March 4

Dog Toys for Puppies

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Entertaining your new puppy with toys is not a difficult task; all puppies want to play, right? However, finding the perfect toy to suit your puppy is not as easy as keeping them entertained.

As you leave for work, they may feel abandoned and anxiety can sink in. For comfort, Fluffy goes and chews on your sneakers or the sprinklers in your garden. Luckily, dog lovers have ideal toys to keep amusing your pooch and keep them stimulated while you aren’t around to do it.

Here are suitable toys you can give your furry friend to keeping their busy bodies occupied and entertained.

KONG – Puppy Toy

The KONG Puppy Toy is the ideal dog toy for your growing friend. With a soft and durable build, this dog toy is designed for teething pups and encourages proper chewing habits.

Similar to other products within KONG’s assortment of chew toys, the KONG Puppy Toy has a cavity for inserting treats. This creates a mental challenge for your pup to retrieve treats and stimulates them both mentally and physically.

The KONG Puppy Toy is one of the best training tools for a growing puppy. It reduces anxiety from being left alone and relieves boredom. For a more challenging play, give a frozen stuffed KONG to your puppy. The KONG is also dishwasher safe and this makes for easy cleaning and reuse.

An unpredictable bounce design makes a simple game of fetch more exciting. And as a bonus, when they fetch the KONG, they find a reward within it.

This is not a toy for forceful chewers and older dogs and is specifically recommended for teething young puppies.


  • Promotes dental health
  • Entertaining
  • Stimulates mentally and physically
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
  • Reduces separation anxiety
  • Training tool
  • Encourages proper chewing habits


Not suitable for forceful chewers


The 11-Piece-Dog-Rope-Toys has a variety of dog toys for your erratic little pup and provides an appropriate set of toys to relieve boredom. The differently shaped roped items have knots, tassels and loops. This makes each item unique for different play techniques.

Rope toys have always been a favorite among the dog community. Just know that while they are super durable, they’re not indestructible.

11 different toys around your home will promote good chewing habits. They also keep your puppy away from your shoes, couches and other items around the house which you wouldn’t want your pooch to gnaw on.

Good dental health is promoted as your puppy chews on these plastic-free toys. Take note that it can form an unpleasant odor if not cleaned, so two dental flossing toys that are intended to come apart are included in the bundle.

This toy kit was created by Pacific Pups Products to fund Pacific Pups Rescue, a nonprofit shelter for dogs in California. While your puppy enjoys playing with these toys, your payment assists dogs in need of rescuing.


  • Durable
  • Entertaining
  • Variety of toys
  • Good chewing habits
  • Promotes dental flossing and health
  • Nonprofit dog rescue support


Has a bit of an odd smell

Chuckit! Ultra Ball

The Chuckit! Ultra Ball is the ultimate ball to play fetch with your pup. It will be their new favorite toy for developing their retrieval skills.

Unlike other dog toys, this ball withstands aggressive chewing thanks to its thick rubber core, while the outer surface is soft and will be gentle on their mouths.

This ball squeaks and is brightly colored which makes it easy to spot and hear when playing fetch with your puppy. It floats on water, making it perfect for play by the pool or beach.

Made from natural springy rubber, the Ultra Ball can go further than an average ball. It also works with Chuckit! Ball Launchers for further throws which extends your time of play with your puppy even further.


  • For aggressive chewers
  • Highly visible colors
  • Floats on water
  • Made from natural rubber
  • Compatible with the Chuckit! Ball Launcher


  • Doesn’t last with continuous chewing
  • Not compatible with all Chuckit! Launchers

OurPets IQ Treat Ball

The IQ Treat Ball is a treat providing dog toy available in two sizes for all dogs. It’s an interactive ball that stimulates your puppy mentally and physically.

As your puppy gets smarter with this interactive ball, you can change the difficulty level of retrieving food from the IQ Treat Ball. Instead of using it as a chew toy, your puppy will roll the ball to retrieve treats by making them fall out.

The ball is made from hard plastic and is easy to open to clean and refill with more treats. It’s not recommended putting this one in the dishwasher, but luckily it’s easy to clean with soap and warm water.

This interactive ball rewards your puppy for more active playtime and efforts for retrieving food from within. It is recommended by the manufacturer to supervise your puppy while they interact with this ball.

The IQ Treat Ball promotes healthy feeding. With a slower active eating rate it reduces bloating and helps digestion.


  • Stimulates mentally and physically
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to open and refill with treats
  • Promotes healthy feeding


  • Supervised play recommended
  • Not dishwasher safe

KONG – Flyer

KONG has built its name in the dog community and is known for providing quality dog toys. The Flyer is no exception.

With its traditional design, the flyer is the ideal toy for playing fetch at the park with your puppy. This promotes healthy exercise habits for both dog and owner.

The KONG Flyer is light weighted for gradual descent as you throw it. The soft design is comfortable to bite into and won’t hurt your puppy’s mouth as they catch it.

While it boasts a durable design, the KONG Flyer is not a chew toy. If your puppy is left unsupervised while playing with the KONG Flyer, you’ll end up purchasing two every month as they will chew it to pieces.


  • Comfortable design
  • Ideal for playing fetch with your puppy
  • Promotes good exercise
  • Rubber is soft enough for pups


Not a chew toy


As you can tell, there’s a dog toy out there to satisfy the needs of every pup—and their owners!

Which of these dog toys for puppies will provide your puppy with the most enjoyment?

Share your dog toy experience with us and leave a comment in the section below to help other new dog owners.

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