It's never clearer how closely dogs are related to wolves until you see a pup tear through a toy in five minutes flat. It's true, behind those big derpy dog smiles are sharp teeth and a basic instinct to destroy. If you've ever owned a super chewer pup, you understand how costly and exhausting it can be to keep your dog's toy supply in working order. That's why we put together this list of the best indestructible dog toys for heavy chewers.
A lot of dog toys claim to be indestructible (which just sounds like a challenge), but when push comes to chew, some of these "indestructible" dog toys just don't pass muster. If you're tired of picking up pieces of broken toys and searching fruitlessly through product pages claiming to be the solution, this list is for you. Here are the best indestructible dog toys for heavy chewers.
When making your purchases online, it can be difficult to discern between quality dog toys and others that look great in pictures but don't live up to expectations. Reading product ratings and comments can be confusing and contradictory, which only further complicates the matter. As any owner of a heavy chewer knows, no dog toy is truly indestructible, but there are definitely more durable dog toys than others.
There are a few key things to look out for in each dog toy's description, mainly what the toy is made of.
Durable Dog Toy Materials:
Now that you have a better idea of what to look for in durable dog toys, we can show you a few of our favorite examples. These toys come in all shapes and sizes, but rest assured, they are all able to withstand very aggressive chewers.
Built for long-lasting use, the Goughnuts Maxx Pro 50 Ring Dog Toy holds up against heavy chewers. This indestructible dog toy is designed for large dogs, and it's especially good for dogs who enjoy tugging (and whose lesser dog toys are tugged apart).
The Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Dog Toy is a durable squeaker ball that stimulates your dog's senses. Perfect for fetch, the sturdy toy maintains its squeak for just about as long as a dog toy being mauled constantly by an eager dog can.
Kong is a classic when it comes to dog toys, and its extreme dog toy is no different. Built for dogs of all sizes, it's available in small to XX-large. Made with Kong's all natural rubber formula, the toy can be stuffed with treats and will bounce erratically to keep your dog interested.
The Hyperflite dog disc manages to combine a fun frisbee experience with a durable dog toy. Its aerodynamic structure also proves puncture resistant, meaning you can enjoy frisbee for longer than five minutes with your dog. It's not meant to be used as a chew toy and should be kept solely for fetch/frisbee use.
The West Paw Zogoflex Tux is a durable, treat-dispensing dog toy that can handle more than a few teeth gnashings. It stretches (without stretching out) so it's easy on your dog's teeth and it also happens to float, meaning it can be a fun bath time distraction.
The KONG flyer is a durable soft rubber disc built for long-lasting play. It comes in both small and large sizes and is designed not to harm your dog's mouth or teeth. Play frisbee and fetch with your pooch, but keep it to that as this is not a chew toy.
Available in small to giant sizes, the Benebone Wishbone is made of both durable nylon and US-sourced bacon, making it a tasty treat for heavy chewers. Its ergonomic shape keeps chewing interesting and it includes "deep flavor grooves" to ensure it doesn't lose its luster (or taste). It can be a little tough on the teeth, so you should supervise your use!
The CHUCKIT! Indoor Ball dog toy is a durable ball made for play inside. It's soft enough not to destroy your home, made with textured chenille fabric. Puppies and small dogs can chew safely away. The ball fits into the launcher if you want to enjoy it without the slobber.
The USA-K9 Grenade is a treat-dispensing chew toy. Shaped like a grenade, the durable toy provides a unique chewing experience that will keep your dog interested. And it's dishwasher safe when you need to clear out the treats and slobber.
This Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Snoop is an interactive dog toy that keeps on giving. The squishy toy allows you to put in treats that your dog can paw, nose, and pounce on. This bouncy dog toy's minty scent will keep your dog coming back for more playtime.
The Jive is billed as West Paws' most durable dog toy yet. It's bright, bouncy, and safe for your dog's teeth. It stays afloat for dogs who like to swim (and bath time). Its groove makes for an erratic bounce and it can be cleaned in a dishwasher.
The GoughNuts Stick is designed for tough chewers for playing fetch and teaching tricks. It bounces and floats for water play and bath time.
Available in small to large, the Busy Buddy Nobbly Nubbly is a treat-dispensing toy with ridges, nubs, and grooves that will keep your heavy-chewing dog coming back for more. This treat toy also helps freshen breath, so it's a win-win scenario.
Available in small to large, this SodaPup Magnum Can is a treat-dispensing durable dog toy. It's dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and will give your dog something they CAN play with for a long time.