I love working from home because it means I get to hang out with my pups all day. Of course, they spend the majority of the day focused on devising the most comfortable (and obnoxious) sleeping arrangements on the couch, so that’s a little annoying. Maybe with these cute office supply-inspired chew toys from Waggo they could at least pretend like they’re doing something productive.
Happy Ruff-mas! We rounded up 20 of our favorite toys for dogs of all sizes, chew-strengths, and activity levels. Give your dog something to really howl about this holiday season!
1. Boiled Wool Dog Ball
2. Robot Dog Toy
3. Dog Spinny Puzzle Toy
4. Eco P.L.A.Y. Bones
5. Chew Core Ball
Wrigley has never been much of a destructive chewer (unless it’s a plush toy with a squeaker — he will annihilate that thing in 5 seconds flat). When Smash came into our lives with his wide jaws and constant need to chew, however, it was an eye-opener. We knew we needed to invest in some stronger toys, STAT! Fortunately, I had the opportunity to try out the Bionic Bone from Bionic Pet Products.
I had a chance to see these super durable (almost freakishly durable) dog toys from PrideBites in person at BlogPaws last month, where PrideBites won “Coolest New Company of 2012″. I was blown away by their all-in-one-ness: each toy is crafted with soft fleece, two layers of “rip-stop” material, and reinforced stitching — all of which encase squeakers housed inside stuffing made of foam. Oh, and they’re machine washable and, if your dog is a water lover, they float, too! Did you catch all that??
If you’ve been around dogs for long enough you probably know all about the Hol-ee Roller as well as two of my very favorite dog toys, Good Cuz and Bad Cuz (all from JW Pet). Well, have you ever wondered what happens when Hol-ee Roller and Cuz love each other very, very much? Why, you get a Hol-ee Cuz, of course! A ball, chewy, and squeaky toy all in one, it’s made of tough, flexible, 100% natural nontoxic rubber with a soft, squeaky ball inside… and those fun Cuz feet, of course. Brilliant.
I’ve always wanted to teach my dogs (well, Mingus – Dottie’s not smart enough) to fetch me a beer from the fridge. I mean, really, how much would that trick kill at parties — plus just be generally useful in daily life? I think the Doggle, designed by Tommaso Ceschi for United Pets, might be a crucial tool in my mission.
Petprojekt just launched a slew of new dog toys! Hooray! Check them all out at otomik.com.