14 Toys Your Dog Will Absolutely Love

Maggie*, my 5-year-old, female, 14-pound poodle mix and I review and suggest the following toys.

  1. Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Squeaky Puzzle Plush Dog Toy - Hide and Seek Activity for Dogs
  2. Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Squeaky Puzzle Plush Dog Toy - Hide and Seek Activity for Dogs

    Randy: Maggie loved trying to get to squirrels in the trees when on walks in the Chicago suburbs. My family and I were joking about it, so we asked Alexa if there are squirrels in Arizona, and Alexa said that there is a squirrel in Arizona. This is a big state, though, so Maggie couldn't find it. So, my sister bought her this.

    Maggie: I love these squirrels and I love Randy's sister who bought this for me. I just still can't figure out how to get the squirrels out of the trunk, so I get help. When I try to learn, everyone stares at me and I get self-conscious and stubbornly stop.


    HIDE & SQUEAK FUN: The Hide A Squirrel dog puzzle is an easy way to get your furry friends engaged for hours of fun! Just fill the tree trunk with 6 stuffed squeaky squirrels, toss it, and let your dog's natural hunting instincts kick in!

    2-IN-1 INTERACTIVE PLAY: Toss the squirrel-filled trunk, place it on the ground, or take the squeaky plush toys out and launch them for a game of fetch your dog is sure to love!

    CHALLENGING & IRRESISTIBLE: Keep boredom at bay and your curious canine mentally-stimulated while feeding their natural instincts to hunt with plush squeaky squirrels they won't be able to resist!

    GENTLE ON THE TEETH AND GUMS: The stuffed plush texture of the Hide-A-Squirrel dog toy is easy on the teeth making it a great choice for both puppies and adult dogs alike.

    PLAY IT SAFE: No toy is indestructible. Do not leave toys with unsupervised pets. Remove and replace the toy if damaged.

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  3. goDog Gators With Chew Guard Technology Tough Plush Dog Toy, Pink, Small
  4. goDog Gators With Chew Guard Technology Tough Plush Dog Toy, Pink, Small

    Randy: Maggie loves this little dinosaur. She pretends it's a squirrel and shakes and thrashes it around. She also loves the squeaker and the soft texture and chewiness fabric this is made of. Maggie likes playing "keep-away" but this would work well for fetch and/or tug, too. Be prepared for super durability because this is made with Chew Guard Technology.

    Maggie: This is my absolute favorite!


    goDog Gators Dog Toy has a fun, textured, bubble plush body in allover bright pink, and is under-stuffed for maximum floppy fun.

    SQUEAKER in the body and high-quality plush, your dog will absolutely adore our super soft toys.

    CHEW-RESISTANT lining and reinforced seams mean that our plush dog toys are made to be tougher, stronger and last longer.

    DURABLE design made with Chew Guard Technology, which is a special manufacturing process that adds a super tough and heavy-duty lining to our soft plush toys. Designed to meet child safety standards.

    GUARANTEED to last longer than standard plush toys or we will give you a free one-time replacement! Guarantee valid for 30 days from purchase date. The replacement toy may not be the same toy originally purchased.

    DISCLAIMER: Our toys are tougher than standard plush toys but unfortunately no toy is indestructible, and some dogs are able to destroy the toys depending on their play and chew patterns.

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  5. Chuckit Kick Fetch Ball Small
  6. Chuckit Kick Fetch Ball Small

    Randy: Maggie is so cute when we play with this toy. She knows I'm about to kick it and she's in her ready-set formation ready to GO! Maggie loves to chase this, and so cutely growls at it when she catches it. She then waits for me to do it again. It's SO CUTE!

    Maggie: I love chasing this ball. It's like I'm chasing a squirrel. I sometimes even growl at it as I get closer and wrap my body around it to stop it. It has grooves in it that make it easy to pick up, but it's too tough to chew off the outer fabric to get to the foam. But I'm not much of a returner, though, so I wait for Randy to come to kick it again. I know to get out of the way for another kick and chase.


