If your dog is a “ruff-and-tumble” kind of player, and you’re quite over buying cute toys that don’t last a week, consider some of the more durable but hardly boring dog gifts to stuff your pet’s stocking this holiday season! If your dog prefers ferocious play but doesn’t know it’s a small dog, you’re gift luck as well with some entertaining toys for smaller dogs, too.
Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy
This adorable, durable chew toy comes in two sizes for both larger and smaller dog pals. The chew is taken into the mouth, and your dog is sporting a handlebar mustache! Fortunately, the Stache strands are also durable – just in case your dog chews on that part instead!
Corn on the Cob Extra Tough Dog Toy
Suitable for dogs who love to retrieve or just gnaw for hours while lying down, this Corn on the Cob toy combines both soft and hard chewing surfaces that clean teeth and massage gums. An odd aspect but one that dogs adore, this corn-shaped toy doesn’t smell like corn but like bacon. It’s not an edible toy, though, so you don’t have to worry about your dog’s digestive tract!
Super Tough Bungee Dog Toy
Does your dog love playing tug-of-war? Try the bungee dog toy that stretches and retracts for maximum fun. Allow your dog to think he’s winning, then pull it – and him – back to you to start all over again. While it’s not recommended as an independent chew toy, for the animal can eventually chew through the bungee cord, it’s terrific fun for both owner and its human pet.
Dog Tornado Interactive Treat Dog Game
While it’s not indestructible and shouldn’t be left unattended by humans, this interactive toy presents an interactive puzzle that entices your dog’s curiosity and problem-solving skills. As your dog’s mental acuity develops and improves, you can change the difficulty setting to further enhance your dog’s intelligence.
The interactive game “hides” dog treats that your pet smells, and as any dog owner knows, once a dog sniffs a favorite treat, it can be trials and tribulations trying to distract him from them!
Your dog must “dislodge” the moveable bones to reveal and retrieve the hidden treat. There are four treat cups on each of three levels, but not all must be filled simultaneously. Your dog first rotates the bone cap to reveal two small bone-caps. The smaller caps must be removed to reveal the treats. You can fill all levels and cups or just a few here and there to tempt your dog to explore how to “open” the other levels.
Kibble Nibble Dog Feeder Ball
Your Great Hunter canine will have to work for his food with this feeder ball. Nudge, tackle, wrestle or roll, as the ball moves, it leaves kibble for your pet, rewarding him for his efforts and encouraging him to exercise physically and mentally again, all while honing and assuaging his natural hunting instincts.
The ball can hold up to two cups of kibble and is easily stored if your dog doesn’t finish all of it: It has only one outlet hole for “harder” food retrieval and easy storage.
As a bonus, the ball can release either kibble, treats or both intermittently for intrigue and flavorful delights.
This guest post was contributed by Holly Miller, who writes for Coupon Croc. Doing all of your holiday shopping online this year? Visit us for the latest savings and promotions on all of your favorite stores.