Is your dog a heavy duty chewing machine? Dog owners know that regardless of breed, size or age, there are dogs that it seems can take on the challenge of chewing through solid concrete – and succeed. For these dogs, regular dog toys just will not do!
While no dog toy will be truly indestructible, the most durable dog toys will stand up to the test of your dog’s teeth for at least a good while before being shredded. Your dog will spend many happy days trying to rip it apart and you will get a break from constantly rescuing everything else from its “destructo- jaws”.
Here are 6 of the most durable toys on the market for your dog.
Top 6 Durable Dog Toys Chart
|1. KONG Extreme Ball, Dog Toy, Medium/Large||Hard Rubber||$||4.6|
|2. KONG Classic KONG Dog Toy||Hard Rubber||$$$$||4.5|
|3. Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Dog Toys||Plush Fabric||$$||4.4|
|4. Nylabone Big Chew Durable Toy Bone for Large Breeds||Extra-tough Nylon||$$$||4.4|
|5. Nylabone Dura Chew Textured Souper||Durable Nylon||$$||4.4|
|6. KONG Goodie Bone Dog Toy||Medium/Hard Rubber||$$||4.3|
Durable Dog Toy Shopping Tips
Every dog is different in terms of how much they like to chew and just how destructive they are at it. The following points are important to keep in mind when comparing and contrasting the most durable dog toys for your dog.
- Your Dog’s Chewing Habits. Some dogs chew (and destroy) out of sheer boredom. Others use their chew toys as a way to comfort themselves while for other dogs the toy lets them act on the natural instinct to actively attack and mangle a target.
- Not Too Hard, Not Too Soft. No matter how aggressive a chewer you dog is, you will still need a toy with a little “give” to it in order to protect your dog’s teeth. You will also need a toy that is not so soft or flimsy that your dog will soon rip it and be in danger of swallowing parts of it.
- Right Size, Right Shape. Consider whether the toy’s size and shape make it a choking hazard for your dog.
- Easy Clean. It should be easy for you to clean and disinfect the toy you choose. That ideally means going for something you can wipe clean with a non-toxic cleaner, safely place in the dishwasher or toss into your washer and dryer.
Top 3 Most Durable Dog Toys Reviews
When it comes to dog toys, the KONG Rubber Ball Extreme is as close to indestructible as you are going get! This natural rubber ball makes it to first place on almost every “most durable dog toy” list you’ll find.
It is sold as either 2.5 inches for small breed dogs or 3 inches for medium to large breed dogs. Reviewers with aggressive chewers generally agree that this puncture-resistant ball lasts longer than other toys they have bought.
The high-bouncing KONG Rubber Ball Extreme provides an exciting chase while the hole through its center allows the dog to get a good grip on the ball once it’s caught. It’s a good way to give your dog exercise outdoors with a rambunctious game of fetch.
One of the 6 sizes of the KONG Classic is sure to suit your dog. It is made of red natural rubber and can be filled with treats to add extra delight to any every chewing session. Dog owners who have purchased and commented on this product highlight that it is, in fact, quite durable and tends to keep their pet happy and occupied for a long while.
This toy is ideal for what KONG refers to as “power chewers” – its hard rubber material makes it resilient while its tapered, curved design means there is no way to predict just how this very bouncy toy will bounce. Include treats, as the manufacturer suggests, and you have a near indestructible and very interactive toy, indeed.
The Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Dog Toys are perfect for dogs that are gentle or moderate chewers. While reviewers warn that an aggressive chewer will have the stuffing out of this plush toy in no time flat, owners of less destructive chewers give the Hide-A-Squirrel very high marks.
The complete toy consists of a hollow tree trunk and 3 squeaky squirrels. You simply “hide” the squirrels in the trunk and leave your pet to do the rest! It can be purchased in 4 sizes with the “ginormous” toy accompanied by 6 squirrels instead of 3.
You keep the interactive game of hide-and-seek going by simply replacing the squirrels for your dog to find over and over again. When your play time is done, the fun continues for your dog since many non-aggressive chewers enjoy playing with the toy on their own or carrying it around with them.