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Maintaining an Instagram-worthy home while keeping your dog happy might sound like an impossible feat. Lucky for you (and any dog parents in your life), the best dog toys can keep your dog — and their teeth — occupied, healthy and far away from your furniture. Yup, not only do these toys help distract and entertain your pup, some even help clean their teeth or teach them new tricks. It’s a win-win!
From classic tennis balls to natural choices for the mindful dog owner to the tried-and-true Kong classic, you’LL find something that’s just right for your four-legged friend in our list below!
1. BarkBox Subscription
Treat your good boy to some nice dog treats (and more!) every month with this awesome BarkBox subscription. Each month, you and your doggo will receive two original toys, two bags of fresh healthy treats, and a delicious dog chew. Best of all, the products and toys are never repeated, so your dog gets to look forward to brand new treats and toys every time. The subscriptions and toys are based on your dog’s size, so be sure to choose the appropriate box when ordering.
2. Sprong Dog Toy
The Sprong chew toy is a great choice for smaller dogs who might not tear open a hole in their new toy too quickly. Designed for a softer chewing experience, the Sprong is great for exercise, play and healthy teeth. Keep your pooch from chewing on your slippers with a designated foam-lined toy. Under a thicker layer is foam for easy, relaxed play. More suited for smaller dogs.
3. Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy
Outward Hound is one of the leading brands of dog items and their squirrel puzzle is sure to give any pooch hours of enjoyment. The plush squirrel is a decent chew toy as well as a puzzle for extra entertainment. What’s it hiding? The squirrels are inside the tree trunk and your dog’s mission is to seek them out.
4. Tuffy No Stuff Ring Frisbee
Most dogs love frisbees and taking out the insane amount of stuffing just makes being a pet parent even easier. The Tuffy Ring is a complex toy for feisty dogs. With a durable outer layer and six inner layers, this ring is great for tossing, throwing and tug-of-war. Not marketed as a chew toy, the Tuffy Ring is a great way to exercise your dog’s playtime.
5. Multipet Lamb Chop Classic Plush
This soft, chewable lamb will surely be a household favorite for its size, plushness and color. The lamb comes in multiple sizes for the enjoyment of any size dog, this lovable lamb will provide hours of playtime for your pet. It has a squeaker inside for added noise which dogs go wild for. A durable toy for any pet.
6. OurPets IQ Treat Ball
What’s better than an interactive dog toy? One that has treats inside of course. The OurPet IQ ball is a smooth plastic sphere with multiple adjustable levels for constant challenges and engagement. Simply fill the ball with your pet’s favorite treats and twist for different levels of play. Easy to clean and very durable, it’s a great choice for the restless, inquisitive pet.
7. Hear Doggy! Ultrasonic Squeaker Toy
What could be better than a squeaker that only your dog can hear? So loud in pitch that it’s silent to the human ear, the ultrasonic squeaker toy will excite your pet like no other toy on the market. They will be kept busy with this flat-style plush toy for hours of enjoyable chewing and playing. The Hear Doggy! brand comes in many different plush toy styles and colors. A great toy to keep under the desk for a dog who goes to work.
8. Yoda Plush
If you’re as obsessed with Star Wars and Baby Yoda as the rest of us, having a plush Yoda toy around the house should bring equal enjoyment to you and your dog. A decent-sized plush toy meant for ample amounts of playtime and chewing, this toy will bring plenty of hours full of distraction to your pooch. The toy comes in three sizes as well as a “flattie” style option instead of a plush in case your dog chews through toys very easily. A great choice for any dog.
9. Tuffy Tug-O-War Toy
Tuffy has another great toy for the dog that rips apart everything in his path: the tug-o-war style toy. A durable option for those seeking a great toy for tug-o-war that’s not a rope, the Tuffy toy is made from seven layers of material so your dog won’t chew through it easily. An excellent toy for you and your dog to play with.
10. Nina Ottosson Dog Smart Beginner Dog Puzzle Toy
Kinda like a brain teaser for your pup, this dog puzzle (yes, it really is what it sounds like), features nine removable treat-dispensing compartments that reward smart behavior with a savory treat. Your dog stays occupied — and engaged — and you get to enjoy seeing them having a blast without having to worry about cleaning up afterward. It might even become your dog’s new favorite toy.
11. Himalayan Cheese Dog Chew
This chew might be more of a treat but it’s also a great distracting dog bone. Anything that will keep your dog busy and occupied while also tasting delicious is a win in our book and the Himalayan Dog Chew is bulky enough to accommodate a mid-size dog to a large-sized dog’s jaw for ultimate enjoyment. It also has a cheese flavor, which dogs love. Who knew?
12. Nylabone Key Ring
Designed for puppies, these keys encourage healthy chewing habits. The soft material nurtures teething, while the raised bristles help clean teeth and promote gum health. What’s more, the different textures help provide overall oral health by gently massaging your dog’s teeth and gums. Not a bad combination if you ask us.
13. Kong Classic Dog Toy
This popular toy is designed for mental stimulation. Stuff it with an easy treat and your dog will be entertained by trying to free it. For added fun, you can play fetch with it, as it has an unpredictable bounce trajectory. Best of all, it’s built incredibly tough so you won’t have to worry about your dog ripping through it in a matter of hours.
14. Kong Wubba Dog Toy
A twist on the classic Kong chew toy, this is a slightly softer variation is designed to keep your dog engaged for longer. The nylon covers both a tennis ball and a squeaker ball for double the fun. Best reserved for smaller dogs and puppies, it offers all the fun of the original Kong but adds a fun little twist to the mix. Your dog is sure to love it.
15. goDog Stuffed Rooster Dog Toy
With rooster resemblance, this fun toy is double stitched, so it lasts longer. It even comes with built-in Chew Guard Technology, which is definitely not something you see every day in a dog toy. Choose between a smaller and a larger size based on your breed. It will make for some great pooch photo ops.
16. Penn Extra Duty Tennis Balls
You can’t go wrong with a classic, which is why tennis balls are undoubtedly one of the best dog toys on the face of the planet. To delight your dog with endless ball-chasing fun, order these extra-duty felt tennis balls from trusted sports manufacturer Penn. These tennis balls are built to last, and you can buy as many as you want to entertain (and exercise) your favorite pup.