(Closed) Best puppy toys?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our pup only cares for those stuffed animals with no stuffing so they cant tear it apart. They have some now that fit an empty water bottle so it crinkles when they play with it.  

I would not get too many items and then go shopping after the first couple of days once you get an idea of what your pup likes to play with. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not just the kong puzzle toy, but everything from the kong line. We had a kong wubba that Bach loved…but we accidentally left it at the boarder. He also has the big kong football, it’s one of the few things he cant destroy. It makes an obnoxious noise, but he’s had it for  months and still isn’t bored of it. Really recommend the balls. Thst noise is horrible, but it’s really good for getting his attention.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

dog.com is the best place to shop for dog and puppy stuff.  I have smaller dogs, but my friends BIG dogs (ie labs) love the everlasting treatball too.  

The everlasting treat ball.  The blue one is great, as is the orange one. 

Nylabone puppy teeting rings. My dogs LOVED them.

Busy Buddy bouncy bone with refills.  They even have one of these that has little bristles in it to clean teeth while they chew.  My dogs weren’t a huge fan of the one with the bristles, but my mother in laws borkie loved it.

 

Post # 7
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Spencer doesn’t like Kong toys. Maybe when he’s bigger, but as a pup? Not interested.

He LOVES faceless stuffed toys. Carries them around. He also adores squeaky toys – balls, bones, anything that he can comfortably chew on. It also helps with the teething. The rings are great, too!

Rope toys are fun. He fetches with those, and even just regular tennis balls. πŸ™‚

Are you getting a boy/girl?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine loves the kong stuffables.  We also go through tons of stuffed animals- her favorite thing is to destuff them.  If you buy “petstore” ones it can get pricey.  We go to yard sales and collect stuffed animals for under a $1.00 each.  We cut off any hard plastic eyes, buttons etc that could be a choking hazard, wash them with some bleach and let the pups go to town.  

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I think all types of brain games are necessary, especially with the very intelligent breeds. Our dog also loves the round fleecey toys with squeakers. That way they don’t have appendages she will chew off. I’d be careful about a rope toy though…before we rescued our dog, she nearly died because she chews the strings and they can get caught in the intestines and cause all kinds of damage, so major supervision is a must. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My dogs both love nylabones, and they’re great for teething puppies. Also deer antlers and bully sticks are wonderful!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@candy apple:  Our puppy actually liked/likes playing with her “big girl” toys the most – which is always super cute/hilarious for us, lol. Our dog’s puppy-sized kong seems to be her favorite thing, but she really likes playing with rope toys also. We got a Nylabone “starter set” type of thing and she absolutely LOVES the first bone, but I can’t seem to find an identical replacement (weird?!), so I think we’re going to end up buying another starter pack haha. Other than that, we’ve gone through several stuffed squeaky toys already (hedgehog, ducky, etc…) lol. We have one of those water bottle duck toys and she loves that, but it’s still too big for her to fully enjoy. Good luck and please post pictures when he comes home πŸ™‚  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@candy apple:  Congratulations!! We just brought a puppy (10 weeks) home last month and love him to pieces!!  Our “Flynn” is kind of picky with toys/treats, but in a good way.  He’s not really into treats, but loves crushed Ice cubes.  Also, we’ve been told by multiple people (including the vet) that getting a wash cloth that is trained to be “his toy” wet, and freeze it, really helps with teething.

He also has a stuffed toy he loves.  Hasn’t quite chewed it apart yet (although little clumps of the pigs “hair” can be found around our condo), but he loves sleeping with is (as silly as it sounds).  I think b/c he was used to sleeping with others, he likes the feeling of something next to him since he sleeps in a kennel.  He also loves the rope so good call there.

Good luck!  You will love it!! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@candy apple:  Ooooh! I can’t wait to see what you name him!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Those stuffed toys that look like they’re dead (they’re basically like a fake animal skin with squeakers in the tail & nose/head). Dogs love to shake them!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Bully sticks and Kongs get my vote! They are essential for that teething stage!

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