What Are The Best Outdoor Interactive Dog Toys?

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

December 13, 2018

Looking for the best outdoor interactive dog toys to give you and your pup some playtime in the sunshine? How about great outdoor dog toys?

NEWSFLASH! Life is better when you’re living it with your dog. And your pup doesn’t care to binge-watch Grey’s Anatomy (especially now that McDreamy’s gone). So why not venture out for some fresh air and fun with your best friend! We’ve gathered up some of the best interactive toys to keep both of you busy out there!

Playing Fetch

Of course, we have to start with fetch! Why mess with a classic? You throw something, they run and get it. Maybe they bring it back to you. Maybe they squirrel it away somewhere. Who can say? But the fact of the matter is that dogs and their humans have been enjoying games of fetch for as long as time itself. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t spice the game up a bit.


Beagle Best Balls Ever Fetch Toy

We took a classic to the next level with our “Best Balls Ever.” These may look like ordinary, though stylish, tennis balls, with their powder blue fuzz and snazzy white stripes, but they’re also super squeaky and bounce like no other ball! Available in size small (1.89”) and large (2.5”).

Lady Liberty Spiky Core BarkShop Barkbox

If your dog goes nuts for plush toys, consider incorporating them into your outdoor play as well! BARK’s Spiky Ball Core toys have an irresistible spiky squeaker ball hidden beneath a layer of fabric and (sometimes) fluff that make many of them great for throwing, catching, and thrashing! A pack favorite is our Lady Liberty Ball, with its fabric edges that are perfect for your pup to latch on to. Available in size small (2.75”), medium (3.75”), and large (4.75”).

Terrier Dog with BarkBox Orbee Globe Fetch Ball

Need something a little tougher for your chew-sy pup? The “Orbee Globe Ball” comes in 3” and 4” diameter sizes, and is made in the USA. The 100% non-toxic material is tough and bouncy, to give your dog a challenge, and you can even hide treats inside for a playtime bonus!


The Chuckit! Flying Squirrel toy not only sails through the air, but it also floats, making it perfect for some off-the-pier swim and fetch fun. The four corners also glow in the dark so your game doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. Available in size small and medium.

West Paw’s Zisc Flying Disc is soft on doggy mouths yet built for tough play. This pliable, floatable disc has curled in edges making it easy for both dogs and humans to grip, and can withstand moderate chewing. Available in size small (6.5”) and large (8.5”).

Tug Toys

Why let your pup have all the fun? Go all in on playtime with a game of tug-of-war. Tug Toys are a great way to have interactive play with your dog and find out who’s really master.

Two Dogs With Tugimal Devious Devin Dog Toy

Devious Devin” is just one of the many tug-worthy toys in BARK’s Tugimals line. All featuring stretchy pull-through T-shirt rope, multiple gripping points, squeakers, and fluff.

You and your dog can play “cat and mouse” with Outward Hound’s Tail Teaser toy. This chaseable, tuggable luring toy has a durable nylon cord and flexible pull so your pup can give it all they’ve got. Just hold on!

Combine fetch and tug-of-war with Jolly Pets Tug-n-Toss Dog Toy. These balls have an unpredictable and amusing bounce that will make your pup wanna chomp down and not let go. Lucky for you there’s a handle to try and grab it back. Good luck! Available in multiple colors, and sizes 4.5”, 6” 8” and 10”.

Other Fun!

Want some interactive outdoor fun with a little less “active?” Consider Pet Qwerks Peanut Butter Incredibubbles. These non-toxic, peanut butter flavored bubbles are a great option if you just want to sit back and enjoy your pup being cute.

And Then There’s BarkBox

Dog With BarkBox

If you want new interactive dog toys for your outdoors-loving pup on the regular, look no further than BarkBox! Every month, 2 original toys, 2 bags of delicious treats, and 1 meaty chew will be delivered straight to your door for as little as $21. That’s a lot of fun to be having outside or inside or – wherever the heck you guys want!

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

December 13, 2018

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