If your house is at all like ours then severed rope toys, torn up tennis balls and insane amounts of stuffing on the living room rug are a regular occurrence. Buying tough toys “for aggressive chewers” sounds like a good idea until your dog rips it apart at the seams in less time than it took you to pull the price tag off. We’ve been there many times but fortunately, we’ve found some pretty good toys along the way. Sure, they may not be as fun or cute as others, but they’ll last and your dogs will love them.
Kong Extreme– These rubber toys are even stronger than the original Kongs but are also stuffable and fun to chew. Available in 5 sizes, Kongs are truly the best solution for habitual chewers. Smaller dogs may not like the Extreme version because the rubber is harder to chew. All Kongs are extra durable, from Puppy to Classic, but the Kong Extreme is key for those crazy chewers in your house.
Kong Genius– Both models in this new line are interactive and provide hours of stimulation. The Leo and Mike are rubber and made for active chewers and each new design allows for more fun and interaction–they can even be connected together! Our dogs absolutely love these toys and like most of our Kong toys, they’re still in like-new condition.
West Paw Design Chew Toys– Stylish and tough, these toys are made to last and look pretty, too. They make four different chew toys, two of them we’ve tried and love. The Tux is fun to stuff and throw, the Jive Dog Ball is bright and bouncy and the Hurley and Black Hurley are like a floatable bone and stick all-in-one. West Paw Design also has durable discs, tug-o-war toys and more- we haven’t tried them but they look pretty tough, too, All West Paw Design toys are eco-friendly, dishwasher safe, recyclable and BPA-free. They stand behind their tough toys and offer a one-time replacement should your dog happen to destroy one (less than 1% of customers ask for a replacement). We think that’s a testament to their toughness and we especially love how eco-friendly they are!
Jolly Pets Romp-n-Roll– A big ball with a durable rope strung through it provides fun for single or multi-pet households. The ball bounces and floats and is durable enough to withstand even the sharpest puncture wounds…even if your dog bites the ball again and again! Great for fetch, tug-o-war or just biting!
Have you tried any of these toys? Are there any tough toys you would add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!