Best Dog Toys enjoy tugging and fetching rope toys. This one is durable enough to withstand rough play, with squeakers to capture attention and hold its shape over time.
Sinn suggests this treat dispensing ball as an ideal first step before moving on to more complicated puzzle toys, as it wears your dog out physically while providing mental stimulation.
1. Kong Classic
Kongs are an essential addition to every pet owner’s collection. Crafted of ultra-durable rubber, KONGs offer enrichment by satisfying instinctual needs while supporting dental health. Stuffed with treats or kibble for extended playtime and challenging the chewer.
These toys may lack bells and whistles, but you can increase their appeal by stuffing them with carrot sticks, broccoli stock or any food that will challenge your dog to break out through the small opening at the top.
Select the ideal Kong toy for your dog depending on its age, size and chewing habits. Puppies and smaller adult breeds typically need toys specifically sized for their smaller jaws while KONGs come in three sizes (X-small, small and large) that will suit any animal’s play and chewing patterns.
2. Benebone Wishbone
This chew toy satisfies dogs’ natural desire to chew while simultaneously improving dental health and discouraging destructive chewing behavior. It makes an excellent alternative to antlers, bully sticks or other expensive toys which may become damaged from aggressive chewers.
Wishbone offers an ergonomic, dog-friendly design, with grooves specifically made to satisfy chewers. Plus, USA-sourced chicken provides full flavor immersion.
Choose a toy size appropriate to your dog; one that’s too small poses a choking risk while one that’s too large could prove uninteresting or boring for many of them. Bear in mind that no toy is indestructible so monitor chewing habits and remove toys that show signs of wear-and-tear from playtime if necessary.
This plush treat-dispensing puzzle toy challenges your pup’s mind while helping prevent them from chewing other objects in your home. Simply stuff treats such as kibble or peanut butter inside its charming stump for them to find using their noses! Watch them use their paws or noses to reach it!
This Nina Ottosson dog toy features multiple levels for you to challenge your smart pup, with sliders and lids that can be moved. Ideal for dogs with high intelligence levels and mealtime or boredom relief!
Soft plush toys such as this soft squirrel toy are an effective way to alleviate boredom and foster positive playtime for your pup, fuelling their natural hunting instinct. Use it under supervision; remove any toys that become destructive if necessary.
4. Kong Rope
Made to support dog dental health, this rope toy features mint-scented floss and fluoride in its strands for maximum dental benefit while dogs chew. Furthermore, its strong and healthy gum support promotes strong gums. Plus it comes in various designs and sizes such as one featuring a ball, knotted animals, or classic Kong toys; with part of every purchase going directly towards Pacific Pups Rescue in order to help homeless pups find loving homes!
Stuffing a KONG extends playtime and creates an engaging challenge, mentally stimulating dogs while alleviating boredom. Chewing on a stuffed KONG also helps ease teething pain as the soft rubber allows puppies’ 28 baby teeth to come through without irritating gums; for best results, supervised chewing should occur.
5. PetSafe Chilly Penguin
This freezable treat toy holds a generous serving of frozen treats or wet food for your pup to enjoy! Simply fill the center of this toy, place in the freezer overnight, and enjoy snack time being an exciting challenge with its round base providing wobbling action that turns snack time into an engaging challenge. Stack multiple toys if necessary to save freezer space!
Rubber texture and ridges on this toy help clean teeth as your pup chews, making it an excellent option for dogs with sensitive gums or needing to build an appetite before eating solid food. Pet owners love that this toy provides a healthy alternative to kibble while stimulating natural foraging instincts of their canines.
Many of the toys we reviewed are great at soothing hot pups and soothing sore mouths, but this Nylabone chew toy stands out by encouraging active play while soothing teething puppies. It features soft bristles to massage sore gums while its cool cloth base offers something safe and satisfying to chew on.