine companion(s): Border Collie

Love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Zoe gets the Gordo as a reward during our search and rescue training. She loves it and its easy to carry and throw. Thanks Ruffwear!!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Looci

Date of Review: 4/10/2013

We kick up our paws in: South Florida

My canine companion(s): Border Collie mix

great toy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Looci loves to grab this thing by the rope, as a result the rope doesn't last too long. But the Gourd part is certainly indestructible. Plus for a buck and some change you can get a couple feet of new rope from HD. The rope really lets you hurl this thing. I put a 3' long piece of rope and I can definitely throw this farther than a chuckit can throw a ball. Plus the Gourd has a random bounce adding to the challenge that Looci loves.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Clue

Date of Review: 3/19/2013

We kick up our paws in: Atlanta

My canine companion(s): working GSD

Very good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love this product, though the rope slips out with a hard tug. I miss the "blue" color product which seemed to float the best!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Oliver

Date of Review: 3/18/2013

We kick up our paws in: Oregon

My canine companion(s): Italian Mastiff/Boxer mix

Love it!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Oliver had the string chewed off in a matter of days, but we don't need it. It's great for fetch and definitely a favorite!

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Nero

Date of Review: 3/16/2013

We kick up our paws in: Pa

My canine companion(s): Toy austrailian Shepard

Mid

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Not as durable as everyone says. My 15 pound you Aussie has destroyed it in 3 days. He loved the thing. So I can't say it wasn't a good toy. I'd get them again if it was cheaper

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Watson

Date of Review: 3/7/2013

We kick up our paws in: Washington

My canine companion(s): Aussie

Very Good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

They need to invent kevalr rope, then this thing would be indestructable. Watson has almost checked the rope off. He loves running around with it by the rope and swinging it back and forth.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lincoln

Date of Review: 2/13/2013

We kick up our paws in: Fairfax Station VA

My canine companion(s): 1 year old yellow Field Lab

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This is the one toy that is indestructable for a heavy chewer. My Lab. chewed through every commercial toy I bought, even a kong till I found the Gourdo. He spens hours running around the yard entertaining himself with this toy as well as retrieveing it for me. I loved it so much I bought two at a time so we always have a second in case it gets lost. I also use it to train him to retrieve as I have one in hand and he brings one back and immediatley gets the other thrown to retrieve.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Luna

Date of Review: 2/4/2013

We kick up our paws in: Western Washington

My canine companion(s): name it

pretty good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Dogs definitely like this toy, but mine tend to chew on their toys and they are aggressive chewers. The rope had to go, too dangerous if they swallowed it, but all in all I would buy it again.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Elvis

Date of Review: 1/28/2013

We kick up our paws in: Southwest United States

My canine companion(s): Black lab

Playtime fun!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Elvis loves this toy!!! Perfect to get his energy out so he can focus! And the kids love playing with this toy and Elvis!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lincoln

Date of Review: 1/16/2013

We kick up our paws in: Fairfax Station VA

My canine companion(s): Yellow Field Labrador

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This is by far the best toy for any of the five Labs. we have ever had. It is totally indestructable, something very hard to find for these big, athletic dogs. I also use it as a training toy for the early retrieve for my Lab. pups. They just can't resist this toy and want it thrown again and again to retrieve.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Deuce

Date of Review: 1/11/2013

We kick up our paws in: Washington, DC

My canine companion(s): Pit Bull/American Bulldog Mix

Great addition to our collection

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Deuce is a 65 lb. Pittie-American Bulldog mix and, let's just say, we've gnawed our way through quite a few toys advertised as "appropriate for strong chewers." The awkward shape makes for unpredictable bounces while playing by himself and he actually really enjoys launching it into the air by the string end. If my dog can't destroy it, nobody can -- this thing keeps on ticking and has been a welcome addition to our toy collection.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Milo, Dotti, Sheba

