Here is our story.. Why I was looking for Tough Dog Toys… Murdock is my sweet, lovable, yellow Lab. He is a full two feet tall and weighs 75 pounds, but he thinks he is everybody’s favorite lap dog. Any time he can, he will climb into your lap and keep moving until he gets his hindquarters on your lap with the rest of him sitting out in front of you. He is great with children, well-trained, and generally the best dog you could wish for. There’s just one problem: he loves to chew! He likes to be busy and if you aren’t constantly playing with him, he will find something else to chew. I have lost count of how many shoes have ended as his slobbery victim and he tends to tear apart every toy we give him in a matter of minutes. So after trying basically every toy on the market, I am here to guide other dog owners to find the perfect toy that will stand up to your dog’s constant chewing.
Kong Dog Toys
Kong is largely considered the number one brand of dog toys. All of their toys are made of a durable, non-toxic, easy to clean rubber that holds up against the most aggressive chewing. And you can purchase peacefully, knowing that they are all made in the USA.
Kong has a great variety of toys for every dog and game imaginable. Many of Kong’s rubber toys have compartments that can be filled with Kong stuffing gel, chew sticks, dog treats, or peanut butter. The original Kong toys have a unique shape that makes it bounce in unexpected ways and your dog will go crazy chasing it all over.
For especially destructive chewers, the Extreme rubber toys line is best. Kong Extreme toys are puncture resistant and they are as close to indestructible as you can get. They come in Frisbee, tire, bone, ball, and the original Kong shapes.
Another fun toy from Kong is the Wubba. These are not chew toys, so your dog shouldn’t be left alone with them, but they are great for games of fetch and tug-of-war. This unique toy is made of a small squeaker ball, and a larger tennis ball, covered in nylon fabric with several tails. They have a variety of designs, including ones with or without squeakers. Murdock loves the water, so I love the wet Wubba covered in neoprene wetsuit fabric. It dries quickly and it easy for me to wash which makes it one of our favorite water toys.
Indestructible Dog Toys
No dog toy is ever truly indestructible, especially after months of consistent chewing, but indestructible toys should be tough enough that you don’t have to buy a new one every few weeks. And they should be tough enough that you feel comfortable leaving your dog alone with them.
Tough Dog Chew Toys
While not as tough as the indestructible toys listed above, these dog toys are tough enough to stand up to most dogs, especially if you monitor and limit their chewing time and don’t let them chew on it constantly.
Tough Squeaky Dog Toys
Dogs love squeaky toys! Murdock goes crazy for them. But the squeaker is often hidden a cute plush toy that adult dogs can rip to shred in a matter of minutes. The plush itself, the stuffing, and the squeaker, all become a choking hazard or could be swallowed causing some serious digestive problems. I love my lab too much to put him in that kind of danger. So I went on a mission to find a few squeaky toys that can hold up without putting dogs at risk.
Fluff And Tuff Dog Toys