What Are The Best Toys For Australian Shepherds?

Written by: Savannah Lyons

November 27, 2018

Australian Shepherds are a fun loving and hardworking breed. Extremely energetic, they need plenty of exercise and require mental simulation to keep them happy. While these special pups have a flair for herding and agility courses, not everyone has a farm or obstacle course on hand. So we’ve assembled a list of the best toys to entertain and sharpen your Australian Shepherd during play time!

Fetch Toys!

Fetch Toys Best Balls Ever

Australian Shepherds love to chase and run. They’re a highly active breed that requires a good deal of exercise. Fetch is the perfect way for them to zap that energy and get moving. And while tennis balls are a classic go-to, the “Best Balls Ever” have a fun squeak, which adds a twist to this traditional fetch staple.

Dog Puzzles!

Pit Bull With BarkShop Barkbox thinker toy dog casino puzzle

Australian Shepherds are known for their intelligence. Dog puzzles like the “Dog Casino Puzzle” are a great way to keep their minds sharp. BARK has a whole bunch of food-motivated Thinker Toys to challenge your pup, from intermediate to advanced, so check them out!

Tug Toys!

English Bulldog Frank Chewing Rope Pretzel Toy Tug Toy

Like most pups, Australian Shepherds enjoy a good game of tug. It’s an exciting playtime for them, and a bonding opportunity for you both. The “Rope Pretzel Toy” is a t-shirt rope covered in durable nylon, and it fits in your pup’s mouth and comfortably in your hand. Perfect for tug-of-war!

Multi-Part Toys!

Australian cattle dog BarkShop Chester's Nuts Multi-part toy

Multi-Part Toys are a dream for a parent of an Australian Shepherd! There are different ways to play with one set of toys. “Chester’s Nuts” and “Peas in the Pod” are fun and versatile. Each set has pieces that are great for fetch. To get their brains thinking, hide treats inside the pouches and watch your pooch work for their reward!


Dog With BarkBox

If you’re looking for super fun Multi-part sets, innovative tug toys, or grain-free treats, BARK has you covered! The Classic BarkBox comes with 2 toys to keep your pooch entertained and occupied, 2 bags of treats, and a drool-worthy chew! For the Australian Shepherds who easily crush the plush, the Super Chewer BarkBox is right up your alley with 2 toys, 2 yummy bags of treats, and 2 all natural chews. Each month is a new theme and a new box of toys and treats to get that tail wagging!

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Written by: Savannah Lyons

November 27, 2018

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