    FUN FOR PETS AND PET PARENTS: These interactive dog toys are fun for pets and pet parents, allowing pets to chase the Chuckit! kickball as pet parents punt, making them great dog toys for boredom

    FLOATS IN WATER: Rubber and foam construction of this Chuckit! fetch toy allows engaging playtime on land or water

    EASY PICK-UP: Featuring a deep, grooved design, dogs can easily grab the Chuckit! durable dog toys for quick retrieval

    HIGH-VISIBILITY COLORS: Pets and pet parents can easily spot the bright orange and blue dog ball in tall grass during outdoor play or in the dog

    DURABLE DESIGN: To hold up to rough, outdoor dog games, the Chuckit! Kick Fetch tough dog toys feature a durable construction that combines canvas, rubber, and foam

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  7. JW Hol-ee Gourmet Dog Toy
  8. JW Hol-ee Gourmet Dog Toy

    Randy: I bought the smaller one for Maggie for Thanksgiving. She got to have a drumstick as I did, but hers was stuffed with treats. My sister wanted to put my food in one of these to make it more difficult for me. She can be mean sometimes, but I love her. This is available in multiple sizes.

    Maggie: I love Thanksgiving! This held treats and it also had a plastic bone I could chew while the humans were eating.


    Turkey Leg shaped toy rubber casing with nylon bone combine for a multipurpose treat and chew toy

    Rubber shell has several openings to add your dog’s favorite treats

    Nylon bone has small and long openings for spreadable treats such as peanut butter or canned spread

    Nylon can be removed from rubber casing for a long-lasting chew toy

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  9. Nylabone Power Chew Dental Bone for Dogs
  10. Nylabone Power Chew Dental Bone for Dogs

    Randy: I get Maggie Nylabones for dental health and to satisfy her urge to chew. Maggie likes chewing on all kinds of Nylabones. This one has a couple of different textures that she likes. Or maybe she likes the bacon flavor.

    Maggie: This is much better than furniture legs. It's bacon-flavored!


    From the manufacturer

    Nylabone Chews Best!

    As dog parents, we understand how chewing is a natural activity for dogs. Since 1955, we’ve created fun and flavorful chew toys and chew treats of all shapes and sizes to help dogs chew their way through boredom, anxiety, destructive chewing, snack time—or simply for fun! Our collection has evolved to cover four essential categories: chew toys, chew treats, dental solutions, and puppy products. From curious puppies to active adults and gentle seniors, Nylabone can help every step of the way.

    Chew Toys

    Every dog has a different chewing style and strength. That’s why we make chew toys in all different kinds of sizes, shapes, flavors, and textures. For chewers big and small, Nylabone chews best!

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  11. Bionic
  12. Bionic

    Randy: I like that it has a rubber outside so that it’s quiet against hard floors.

    Maggie: I love this treat dispenser for small treats.


    FILL WITH TREATS: The Bionic Stuffer keeps your dog playing and chewing longer by surprising them with hidden treats! Fill the Bionic Stuffer with your dog’s favorite kibble or treats to excite and engage them during chew time.

    DURABLE FUN: Bionic dog toys earn the name Supernatural Strong every time your dog plays with them. The Bionic Stuffer is now up to 60% stronger to help your dog play longer!

    BPA & PHTHALATE FREE: Bionic Stuffer dog treat-dispensing toys are safer than typical treat toys because Bionic toys are BPA and Phthalate free helping you feel good about what you’re giving your dog and your dog feel good about chew time.

    FULL OF COLOR: Bionic dog toys are available in 3 different and popular colors including purple, green, and orange making the stuffer easy to spot indoors and out and personalized to your pup!

    DISHWASHER SAFE: Keep your dog’s Bionic Stuffer treat dispensing dog toy clean by placing it on the top rack of your dishwasher. This will get rid of unwanted germs and dirt to keep your dog chewing happily!

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  13. OurPets IQ Treat Ball Interactive Dog Toys (Slow Feeder, Dog Puzzle Toys,Treat Dispensing Dog Toys, Alternative to Snuffle Mat)[Perfect Dog Gifts, Dog Toys for Large Dogs & Small Dogs] Colors May Vary
  14. OurPets IQ Treat Ball Interactive Dog Toys (Slow Feeder, Dog Puzzle Toys,Treat Dispensing Dog Toys, Alternative to Snuffle Mat)[Perfect Dog Gifts, Dog Toys for Large Dogs & Small Dogs] Colors May Vary

    Randy: This is another great treat feeder. It’s hard plastic, so it can be noisy. Also, watch out for it rolling under furniture. Maggie gets really frustrated when that happens, and I imagine your pup would, too.

