Not only do dogs love toys, but many of them also love to destroy toys! When looking for a new toy for your dog, there are so many options that it can be hard to choose. Also, not all toys are good for all dogs since some dogs are tougher on their toys than others. It is important to remember that no toy is indestructible, but IMT has teamed up with Centinela Feed, who polled their top dog trainers, to create the only Top 10 Indestructible Dog Toys list that you will ever need.
1. KONG EXTREME
The Kong brand has been a staple in the tough toys department for years. Their toys are great, even for the most aggressive chewers, and they can be stuffed with treats for even more doggie enjoyment. The Kong Extreme line is made of an ultra-strong black rubber compound which makes it the most durable of all the lines, and is even used by police and military K-9 teams for their dogs.
“I like stuffing Kongs with canned pumpkin and mashed banana. I then pop these into the freezer so they last longer and help numb the gums of teething puppies.”
–Alex, Trainer, Centinela Feed Pasadena store
2. NYLABONE GALILEO
Nylabone is another big name in tough chew toys department, and their Galileo toy stands out as one of the best for aggressive chewers. It is made of extra tough nylon and is great for discouraging destructive chewing, while satisfying that natural urge to chew.
3. JOLLY BALL ROMP-N-ROLL
With both its solid rubber ball base and tug-o-war capable rope, the Jolly Ball Romp-n-Roll is great to engage the active dog for a long period. It is designed to be kicked, tugged, thrown, carried and launched. It also floats, even after being punctured! Centinela Feed’s doggie day care team uses these toys with big dogs and it is the best one for holding up, even against 30 dogs pulling on it every day!
4. GOUGHNUTS GUARANTEED INDESTRUCTIBLE DOG TOY
When a company says that they will give a toy a lifetime guarantee, you know it must be tough. The GoughNuts Original Ring is their flagship chew toy. Their toughest line, the black line, utilizes engineered carbon reinforcement. It is a tough, fun toy that can bounce, roll and float. For safety, the toy has a red inner layer under the black, so as long as there is no red showing, your dog can continue to “GoughNuts”! But if your dog chews through to the red layer, GoughNuts will replace the toy free of charge.
5. OUTWARD HOUND FIREHOSE FETCH
Fire hoses are made to withstand extreme heat, high pressure, and now, dog chewing! The Outward Hound Firehouse Fetch are great fetching toys that are made from real fire hose material and with double-stitched seams to help stand up to your little chewer.
“The firehose toys are great for training as well as play. They make a great interactive toy and are a good recommendation for dogs that like to chew on their toys.”
– Mary Beth, Trainer, Centinela Feed Burbank store
6. TUFFY TOYS MEGA DOG SERIES
For plush toys, you have to remember that most dogs can take apart a plush toy in a matter of days, or even minutes if your dog is a professional chewer. If you are set on a plush toy, then there are some that hold up better than others. Some of the best durable plush toys out there are in the Tuffy Toys Mega Dog Series. This is due to seven layers of materials that have been sewn together with four rows of stitching that is then protected with industrial grade luggage material sewn around the outside. That’s heavy duty plush! For Tuffy Toys, it is the layers that help make them the “toughest soft toys on the planet”.
7. GO DOG PLUSH
As far as cute and strong plush toys go, Go Dog Plush might be the winner. All of the Go Dog toys come with their Chew Guard technology, which adds a super tough, durable liner to soft plush toys. It is also double seamed to slow down those chew happy puppies. Though it likely is not enough to stop a dog that really wants that stuffing it is certainly stronger than average.
8. KONG FLYERS
When it comes to Frisbees and the dogs that chase them, most Frisbees will resemble a wad of chewed up plastic in no time. The Kong Flyers are a more durable alternative to the standard Frisbee. Though they are not as tough as their Kong Extreme cousins, they are made of soft rubber which is easier to toss and softer on the catching dog’s mouth.
9. KYJEN SQUEAKER MAT
For that dog that loves a squeaker, you know that once it stops making noise, all of the interest is gone. So Kyjen has developed a solution. With multiple squeakers that continue to squeak even after being punctured, the Kyjen Squeaker Mat proves to be both durable both physically and squeakily. Also, these toys have no stuffing in them, so even when your dog tears it open, you won’t have white stuffing flying around everywhere.
10. WEST PAW ZOGOFLEX HURLEY
For that dog that loves a fun trip to the lake, the West Paw Zogoflex Hurley is an ideal choice. It is a durable, latex-free toy that also floats. And, if your dog destroys one, West Paw will replace it free of charge! It comes in three very bright colors to help you see it among the grass and water.
“Remember that chewing is very stress relieving for dogs, so it is good to have dogs chew at least 3 hours a day. When looking for the right toy for your dog, find something they like to chew.”
– Zoe, Trainer, Centinela Feed Rancho Palos Verdes store
Stop by any Centinela Feed store to purchase any of these indestructible dog toys. They will be happy to assist you with finding the right toy for your best furry friend!
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