Date of Review: 1/1/2013

We kick up our paws in: Ocean Shores, WA

My canine companion(s): Catahoula Leopard Dog; lab mix, shepherd

the best

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our Gourdo is over 10 years old and is 100% intact. Our new Catahoula has destroyed every toy we had in less than 10 minutes -- except for this one. He is trying to do so at this moment! It won't happen. I ordered 2 more so all our dogs can have one of their own.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anja

Date of Review: 12/10/2012

We kick up our paws in: Idaho

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

Awesome

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Anja loves this toy! She's a roughian and is not gentle on her toys and the gourdo is great for tossing, tugging and nawing on.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Maggie

Date of Review: 12/5/2012

We kick up our paws in: Tennessee

My canine companion(s): Belgian Malinois

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Excellent toy, holds up to even the toughest dogs. The worst they can do to it is chew the rope off, and you can easily replace it yourself if needed. My dog can destroy the polar bear proof toys in 10 minutes, but Gourdo has survived in our home and yard for over a year. Highly recommended.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Mari and Ellie

Date of Review: 10/8/2012

We kick up our paws in: Wilsonville, Oregon

My canine companion(s): Black labs

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My labs have destroyed all the "tough" and "durable" chew toys on the market. Some only lasted minutes. Now they have The Gourdo! It passed their chew test and has outlasted any other toy that we have ever tried. I highly recommend it. Your dog will like the challenge of the tough Gourdo!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jerek

Date of Review: 9/29/2012

We kick up our paws in: army

My canine companion(s): Doberman Pincher

Awesome

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My boy has destroyed all the "tough" chewer toys in about 5 minutes of chewing on them and has yet to really make a mark on this toy. I have gone through many $ looking for a good toy and finally found one. Would buy again and again, but I don't have to, it lasts. Thank you for this! If you are reading this, you need to purchase this for your loved one, you will not regret it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Wilma

Date of Review: 9/15/2012

We kick up our paws in: Germany

My canine companion(s): Dachshund

Fantastic Dog Toy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Perfect size (s) for my little "Wiener." She loves it, and so far, im very satisfied with the quality!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: molly

Date of Review: 9/3/2012

We kick up our paws in: los angeles

My canine companion(s): terrier mix

good construction

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

the toy is made very well, my dog loves to pay with it and chews on it all day, keeps her entertain for a long time..

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kersee

Date of Review: 5/29/2012

We kick up our paws in: Gold Bar, Wa

My canine companion(s): Lab

Almost all is good...

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The rope will come out of this toy. It is easy to replace the rope, so I replaced my ropes.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Shorty

Date of Review: 5/13/2012

We kick up our paws in: Seattle

My canine companion(s): Pit Bull Mix

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This is the only toy that my dog has not been able to destroy. He loves it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Mitch

Date of Review: 3/16/2012

We kick up our paws in: Colorado Springs, CO

My canine companion(s): Blue Heeler

awesome

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Mitch is obsessed with this toy, its a great tug-fetch-chew combo. It has stood up to a year of abuse and hard play, including being borrowed by visiting dogs and puppies. It's also pretty soft, so it doesn't hurt as much to grab it, and won't break anything if he gets too rowdy. (We had a window incident with a different "toy on a rope")

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kara

Date of Review: 1/31/2012

We kick up our paws in: Moorpark, CA

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd dog

Lots of fun

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog loves this toy! We often take it to the dog park so she can play tug-o-war with other dogs. It's always a great hit. Do be careful about the rope however, if the dog is trying to break through the rope, they will very quickly. Just make sure they only chew on the rubber, or use the rope to pull.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Maximilian

Date of Review: 1/23/2012

We kick up our paws in: Atlanta, GA

My canine companion(s): Belgian Malinois

Rubber is good, rope is worthless

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The Gourdo itself is great and has lasted for over 2 years with minimal wear. The rope, on the other hand, was eaten off within minutes by our 6 month old puppy and lodged in his intestinal track. After vet, x-rays and being sick for 3 days, it finally passed. Wouldn't recommend to leave your pup unattended with it (unless the rope is already chewed off).

