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Benebone

Real Flavor Wishbone Dog Chew Toy

Choose from Bacon, Chicken or Peanut Flavors

Has an irresistible flavor and scent. Made in the USA. 

 

Multipet

Gumby Dog Toy

Fun and Whimsical Dog Toy

Plush toy with a noisemaker inside

 

Kong

Goodie Bone

Treats fit inside for longer playtime

Floats on water. Made in the USA

 

Chuck It!

Ultra Ball

#1 Best-Seller in Dog Toy Balls

High-Bouncing, durable, natural rubber

 

Outward Hound

Interactive Puzzle Toy

Squeaky, stuffed, plush puzzle toy

Challenging puzzle that relieves doggie boredom

 

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Every product we review is purchased with our own funds. No freebies are ever accepted from product manufacturers.

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Choosing the Right Toys for Your Dog

Last Updated January 2019

It is completely natural for dogs to play and chew. Toys are completely essential for every dog to have. In fact, dogs who don’t have toys can develop behavior problems as a result.

With so many different dog toys on the market today, it can be an overwhelming task to know which ones are the right ones for your dog. Some doggie owners end up with toys that never get used because their dogs are simply not interested. How do you know which ones your dog is going to like? You may need to try a few different types of toys until you learn how he likes to chew and play.

Balls

A ball is a must-have toy for playing fetch! You can use a basic tennis ball, or something fancier. There are glow-in-the-dark varieties, squeaky balls, high-bouncing balls, and the list goes on.

When you choose a ball for your doggie, be sure to select one that is big enough for your dog to carry in his mouth without him accidentally swallowing it, but it should be small enough so it can comfortably be held in his or her mouth.

Plush Toys

Many canines enjoy chewing on plush toys. Some carry them around like little baby dolls, where others tear them apart like their prey. Most plush toys contain some type of stuffing and squeakers. Many dogs enjoy ripping them apart, and letting the stuffing go all over the place. Be sure to supervise your dog when they are playing with their plush toys so that they won’t swallow stuffing or squeakers.

Rope and Tug Toys

Many dogs enjoy chewing on braided rope or tug toys. Others have no interest. Make sure to not leave your dog unsupervised with rope toys, as ingesting pieces can lead to serious gastrointestinal obstruction. A good rule of thumb is to throw it away when the rope begins to unravel. As a side note, chewing on a rope toy helps your dog’s teeth stay clean.

Food Dispensing Toys

Every dog’s household should contain dog toys that are food dispensers. They are great for offering mental stimulation, fun, and are a great way for dogs to release their unspent energy. Food dispensing dog toys are available in many different shapes and sizes and are generally made of plastic or rubber.

The most well-known food-dispensing toy of all is the Kong. You can fill it with peanut butter, kibble or other treats to please your pup. It is a fun and tasty challenge for your dog to try to get the food out of the middle of the toy.

Doggie Puzzles and Interactive Toys

Much like interactive toys, dog puzzles are designed to mentally engage your dog. They generally contain mechanisms or compartments where toys or food are hidden, and the dog has to figure out how to remove them. Doggie puzzles are a great way to relieve boredom, and teach your dog cognitive skills at the same time.

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