Mammoth Flossy Chews Tug Review – Best Rope Toy Ever


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Amazing. We love it. The Best Rope Toy Ever. The Mammoth® Flossy Chews Tug with Handle has exceeded our greatest expectations. This is as close to an indestructible dog toy as we’re ever going to get. Go order one now. We play with it every day. It is starting to show a little bit of wear after a month, with a few stray threads showing, but I think it could last up to a year.

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The Mammoth tug rope is super thick.

Mammoth is the right word to describe this toy.  This rope is big and the knots are bulky; not for small dogs at all. Our rope is a medium. Its description says it is 20 inches long, and it is wound tightly with a heavy cotton blend. The large tug is 24 inches long.

Hopefully you can see in the picture the thickness the rope is in comparison to Willie’s pretty face. That is not an angle trick. The rope is very thick.

The rope is solid and heavy. The bottom knots are frayed by design, but they do not loosen or pull out during play. It has two giant knots up top that Willie loves to grip.

Willie doesn’t like to lose, and he can be quite aggressive when he tugs. On a straight rope he can sometimes get pretty close to my hand when he’s trying to grasp with his mouth. But not with this rope. He goes for the knots every time.

Best of all, the rubber handle makes it the only tug-of-war toy that doesn’t hurt my hands. That’s huge. That is why we can – and do – play with it every day.

I don’t even care that it claims to be flossing the dog’s teeth as we play. I mean, that’s neat and all, but did you see the part where it doesn’t hurt my hands? Also, I hold the handle at all times, which means, guess what? No wet, slobbery slobber on my hands.

Mammoth makes a whole line of tug ropes of many sizes. They’ve really got the rope tug thing on lock. One search on Chewy.com yielded 40 ropes by Mammoth, and they were all different.

Willie’s Review

Can’t. Get this. Thing. Out of. Mom’s hands. No matter how hard I try. Ugh!!! Love the texture. I twist, I roll, I shake and pull. But nothing. Nada. Zip. Can’t. Get it. Out!

Internet Reviews

Only Amazon and Influenster had reviews specific to this item. In order to provide a well-rounded review, I included Chewy.com’s review of Mammoth’s most closely related tug rope toy that is similar in all respects but doesn’t include a rubber handle.

Amazon:  4.4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviewers.
Influenster:  4.2 out of 5 stars with 3 reviewers.
Chewy:  4.6 out of 5 stars with 40 reviewers (on toy with rope only.)

Low Reviews

This toy is larger than people expect. People with smaller dogs are disappointed when their pets can’t get their mouths around it or use it. The rope and knots will unravel, sometimes quickly for some people.

High Reviews

The handle is a key feature of this product. People love the extra leverage the handle gives them when playing tug against strong, large dogs such as German shepherds and mastiffs. The handle also keeps people from having to hold on to slobbery rope. Durable and sturdy are adjectives often used to describe this toy. It lasts many users a long time. People with larger dogs such as great danes, mastiffs and pit bulls are really pleased with the size and strength of this rope.

Overall Impression

No matter what the breed or size of your pup is, there’s a Mammoth tug rope for you because they make so many different types and sizes. Any dog who hasn’t had the opportunity to tug on a Mammoth tug would be a sad pup indeed if he found out about what he’s missing.

Product Specifications

From online product descriptions:

  • Rope fibers floss dogs’ teeth as they chew and play
  • Made from 100% cotton
  • Built strong to chew and play for hours

Sizes:  X-Small (12″), Small (16″), Medium (20″) and Large (24″)

Prices:  X-Small ($8.39), Small ($6.63), Medium ($10.00), Large ($17.62)

Best Bargain:  I bought the medium tug on Amazon for around $4.00, though I would not hesitate to pay the $10.00 they typically charge.

I hope you enjoyed this review. If you have any questions or would like to leave a review of your own, please do so in the comment section below.

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