Mostly, behavioral issues take place because the dog gets bored. So even problems like leash pulling or poor obedience can be fixed easily – provide the dog with something to do.
Of course, the best entertainment will be fun training that involves learning new things. So, if you don’t have enough time for that, interactive dog toys are just for you.
Moreover, they will capture the attention of your pooch and evolve their cognitive abilities at the same time. But which toys are better? To ease the decision-making for you, we’ve picked the best options out there and did quick reviews for each plaything.
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Firstly, it is the classic among truly indestructible dog toys. Meanwhile, KONG is a must-have, especially if you don’t spend much time at home. Just stuff this toy with kibble, and you will make sure your puppy is busy at least for the morning.
It will have to paw KONG to get the food out. So, breakfast will take a while. Also, you can put peanut butter into KONG. Then the treatment will last for a long.
To make the entertainment even more lasting, you can freeze the toy with peanut butter inside. Some owners get creative and form layers of different foods. KONG comes in different sizes so that you can choose the suitable one both for a puppy and an adult dog.
As you might understand from the name, this toy is shaped like a ball. You fill it with treats and let the god roll it to get them out.
The best feature about IQ Treat Ball is that the opening is adjustable. So you can open in wider if you want to make the game easier for your pooch or if treats are big. Or you can tighten it to make the toy last for longer.
The Fulnew toy looks quite unusual - it’s shaped like a UFO. But this shape is meant not just for fun. In addition, this best IQ Treat Ball is suitable for dogs of all sizes, thanks to the unique design.
Similarly, smaller pups can paw the sides of the toy to get treats out if they can’t fit the ball in the mouth. Large dogs can do the same or just chew on this IQ treat ball to get the tasty bits out.
Moreover, Fulnew IQ Treat Ball is made of non-toxic and natural rubber that is durable enough to endure sharp teeth. Therefore, this IQ toy will entertain your pup for a long time, making the pooch find new ways to get the treats out.
Also, it is suitable for dogs with allergies.
Renzchu will surprise you - it’s a Dog IQ Treat Ball that fits into another ball. Such a unique design makes it way harder for the dog to take treats out.
Meanwhile, your pup will have to roll this dog IQ treat ball for quite a long time to get all the bits. So you can be sure that your pet will stay entertained while you’re busy. However, if your pooch is not very food-driven, it can lose interest in Renzchu.
Furthermore, the diameter of the outer ball is 2.75 inches so that it will be suitable for small and large breeds. Bigger dogs like Dobermans can tear Renzchu apart.
However, they can still paw it to get treats out. This IQ ball is made of non-toxic plastic and doesn't provoke allergies.
Firstly, this dog chew toy is great for medium and small breeds thanks to the design - even the smallest pup will find a way to take it in the mouth.
The manufacturer warns buyers that larger dogs can tear Anbokc apart quickly. But young puppies whose teeth are changing will love chewing on it because of the pointy layout that massages the gums.
Moreover, your pet will have to shake, roll around, and paw this dog chew toy to get treats out. Thus, the pooch will become smarter while playing, which is a huge bonus.
Also, you can use Anbokc as a food dispenser if your pup eats too quickly. The dog chew toy is made of natural rubber, so you won’t have to worry about any toxic materials.
First of all, this ball comes in several sizes, so it is suitable for most dogs, even smaller ones.
Puppies will be truly fascinated with this Kong ball because young dogs especially love the game of chase, and moreover, the toy can squeak.
It will be the perfect choice both for home play and outside fun.
This small dog ball is perfect for chewing and fetch play if you have a small or medium breed. Even though the manufacturer claims that it is "virtually indestructible,” it’s true only for smaller pooches.
Owners of large dogs show that their pets quickly destroy this small dog ball. Also, very big pups can choke on Snug Rubber because its size is smaller than the size of a tennis ball.
However, small and medium dogs like Jack Russels or Pugs will love playing with this small dog ball. Snug Rubber is jumpy and very engaging.
The toy is made of natural rubber that is safe even for pups with allergies. Also, it’s great for pool games since this small ball can float.
Gnawsome has all the chances to become the favorite toy of your pup. This light dog ball toy is jumpy, it squeaks. And if the pooch throws or hits the dog ball with the paw - LED lights inside the ball will activate.
However, Gnawsome is highly interactive, and your dog will instantly love it. The spiky texture massages gums and cleans teeth as a dog chews this light dog ball.
Meanwhile, Gnawsome is quite large and will be suitable for medium and big breeds. However, smaller pups might also enjoy this light dog ball toy.
The toy is made of TPR material that is not just totally safe, but extremely durable as well. Owners of very heavy chewers report that Gnawsome survives the harsh teeth of their pets.