    Maggie: This treat feeder rolls around and zooms across the floor really quickly. I have to make sure I don't roll it under furniture. That's really frustrating.


    MENTALLY STIMULATE YOUR DOG: This food-dispensing dog toy keeps dogs mentally and physically active while they play. Available in two sizes – 3 inches for smaller dogs and 4 inches for larger dogs.

    CUSTOMIZABLE IQ TREAT BALL: Your furry friend gets smarter as they play with this interactive dog toy ball, learning how to roll the ball to get treats to fall out. Adjust the desired difficulty level using the ball’s adjustable interior disc.

    EASY TO USE AND CLEAN: Our interactive treat dispensing dog toys conveniently uses your dog's favorite dry treats or kibble. It is made from hard plastic that disassembles for easy cleaning. Rinse in warm soapy water and dry after use.

    PROLONGED PLAY: This dog treat dispensing ball is designed to limit the number of treats your dog gets while encouraging more extended playtime. Supervised play recommended.

    SLOWER HEALTHIER FEEDING: Slower active eating with this dog treat dispensing ball reduces bloating and helps digestion.

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  15. WEST PAW Zogoflex Qwizl Dog Puzzle Treat Toy – Interactive Chew Toy for Dogs – Dispenses Pet Treats – Brightly-Colored Dog Puzzles for Aggressive Chewers, Fetch, Catch, Non-Toxic, Made in USA
  16. WEST PAW Zogoflex Qwizl Dog Puzzle Treat Toy – Interactive Chew Toy for Dogs – Dispenses Pet Treats – Brightly-Colored Dog Puzzles for Aggressive Chewers, Fetch, Catch, Non-Toxic, Made in USA


    This is another great treat feeder. It’s hard and rubbery (Amazon says it's recyclable, so it must not be rubber) so it’s durable and quiet.

    Maggie: I love this barbell that has treats in it and I get a workout chasing it when it slips away from me and rolls away.


    DURABLE DOG CHEW TOYS FOR AGGRESSIVE CHEWERS: Keep your friendly Fido busy and entertained with this dog toy puzzle that features a hidden treat he must discover during play.

    INTERACTIVE CHEW TOYS FOR DOGS: If you have an aggressive chewer at home, safeguard your furniture by giving him this brightly-colored chew toy puzzle that will occupy your pets for hours.

    MENTALLY STIMULATING DOG TOYS: Prolong play with this mentally stimulating dog toy puzzle that extends the life of expensive dog treats and is fun to fetch, toss and catch after the treats are gone.

    EASY TO GRASP DOG CHEW TOY: The curved shape of this dog toy puzzle is easy to grasp and hold in place with his paws while the side openings entice your playful pup or senior dog with the scent of dog treats.

    RECYCLABLE PET TOYS: Not only do these dog toy puzzles from West Paw feature bright colors to easily spot inside or out, and each dog chew toy is non-toxic, recyclable, dishwasher safe, and Made in the USA.

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  17. KONG Wobbler Food Dispensing Dog Toy
  18. KONG Wobbler Food Dispensing Dog Toy

    Randy: This is great for feeding or for treats. It's like one of those inflatable punching bags that gets knocked down but stands back up because of its weighted bottom. Dogs love it because sometimes when they knock it down, food or treats come out! It’s hard plastic, so can be noisy. Also, treats sometimes come out too easily so I recommend putting a large marble or golf ball inside to periodically block the opening.

    Maggie: I love knocking this around to get treats. I have to bob-and-weave when the wobbler stands back up. It's lightweight plastic, though, so it doesn't hurt if I get hit.


    Made of food-grade, high-strength polymer

    Dishwasher safe

    Top screws off from bottom for easy filling

    Made in the USA

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  19. PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude Dog Toy, Treat Dispensing Dog Toy, X-Small, Small, Medium and Large Sizes
  20. PetSafe Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude Dog Toy, Treat Dispensing Dog Toy, X-Small, Small, Medium and Large Sizes

    Randy: For some reason, Amazon doesn’t include a picture of this. It’s a large treat/food stuffer made of rubber, like a Kong. It's good for loading larger treats and can probably hold a meal's work of Kibble, but I haven't tried that. Different sizes are available for different sized dogs.

    Maggie: I love any toy that has treats inside.


