Tough dog toys

It’s Christmas and you want to give your doggy best friend a special gift. Now to find that perfect gift. You know – one that will be truly enjoyed.  Not just once, but over and over again. This gift will be more than a bag of treats that is quickly consumed. And it won’t be easily destroyed either. Whether your friend is small, medium, or large, one or two tough dog toys that will stand the test of lots of doggy love over time will make a great gift!  Like children, dogs like some toys better than others and each dog is different. While one dog may prefer squeaky toys, another may prefer tug toys. Don’t count on them liking something you think is cute, but give your dog a chance to choose from some perennial favorites. 

Chew ToysKONG Extreme Goodie Bone Dog Toy, Medium, Black

It’s in a dog’s nature to chew. Not only are chew toys a favorite among dogs, but dog owners love them as well. You have many types to choose from. Some are designed to help clean the dog’s teeth during playtime. Others are flavored, or can be filled with treats. Choose one suitable to the size of your dog. You don’t want them to fit the whole thing in their mouth.

Mallard Migrator Bird Plush Dog ToySqueaky Toys

Dogs are natural hunters and many people believe that queaky toys satisfy a dog’s primal instinct to capture prey. Squeaky toys in the form of small animals are usually well received. Make sure to chose plush toys that are made for dogs. It’s too easy  for a dog to rip off and swallow small pieces like eyes and buttons from the ones made for children – and polyester stuffing isn’t good dog food!

Puzzle ToysPetSafe Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Meal Dispensing Dog Toy

Puzzle toys give dogs entertainment and rewards. Many can be loaded with treats or regular dog food. Others may just be fun – like the plush toy with compartments that hide smaller toys for your friend to find. Some dogs find these toys more challenging than others. Your canine companion may be bored, disinterested, or delighted with this kind of play.

Hartz At Play Tug Of Fun Dog Toy Tug Toys

Tug toys are a favorite among dogs because they encourage owners to play with them. A good tug toy will be big enough that you don’t get too close to the dog’s teeth. And strong enough to handle the pulling power and biting strength of your pet. A really good a tug toy could have different textures too. The different chewing experiences then makes the toy fun even when you’re not able to play.  
If you’ve been depending on nothing but balls and sticks for play time with your pet, exploring the variety of tough dog toys on the market could brighten up your dog’s life and your Christmas giving. If you’ve already tried a few different things, a new plaything will give both you and your best friend something to enjoy!