Buying a new dog toy for the hound in your life should be more than just a retail whimsy or ad-hoc purchase.
While gimmicky, throw away toys may seem like a fun and cheap option, the toys you give your dog amount to much more than fleeting entertainment.
What To Look For When Buying New Toys For Your Dog
Dog toys are meant to stimulate your dog, providing entertainment, exercise, and or comfort. Toys such as chew toys also assist in maintaining your dog’s dental health.
When buying toys for your dog, look for quality, and innovative design. Toys designed to keep your dog stimulated and more importantly, safe. While you may think splurging on fancy dog toys is unnecessary, consider the false economy and potential risk of wasting money on low-quality gimmick toys.
Investing in quality, well-designed toys that meet rigorous design and safety testing standards versus buying cheap “cute” toys over and again makes sense. Cheap toys will fail and may pose safety threats to your dog, such as chemical or choking hazards.
Remember: Always supervise your dog when playing with any toy, especially chew toys, as no toy is completely indestructible.
Choose Dog Toys That Match Your Dogs Style
There is no value in splashing out on luxury dog toys when the toy doesn’t suit your hound’s style. You also want to ensure your dog won’t get bored with their new fancy dog toy.
Is your dog a chewer? Then look for dog’s toys for tough chewers. Does your dog like to run and fetch? Then balls and frisbee style toys will keep them entertained for a long time.
Some dogs love tug toys, and others like to cuddle up with a plush toy for comfort. Make sure the toys you choose for your dog will not end up gathering dust in the toy box.
Quality Designer Dog Toys Your Hound Will Love
Maintaining an ethos of your dog is family, and a pet-friendly home doesn’t need to be a dog house, we’ve rounded up some gorgeous designer dog toys that tick all the boxes.
Wild One, a lifestyle brand for dogs dedicated to making products that “look good and work well” have launched a line of dog toys designed that do just that – look good and work well.
Available in 4 chic colour options, Wild One designs their dog toys to blend seamlessly with any home decor and provide hours of engaging playtime for your hound. Made from 100% natural rubber Wild One’s toys make the perfect chew toy.
Each toy has been vigorously tested on hounds of all shapes and sizes, so make the perfect toys for tough chewers.
Three unique designs tap into different dogs play style and serve multiple functions for your dog’s development. The triangle tug for those who like to play tug o war. The Bolt Bite for the sneaky snacker, and the Twist Toss for the “throw it again” dog. Buy as a toy kit or individually.
Triangle Tug Two shapes and two textures. Great for joining a game of tug o war with your dog or for the two dog family.
Bolt Bite A solid core with two elbows, the open ends are for hiding treats or spreads. For paw play and treat dispensing.
Twist Toss The ultimate fetch toy. It bounces unpredictably for super active play and also hides chews & spreads.
Every hound deserves a favourite fetch, play and snuggle friend. Max Bone’s Elsie Elephant plush toy features soft fabric for added snuggle. Be warned; he also comes with a surprise squeaker. Perfect for the easily entertained pooch in your life.
Perfect for throwing, tug o war or just a good old chew. Max Bone’s Mini Hobie Rope Toy, best suited for small dogs, ticks a lot of play boxes in one simple design. Made from eco-friendly, durable poly-cotton, this is a dog toy box staple.
The toy for dogs who love to fetch and those who love the water – the Fly and Fetch Toy flies and floats like a real duck. An inbuilt stretch and release bungee cord launch the toy up to 100 feet in the air. The rope tail is for hounds who can’t resist a game of tug o war.
Made with ballistic nylon and plush, this hard-wearing toy will provide hours of entertainment and exercise.
Personalised Dog Bone Squeaky Toy From Etsy
What’s more delightful than a personalised dog bone? These gorgeous hand made squeaky dog bones are lovingly embroidered with your hound’s name. They come in three sizes and are made from durable cotton and wool blend fabric to withstand rough play. Order one as a gift, and it can be sent with a personalised gift card.
Made from up-cycled fire hoses; these firehose dog tug toys are about as durable as you can get and they look great. Easy to carry, dogs love the texture, they are safe and robust and best of all, for the water lover – they float. Made from 2″ wide fire hose; there is the option for one or two handles. The fabric is machine washable and anti-microbial, so they will always look great with no stink.