    About this item

    TOUGH CHEW TOY: Stands up to aggressive chewing and the fun bounce keeps dogs playing longer

    KEEPS BORED PETS BUSY: Our patented Treat Meter dispenses treats randomly while your dog plays; the flexible prongs can be trimmed to increase the flow of treats

    TREAT STUFFER OPTIONS: Stuff with dry treats, cheese, peanut butter, or kibble and mix it up

    SAFE FOR YOUR PET: This durable toy is made of safe, non-toxic materials

    EASY TO CLEAN: Top-shelf dishwasher safe

    MEDIUM DOGS: Designed for dogs 20-50 pounds

    QUALITY GUARANTEED: PetSafe brand has been a trusted global leader in pet behavior, containment, and lifestyle innovations for nearly 30 years; we help pets and their people live happy together

    Interactive dog toy will keep your pet engaged for hours

    Durable natural rubber withstands prolonged play

    Recommended for strong chewers

    For dogs 20 to 50 pounds

    Treats sold separately

    New packaging, same great product

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  21. Starmark Treat Dispensing Pickle Pocket for Dogs
  22. Starmark Treat Dispensing Pickle Pocket for Dogs

    Randy: This is Maggie’s newest treat dispensing toy. It’s the most difficult for her to get the treats out of so far, which gives me more time to eat without her begging.

    Maggie: I love the treats, but they're hard to get out. I'm not sure if I should keep trying or if I should just beg.


    From the manufacturer

    Extremely durable, but soft in your dog's mouth, the Treat Dispensing Pickle Pocket is ideal for snack-time play or retrieving. Holds Treats or Kibble. Made of virtually indestructible material stronger than rubber and great for powerful chewers! The material used is free of latex, vinyl, and phthalates. Key Benefits Made of virtually indestructible material stronger than rubber and great for powerful chewers! Extremely durable, but soft in your dog's mouth, making it ideal for snack-time, play, or retrieving Provides hours of challenging play which helps reduce anxiety and boredom behaviors Rolls, bounces, and floats in water Free of latex, vinyl, and phthalates Every dog plays differently and since not all toys are created equal, it’s always best to keep a close watch on your pup in case things get ruff. Supervised play will help toys last longer and most importantly keep your pal safe. No dog toy is truly indestructible, so always remove the toy from playtime if pieces begin to break off.

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  23. KONG Stuff-A-Ball Dog Toy
  24. KONG Stuff-A-Ball Dog Toy

    Randy: This is one of the first treat stuffers I bought for Maggie. It's good for wet or dry treats, The rubber is thick, which makes getting treats out quite the challenge.

    Maggie: This is harder to get treats out of, but I like that it keeps me occupied longer. I still manage to get everything out!


    Durability: The natural KONG Classic red rubber formula is created to be durable and long lasting for average chewing dogs.

    Great For Stuffing: The KONG Stuff-A-Ball is even more enticing when the center and patented Denta-Ridges are stuffed with KONG Easy Treat and Snacks.

    Teeth Cleaning: The strategically designed Denta-Ridges help to clean teeth and gums for improved dental hygiene.

    Toy Sizing: Small made for dogs size up to 20 lbs (up to 9 kg), Medium made for dogs size 15-35 lbs (7-16 kg), Large made for dogs size 30-65 lbs (13-30 kg); Power Chewers increase one or two sizes or try KONG Extreme.

    Made in the USA. Globally Sourced Materials.

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  25. Booda Fresh N Floss Tug Rope Dog Toy
  26. Booda Fresh N Floss Tug Rope Dog Toy

    Randy: Every dog needs a tug rope. This is the one I got Maggie. I thought it might be too big and heavy for her, but she has no problems with it. It has held up well over the years.

    Maggie: This rope is big and heavy, but I pretend it's a squirell and I love it.


    About this item

    FLOSSES DOGS' TEETH: This durable rope dog toy is wound with mint-scented dental rope to upkeep healthy teeth. The dog dental toy is designed with 3 knots for better grip during play.

    SOFT ON DOGS' MOUTH: The tough rope toy for dogs is non-irritating on gums & is made of wax-coated nylon. Ideal for dog teething for puppies & large dogs. Measures 13" long.

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    BOODA PET TOYS: Lively & colorful, Booda Pet Products provide toys & tools to make your pet feel at home. Check out our tug ropes, plush squeakers, frisbees, & even our kitty litter box accessories.

    JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, chickens & other small furry friends! Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit!, Jackson Galaxy & more!

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