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ripley

Date of Review: 1/12/2012

We kick up our paws in: upstate NY

My canine companion(s): Jack Russell/min pin mix

Fantastic

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Ripley just loves this toy. This is his second one and he likes it so much he even takes it and puts it in his bed so that my other dog can not touch it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anthony G

Date of Review: 1/6/2012

We kick up our paws in: Roanoke, VA

My canine companion(s): Miniature Schnauzer

Great fetch toy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My mini schnauzer LOVES this toy! The first one we had was blue and that one is still tops on his list, but it was getting pretty worn out and he chewed the rope off. The orange is the replacement so for now we have both going at the same time. I was told by a vet that dogs respond better to blue toys.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Dogboye2

Date of Review: 12/19/2011

We kick up our paws in: Stevens Pass, Wa

My canine companion(s): The BEST, a Lab

She loves it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I'm almost a FEMA SAR K9. The knot did not last too long, but the Gourdo is great. W/ a new rope, I'm good 2 GO!

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: ckwrites

Date of Review: 12/1/2011

We kick up our paws in: Taos, NM

My canine companion(s): Miniature Australian Labradoodle

Solid - should last forever

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I got the small, she's 30 pounds and its a good size for her. Not her favorite toy (it doesn't squeak) but she likes it well enough.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Meghan

Date of Review: 11/14/2011

We kick up our paws in: Minneapolis, MN

My canine companion(s): German Shorthaired Pointer

Awesome!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This is Mandi's favorite toy of all time. It goes EVERYWHERE with us, and she can hardly contain her excitement when her service dog vest comes off and the Gourdo comes out. We spend so much time working that it's essential to have a well-loved toy that's both portable and durable. This is definitely both!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Wyoming K9 Search & Rescue

Date of Review: 9/14/2011

We kick up our paws in: Idaho & Wyoming

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

Wonderful!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We LOVE our Gourdos. When we spend so much time training our search dogs it's VERY important to have a toy they love and that is durable- the Gourdo wins!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kim

Date of Review: 9/11/2011

We kick up our paws in: Vancouver BC, Canada

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd and Standard Poodle

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My puppy and I have played with this toy very hard since he was able. He's now 11 months old and I still haven't had to replace it - better than most, that's for sure! We play lots of tug and the rubber is just starting to show wear. It is truly unbelievable.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Hilary

Date of Review: 9/9/2011

We kick up our paws in: South San Francisco

My canine companion(s): Swiss Mountain Dogs

Fun!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our two dogs love it especially playing tug of war!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Donna

Date of Review: 9/2/2011

We kick up our paws in: Fairfax VA

My canine companion(s): Gourdo

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My 18 month old Lab. is very tough on all his toys and this is by far the best toy I have ever boought him. The first one lasted 12 months and we are on the second now, it is a perfect retrieving toy for any type of retriever dog. Also, the long cord makes it easy for me to throw it quite a distance.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kristen

Date of Review: 8/27/2011

We kick up our paws in: West Roxbury, MA

My canine companion(s): Yellow Lab

Great product

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog loves this thing. I fling it across the field I bring her to, and she loves bringing it back. She also loves sprinting around the field swinging it back and forth. Very durable toy!!!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Eric

Date of Review: 8/3/2011

We kick up our paws in: Baltimore

My canine companion(s): Mixed Breed (Pit Bull/Boxer mix)

Pretty good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog loves this toy and the rubber is definitely durable, but the rope is a joke. He chewed through it within 10 minutes at the park. Oh well.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Chris & Adam

Date of Review: 7/29/2011

We kick up our paws in: Northern Virginia

My canine companion(s): Mixed breed 'sled dog'

Well made

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I think that it is cool but Nutmeg doesn't as of yet. I purchased it to use as a tugging toy because I have read that that will help her strenghthen her hip muscles (she has a bit of arthritis, 14 yrs. old). Maybe I'll have to rub some food smell on it to interest her?

