4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Toy for Your Dog

Updated: May 9, 2019

There’s hundreds of options and dogs that play with toys in different ways, so how do you choose?

Here’s a few tips to help you choose the toy that’s right for YOUR dog.

How old is your dog?

Different toys are designed for different stages of your dog’s life. As your dog goes from puppy, to adult, to senior, their chewing habits will change and so will their need for different styles of toys and durability.

What size is your dog?

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Make sure you choose an appropriately sized toy for your dog. A Chihuahua will need a smaller sized toy versus a Great Dane (This is a no brainer. They're all DOGPerfect to us!).

Is your dog an extreme chewer?

If they are, a plush toy won’t be the toy you would want to choose for your dog. Look at tougher, more sturdier toys if your dog’s goal and favorite hobby is to shred and chew. Or, sign-up for our "Where dogs rule" VIP premium or ultimate plan for BOGO on all tender-tuffs toys!

Which type of play does your dog prefer?

Some dogs love to chase and fetch, some dogs love to chew, some dogs like to play tug-o-war, some dogs just want a snuggle buddy, and others want an exciting water toy or Frisbee to test their skill levels in jumping. Understanding what type of play style your dog prefers will help you in your decision on what type of toy to buy.

One thing to remember, no toy is indestructible, no matter what the packaging says. If a dog is determined enough, they can get into any type of toy. We also recommend that you always supervise your dog during playtime, just to be safe!

If you’re still not sure what toy to pick out for your dog, allow our experienced team of dog lovers to assemble just the right collection of toys, treats, and specialty items that’ll put a wag in your dog’s tail and a big smile on your face-or maybe the other way around?

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