Best Dog Toys iMore 2022

If your dog is anything like mine, they always greet you with ecstatic love and excitement every time you walk through the door. Reward their loyalty and affection with a brand new dog toy that will keep them entertained when you have to leave them behind. Below I've compiled some of my personal favorites, along with a few well-reviewed playthings that are on my pup's next birthday list.

Ball launcher

Low Maintenance Fetch: IDOGMATE Ball Launcher

Staff Fave

This is my favorite because of its sheer convenience. Don't let that pupper get lazy! Once you've trained them how it works, dogs can keep their own game of fetch going for hours, even when you're not there.

$199 at Amazon
Hide and Squeak Plush Toy

Hide and Squeak: Outward Hound Plush Hide and Seek

Besides the total cute factor, this toy is like a jigsaw puzzle to stimulate your pup's problem-solving skills. Hide the squeaky squirrels and watch while your pet burrows them out.

$8 at Amazon
Jolly Pets Romp-n-Roll

Best for big dogs: Jolly Pets Romp-n-Roll

The bigger the ball, the better the fun, and big dogs especially love this big, bouncy, ball on a rope. Chew it, fetch it, shake it, and flop it, the Romp-n-Roll provides no end of entertainment for good boys. And it helps to burn all that pent-up energy!

$20 at Amazon
Snuffle Feeding Mat

Feeding time fun: Snuffle Feeding Mat

If your doggo likes to scarf down food in seconds, here's an excellent way to slow them down and provide a bit of fun in the process. Hide kibble within the folds and pockets of this Snuffle Feeding Mat and turn mealtime into an exciting game.

$31 at Amazon
Wobble Wag Giggle Ball

Smartest ball: Wobble Wag Giggle Ball

As seen on TV, the Wobble Wag Giggle Ball is sure to give any pup a case of the zoomies! The smart ball emits giggling, human-like noises while it wobbles and rolls, exciting dogs and keeping them entertained for long stretches at a time.

$12 at Amazon
Mammoth Pet Rope Tug

Best value: Mammoth Pet 3-Knot Rope Tug

Who doesn't love a good game of tug-of-war? Even better, the cotton fibers on this Mammoth Pet Rope Tug also function as floss, cleaning between your dog's teeth as they chew and tug.

$5 at Amazon
Nylabone Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy

Makes teeth happy: Nylabone Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy

Are you concerned about dental health? Let doggo chew to their heart's content on this Nylabone dinosaur. They'll be cleaning teeth and gums as they chew, making for some healthy fun indeed.

$8 at Amazon
ChuckIt Flying Squirrel

Cool frisby: CHUCKIT! Flying Squirrel

It's not just any Frisbee! For any Frisbee-fetcher, the Flying Squirrel will get their hunting instincts going. To boot, the lightweight material is easy to catch, and it glows in the dark!

$9 at Amazon

Bottom Line

With these handy toys, you won't have to leave doggo bored anymore. Nurture their playful spirit and intelligence by providing a range of stimulating dog toys. My favorite is the IDOGMATE Ball Launcher because, not only does it encourage exercise, the launcher is hands-free and can keep dogs entertained even when they're alone.

For a low-priced option, this traditional rope tug is always a safe bet for dogs of all ages, as well as the Hide and Seek Squirrel Plush that stimulates cognitive skills. Whatever you choose, the dog toys on this list are sure to please your favorite four-legged friends.

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