Some dogs love to fetch toys, others prefer to chew them, and many little puppies just want something soft to snuggle up to. Fortunately, there are a huge range of dogs toys available to keep our four-legged friends exercised and entertained, regardless of the dog’s age, size and energy levels. Here are our top 10 best dog toys in uk for 2021.
Top 10 best dog toys in uk 2021
The toys you select for your pet depends on different factors such as their nature, age, and temperament. We’ve found the best and most stimulating toys around to keep your pooch happy.
We’ll review the top 10 best dog toys in the UK:
1.Chuckit Ultra Ball
Featuring an extra-thick natural rubber core, Chuckit have designed these tough dog balls for long-term use.
The lightweight rubber material means these dog toys can not only float but the natural high-bounce rubber encourages dogs to leap and jump. Ball launchers and glow in the dark balls are also available. The bright blue and orange ball is easily spotted during outdoor play. Super tough dog balls that should stand the chew test.
2. PetSafe automatic ball launcher
If your dog has an insatiable appetite for fetching, nudging tennis balls and the like by your feet even when you’re completely worn out at the end of the day, then this may just become their new best friend.
It launches balls with nine distance settings, all at a 45 degree angle, working both indoors and out, thanks to being completely waterproof. There’s even an automatic rest mode so dogs can take a break.
3. Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Brick Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy
This level-two puzzle toy is the ultimate brain game for your smart dog.
The aim of the game is for your pet to retrieve kibble or snacks from the various treats compartments by lifting flaps, sliding blocks, nuzzling, and sniffing out tasty surprises.
If you’re struggling to bond with an anxious puppy who’s new to the family, this toy might earn you their loyalty, trust and love while bringing out their fun and curious nature.
4. KONG Classic Medium Dog Toy
The Kong classic is not just a fine tough dog toy but we think that the Classic could well be the best toy ever. Jeff has had one of these since he was born and at the time of writing, he is now 5 years old. The Classic is a ‘puzzle’ toy where you can either put the Kong stuff inside or something other like peanut butter – your dog will lick and lick and be occupied for hours and hours.
It’s made of tough natural rubber that can be very hardy and can easily take a beating over a long period of time. It’s also very cheap to purchase which makes this a very, very good choice. You’d be mad to not get this for your dog in all honesty. Available in a few sizes so perfect for small and large dogs.
5. Chuckit Sport 18M Ball Launcher
We love our dogs, but their slobber? Not so much. This clever gadget allows you to pick up the ball without touching it, and throws it two to three times further than you could do ordinarily — so they get tired out but your arm doesn’t. Each launcher comes with a brightly coloured ball, which was easy to spot, and comes in a range of sizes to suit your pet. Simple but effective, our pooches loved it.
6. Pet Dog Braided Cotton Rope Knot Ball Chew Toys
A fun toy that not only keeps your dog entertained, it cleans his teeth too. Let your dog chew away on braided rope toys – the strings gently floss their teeth and dislodge food and plague. Choose from all shapes and sizes, those with large knots provide even more of a challenge. Strong rubber toys are also good for your dog’s teeth – pop them in the freezer before giving to teething puppies.
7. ZippyPaws – Zingy No Stuffing Durable Squeaky Plush Dog Toy
The toy length is 18 inches, great for medium sized dogs. Zippypaws toy is a skinny plush dog toy squirrel shaped with different colours that will keep your dog entertained. It has no stuffing hence lightweight for your dog to fetch and run around with it assisting in its mobility.
8. ALL FOR PAWS Dig it Fluffy Mat with Cute Smart Dog Toy
What dog doesn’t love digging in the garden ? This adorable interactive treat toy by All For Paws is designed to replicate a miniature garden with pots, flowers and a soft toy.
Dog licking a classic kong dog toydog licking a classic kong dog toy
The snuffle mat incorporates different textures and elements to keep your dog entertained for hours.
An unusual and well designed snuffle mat, perfect for hiding kibble or treats to provide a basic challenge element. The mat measures 52cm X 76cm.
9. Grubber Rugby Ball, Bounce, Fetch & Tug Dog Toy
Happy Pet’s Grubber range contains a number of lovable, tuggable fetch toys, and this rugby-ball-shaped effort is our favourite. Dogs will love the tough, super-chewable bars and unpredictable bounce, and it’s as good for the odd tug-of-war match as it is for playing fetch. Plus, while they’re chomping, the knobbly design helps clean their teeth and massage their gums.
10. Tailmate Rope & Ball Dog Toys
Some dogs have jaws that will break just about any toy they get in their mouths, and that is why having one that is a little tougher can be the best way to go.
This rope and ball toy is the perfect combination for any dog who loves nothing more than to play with balls, but also chew. The rope is not only tough for chewing, but also acts as a handle to help you throw it that much further away.
It’s also strong enough to withstand a game of tug with even the most stubborn dog. Durable and environmentally friendly, it is made from recycled materials as well vinyl rubber.
How to choose best dog toys in uk 2021
When choosing a best dog toys, you need to keep three things in mind:
First, it needs to be safe. Materials with sharp edges or small parts that might break off and be ingested are obvious no-nos. Likewise, soft toys designed for children: eyes could pull off and disappear down doggy’s windpipe, or the stitching could come apart to expose a mass of choking-hazard fluff.
Second, it needs to be durable. Many cheap dog toys won’t survive ten minutes with a determined pooch, and there’s no point wasting money on a toy that’s in tatters by the end of the day. Look for toys made from tough materials like rubber, and avoid anything that feels light and tearable – it just won’t last.
Finally, dog toys need to be fun. This doesn’t necessarily mean fun for you – dogs don’t really care about Star Wars – but something that appeals to their natural impulses to catch, chew, chase things around and play tug of war. It may be hard to predict exactly which toy will appeal most to your particular pooch, but if you stick to classic toys for throwing, stretching and chomping on, you’re unlikely to go too far wrong.
Just like humans, pooches are all different, and when it comes to toys there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on their age and breed (and sometimes just their mood), some toys will be better suited than others.
If you’re not sure of your dog’s ability, try one with variable levels, which will grow as they do. Not around as much as you’d like? We’ve included plenty that can be used without your assistance.
The best dog toys will keep them fit, curious, happy and healthy.