Top 19 Dog Toys Your Pup Will Love
Most dogs are incredibly smart as well as curious and above all, playful. With our busy lives sometimes it’s hard to find time to play with our beloved dogs, and there are certain dog breeds that are known to spell disaster for your home should they get bored or feel like they are not getting enough attention. In order to keep our pups happy we can always offer them some toys that give them something to chew, and possibly something to comfort them when we are not around. Not all dog toys are created equal and good toys for your dog may involve some thought on the type of dog that you have and what will make them the most happy. Below are the 20 highly recommended dog toys; again consider the type of dog that you have prior to purchasing toys for them.
While some squeaky toys can be very annoying for any dog owner, the squeaky noise does simulate play time for your pooch. This toy is offered in 10 different characters and has an extra layer of material to keep those sharp teeth from punching through. This toy is definitely for supervised play and not made for a time where your pup can just sit down and chew.
This toy comes in a pack of three and is made from a softer fabric material around the ball so it doesn’t wear your best friend’s teeth. The rubber of the ball is formed around the squeaker making it difficult to get to, though not impossible. Again, keep in mind that both tennis balls and the squeak air balls are made for supervised play.
You may recognize the classic dog toy called the KONG. This is normally an interactive toy that owners fill with KONG Treats or your favorite spray treats. When thrown the KONG has an unpredictable bounce making it fun for the dogs to chase when there are no treats inside. You may be able to leave this toy with your dog for a small amount of time to chew on depending on how powerful of a chewer the dog is.
The Benebone comes in a couple of different flavors and it is specifically for a supervised chew session, but what makes this bone so special is the fact that it is shaped like a wishbone. With the wishbone shape it is easy for the dog to grip it with its front paws and it would make for a good tug-a-war toy.
This toy is made entirely of rubber and floats in water. Because they are made entirely of rubber they are very easy to clean while still be durable for a good game of fetch. There is no need to worry about your dog eating or leaving pieces all over the house.
If your dog gets easily bored then you may want to consider the IQ treat ball; just put treats in the center of the ball and adjust the difficulty of the challenge as you see fit and as your pet figures out the process of rolling the ball on the floor for the treats to spill out. How often the treats spill out is the variable that you are adjusting
The toy comes in three different sizes with small squeaky squirrels that hide in what looks like a tree stump, and the dog needs to dig them out of the stump.
Duckworth is a plush dog toy with a squeaker that is wonderful for tug-of-war or some fetch. Because of all the plush filling and the squeaker your dog should not be left alone to play with this toy.
Made with extremely touch nylon, the dura chew has the ability to stand up again the biggest power chewer. In the process of being chewed it will naturally raise bristles that will help with the dog’s teeth and control plaque. The dura chew allows dogs to chew in a satisfying way without seeking random items around your home.
This is a stuffed toy made from nylon and poly-fill. It is a good fetching toy, but do not let your dog keep this toy alone for it is easy to puncture with teeth.
As the name implies this Frisbee is made of rubber so it won’t cut your dog’s mouth. The flyer toy is made specifically with playing fetch in mind and with a small amount of tug-a-war, however a dog should not be left alone with this toy. If the dog is a power chewer that enjoys ripping things up check out the page dog toys for aggressive chewers.
For all of those times you are playing fetch with your pup and end up getting a slobbery hand the launcher fixes this problem. With the launcher you are able to throw the ball at least three times as far. The launcher works with the Chuckit! Medium sized balls.
Made from Cotton blend fibers this rope toy would provide hours of tug-a-war fun with your dog; however it is an item that should not be left alone with chewer as they have the potential of chewing and swallowing pieces of the rope.
This toy it the same size as a standard kick ball with large grooves for you dog to pick up and fetch. The ball is puncture resistant and made from high bounce materials. This keeps your hands from being slobbery and is perfect for those dogs that have trouble giving back the ball after a toss.
This toy is listed as being “extremely durable” and is able to have treats in the middle of the tire shape. It is for dogs that are 30-65 pounds.
This dog toy was made famous by a pet store commercial, however keep in mind if you have destructive power chewer at home you may end up with plush stuffing all over your home. It does squeak and dogs do have the potential of swallowing the plastic squeaker plug, so this is toy should not be given unless supervised. It would make a great tug-a-war toy with a medium sized dog.
This toy is specifically for puppies who are teething. Sometimes cool objects feel good against their sore gums but straight ice cubes can be a little sharp at times. This toy goes into the freezer and once frozen your puppy can chew until it needs to be frozen again. For best results wet the toy prior to placing it in the freezer.
These dog chews are chews that dogs can actually swallow. They are made from all natural ingredients and are rawhide free. Rawhide can be hard on a dog’s digestive track so finding alternative to rawhide will make your pet’s tummy happier. Buy the right size of SmartBones for your dog otherwise it may become a choking hazard.
This is another interactive, supervised play toy, that is great for fetching. With various shapes and areas to grab ahold of, your dog may play for hours. Because of the toy’s shape it will bounce in unpredictable directions making it entertaining for your dog. The toy comes in different sizes, so find a size that best fits your dog’s needs.