Which Dog Toys Are Best?

Written by: Savannah Lyons

March 1, 2019

Dogs love toys, there’s no doubt about that! Whether they squeak, bounce, float, or fly through the air, toys are integral to a pup’s life. Playing helps owners and pets bond, and toys encourages both to be more interactive. Dog toys should stimulate your pal physically and mentally – and it’s an extra bonus if they’re super cute!

Like humans, our furry friends can get bored. Unlike humans, when dogs get bored they start chewing on furniture and acting out in other ways. Finding the right toys to captivate your pup isn’t always easy, but we’re here to help! Your buddy deserves high-quality and innovative options. Forget searching the pet aisle for something new and exciting, we’ve compiled a list of the best dog toy options to get that tail wagging for years to come!

Brain Teasers

Our canine friends are smart, and one day they may even take over the world. Until then, keep your pup mentally stimulated with Puzzle Toys that reward them with treats. The “Treat Maze” is a great beginner Thinker Toy that spins and dispenses treats. Owners can even increase the difficulty of the Treat Maze by plugging some holes to keep your pooch guessing. “The Dog Casino” is an advanced dog puzzle that encourages pups to use their minds and paws to solve. If victorious, your smart pal will get the tasty treat you’ve tucked away for them .

Surprise Toys

Terrier Mix With Pineapple BarkBox Dog Toy

What’s better than your pup tearing open one toy to discover another toy hidden inside? Nothing! “Consuela the Cactus” and “Penny the Pineapple” offer your pack layers of fun. Just when you think it’s the end, the toy sheds its first skin to reveal the party’s not over yet. Inside each of these toys is another hidden toy with a silly face and squeaky Spiky Ball Core.

Tug Toys

Dogs always needs to burn off some pent up energy.  Tug-o-War is a great interactive way to play one on one and get them moving. Tug Toys with soft and stretchy t-shirt rope, like “Rebellious Ruben,” will make sure they’ll get a comfortable grip between their teeth during your epic battle of strength. For those pups who want to add a little spice to the game of strength, “Benji the Bouncing Tiger” may be a better fit with his bungee cord body and squeaky Spiky Ball head!

Super Chewer Toys

To the pups with strong jaws, these are for you! Yes, we all agree KONG dog toys are great and durable. What if your plush crusher still wants toys with squeaks and texture? BARK’s Super Chewer Dog Toys, like “Rosie the Ribbiter” and “The Dog Ness Monster,” give your pal a break from the usual Benebones and KONG toys. The growing range of stronger toys offer a variety of options that squeak, roll, and dispenses treats. The Super Chewer Toys also hold up well during a good old gnawing session.

Multi-Part Toys

Multi-part toys are versatile and fun. The multiple pieces give your pup tons of play time, make lots of sounds, and can also be used for a n impromptu game of fetch. With small sets like “Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings” you can keep the fun going by turning the toys into a puzzle. Try hiding the treats inside under the inserted pieces and watch your little one go crazy trying to sniff it out!

Plush Toys

Classic Plush Toys are good. But they can be better with a variety of textures, sounds, and a fun range of squeakers to keep your pal interested. “Brunhilde the Brown Squirrel” is stuffed with fluff and a tube squeak, has terry cloth-like hair on her head, and a crazy crinkle tail. Did we mention that she also has t-shirt rope braids that are perfect for thrashing? She’s the full package for plush lovers.

Keep Your Pup Entertained With The Best Toys!

Pit Bull With Super Chewer BarkBox

Can’t decide which toy to try first? Try them all. Variety is the spice of life! The BarkBox and Super Chewer BarkBox subscriptions send your pal the best and most interactive toys to keep them captivated! Get a carefully curated box of toys, treats, and chews delivered to your pup’s door for the best #BarkBoxDay. Owners can tailor their dog’s box to best fit their furry friends, especially those with allergies! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the friend Happy Team on or email [email protected].

***Every month BarkBox delivers 2 original toys, designed in-house, 2 full bags of all-natural treats, and a chew. Sign up here and receive a free extra toy every month. <– This deal is worth up to $120 in value if you sign up for a 12-month subscription! 🙂

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Written by: Savannah Lyons

March 1, 2019

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