Every doggo is different but when it comes to proud pet parents looking for advice or insight, we love to crowd source. Whether we’re trading tips at the dog park or sharing our experiences online in the pup-parent forums, it’s always helpful to find out what works for other dog-friendly families. And when it comes to toys that keep our furbabies active, entertained and stimulated in both mind and body, it’s no different. After all, who wants to waste their money on a toy your pup will never touch?
This is a list of 17 beloved dog toys that both pets and their owners love—that is, toys to get your paws on. After all, each best-selling toy is rated highly and has amassed thousands of reviews by opinionated pawrents. As always, the prices listed may fluctuate over time as products go on sale.
17 Dog Toys Dogs Love
Maybe you’ve seen the hilarious Wobble Wag Giggle Ball on TV! This funny little thing gets dogs’ attention with the giggly vocals it emits as it rolls. Not only will your pup love chasing it around and pushing it with their nose, but you might also find your dog staring at it with their head cocked from side to side as the ball laughs. With more than 41,000 reviews on Amazon.com, it’s safe to say that this noisy, interactive toy is a fan favorite.
Good old Marvin the Moose has 3,486 reviews on Chewy.com. While he’s certainly not recommended for aggressive toy rippers or designated chew sessions, the Kong Cozie Marvin the Moose Plush Dog Toy has developed a devoted pet-parent fan base thanks to his minimal filling, squeaker and soft cuddly material. If your dog hops on the Kong Cozie Plush Dog Toy train, there are nine other Cozie characters to add to the collection.
Get ready to unleash your pup’s inner prey drive because this large fox, raccoon and squirrel 3-pack set from Zippy Paws is known to make dogs a little wild. These woodland creatures each have three high-quality round speakers embedded inside them to most effectively mimic sounds of prey. They’re also 18-inches long each, making them perfect for a round (or seven) of tug of war.
Compatible with the Chuckit! Ball Launchers, the Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Tough Dog Toy is a must-have for every dog—but especially for aggressive chewers. These are a game-changer, particularly for dogs who may rip off the fuzz off other material-covered balls (tennis balls included). Made of natural rubber, these balls can withstand the elements, are convenient to clean and even float in water.
With 4.6 stars out of a possible five and 14,100 Amazon.com ratings, the Toozey Corn Fleece Cow 7-Pack of toys is the perfect starter pack for new puppies. The star of the show is, of course, the Corn Fleece Cow, but the set also comes with various other squeaky plush and rope toys for hours of playtime fun designed for teething pups. Even better, each durable and washable toy is made from nontoxic cotton.
Part-toy and part-treat, the Pet Zone IQ Treat Dispenser Ball Dog Toy combines your dog’s two favorite loves: playtime and food. With 1,149 reviews on Chewy.com, pet parents appreciate this toy’s double duty as a boredom buster, as well. Yes, it’s a toy, but it can also be convenient and helpful for owners when they need to step out, take a call or do human things. It’s guaranteed to keep your pup occupied as you get done whatever you have to. Just try not to laugh as your pet chases it around and tries to roll out more treats by hitting it with its nose!
It can be a ruff time trying to take care of your dog’s teeth—let’s be honest, most canines don’t exactly love getting their teeth brushed!—but with the Nougat Green Crocodile Squeaky Dog Chew Toy, you can brush those chompers during playtime. Made of 100 percent eco-friendly, BPA-free and nontoxic natural rubber, this squeaky toy features various layers and textures that get in between your dog’s teeth to brush them effectively. It’s also milk-flavored, which is bound to have any pup salivating.
When it comes to dog toys, sometimes it’s just best to keep it simple. The Kong Squeezz Ball Dog Toy is inexpensive and straight-forward—it’s just a squeaky rubber ball you can get for under $3. But it’s totally effective. It has approximately 3,325 reviews on Chewy.com with one reviewer writing, “My dog is a Kong Squeezz Ball fanatic. He’s a 65 lb pit/hound mix and a major toy destroyer. I do not let him freely chew on this ball but we use it to play fetch. He loves making it squeak and though he gives the ball a workout it shows no damage. The randomness of the bounce keeps him on his toes. Tennis balls do not hold his interest for long but this ball keeps him playing and tires him out.”