ChuckIt comes in two sizes - small and medium. However, the all-size dog ball will be great for small breeds like Miniature Pinscher, and the medium size will suit Jack Russels and other similarly-sized breeds.
We wouldn’t recommend this dog ball for larger pooches like Labradors since they can choke on it. All three dog balls that are included in the pack fit of Chuckit launchers have unique features.
One can glow in the dark, the second is very jumpy, and the third one has whistle holes. Although there is a downside - the dog’s saliva quickly gets into the toy through those holes.
All Chuckit all-size dog balls are made of non-toxic recycled rubber that is totally safe even for allergy-prone dogs.
If you’re looking for a perfect durable dog ball for a medium or large pooch, Chew King might be the perfect choice for you. You can choose between 2.5, 3, or even 4 inches in diameter.
And if your dog is a heavy chewer, you should go for the Supreme option as it’s the most durable dog ball that Chew King offers. All the balls have a through-hole you can fill with treats.
However, not every treatment will do - stick to peanut butter, meat sticks, or other kinds of food that will not fall out of the hole. Then this durable dog ball will be even more appealing to your pooch.
Although the initial goal of this hole is to safeguard dogs from choking, do keep Chew King empty if you’re leaving your pup alone.
Owners of overly active dogs will appreciate this dog ball with a suction cup. Simply attach it to a wall or floor and let your pup play with this pet rubber ball all day long.
Meanwhile, the cord is very durable, so it shouldn’t break because of tugging. Note that if the dog chews the rope, it will break quickly. So you should introduce your pet to the toy and show how to play with this dog ball properly.
There are some issues with this dog ball with a suction cup – it works best on the glass. Buyers say that if you attach it to other surfaces, it will slide.
And, of course, the suction cup won’t stay on the place if the pup tugs the dog ball vigorously.
You can choose one of four sizes - extra small, small, medium to large, and extra-large - to fit your dog. Note that this toy is only for in-house use.
If you take it outside, it will quickly become dirty. But since it’s not a tug or chase toy, there is no need to take it with you for a walk.
These squeaky plush toys come in numerous designs and three sizes-small, large, and extra-large. So you can get a suitable size both for a pug and a labrador.
It’s not a tug toy, hence, the dog should see it as a comforting item. Thus, you need to train your pet to be careful. Of course, it is meant only for home use.
First of all, this toy will become your pet's favorite. It is especially suitable for large breeds. Tug-A-Jug has a jug you can fill with the entire meal, a rope the dog can tug, and the rubber wrap to chew.
Besides, it is an all-in-one toy that can entertain your pooch for a long time.
Although, you have to watch out so that the puppy doesn’t eat the rope. Swallowing threads are extremely dangerous.
So keep an eye on the game, especially if the dog is young and doesn’t know yet how to play with toys properly.
This is a virtually indestructible dog toy. It will fit medium and large dogs like Labradors, Staffordshire Terriers, and similarly sized pups. Smaller pooches will have a hard time trying to chew on Vanfine.
This aggressive chew dog toy has a beef scent and flavor to keep the pet engaged. Also, there are two squeakers to encourage the natural hunting instinct of your dog.
However, owners are not so fond of the squeaking sounds because they can be quite irritating. The spiky texture will massage and clean gums and teeth as your pup chews on Vanfine.
This indestructible dog toy is made of very durable rubber that doesn’t contain any toxic materials and provoke allergic reactions. Although some dogs manage to chew off small pieces of rubber, so keep an eye on your pet.
Firstly, this dog toy is indestructible because of its design. Basically, it is a fuzzy sleeve for a plastic bottle. The original bottle has a squeaky cup.
But once it’s destroyed, you can replace it with another plastic bottle that fits the ZippyPaws. You can choose different designs of this sleeve for your joy.
Consider that if your pup likes tearing things apart, this dog toy won’t last long - the material is not too hard to rip. But you can teach your pet to actually chew on ZippyPaws to get all those crunchy sounds out.
It can be a truly indestructible dog toy. And if your pooch likes cuddling things, you can fill the sleeve with soft stuffing to create a cuddle toy.
This adorable chew dog toy can make two different sounds. There is a squeaker in the head, and crinkle paper throughout the body. Thus, by chewing the different parts of this fox toy, your pup will enjoy various sounds.
The body of the chew dog toy is not stuffed, which makes it more durable. You can also use this fox for a tug of war game - two ropes run through the body.
However, note that it is not too big - this chew dog toy will be suitable for smaller dogs like Pugs and puppies. This fox will massage the gums and help pups change their teeth.
All materials used for this chew toy are natural and safe even for sensitive pups.