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 7/22/2011

We kick up our paws in: PA

My canine companion(s): Chesapeake Bay Retriever/ 2 Rotty German mixes

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Everyone else had issues with the rope, but if you pay attention to your dogs and not let them chew it off it stands up perfectly fine. We have never had any issues. We have 2 of the Gourdos because they constantly lose one. If you don't let your dog sit and knaw on it for hours it really does stand up well, we hardly have any marks in ours and have had it for over a year now.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Joel

Date of Review: 7/12/2011

We kick up our paws in: CA

My canine companion(s):

Love your Products

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Gourdo is a nifty little toy to play fetch with. I've had one for over 5 years now and the only "complaint" is that the rope came off and vanished. The nice thing about this is the ability to hurl it to the moon.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 5/26/2011

We kick up our paws in: DC

My canine companion(s): Vizsla

It's a dog toy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Chewed off the teather in one day...little disapointed. However, it was my fault for leaving him alone with it

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 4/21/2011

We kick up our paws in: Idaho

My canine companion(s): GSD's

Great in theory

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I wanted a sturdier tug with which to do tug and bite rewards as well as retrieving around home. I had heard other's found it perfect for this use, so I figured I'd try it. Its just too weighty. I really want to like it and the dogs really want to like it, but its just not quite right for us. I guess we should just stick with the french linen and bitesuit material K9 tugs from here on out, even though the shark teeth tend to shred them. Its a nice product, just not working that great for what I need.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: WIL

Date of Review: 4/11/2011

We kick up our paws in: LA HABRA

My canine companion(s): RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK

AWESOME

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

VERY STURDY

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Harvey

Date of Review: 4/2/2011

We kick up our paws in: Tulsa, OK

My canine companion(s): Rhodesian Ridgeback mix

Great toy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Of course, my dog chewed off the tether. If your dog is a chewer, he will too. HE'S A DOG. Rope isn't indestructable, nor is it meant to be. If you don't want your dog to chew off the rope end, then don't leave him unsupervised with this toy. If you want to, you can replace the tether very easily. Now that my rant is out of the way. This toy is excellent! It took my dog a few days to warm up to it, but now he loves it! I do too I stuff treats in the bottom and he'll work hard to get them out. You get what you pay for with this toy, and that's a good thing.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jason D

Date of Review: 3/1/2011

We kick up our paws in: Houston, TX

My canine companion(s): Labrador Retriever

This thing is great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

It's easy to sail this thing! It's weighted just enough to make it easy to get some distance with little to no effort. Well constructed and durable.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ashley

Date of Review: 2/26/2011

We kick up our paws in: Clarksville, TN

My canine companion(s): husky/rot

WONDERFUL

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog Brandis is 14 months old and has never been one to play a 'complete' game of fetch, but with the gourdo he does! We can play for hours and with some warm days lately we've even tried it out at the creek & have found that its wonderful on the water too. Love it!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: bugzydoodle

Date of Review: 2/17/2011

We kick up our paws in: Savannah GA

My canine companion(s): Lab mixes

Love this toy!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We've had our Gourdo toy for approx 2 years and only recently had to "retire" it. Its rough and durable. I have purchased other "dog toys" and they've only lasted one day with my crew! I alos love the bright colors - makes it easy to find them in the yard!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Hank Bell

Date of Review: 2/16/2011

We kick up our paws in: Havertown, PA

My canine companion(s): Golden Retrievers

Great for retrieving!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Only drawback is the tether. My dogs chewed it off in a couple days. Should be indesrtructible - if anything can be. Otherwise, Gourdo is a great toy to retrieve and to chew.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Brianne

Date of Review: 1/24/2011

We kick up our paws in: PVB, FL

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

great!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

my sister-in-law bought this for our German Shepherd, Bear, back in July when he was 7 months old. It is his favorite toy. He is now 1 year and just ripped it in half the other day. I ordered 2!! Great product and long lasting!

