Dog Toys are More than Just Good Fun!
They’re an Important Part of Pet Ownership
Ensuring that your dog has plenty of mental and physical stimulation is an essential part of responsible dog ownership. If you’re out at work during the day, it’s particularly important to provide stimulating dog toys because domestic dogs tend to suffer from separation anxiety.
It’s also a great way to build the relationship and have lots of fun with your dog! Not only that, the act of chewing also helps to keep canine teeth clean and the mouth free of bacteria. Luckily, there is a huge range of high quality dog toys available if you know what you’re looking for!
Today we take a look at fifteen of the best dog toys on the current market, so you’ll have no excuse not to get out there and have a bit of fun and exercise with your four-legged friend!
Best Puppy Toys
Nylabone Just For Puppies Starter Kit Bone Puppy Dog Chew Toys
These awesome little dog chew toys are perfect for encouraging your puppy to chew in the right places (e.g. the bone, not the sofa!). They are subtly flavored to entice the puppy and help to stimulate saliva for healthy teeth. These puppy dog toys have been overwhelmingly popular on Amazon.com and are a Number One Best Seller in dog toys.
Set of Three Interactive Dog Toys – Rubber Squeaky balls and Rubber Chew Bone
These cute, squeaky dog toys encourage curiosity and play for puppies and you’ll get hours of entertainment out of watching them trying to “find the squeak”. They make healthy dog toys for teething puppies as they are durable, non toxic and not easily ripped to shreds.
Best Dog Chew Toys
Benebone Bacon Flavored Wishbone Chew Toy
These safe dog chew toys are enticingly flavored with bacon and designed for chew play without dangerous splintering or toxic ingredients. They are made in the USA to the highest industry standards and are a Number One Best Seller on Amazon.com.
Dogs Toy for Voiced and Chewing Resistance Pet Toy
Despite the rather uninspiring name, these are some of the best dog toys for chewing because they have a bumpy design that stimulates saliva for dental health, are strong and resistant to teeth and are easy and convenient to keep clean. They are excellent toys for small to medium dogs who have to spend time alone when you’re at work and need stimulation,.
Best Interactive Dog Toys
Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Squeaking Dog Toys
The quirky nature of this toy makes it one of the best dog interactive toys for small indoor dogs confined to apartments. You’ll have hours of fun hiding the little squirrels in the tree trunk and watching as your dog goes wild trying to find them. More than 6000 buyers on Amazon.com love these puzzle toys for dogs and it has an overall consumer rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Dog toy Frisbee Flying Disc for Dogs Training Fetch Toy
Remember the frisbee? Hours of schoolyard fun! Well, here’s an awesome frisbee for you to get out and play with your dog. These are really popular play dog toys because the lightweight silicone is both aerodynamic and durable and you’ll have hours of fun skimming the frisbee through the air and watching your dog jump and leap for it. Perfect for athletic dogs who love to play in the park.
BazooK-9 Tennis Ball Launcher Gun – Rated Best Dog Toy
Okay, this one’s a bit left field and possibly more appealing to the guys than their dogs! But honestly, as far as cool dog toys go, it totally tops the list! Fire tennis balls for your dog to fetch – OUT. OF. A. BAZOOKA!!! You can’t beat that for interactive fun! Just make sure you’ve got a really huge yard. Or, even better, a nearby football field.
Best Dog Puzzle Toys
KONG Classic KONG Dog Toy
Kong dog chew toys are some of the most popular on the market and it’s easy to see why with this little beauty. Fill it up with treats and watch your dog spend hours trying to puzzle them out of there. Or, head off to work for the day knowing that he’ll be too busy playing to get up to any mischief! These excellent dog brain toys maintain an impressive 4.5 out of 5 star rating after nearly 3000 buyers on Amazon.com.
Our Pets Smarter Interactive IQ Treat Ball Dog Toy
Another of the most popular dog food toys, this one makes a very enticing rattle and features a transparent sphere so the dog can actually see the treats he’s trying to get at! He’ll use paws, nose, teeth and whatever else he’s got to try and work out how to get those treats out! These dog food puzzle toys are excellent for brain stimulation and IQ development.
Best Durable Dog Toys
KONG Air Dog Squeakair Birthday Balls Dog Toy
If you’ve got a big dog with powerful jaws, you’ll be needing some seriously tough dog toys. We love this durable set of three tennis balls which will last a fair few throws but are made of non-abrasive material so they won’t wear down your dog’s teeth. They have a quirky “Happy Birthday” print on them so, if you know your dog’s birthday (I don’t and I don’t think he does either!), it could be a gift? But really, they’re excellent for everyday play!
Dog Rope Toy Knots Ball Puppy Pet Chew Durable Toys for Small Medium Large Dogs
Some of the most durable dog toys are made from rope knots designed for hours of play without damage to teeth or fraying material which presents a choking risk. These new, virtually indestructible rope dog toys are proving very popular because of their 100% high quality cotton make-up and their long lasting nature.
West Paw Design Zogoflex Air Boz Dog Ball Play Dog Toy
These super tough dog toys for large dogs are great for getting out for a game of fetch and helping big dogs run off that boundless energy. They’re much tougher than your average tennis ball, are made of high bounce material and can even be thrown in the dishwasher when they’re starting to look scungy after lots of fun and games. These toys are extremely popular with large dog owners and have an average customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars after close to 100 reviews on Amazon.com.
Best Plush Dog Toys
Duckworth Large Yellow Duck Dog Toy
Introducing your dog’s new best friend: duck plush dog toys! I’m not sure whether your dog will cuddle up with the duck in bed or spend hours trying to rip it to shreds (I know which my dog would do!) but it’s sure to be a barrel of laughs finding out! The duck is large and soft and also features an enticing squeak to keep your dog interested.
Ethical Mini Skinneeez Raccoon 14-Inch Stuffingless Dog Toy
These dog soft toys have a unique feature to keep your dog safe (and your home tidy!). They’re soft like other plush dog toys but they don’t have any stuffing for your dog to rip out, make a mess eith and risk choking on. This also means that the toy lasts much longer than regular stuffed dog toys.
Chuckit! Indoor Ball
These soft plush balls make awesome dog toys for playing indoors on wet days or if you’re sharing an apartment with your pup. They’re super durable and fun to play with but won’t go through a window or wreck the TV when you’re playing indoors with your dog. They’re super popular on Amazon.com and, after more than 700 buyers, have an average consumer rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.