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The most durable type of dog toys is the rubber dog toy. They are nearly indestructible. Also, they include the famous Kong toy.

Posted on Aug 23, 2012


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SOURCE: I have a Yorkshire Terrier and want to know what the best type of toy is for my dog.

Most small dogs are very active and enjoy getting exercise; so as the owner you should get your dog some toys that will keep them running around and interested. Look for squeaky toys (if the noise wont bother you too much), chew toys, ropes and balls.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012


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Kong toys are one of the top selling brands of dog toys. They are durable and safe. I have 4 dogs and they all love playing with their stuffed Kong toys.

How to stuff a Kong toy:

  • Try squeezing the toy from the side so that the opening becomes oval-shaped, thus making it easier to get the stuffing inside
  • If the filling is more of a liquid, try mixing the ingredients in a Ziploc bag and trimming the corner allowing you to "pipe" the filling into the toys' opening.
  • To keep liquid stuffing from running out, try blocking the bottom of the hole with a solid piece of food. This will also help keep your dog occupied for a longer period of time.
  • Try lining the sides of the toy with something like honey or peanut butter and place it in the freezer.

I will attach a link here of a great instructional video that will further help you in learning how to stuff your Kong toy.

In regards to the types of stuffing, there are endless amounts of items you can choose from. One of the more popular items is peanut butter; however I try not to use it too often as it can be quite fatty for dogs.

Here is a list of some other items I like to use:


Mashed bananas

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The following site will provide you with several recipes that your dog will love as well as a few more stuffing tips.

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There are hundreds of varieties of dog toys available for purchase and although many of them look cute and fun, they may not be safe for your dog. I am going to give you a few tips that will help ensure your dogs safety in regards to the types of toys you buy for him/her.

First and foremost, choose toys made for dogs. Sometimes people are drawn to toys sold for cats, hamsters or even children. These may be harmful to your dog. Make sure to buy pet specific toys from a well-known manufacturer of dog toys.

Look for toys made from either hard rubber or nylon. These materials are very safe for your dog and double as great teething tools. Here are a few examples of well manufactured dog toys -

Consider the size of your dog in regards to the size of the toy. Large dogs should not be given small toys. Your dog could accidentally swallow it and choke.

Some of the things to avoid when selecting a dog toy are: ribbons, bells or pieces of plastic. These small embellishments are often the first thing your dog will try to remove and will most likely ingest.

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Features of dog toys you should look for

When buying a toy for your dog, there are different features you should look for:
Size of the toy- make sure the of the toy is designed for your dog's . Don't buy a toy too small for your dog because then it can swallow it.
Safety of the toy- dog toys have to be safe. Last thing you want is a fun experience turning into a dangerous experience. Before buying your dog a new boy, consult with the vet and read about the toy online to get more information.
Durability- Unless you're planning to switch up your dog toys every few days, you want toys that will last for a long time or at least until the dog will get bored from it.
Cleaning of the toy- some toys are easier to clean than other. For example, nylon and rubber toys are very easy to clean and can also be thrown into the dishwasher. On the other hand, stuffed animal toys don't always survive the washing machine and can get destroyed if they are made from low quality materials.

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Is there anything I need to avoid when buying my dog some toys?

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