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Chew toys are probably dog’s best friends. And dog owner’s best allies as well.
Throughout their lives, dogs will always need something to chew on. They need it for entertainment, for dental hygiene, for training, you name it! Chew toys also keep dogs busy, making sure they’re focused on it instead of your furniture.
We’ve tested dozens of different dog chew toys. Here we let you know which ones we love the best!
Best Dog Chew Toys 2019
Here you’ll find our top picks for the best chew toys for dogs in 2019. It covers all types of chew toys, to satisfy every dog’s choice.
Do you agree with our top? Is there any toy you think we’re missing? If so, let us know!
1. Benebone Real Flavor Wishbone – Best chew toy for aggressive chewers
This is a really fun and one of the toughest chew toys we have tested so far!
It has an interesting shape and an ever better composition. It is made of nylon and real flavors like bacon, peanut butter and chicken, dogs go crazy over it!
Dogs can move it around to a position that makes the chewing much easier for them.
This toy will surely keep your dog entertained for hours and hours.
It is also be a big help with their dental hygiene.
If you’re tired of buying toys that only last a few weeks, Benebone is your best choice.
It is very resistant, even if your dog is an aggressive chewer.
It is known for curbing destructive chewing for those naughtier dogs, like ours!
As long as you’re careful to make sure they don’t swallow any big pieces of it and make sure to take it away once it gets too small, it should be something that will keep them entertained for a very long time.
This is a perfect toy for a dog who likes to chew.
Our dogs used it as chew toy for the last year and didn’t ruin it. You can also play fetch or tug of war with it, but ultimately your dog just want to chew it.
Our dogs take turns to chew one Benebone and they play with it for hours.
Over the years we have spent a lot of money on chew toys that lasted only weeks or a few months tops, if we’re lucky. Benebone solved that problem!
So if your dog is a chewer and tends to get bored easily this is the best toy for him.
- Very tough material
- Strong flavored
- Good for dental hygiene
- Helps curb destructive chewing
- Sharp edges can hurt your dog’s mouth
2. Planet Dog Orbee Tuff Diamond Plate Ball – Bouncy dog ball for chewers
This is a cool toy, it looks cool and it “acts” cool too!
It floats and bounces nicely and dogs love to chew it, we could describe it as a huge, silver, mint flavored bubblegum ball. Intrigued? So were we!
Infused with natural mint oil and it is hollow on the inside, giving it that great flexibility dogs love while maintaining its shape.
It is a flexible but sturdy ball, very resistant for most dogs, even for aggressive chewers.
If balls are your dog’s favorites, you’ll never have to worry about him destroying them.
Dogs really love this ball! They will play with it for hours while giving them a minty breath, the perfect combination if you ask us!
What else is perfect about it? How easy it is to clean, it is even dishwasher safe!
This is a great ball overall.
What we love most about it is its flexibility, the dogs we usually try the toys with usually prefer a ball that’s easy to chew than a hard one.
It really adapts to their bite and their jaw.
You can also play fetch and make it a fun game for your dog to play. As long as you make sure no piece gets swollen, you can use it as a chew ball for your dog.
It’s really funny to watch our dogs chewing the Orbee Ball like bubble gum!
Either way, he’ll have a blast. If you want your dog to have loads of fun and a minty breath, this is the best chew toy for your dog.
- Very bouncy
- Mint flavored
- Adapts to the dog’s bite
Still messy after being in a dog’s mouth
3. Petstages Dogwood Durable Dog Chew Toy – A safer dog stick toy
Does your dog like playing with sticks? Unfortunately, sticks are very unsafe as shards of wood can lodge in dog’s throats or gums.
This real wooden chew toy solves that problem perfectly.
It looks, feels and smells like a proper stick, but once the dog starts chewing away, it will start dissolving into tiny bits of soft material, making it safer for your dog to swallow, though it also probably means you’ll have a bit of floor sweeping to do once he’s done with it.
All the pros of a wooden stick with the safety of a tested dog toy.
The only thing you’ll have to worry about is tossing it once it becomes too small, to avoid them swallowing it whole.