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Robert

Date of Review: 1/1/2011

We kick up our paws in: Fairfield, Calif

My canine companion(s): English Mastiff

solid and beneficial

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I bought the product at REI and came home and gave it to my English Mastiff who is 190lbs. He loved the toy but by the end next day he chewed off the end with the cord. I think it is a good product but not,mastiff proof, not much is though

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kelly Sullivan

Date of Review: 10/25/2010

We kick up our paws in: Chicago, IL

My canine companion(s): Border Collie

Great and Tough!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Holds up well to rough play. We haven't tested it in the water yet since it's getting cold already, but its also great to keep my dog occupied when he's waiting in the car. Also great for fetching inside since it's soft and bouncy.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 9/7/2010

We kick up our paws in: Idaho

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

The BEST!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The Gourdo takes tons of rugged abuse and because of it's shape, my dog hasnt been able to destroy it beyond use. I've replaced the rope three times and it's still her favorite toy!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: helen west

Date of Review: 9/2/2010

We kick up our paws in: new york

My canine companion(s): labrador

very good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

excellent, 3 labs haven't chewed it yet !!!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bethany Lopusnak

Date of Review: 8/4/2010

We kick up our paws in: Tampa, FL

My canine companion(s): Nappy the Whippet/Min Pin and Khloe the Terrier Mix

Outstanding!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dogs destroy every toy they get within a few days. All those 'durable' toys never stand up to their intense chewing. I had almost given up on buying them any toys because nothing seemed to be able to withstand them. Then, about a year and a half ago, I bought a Gourdo from a small pet store and it is amazing! The dogs love and it is just now starting to show the wear and bite marks of their constant 'love'. That's pretty darn amazing to me and a great deal!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jaime Skipper

Date of Review: 7/20/2010

We kick up our paws in: Little Rock, Arkansas

My canine companion(s): Scruffy the Whippet-Russell Mutt

Very good!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My 20lb dog is an intense chewer that will chew off and swallow fabric/rope pieces. Like several reviewers, we cut the rope off because it wasn't going to last long. He LOVES the remainder, plays fetch with it, gnaws on it, and finds it every night before going to bed. I just ordered two more because, after a year, it's finally beginning to crumble under his tiny jaws. :)

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Katie Breland

Date of Review: 7/9/2010

We kick up our paws in: Texas

My canine companion(s): German Shepherds & Lab

I Like It

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I like the gourdo for water play and some general tug work. The only thing I don't like is that the large does NOT come in Orange so it is VERY hard to see in the water.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kim Schlotterbeck

Date of Review: 6/17/2010

We kick up our paws in: oregon

My canine companion(s): lab

fantastic

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Charlie loves this thing! We go for walks with him holding in his mouth the entire time. Every now and then we stop, he will drop it. and I'll throw it for him. He eagerly runs and retrieves it. It's one of the most durable toys he has and his most favorite.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Vin

Date of Review: 5/25/2010

We kick up our paws in: Ithaca, NY

My canine companion(s): Pit Bulls and Malinois

So far so good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The Gourdo seems to be doing just fine after a week of use. I throw it as far as I can and it hits all kinds of stuff from trees to ricks to a seesaw, no cracks or breaks yet. My dogs destroy everything from buster cube to black kongs and the Gourdo isn't showing wear yet. Maybe it will in a month or so, but for now, so far so good. And yes, the rope is still knotted, although just barely,) and still firmly inside the rubber part.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rob & Neko

Date of Review: 4/26/2010

We kick up our paws in: Austin, TX

My canine companion(s): ?

Disappointed

Would you recommend this product?.: No

OK, I'm disappointed because the Gourdo is perfect, except for the color - since it just barely floats, the blue is hard to see in the water. Neko is pretty good at spotting things, but even other dogs weren't able to see it out in the lake. To be fair, it isn't advertised as being a water toy (except by REI). Please make the large in orange!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Vince & Goliath

Date of Review: 4/24/2010

We kick up our paws in: Chicago

My canine companion(s): Dachshund / Chihuahua

If your dog likes to chew and tug...

