The Mammoth TireBiter That Could
The Mammoth TireBiter dog toy is a classic tire toy for your dog. It can be tossed or rolled as a fetch toy and also be used as chew toy. Is it right for your dog’s needs? Let’s find out.
It is a classic tire that you picture a dog to playing with, especially Rotties. It feels and looks good and even has paw prints for the treads of the tire. It can be tossed, rolled and if your dog is feeling frisky you’ll get to play tug as you snag it for another throw.
Quality & Durability
Initially this was a great dog tire toy for my puppy Rottweiler Eli at 9 months old. It was small enough for him to pick up and it would donut around his snout as he wondered, it was adorable! It was durable enough that he could chew it constantly during his teething stage. He loved it so much he would sometimes sleep on it.
Once Eli became fully grown, I got him the large version. He then learned that he could start tearing chunks from the edges and eventually end up destroying both the large and medium tires. If you’re interested you can read more about the large TireBiter and see photos of what happened to it.
The medium dog tire toy is quite safe for smaller dogs with moderate bite force. It is much more compact than the large version, making it feel a lot more rigid and durable. Just be sure to keep your on the tire walls as well as the edges for signs shredding or chunking. They are clear signs that your dog is starting to outgrow the toy.
Indoor: The medium tire is very light and has very low risk of knocking stuff off tables and causing damage.
Outdoor: If taken outdoors, it will collect dirt, debris, and water. I recommend cleaning regularly and thoroughly after every play session.
The TireBiter has good value and can last a very long time under the right conditions. It stayed completely intact for over a year with no signs of wear at all. The tire started disintegrating into chunks only after my dog became a fully grown Rottweiler and a certified power chewer. The bite force of an adult Rottweiler is similar to Pitbulls and Malteses, so take good care of your tires of your pup is one of them.
I have fond memories of this toy before my dog outgrew it. I may look for a larger, more heavy-duty version in the future. As a medium tire toy, it has no chance against fully grown power chewers. You’ll soon find yourself picking up little black chunks from all around the house. Over time you will find them in the most interesting of places while any unpicked pieces left in the open will be used as chewing gums by your dog. I would only recommend this for small to medium dogs, and aggressive chewers with supervision during play.
I think for average sized dogs without intense bite force or aren’t big power chewers that this toy can last for a very long time and can be a great chew/fetch toy.
- A dog-safe tire for fetching, chewing, tugging etc.
- Can collect dirt
- Can eventually shred with power chewers