Giving your dog a new tuffy toy dog is a natural selection experiment. No matter how cute or expensive it is, there’s a risk your dog may ignore it or chew it to shreds, leaving it for dead in either case. Here are the survivors: the toys that our dogs have proven to be good for hours, if not years, of engaging, aggressive, and adorable play.
The black Kong toy came out on top, and for a good reason. Trainers, veterinarians, pet care experts, and dog guardians all love these ultra-strong, stuffable, bounce-able, and inexpensive toys. To entice your strong chewer, the Kong Extreme collection contains a rubber tire, bone, ball, and various sizes of the original Kong shape.
Nylabones were a lifeline while my dog. Radar was in his teen chewing phase. These ultra-durable, ultra-delicious bones are constructed of compressed nylon and can withstand even the most ferocious chewing. They’re affordable and last a long time, making them a terrific investment for your chew-obsessed canine. As with any bone, keep an eye on your dog’s gnawing and take away the toy if he gets a little too excited.
Cycledog Flat Tier Flyer
This is an excellent choice if your chewer is a disc dog in training. CycleDog treats are created from recycled bicycle innertubes (plus a little natural rubber), resulting in an environmentally responsible, dog-friendly, floating, flying reward.
ChuckIt Ultra Ball
Tennis balls with tougher skin are fine for dogs who aren’t eager to destroy things, but power-mouthed pups require a ball with stronger skin. The ChuckIt! Ultra Ball is made of durable rubber that can withstand a lot of tossing, fetching, and biting. It’s a fun, low-cost option for a dog who enjoys playing fetch almost as much as they enjoy chewing.
Hurley Dog Bone
Radar’s ultimate favorite toy is this brightly colored, silly-shaped toy. He may toss it, bounce it, paw it, gnaw it, bury it beneath a blanket, and it won’t indicate its age save for a few toothmarks. West Paw has a wide selection of long-lasting rubber toys created in the United States, recyclable, and guaranteed to last.
Tuffy Dog toys
Tuffy toys are a great option for dogs who enjoy soft, squishy toys but can’t stop tearing the insides out of less durable toys. These bad guys are lined and stitched with industrial-grade baggage material that is mild on gums but practically impervious to teeth and is marketed as “the world’s hardest soft toy.” Tuffy produces a variety of toys, but the Mega Ring is a terrific place to start. It’s washable, floats, and lasts a long time.
This futuristic bone toy is ergonomically designed to fit a dog’s mouth, making chewing easy and enjoyable. According to one Rover reader, it’s “perfect for a pit bull that loves to chew!” Bionic claims its bone is built for the most aggressive chewers. It’s more than simply a chew toy, though: the hollow middle can be filled with food for training and enjoyment, and it floats. There are three sizes available.
To Sum Up,
If you’re getting ready to get a new dog or putting together a gift of a tuffy toy dog, give the dogs in your life a few to try out for themselves.