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Tug of war is my dog's middle name and he loooves this toy and shows it no mercy. Durable and fun to tug and chew.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tobita Bonita

Date of Review: 3/4/2010

We kick up our paws in: Maine and Cabo San Lucas

My canine companion(s): Black Lab

Our Labs Favorite Toy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our black lab loves this toy. She lives in Maine in the summer and retrieves in from the lake (yes it does float) and plays on the beach in Mexico in the winter. It also doesn't wear down her teeth like a tennis ball. Great for all retrievers!!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: David

Date of Review: 3/2/2010

We kick up our paws in: Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

My canine companion(s): 2 labs

Shmmmmmrrrrrrrr

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I think as a matter of disclosure, .... in the "salient characteristics" description part for this product, .... they should start of with "this product does not float, yet its not mentioned in the product description. Love the durability of it, though I'm only 2 weeks into it. With that said, .... On the second throw, the string came out of the rubber housing on one of one of them (I bought 3, based on my Lunker experience; things just disintegrate w/ dogs). I had to get all McGuyver like and fish the string through - then weld / melt it so that it wouldn't come out. All is well w/ the two others as well as this one now w/ the fix. As long as I stay away from the ocean, we should be good w/ this one.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: chameleon

Date of Review: 3/2/2010

We kick up our paws in: Maryland

My canine companion(s): Belgian Sheepdog

wonderful

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Very durable, heavy rubber. Great for retrieving. Probably won't float so we don't try it in water. My boy about knocks himself unconcious with all the shaking he does with it. His eyes light up with excitement each time we bring it out. I do not recommend unsupervised play with this toy it can be flung far, break windows etc.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Alane

Date of Review: 3/1/2010

We kick up our paws in: Newport Beach

My canine companion(s): Lab

Really Durable

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Rex loves it it is his favorite over the Squash and TurnUp. He likes the rope a bit more than the rubber but for tug-of-war I make sure the rope part is for me and the rubber is for him so it lasts longer!

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jessica

Date of Review: 2/19/2010

We kick up our paws in: Minneapolis, MN

My canine companion(s): Boston Terrier, Bugg

Dogs love it but lasted only a month

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Like other comments, the rope was pulled out within a day or two. The dogs LOVED the toy even without the rope but that got shreaded after a month.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 2/18/2010

We kick up our paws in: montana

My canine companion(s): 2 heelers & 2 malamuts

fair

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I saw the reviews that the rope doesn't last, and the same was true for my dogs. It was a brief life. Like the other people, I was interested in the rough-n-tough rubber part. Sadly that didn't last either. After one day in the kennel with our male blue heeler, the guordo turned into blue sprinkle chunks. I have a sqwash, turnup and squareball that all have endured the test of my pack. So, if you need a super durable toy, I recommend the others.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: LH

Date of Review: 1/6/2010

We kick up our paws in: upstate NY

My canine companion(s): Jack Russell Mix

love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My boys love this toy. I will say that the rope was destroyed within 10 minutes but I just cut the remaining part off and they still love to play with it and chase it. we now own 3 and i would purchase this toy again. I love that it is easy to find in the snow when they take it outside. only 4 stars because the rope is so easily destroyed and because nothing is perfect. currently own 3 of these and love that the toy itself is tough and virtually indestructable.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 11/29/2009

We kick up our paws in: NY

My canine companion(s): Lab mix

Fun, but flawed

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog definitely liked this toy, but I had a similar problem in that the rope handle was destroyed right away. I haven't replaced it yet, though it looks like its simply enough to replace myself. Until I get the chance to replace though, it mostly gathers dust. :-(

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sarah

Date of Review: 11/27/2009

We kick up our paws in: Phoenix, AZ

My canine companion(s): Yellow Lab

Good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our Lab, Barley, loves this toy but he destoryed the rope after about 5 minutes...I cut the rest out and now he just plays with the rubber part.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Chad Bass

Date of Review: 11/14/2009

We kick up our paws in: Houston, TX

My canine companion(s): German Shorthaired Pointer

Molly loves playing with it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My molly loves playing with this toy. The latex rubber is durable and provides hours of chasing fun. My only complaint would be the rope lanyard. The rope was easily chewed through in a day. I have replaced the rope with a more durable material.