First of all, this is a classic tug toy, aggressive chewers will appreciate. You can use it for training, tug of war or fetch play, and bonding with your pup.
However, you shouldn’t let your dog chew on this toy for a long time as it’s more made for tugging. Constant chewing can break the material quickly.
By buying this aggressive chewers dog toy, you will get two items in the package. Thus, when the first one gets destroyed, you can replace it with another one.
This dog toy for aggressive chewers is made of a tightly woven fire hose. Besides, that is way more solid than any other fabric that is used for such kind of toys. Also, it is very light, so it will not drown if you accidentally throw it in the water.
Benebone comes in three sizes-small, medium, and large. Therefore, it will be good both for small and big dogs. You only need to choose the right size.
There also are three different tastes: peanut, bacon, and chicken. It’s a great toy to keep your puppy busy at home when you’re away.
Since this chew toy comes only in medium and large sizes, it will not be suitable for small breeds like a Chihuahua or a Yorkshire terrier.
But labradors, border collies, and larger dogs will love this bone. Since it is a chew toy, it is great for indoor relaxation. And while you can take it outside, there is no use for it on the street.
Firstly, this KONG flyer comes in small and large sizes. The large size will be great for labradors, german shepherds, and other big breeds.
The small size will be suitable for medium breeds like jack Russel or Spaniel. This toy is great for outdoor fun - the frisbee can fly far away, keeping your dog fit and engaged.
Hyper Pet is a lightweight and virtually indestructible dog frisbee. It flies very well, keeping your dog engaged in the chase.
Moreover, it is very durable, and you can even play tug of war with your pup using Hyper Pet. It’s made of multi-layer nylon that is safe for teeth.
Note that even though the material seems quite soft, this indestructible dog frisbee is not suitable for playing inside as it will break things.
One pack contains two frisbees, which will keep you free from buying new ones for a while. Although buyers say that Hyper Pet serves them for a very long time.
This frisbee comes in different and very vivid colors that are easy for a dog to spot even in the grass.
If you are willing to enter the frisbee competition with your pup, these dog disk is absolutely essential. It is a competition standard disk that can be used both during the training and the performance itself.
Hyperflite is very light and flies smoothly, making it easy for a dog to guess a trajectory. This dog disk is not indestructible, but you get six of these in one pack.
So it will be effortless to replace a broken frisbee with another one. However, if your pup is used to harshly grabbing things with its teeth, then Hyperflite will go bad very quickly.
Also, as the edges get broken, this dog disk can harm your pet’s mouth. So it’s more suitable for soft-mouthed pups.
This is a more durable Jawz Dog Frisbee Hyperflite. However, as a manufacturer states, it’s not a toy but training equipment. Therefore, it’s not meant for playing and, of course, chewing.
But a training frisbee needs to be able to survive dog teeth because it’s hard for a pup not to snap the disk trying to retrieve it. And Jaws can stay whole without getting punctured.
You should note that this Hyperflite frisbee doesn’t float, so be careful when training around water. Jaws disk flies by a smooth trajectory, making it easier for a pup to retrieve it.
This Jawz Dog Frisbee is made by competition standard, so you can use it for training and even during performances.
This is a universal frisbee dog toy for your pup! It flies high and long, floats in water, and can handle the sharp teeth of your pooch.
You can get a small size for small and medium dogs like Jack Russels, or a large size frisbee dog toy for Labradors and similarly-sized pups.
The colors Chickit offers are easy for a pup to spot, which is important for precise retrieving. This frisbee dog toy is made of multi-layer nylon that is not only durable but safe for pets.
It doesn’t harm gums or teeth, and it is suitable even for pups prone to allergies. But you should remember that even though nylon is durable, this Chuckit disk is not meant for chewing or heavy tugging.
Five different sizes allow you to choose the length of the rope that will suit your dog’s size.
Therefore, even the smallest Yorkshire terrier and the largest saint bernard will get their toys to play with.
This rope will be great for both indoors tugging and outdoors engaging game to keep your dog interested in you.
Firstly, it’s quite an issue to find a suitable dog rope toy for a big pooch. However, thanks to Pacific Pups, even Great Danes and Malamutes can enjoy chewing on a nice rough rope toy.
But if you have a medium breed like an Australian Shepherd, this large rope will be suitable as well. Moreover, by buying from this manufacturer, you get two items in one package!
This large rope is rather sturdy, but you should remember that such kind of dog toys is not indestructible. Although Pacific Pups will serve your pet for a long time.
This rope can handle even rough tugging between two large pups. Also, chewing on it, dogs will clean their teeth and massage gums. Thus, playing with this rope toy prevents dental diseases.
