Dog Toys We Like



Dogs & Toys


Toys can be as important to a dog′s development as they are for children. Toys can do more than keep children and pets entertained and occupied. Properly selected, they can assist both children and dogs with their social and emotional development. Adults also use toys in play which results in strengthening social bonds, and exercise of their minds and bodies.

Every dog should have three sets of toys; chew toys to satisfy the need to chew, interactive treat dispensing toys to entertain themselves with, and a set of toys that they only have access to when they are playing with their owners.

 

Rules for Dog Toys

  • No toy is indestructible
  • Anything the dog considers fun can be a toy
  • Toys must be nontoxic, large enough that they cannot be swallowed, destroyed or ingested
  • Rotate the toys your dog has access to at least every few days so they do not get bored with them
  • Supervisor your dog with any new toy to be sure it is safe for your dog

 

Chew Toys

  • A quality chew toy will satisfy your dog′s need to chew and provide a constructive and safe way to occupy his time
  • Chew toys may also help with gentle cleaning of the teeth and gums
  • Many can be stuffed and/or frozen with organic peanut butter, applesauce/blueberries, grated carrots/chicken, etc...

 

Interactive Treat Dispensing Toys

  • Start by using a small enough treat so that they come out easily when the toy is rolled or moved
  • Nurture your dog′s natural curiosity by providing encouragement as he explores the toy
  • Slowly roll or move the toy so that treats fall out, then encourage your dog to eat the treats
  • The toy can be used to feed your dog a part of his daily meal if you use kibble
  • Buy a premium brand of kibble to use as a special treat for the toy; it will generally have less empty calories and filler than regular treats

 

Toys For Play With Owners

  • Control the toys and keep them out of sight of the dog
  • If you are a good playmate your dog will be interested in playing with these with you
  • All dogs should be taught to play with toys with their owner, specifically retrieving games, a.k.a. ″sharing″


Just like with children a dog should be taught good manners during play. 

  


HOW WE TEST

Our testing group consists of members of our pack and those of our clients. If a product passes the stress test that our group administers we list it on our website. If it passed with flying colors we will let you know it is a favorite or preferred product.







West Paw Design is a company that becomes more unique every day. Not simply because of our outstanding products, quality and service, but also because we design, manufacture, sell and ship our dog and cat toys and bedding all from under one roof -- in Bozeman, Montana, USA.

Guaranteed Tough Zogoflex

Zogoflex is West Paw Design's exclusive material that's made in the USA. Zogoflex is a super durable, extremely pliable material that's tough, buoyant, non-toxic, and guaranteed to last! This incredible high-tech material is used to make our Huck, Hurley, Tux and Zisc. These fun dog toys are easy for your pup to pick up and won't hurt their teeth. Recommended for aggressive chewers, pullers, and fetchers. You'll love a fetch toy with a longer life that keeps your dog active!

Bow Wowzer Ball



Say goodbye to sore shoulders and hello to endless games of fetch with your deserving dog! This ultra-lightweight ball is designed from a rubber and foam based material that keeps it light and buoyant while adding superior bounce and strength. The BowWowzer Ball′s self-sealing properties will help keep your best friend′s teeth clean and strong, while its anti-microbial feature eliminates odor-causing bacteria.


Highly recommended by veterinarians. Comes in vibrant colors of red and yellow, allowing for easy visibility in both grass and water. For supervised play only.



Hurley is made from our extremely pliable, one-of-a-kind material, Zogoflex . This versatile toy is bound to give your favorite chomper hours of enjoyment  GUARANTEED! We promise to replace Hurley if it can′t withstand your dog′s chewing, one time only. And, for those four legged water lovers, this toy even floats! To keep your dog looking cool at the park Hurley comes in three electrifying colors.

Made in Montana, USA.

Introducing Zisc! A fresh new idea in the world of flying discs...the Zisc is designed with all the benefits to keep your dog happy. Engineered from our incredibly soft, yet durable Zogoflex material, the Zisc flies through the air with speed and accuracy. Its pliable material allows your dog to pick it up from flat surfaces with ease and will not hurt or damage their soft mouth. In your backyard, at the park or on the water (it floats!) the Zisc is the must have interactive toy of the season!

Tux.  It's like a dog's chance to get his cake and eat it too! Tux is the perfect combination of a supremely stuffable / tossable dog treat toy and guaranteed-tough Zogoflex.

