10 Toys that Dogs LOVE
Had it with your dog gnawing on your favourite leather shoes? Then it's probably time to find your dog a toy
they will really love and play games with your dogs
Luckily, there are plenty of other dog owners who have been down this road before and mapped out which toys
will make your dog's tail wag.
1. Kong Toys - You'll love this toy as much as your dog does. Kong actually makes quite
a few toys, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are highly durable and made to last.
The best ones are the thick rubber snowman shaped toys that you can stuff treats in.
You may find that smarter dogs will grow bored with these, and can get the treats out very quickly. If so,
consider a squeaking one to keep them occupied.
2. Frost Bite Frisbees - A standard Frisbee is actually a little dangerous for your
dog. The plastic can splinter and break in their mouths and easily be swallowed. Frost Bite Frisbees are
pliable and will puncture instead. It also works very well in cold weather, so it won't break if you leave it
3. Squirrel Plushes - There are a few toys like this, but the idea is the same. You
have a plush toy with stuffed animals hidden inside of it. Your dog must work to free the squirrels, or
whatever other plushes are in there. Very good for easily bored dogs.
4. Laser Pointers - Some dogs are too smart for these, and others will get a little too
fixated, but if yours is in between, a laser pointer can be a lot of fun as you run a little red light across
5. Nylabones - These rubber chew bones are very popular because they can withstand even
the strongest jaws and because they are good for your dog's teeth. They can be frozen as well and peanut butter
sticks to them to draw your dog's attention.
6. Tug Toys - Any form of tug toy is popular, but there are some that you should watch
out for. The ropes are iffy with some saying they are good for the dog's teeth, but others warning that dogs
can swallow the rope.
I like to stick with Kongs or Toss-a-Lot. It's basically a pair of rubber balls wrapped in canvas with a few
strands of canvas or nylon at the end. They're border indestructible and are easy to use as a tug toy. They
also squeak, which your dog will love.
7. Puzzle Toys - Any toy that works as a puzzle is a good one. These puzzle toys will
work your dog's brain as he gets the treats out, works through a series of ropes or pulls apart something to
get to a plush in the middle. The Leo is a good example of a smart dog toy.
8. Squirrel Dude - This is a little rubber chew toy, like a Kong, but with a timer that
pops out treats every now and then. Want to see your dog worship a toy? This will have him begging a piece of
plastic for the next treat.
9. Tuffies - Stuffed animals are no nos for dogs - the stuffing is dangerous, and the
buttons and other bits and pieces can break off in their mouths. However, tuffies are built especially for dogs
and have ratings designed to match different levels of destructive dog.
10. Motorized Balls - Any kind of ball or toy that runs itself along the
floor will keep your dog busy. There are ones with flashing lights, sounds, or little toys being pulled along after
it. Most dogs are enamoured with these, though some merely get bored or upset by them.
What kinds of toys your dogs enjoy will depend largely on the type of dog you have, their energy level, and how
easily they can be scared by flashing lights. Most dogs will love just about any of the toys on this list, but
use your own judgement as well. You know best which toys will make your dog happy.