This knot dog rope comes in three sizes: small, medium, and extra-large. Thus, you can find a suitable size for your dog regardless of the breed.
The knot allows the pup to get a nice grip during the tug of war game. Also, this knot dog rope is nice to chew on. The Mammoth knot dog rope is made of a premium cotton blend that is non-toxic and suitable for pups with allergies.
And it is quite durable. However, you should remember that knot dog rope toys are not made to last for a long time. So keep an eye on the Mammoth you give your pet.
When it begins wearing out, take it away. Otherwise, your dog can swallow threads, which will lead to health issues.
Kiliki dog toy is three feet long, features five knots, and weighs 750 grams! It’s a true heavy duty dog rope toy for aggressive chewers and large breeds.
So if you have an extremely active Labrador who tears apart all the ropes in seconds, Kiliki might be a suitable option.
This dog rope toy is made of washable natural cotton that was colored with non-toxic dye. The material guarantees that your pet will enjoy this dog rope for a long time.
Owners of heavy chewers report that Kiliki survives sharp teeth and diligent chewing. Also, this dog rope toy can handle the harsh tug of war game between two pups.
Although you should understand that any rope toy is not indestructible, and it will wear off over time.
That is the most challenging toy on the list. Every hole you put treats in requires various actions from the dog to get the food.
There are knobs, cones, and flags that need to be operated in some way. And since pups don’t have thumbs, it is challenging for them to get treats out of Flip Board.
There are a lot of dog toys that use a simple concept – you hide treats under sliding shields. The pooch first needs to locate the food and then figure out the way to get it out.
It is a fun activity both for the pup and you. no doubt, you will enjoy watching your dog trying to get the treat.
Such interactive dog toys, however, most likely won’t be something your pet will play with for years especially if you have a smart puppy.
They tend to understand the mechanics quite quickly and later they can fish out all the treats in just a few seconds. This plaything is perfect for a family with several dogs.
Also, you could share it with your fellow dog owner.
First of all, this best remote dog toy can wear out your pup without your help. Petgeek is a bone-shaped electronic toy that can roll around engaging your pet in the chase game.
This interactive bone moves sporadically, choosing directions, and actions randomly. Therefore, your pup can never predict the next more for Petgeek getting more and more eager to catch the toy.
This remote dog toy is rechargeable - 1,5-2 hours of charging will result in two hours of activity. Petgeek comes with a USB charger, so you won’t need additional gear for it.
This remote dog toy is easy to disassemble and clean. However, it’s not made for chewing even though a manufacturer advertises the teeth-cleaning features of Petgeek. Chewing destroys this remote dog toy quickly.
This automatic dog ball will roll around your house, keeping the dog engaged in the chase game. Viet’s VT has a vibrating core that makes it move and a plush softshell. You can take off the shell to clean it since it absorbs dust.
While this automatic dog ball can keep the pup active for quite a long, you should remember about the safety of your animal. So clean the shell as frequently as possible so that if the dog catches Viet’s VT, your pet won’t inhale all the dust.
Also, you should understand that this automatic dog ball is not made for chewing - the pup can destroy it in no time. So it’s a great toy for smaller puppies who just need to focus on something for a while.
This dog toy robot ball is essential for very active dogs. Lavizo will roll around, jump off obstacles, and shine and twinkle, keeping your pet engaged in the game.
Moreover, the robot ball is rechargeable – one hour of charging will make it roll for six hours! Ritastar comes with a USB charger, so you won’t have to buy additional cables.
This dog toy robot ball features an automatic sleep mode that makes it turn off every 15 minutes. Such a pattern helps to keep the dog’s interest in the toy.
The shell of Ritastar is made of bite-resistant and waterproof silicon. However, even though it’s bite-resistant, this robot ball is not suitable for large dogs. They will easily crush it with their jaws.
Any KONG-like plaything will be perfect for a young puppy. Everything that requires rolling and pawing is excellent.
Since it improves the body balance while being entertaining. Also, it is simple enough for a pup not to get frustrated. Such toys can capture the interest for quite a long without annoying the owner as squeaky ones do.
Also, you should prefer the most durable options with a few details the puppy can chew off as possible. We recommend not choosing the toys with ropes like Tug-A-Jug.
Because a young dog is eager to swallow almost anything that gets into its mouth.
To pick the best interactive toy for your dog, you should know what your dog prefers. Some pooches love just laying and chewing or pawing something. And some will be glad to chase the ball and grab treats that fall out as it rolls.
So before getting a favorite plaything, think of what your puppy would enjoy the most. That way you will make sure the toy will be fascinating and long-lasting.
Additionally, consider the food you feed to the dog. While you can stuff KONG with wet food, you can’t do the same to IQ Treat Ball.