Just like our other Zogoflex toys, Tux is pliable, bounces, nontoxic, recyclable, and buoyant. Simply stuff your dog's favorite treat into the cavity of Tux and let 'er rip. Tux is even dishwasher safe for easy cleaning! Tux is a treat toy and was designed to withstand chewing, but still be fun - with or without a treat!

Huck is a new twist on an old favorite! Made from our extremely durable, one-of-a-kind material, Zogoflex, Huck will keep your dog jumping literally! With its hefty weight and grooved shape this incredible ball will bounce in all directions, giving your dog added exercise, and a good mental workout, to boot. Fling it across the field, bounce it on the ground, or toss it in the water (it floats!)    Huck can handle nearly anything your dog dishes out.

Fling Thing is the perfect water toy for playing fetch! Our uniquely designed flying disc was created using a blend of foam and rubber to give it the durability of a rubber toy while keeping it light and buoyant. The soft Enduroplay material allows your dog′s teeth to sink into the toy without ripping it apart, making it the perfect disc for fetching without the danger of hurting your dog′s sensitive mouth.

Monitored mouthing of the Fling Thing will even help to keep your dog′s teeth clean and sparkling, and its anti-microbial feature helps eliminate odor-causing oral bacteria. Commended for its excellence as a superior training toy, it floats better than anything else we′ve seen!





Jolly Ball


This is a great interactive toy! The Tug-n-TossTM ball can bounce and float. If punctured, the Tug-n-TossTM will not deflate!

Made of low-density non-toxic polyethylene so it is safe for everyone.

Colors are assorted and can not be selected.

Available in: 4.5", 6", 8", and 10".




Air Kong Toys


Made from the same material as tennis balls, your dog will go nuts over the soft feel and unpredictable bounce of this toy. These heavy-duty toys are pressureless so thay won't puncture and will stand up to the roughest play-they even float.

Cuz Dog Toys


These are unusual "walking balls" with an irregular bounce and squeak that your dog will love - ours sure did! Made from 100% Tough-By-Nature rubber.

Size: Small, medium and large

Style: Large Bad


Dino Cuz







Tennis Tails


The Tennis Tail line from Premier Pet Products. Combines your dog's all time favorites - a tennis ball and plush squeaky toy - into one terrific time. The tough double-wall tennis ball, self-sealing squeaker and heavyweight fabric make this a must-have toy!

Tennis Tails come in small, medium and large sizes



Chuckit! Ball Launcher

Chuckit! Ultra Ball

Chuckit! Glow Ball

Designed for the most demanding use, this is no ordinary ball. Simply put, this is the best ball for the game of fetch. Developed to have high bounce, high buoyancy, high visibility, and high durability, the value of the Ultra Ball is easily recognized by dog owners. The Chuckit! Ultra Ball promises to outplay the ordinary!

Description: Ultra buoyant, high bounce, durable natural rubber ball! Easy to clean!

Kong Wubba Toy


An interactive tug, toss and squeak toy. Durable nylon fabric covers two rubber balls. long tail for easy pick up and throwing.
Available in four sizes:

  • Puppy - 1.77 Inch L x 6.69 Inch W x 12.59 Inch H Comes in Light Blue or Pink
  • Small - 1.77 Inch L x 6.69 Inch W x 9.05 Inch H Comes in Red Yellow or Blue
  • Large - 2.95 Inch L x 9.05 Inch H x 11.81 Inch H Comes in Red Yellow or Blue
  • Extra Large - 3.35 Inch L x 10.16 Inch W x 13.98 Inch H Comes in Red Yellow or Blue




  • The Stick

    by Ruff Dawg

    Throw The Stick, an indestructible dog chew toy, just like, well, a stick! A perfect retrieving toy for medium to large dogs, and safe for use in pools and almost anyplace where there′s water. The Twig is the companion to The Stick − for use as a retrieving toy for smaller dogs.



    Earth Dog Hemp Ropes


    Our hemp rope toys are 100% Romanian hemp and are offered in two sizes, these toys are perfect for the heavy chewer. dogs love 'em!!



    Boomer Ball--intended for soccer-style play, to encourage healthful exercise as an alternative to destructive chewing, pacing, and other undesirable behaviors plus animal enrichment.

