Keep Your Pet Occupied For Hours With 11 Indestructible Dog Toys!

If your pet is like mine, then they will sit at your feet with a ball, giving you the saddest of faces, sound familiar?

That's why we have compiled 11 Indestructible Dog Toys, so you can relax whilst keeping the pup entertained.

Anyone who owns a dog knows that chewing is something they love to do it’s as natural to them as barking or wagging their tails and it can become a serious problem especially if they take a liking to your favourite shoes or furniture.

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The good news is; you can train your four-legged friend to chew other things. If, however, like me, you have an aggressive chewer who can destroy just about anything in a matter of minutes it can be difficult to find a toy that will last.

We have reviewed some of the best indestructible toys for dogs and found there are ones strong enough to withstand even the most destructive chewer.

Why do dogs chew?

Chewing comes naturally to dogs of all ages. In the wild dogs spend would spend hours chewing the bones of their prey. It keeps their teeth clean and strengthens their jaws and domestic dogs enjoy chewing just as much.

Our canine companions will chew on bones, sticks, toys in fact, just about anything and while it is normal for them to do so it can become a big problem if when you come home from work they have chewed through the kitchen door or eaten your best trainers. 

Reasons Dogs chew can include:

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    Teething - Puppies often chew things to relieve the discomfort of teething but is important to guide them and restrict their chewing to appropriate items. Experts recommend giving teething puppies toys which can be frozen to relieve the pain the same way we give babies frozen teething rings. The good news is this extreme chewing should only last until around 6 months of age.
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    Separation Anxiety - Dogs which are left alone for long periods often display destructive behaviour which can include chewing, it is often accompanied by other behaviours such as peeing in the house, whining, or excessive barking. There are numerous ways to deal with separation anxiety, a long walk before you leave, puzzle toys, leaving the radio on and providing interesting things to chew on rather than the sofa.
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    Lack of stimulation – Dogs which don’t get enough physical and mental stimulation have a tendency to chew, to relieve boredom and this is particularly true of high energy breeds such as Border Collies and other working breeds. Providing plenty of ways to keep mind and body active will usually alleviate the problem. Perhaps, get involved in dog agility or other activities like flyball, make sure they are exercised regularly and leave puzzle toys filled with treats if you go out.
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    Stress – Chewing is a great stress reliever and a common reason problem, they may not like being left alone as mentioned above but there could be other reasons, perhaps being left with a dog who bullies them, being teased by children, seeing activity through a window or even pain. Never punish a dog for chewing as this will only increase their confusion and fear. 

Choosing an indestructible dog toy

Just like us humans, dogs have their own personal preferences when it comes to entertainment some love a ball or frisbee while others prefer a cuddle with a soft toy and some love a good old-fashioned bone to chomp down on.

That being said, if you have a “Chewminator” you will want to provide tough dog toys for aggressive chewers that will last. By far the best inextricable toys in the UK are made from solid rubber and the leading player in the market is KONG. They produce a wide range of toys for all sizes of dogs and are generally considered to be the most durable and safest toys for dogs.

Most squeaky toys are not recommended for aggressive chewers as they are easily destroyed and allowing your pet to play with fascinating toys which are torn apart within minutes will increase their destructiveness.

There are however a few which will stand the test of time such as the Outward Hound Snake and Gigg L Bone by Sharples and Grant which although not a squeak does make an intriguing giggling sound.

Plush toys are also not usually the best choice for determined chewers but over recent years companies like KONG and Outward Hound have developed super-tough soft toys which are made from heavy-duty fabric and have no stuffing to make a mess if the inevitable happens. 


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KONG Classic Dog Toy, Large

KONG is renowned for producing tough toys for dogs and this classic red rubber toy is ideal for chewers It is ultra-durable and has an erratic bounce for dogs that like to play. It can also be filled with treats ideal for dogs who are left alone during the day.

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    Recommended by vets
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    Mentally stimulating
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    Different sizes

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Ruff 'N' Tumble Five Senses

Dogs go crazy for this fun, durable ball it appeals to all 5 senses. Sight, smell, taste, sound, and touch. The colours are ones thought to be the easiest for dogs to see, there is a squeaker, it has a multi-textured surface for mental stimulation and best of all it smells and tastes of beef.