If you’ve got a monster chewer at home, then you need the Monster K9 Ultra Durable Dog Chew Toy, which has a 4.7-star rating and more than 3,000 reviews on Amazon.com. Pet owners love how virtually indestructible it is, thanks to Monster K9’s proprietary natural rubber compound, which is designed to be as strong as possible. Also safe, nontoxic and eco-friendly, the Monster K9 Ultra Durable Dog Chew Toy will give your dog a run for their money.
Puppies with high prey drives will go gaga over hide-and-seek toys and the Frisco Hide and Seek Plush Volcano Puzzle Dog Toy is no exception. Featuring a near-perfect 4.6-star rating and with 95 percent of users recommending this toy, your pet will love “digging” after the tiny, squeaky dinosaurs after you hide them inside the volcano’s many pockets.
The Nerf Dog Atomic Flyer Toy is a great introductory toy to teach your dog how to catch and how to play fetch. With a 4.3-star rating and over 1,000 reviews on Amazon.com, reviewers love this rubber take on the frisbee because of its durability and the long-lasting quality. One reviewer wrote, “Of all the toys that I have ever gotten her, this is the only one that she has gone absolutely crazy over…. It’s lasted and she hasn’t been able to tear it up! Good, thick quality and flies well.”
Kong may be known for its treat and peanut butter and cheese toys, but the Kong Floppy Knots Dog Toy doesn’t involve any food, and it’s still a popular one among canines. It has amassed 1,759 reviews on Chewy.com, with one reviewer writing, “Kong Floppy Knot Toys are my 9-month-old Cockapoo’s favorite toys. She loves rope toys, playing tug and fetch, which this toy encompasses perfectly. I bought the first one from the local pet store, and she loved it so, I went on a hunt for more and found that Chewy carries four different varieties and had the best price I could find.”
Feel good about buying your doggie the Pacific Pups 18-Piece Dog Toy Set because with every purchase, you’re not only providing fun for your own pet but you’re also supporting the brand’s nonprofit animal rescue, Pacific Pups Rescue! This toy set comes with a variety of rope toys, stuffed toys, rubber toys and more, and has garnered over 3,000 reviews on Amazon.com and a rating of 4.4 stars.
Bring outdoor play indoors with the Chuckit! Indoor Ball Dog Toy. Though Chuckit! specializes in outdoor toys that are perfect for the dog park, this soft ball covered in textured chenille fabric is house approved for everything from hardwood floors and carpets to indoor fetch on rainy or snowy days. And if you want to avoid the slobbery mess that can sometimes come with fetch, pair the Chuckit! Indoor Ball Dog Toy with the Chuckit! Indoor Launcher.
It’s unclear if there’s a dog toy on Amazon.com with more reviews than the Multipet Lambchop Plush Dog Toy. (After all, it has a whopping 20,504 reviews online.) Inspired by the TV series from the early 1960s, creator Shari Lewis probably never could have imagined that her little lamb puppet would one day become one of the most popular dog toys there is. For some reason, it’s a staple in any home with a pet! Maybe it’s the soft plush material Lambchop is made with or the internal squeaker that activates dogs’ prey drive.
If you pick only one toy from this list, let it be the Kong Classic Dog Toy. Every pet owner should have this in their back pocket (not literally) for those moments when dogs need stimulation. Many humans use the Kong Classic Dog Toy by filling it with a treat, kibble or slathering it with peanut butter or yogurt. It keeps dogs busy and also keeps from them resorting to destructive behaviors associated with boredom or separation anxiety. (Though remember: Treat toys should always be supervised.)
Ain’t no laws when you’re chewing on claws! Obviously inspired by the go-to seltzer drink of the past few summers, these White Paw Dog Toys come in a 2-pack of black cherry and lime flavored spiked “barkling water.”
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