We recommend that you go above the dog’s size for this, otherwise, the fun will be over too quickly. Or maybe it’s just our dogs who tend to chew above their weights!
This toy makes it into our list of the Top 10 Best Dog Toys. It is durable, but if your pup get obsessed by it like ours did, it won’t last for months, it is not the most durable chew toy they’ve had, but oh the joy!
Also, if your best friend tends to get destructive with his chewing, this dog toy will really help curb that destructive chewing behavior.
They really really love this one!! This toy is the best alternative to real sticks you’ll find.
So far, Petstages Dogwood is our dog’s favorite chew toy.
It is something dogs can do on their own, but you can also play fetch with it, like you would with real sticks and your dog will probably learn how to do this faster, due to its appealing scent.
- Safe to chew on
- Very similar to wooden sticks
- The scent keeps dogs interested
- Doesn’t break into shards of wood
- Not very durable
- Breaks into small pieces and creates a mess
4. Nylabone DuraChew Ring – The indestructible dog toy
Chew toys are a hit for pretty much any dog we know. What changes depending on the dogs is how long it usually lasts.
Around here, it’s not long at all and that means we’re always on the lookout for new chew toys that they’ll love.
The name itself sounded very promising. So we decided to test the textured ring with the flavor medley version.
First thing we noticed was the size and shape, it keeps dogs very curious off the bat. It was fun to watch them carry it around!
Also it makes it easier for them to play with it.
With a cool ring shape that even heavy chewers will have a hard time annihilating.
We could clearly see the different grooves and edges and how it would help with their dental hygiene as it clean the teeth as they chew.
The material is really sturdy and, as they began the arduous task of chewing away, we saw that it wouldn’t disintegrate into sharp pieces, which meant less worrying about them getting hurt while using it unsupervised.
Although you might want to watch out for how sharp the edges get after a long time of chewing. It might hurt their mouths.
It is a perfect and safe chew toy for aggressive chewers and the price is pretty great, considering how long your dog will use it.
As far as interaction goes, it’s a very good interactive dog toy to play tug of war with or just throw it and have him retrieve it.
With our little compulsive chewers, Nylabone still lives after two years. It’s that resistant.
Also it can be great for their alone time, the round shape allows for all types of play, they can hold it upright or hold it down, they can carry it around with them everywhere, it’s actually really fun watching them carry this sort of large door knob around.
We would recommend this toy for dogs who love to chew, as it is safer than most and it will last longer.
- Very tough and durable
- It doesn’t disintegrate into pieces
- Helps with dental hygiene
- Easy to play wit
Sharp edges can hurt your dog’s mouth
5. KONG Classic – An all time favorite
KONG toys are a timeless classic, its sturdy rubber never disappoints, and you always get a safe, durable and very resistant toy.
This KONG is a treat dispenser meant for fun while eating.
You’re meant to place food, dry kibble or treats inside it and your dog is meant to find a way to eat it and get a good time out of it.
The main difference being it can sustain much more chewing than your average chew toy and that is quite a difference to have, particularly when you have more than one dog who loves to chew and does it quite aggressively.
It’s a classic for a reason, it never gets boring.
It will also help curb some poor behavior due to separation anxiety.
Try freezing the KONG with fruit, yogurt or even peanut butter because it takes them much longer to empty the KONG, keeping them occupied for much longer and it is perfect on hot days for cooling them down.
The KONG is a great toy for dogs that get easily bored and need constant stimulus.
You’ll need to take under consideration that if your dog is used to playing with the KONG with food inside, he will not want to use it empty, he’ll be expecting his reward.
Also, be aware that, once he eats all of the food, he won’t want to play with it anymore.
If your dog is a chewer who loves eating as much as he loves solving puzzles, than this maybe be the best toy for you.
We’ve had a Kong for years and our dogs still get excited at the sight of it..
On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with a few hours (or more, depending on the dog) of good old fun that involve puzzle solving and eating at the same time, a great way to keep your dog distracted when you leave home for work in the morning.
- Safe and very resistant
- Helps to curb separation anxiety
- Provides mental stimulation
- Keeps the dog distracted for hours
- Easy to clean
- The dog loses interest after he emptys the toy