Whether your pets prefer chewing, chasing, tugging or snuggling, these are sure to keep them entertained.
It’s hard to find a dog who doesn’t like toys. Whether it’s chasing, tugging or chewing, most dogs enjoy interacting with toys designed specifically for them. Pet product companies are always looking for new ways to entertain dogs, and creating fun and innovative toys are at the top of the list. Here are six new dog toys that have recently hit the market and are bound to keep your dog entertained.
Made of all natural materials, Huggle Hounds Naturals come in a variety of adorable shapes that will entertain both you and your dog. The toys are made from water buffalo leather and cotton rope, and contain a rubber squeaker. Each toy comes in a two-pack paired with a compatible companion. The Duck & Bunny, Moose & Cow and Sock Monkey & Raccoon two-packs will make you laugh, especially when you see your dog carrying them around. hugglehounds.com
If you’ve got a dog who likes to retrieve, the donut-shaped Dawg-Nut might be for him. This tough retrieving toy from Ruff Dawg is USA-made and constructed out of solid rubber. It bounces in crazy ways when it hits the ground, and also floats for dogs who like to water retrieve. It has a springy texture, and is gentle on the teeth and gums. It comes in bright colors to make it easy to locate after your dog is done playing. It is available in two sizes for medium and large dogs. ruffdawg.com
So you know how your dog likes to chew on his tug toys? He’s not the only one. The Zooma Chew-A-Ball is designed especially for this kind of treatment. Made from all edible ingredients, the Chew-A-Ball features grooves along the sides so your dog can grip it with his teeth, and a handle meant for you to hold while your dog is tugging. As your dog pulls on the ball, he can also gnaw on it, satisfying both his play and chewing instincts at the same time. zoomachews.com
If you have an active dog in need of both mental stimulation and physical play, the Orbee-Tuff GuRu Ball from Planet Dog is for you. This interactive ball features five different openings that you can use to hide your dog’s favorite treats, bully sticks or his regular kibble. Your dog will have to chew, squeeze and work hard to get them to pop out; the treats won’t release until your dog applies just the right about of pressure. The ball’s soft texture messages his gums while he works. Made in the USA, the material is non-toxic. planetdog.com
This unique, hard plastic toy is shaped like a bowling pin, and can be filled with water, sand or rocks to make it rattle as you throw it for your dog to retrieve. The noise makes your dog all the more excited about chasing after it and bringing it back to you. It is available in red, pink or yellow, and sizes small, medium and large. tuggodogtoys.com
Watch your dog have endless fun as he uncovers all the hidden squeaks and crinkles inside these whimsical hat-themed toys, which include a Viking Helmet, Sheriff Hat, Leprechaun Hat, Gladiator Helmet and Pirate Hat. Sold as set or individually, these plushies feature hand-made craftsmanship, double layer exteriors and double-stitched edges to ensure extra durability. And, for added enjoyment, the toys have two built-in loops so you can secure each hat with a strap and turn your dog’s favorite toy into an Instagram photo-op. petplay.com