    The ball has a rigid sidewall which is resistant, but not impervious, to chewing and scratching. The roughened surface on a used ball may be smoothed with a carpenter's rasp, file, or rough sandpaper.

    The ball is hollow, and the 10 inch and 20 inch diameter balls have a screw-out plug which allows insertion of pebbles, bells, etc. to produce an enticing noise, or sand or water to add weight.
    The Herding Ball is a light weight 20" ball @7-10 lbs perfect for the medium size dog that wants to roll toys with their shoulders. Ideal for Aussie,German Sheppard, Australian sheep dog and many more.



    Interactive toy for fun and exercise for all size dogs. Handle is 36" long, flexible for quick action and control. Safety bumper protects eyes, teeth. Washable imitation sheepskin toy has reinforced squeaker. Assorted colors.

    Dogwise
    Item: K9X109     
    Click below to view and order.

     

    Genuine Dog Gear offers dog training toys for every purpose and every kind, breed, and size of dog. You will find training toys for big dogs, little dogs, fast dogs and slow dogs.


    They have motivational toys for dogs that are sight, bite, sound or smell motivated. They offer over 50 different toys in 6 different categories.


    Top quality and American made all these interactive toys are safe for training and designed to stimulate your dogs to their best performance. Both durable and affordable our toys will stand up to repeated use. These toys are the tools you need to achieve your performance goals.


    http://www.genuinedoggear.com/dog_toys.html


     
     

    Reviews & Where to purchase



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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs

    Preferred Product


    Bow Wowzer Ball is our
    favorite ball. Super strong
    and light weight enough to
    play with in the house.
    Great for most heavy
    chewers.



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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs


    Preferred Product


    West Paw Design's
    Zogoflex products are our
     favorites. Great for most
    heavy chewers.
    These are
    the strongest and best
    toys we have found. And
    they are Made in the USA!   




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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs


    Preferred Product


    Tuffy′s dog products are
    another one of our
    favorites. They are strong
    and don't get pulled apart
    in 15 minutes like many
    other dog toys. Great for
    most heavy chewers.   




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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs


    Preferred Product


    Mighty Dog Toys
    are made
    by the same company as
    the Tuffy′s. These are soft
    and strong and are great
    play toys.     




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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs


    Preferred Product


    Jolly Pets Tug n Toss Ball

    These balls do not deflate
    and hold up to the
    strongest jaws.
    Great interactive toy.



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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs

    Preferred Product


    Air Kong Toys

    These toys are not indestructible if left out with strong chewers, but do hold
    up to heavy interactive play. 



    Available at:

    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs

    Preferred Product


    Cuz Toys
    JW Pet Company - 

    These toys are not indestructible if left out with strong chewers, but do hold
    up to heavy interactive play. 



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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs

    Preferred Product


    JW Pet Company - 

    These toys are not indestructible if left out with strong chewers, but do hold
    up to heavy interactive play. 


    Cons:
    JW Dog Toys are made in China.


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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs


    Preferred Product


    Tennis Tails
    by Premier Pet Products

    These are great interactive
    toys. We tie these with a
    nylon cord and we get
    the chase games started.
    They are not indestructible
    if left out with strong
    chewers, but do hold
    up to interactive play. 



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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs


    Preferred Product


    Chuck It
    by Canine  Hardware

    The Chuckit Ball Launcher
    is a great way to exercise
    the dog that likes to
    chase balls. The Glow Balls
    are great for after dark
    play. Take along a high
    intensity flashlight and
    expose the Glow Ball to the
    light for 3 minutes to
    achieve glow time.
    The Ultra balls are our
    favorite balls. They are
    rubber and easy to clean.
    The Ultra balls do have
    an approximately 1″ plug
    that heavy chewers can tear
    out, so chewers who
    ingest should be supervised.   



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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs 


    Preferred Product


    Wubba
    by Kong

    These are great interactive
    tug, and toss toys. Durable
    but not indestructible with
    heavy chewers if left out.   


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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs


    Preferred Product


    The Stick
    by Ruff Dawg

    These are great interactive
    toss toys. Durable but we
    have not tested
    the indestructible claim
    to date.   


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    Homeskooling
    4 Dogs

    Preferred Product


    Hemp Ropes
    by Earth Dog

    These are great tug toys.    

    Available at:

    Safe Sand Co.