The 15 Best Dog Toys for Your Dog's Every Mood

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The 15 Best Dog Toys for Your Dog's Every Mood

Ensuring their doggies are challenged, engaged, and having a glorious day are all top priorities for dog owners. But Toto can be capricious. Sometimes he may want a soft snuggly toy, another times he may want something to chew on, or maybe he wants to play fetch. Best to cover all your bases! 

This list includes items that fit a dog’s every mood, so no matter what’s going on, you can be sure that your canine buddy is having a grand old time.

Best Noisy Toy

The adorable and very purple Spencer The Crinkle Monkey from ZippyPaws is perfect for dogs that want to be seen AND heard. 

With crinkle material in the arms and legs, as well as a rattle and a squeaker, you never have to guess where Spot is. The long limbs also make Spencer great for a game of tug-of-war.

Best Ball Dog Toy

What dog isn’t totally obsessed with playing fetch? ChuckIt! Ultra Balls are rough-and-tumble rubber balls that have a great bounce and can be chased on land or at sea. (Or just in the pool.) 

Available in four sizes so that no doggie is left out, ChuckIt! Ultra Balls can be used with ChuckIt! Ball Launchers so that even weak-armed owners can throw long distances and tire out their pets.

Best Rope Dog Toy

Hold on tight! The 36-inch Mammoth Flossy Chews 5-Knot Rope Tug is great for games of tug-of-war with Rufus. 

The rope’s five knots really let him sink his teeth in and let you get a good grip. And the toy has a built-in health benefit—the fibers in the rope floss dogs’ teeth as they chew and pull on the toy. 

Best Flavored Chew Toy

While chewing on actual antlers is a fun pastime for many pups, splinters can be a concern. That is, unless you ditch the actual antler for a Nylabone alternative. 

The Nylabone Venison Antler Chew Toy comes imbued with calcium and minerals and is venison-flavored. This durable toy can withstand hours of high-powered chewing and is always safe.

Best Chew Toy for Dogs With Strong Jaws

While some dogs nibble here or there, others are chainsaws that gnaw through every chew toy in 10 minutes flat. My sister’s dog is the latter, and she has had one of these babies for YEARS without making much of a dent. 

The Mungo & Maud rubber stick toy can withstand the powerful jaws of chainsaw dogs and is available in five outstandingly bright colors.

Best Dog Tog For Nerdy Dogs

If your pup loves to join you on the couch for Star Wars marathons, be sure she has her own soft and fuzzy Chewbacca to snuggle with. Also perfect for playtime, Chewy’s rope body can handle some light chewing. 

Give him a toss and see how quickly your pup brings him back!

Best Dog Toy for Bacon Lovers

Who doesn’t love bacon? And that goes double for doggies. 

Made of high denier nylon—that means it’s ridiculously durable—Scoochzilla Barbaras Bacon is squeaky, easy to clean, and perfect for games of fetch. And, because it’s so soft, you could even toss it the house!

Best Chew Toy for Small Dogs

Variety is the spice of life! The Ropeez Dog Rope Chew Toys set includes a rope lion, a rope ball, and a rope tug toy. 

Perfect for little doggies or puppies who are teething, and the cotton fibers clean teeth as they play. And, these rope toys are washable, ensuring they have a nice long life even if they get a little dirty along the way.

Best Treat Dispensing Dog Toy

The KONG Wobbler Treat Dispensing Dog Toy is perfect for pups that are just too smart for their own good. 

The Wobbler’s unpredictable movements make it difficult to master, so figuring out how to access the treats is always a challenging endeavor for Gracie. The size and shape of the Wobbler make it good for almost all types of kibble and treats, so simply fill it up and go!

Best Flying Disc Dog Toy

Available in two sizes—6.5-inch and 8.5-inch—the West Paw Design Zogoflex Zisc is perfect for playing fetch with Rex. 

The Zisc is soft, so Rex can catch it in midair without hurting his teeth, but it flies just like hard plastic. It’s also BPA- and Phthalate-free, non-toxic, and FDA compliant, which means it very safe, even for doggies that love to chew.

Best Dog Toy For Fetch

Is your dog a major sports fan? Make sure she scores with Mungo & Maud’s Rubber Football Dog Toy! 

The Football perfect for pickup games in the backyard, or, you know, just a quick fetch. The toy is mint-scented and measures 6.75-inches in length. 

Best Stuffed Toy For Larger Dogs

Wally Mallard is a fantastic toy for larger dogs. 

Approximately 13 inches long, Wally also has long, floppy wings, fabulous for playing tug-of-war with Sophie. He’s made of ultra-plush outer fabric and is filled with non-toxic poly fill, just in case he has an injury and starts leaking. And Wally is machine washable so you can clean him up after a particularly rough day.

Best Toy For Strong Dogs

After a long day, sometimes you just don’t have it in you to play with Benji out in the backyard. But why should he suffer because you’re exhausted? 

The Super Tug is made with a very strong, marine grade bungee cord so your dog can play tug-of-war all day without any issue. This toy is designed to hold up against even the most powerful dogs, but works just as well with the little guys.

Best Toy for Dogs that Like Puzzles

A lot of dog owners will say that their pups are just too smart for their own good. So how can you channel that energy into something constructive rather than ripping all the stuffing out of the couch? 

Give Nina Ottosson’s Interactive Dog Toy a try! It has nine treat compartments that your dog has to learn to open to access the goodies, keeping her busy and fed.

Best Hands Free Dog Toy

This contraption is amazing. 

The iFetch Too is an interactive ball launcher that lets dogs play fetch all on their own. It launches regular old tennis balls up to 40 feet, taking the pressure off owners who may not be able to throw quite that far. Let Sassy tire herself out with this high-tech toy.

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