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    Tough
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    Mentally stimulating
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    Value for money

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    Squeaker doesn’t last long

Durable Dog Chew Toys—oneisall Bone Chew Toy for Aggressive Chewers— Indestructible Puppy Toys for Large Dogs L

Made from non-toxic durable nylon, this tough bone-shaped toy has the irresistible scent of bacon Fido will love. The shape helps to clean teeth, promotes oral health and soothes the pain of teething. Designed for aggressive chewers it reduces boredom and anxiety.

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    Bacon Taste
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    Cleans teeth
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    Very strong

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    Not suitable for large and giant breeds

KONG Wild Knots Bear Dog Toy, Medium/Large Colours Vary

Soft toys are not usually the best choice for dogs who love to chew but this cute bear by Kong is the exception the plush outside hides a durable knotted rope skeleton. There is a squeaker to encourage play and less stuffing which means less mess, should your pooch get inside.

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    Soft and Durable
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    4 sizes
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    Minimal stuffing

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    Not for extreme chewers

Boomer Ball 6" / 15cm diameter (Colour may vary)

Virtually indestructible the Boomer Ball is ideal if you have a ball obsessed chewer like mine. Made from polyethylene it can be used outdoors and can’t be punctured or shredded. The Boomer Ball is not intended for your dog to carry so you should select a size larger than the dog’s jaw.

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    Floats
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    Heavy duty
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    Easy to clean

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    Very hard

Happy Pet Tough Toy Frame Ball

This solid strong dog toy by Happy Pet is made from natural rubber and designed with durability in mind. The frame is approximately 6" in length, it comes in a variety of colours and the soft material makes it safe and gentle on teeth and gums, making it great for teething puppies.

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    Eliminates boredom
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    Durable
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    Value for money

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    Pungent smell
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    Not indestructible

Outward Hound Kyjen 32069 Invincibles Plush Snake Stuffingless Durable Dog Toys Squeaker Toy 6-Squeakers, Large, Blue/Green - Colors Vary

Outward Hound Invincible toys are designed for the toughest of chewers. Featuring 2 layers of super-strong fabric, several squeakers that continue to squeak even after being punctured, these cute toys have no stuffing and can withstand hours of rough and tumble with your pet.

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    Durable
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    No stuffing
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    Special squeakers

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Chuckit Ultra Ball M 2-Pack

This bestseller is made by Chuckit and boasts almost 2,000 5* reviews. Bouncy, easy to clean, and durable it also floats so is ideal for the dogs who love water. The bright orange colour makes it easy to see and it is designed for dogs who make short work of ordinary tennis balls.

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    Lasts longer than normal tennis ball
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    Bright colour
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    Pack of 2

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KONG Extreme Dog Toy, Large

Boasting the most durable of KONG rubber, the extreme has been designed with the toughest of chewers in mind. Mentally stimulating, it is perfect for relieving stress and boredom when stuffed with treats and the unpredictable bounce keeps dogs interested longer.

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    Extremely tough
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    Stimulating
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    Can be filled with treats

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Nylabone BBQ Chicken/Corn on the Cob/Ice Cream Sundae Flavour Frenzy Variety Pack, 3-Piece

Designed for powerful chewers these long-lasting bone-shaped chews are extra durable, recommended for dogs weighing up to 11 kg, they come in 3 delicious flavours BBQ chicken, corn on the cob and ice cream sundae.

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    Flavour throughout
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    Tough
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    Easy to clean

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Gigg L Bone Giggle Sound Super Strong Nylon TPR Virtually Indestructible Dog Toy

This virtually indestructible nylon bone is made from heavy-duty nylon and puncture resistant TPR and is one of the best indestructible dog toys for Staffies and other extreme chewers. It promotes dental hygiene and makes a funny giggle sound your dog will love.

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    Extremely tough
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    Puncture resistant
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    Fun giggle sound

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    Not cheap

Conclusion

Toys are an important part of your dog’s life used correctly, they can relieve stress and boredom, help with training and enrich your pet’s life.

It is important to teach a puppy from an early age what is appropriate to chew and what isn’t, and this applies to toys as well.

A lot of people complain about aggressive chewers destroying tennis balls and soft toys, these products are not designed to be indestructible and should only be used at specific times when the dog is supervised.

The only toys dogs should have free access too is chew toys, and while there are no completely indestructible dog toys, fortunately, there are some (not many) on the market which can withstand even the strongest teeth.

What indestructible dog toy have you found to be the best? 

John Devlin

Owner - Dogsbarn.com

 

Husband, father and avid dog lover. Currently the proud owner of George a pedigree Golden Retriever that barely leaves my side. However, cute this sounds a little break from the dog hairs every now and then would be nice!

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