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Real Flavor Wishbone Dog Chew Toy
Choose from Bacon, Chicken or Peanut Flavors
Has an irresistible flavor and scent. Made in the USA.
Gumby Dog Toy
Fun and Whimsical Dog Toy
Plush toy with a noisemaker inside
Treats fit inside for longer playtime
Floats on water. Made in the USA
#1 Best-Seller in Dog Toy Balls
High-Bouncing, durable, natural rubber
Interactive Puzzle Toy
Squeaky, stuffed, plush puzzle toy
Challenging puzzle that relieves doggie boredom
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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.
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.
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.