9 Indestructible Dog Toys for Dogs of All Kinds

A little over a year ago, I adopted an adorable little dog from the Humane Society here in Southwest Florida. The staff at the shelter reported her age as 2, but after a visit to the vet and a little time together, it was obvious that she was still a puppy — a year old …

15 Must-Haves For Your Pomeranian Toy Collection

Pomeranian dogs are known for being intelligent, sassy, adorable, and super playful. As a Pomeranian owner, you’re probably on the hunt for some of the best Pomeranian toy options to keep your little ball of fur active and happy. Listen, we know that all dogs are unique, but there is just something special about the …

The Best Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers

There’s nothing better than helping your dog satisfy her instinct to chew, chew, chew. Especially if you give her something safe, tasty, and fun — and something that’s not a treasure your dog dug out of your closet, like a shoe. I’m a firm believer in keeping several chew toys in Eira’s toy box so …

Best Chew Toys for Puppies

If you’ve ever brought a new puppy into the family, you know that they can be chewers. Fingers, toes, shoes, furniture, you name it, they likely will try to chew it. They’re also curious and need lots of attention and stimulation, otherwise, they may become destructive. If they are very young, and recently separated from …

The Best Dog Frisbee 

Have you ever met a dog who didn’t love to chase things that fly through the air? I haven’t. Our German shepherd, Clancy, used to love accompanying us to fly kites in the field in front of my childhood home. She’d chase the kite’s shadow all day long if we let her. We often had …

The Best Dog Toy Box 

A couple years ago, in the year between when our German shepherd, Bella, passed away and we got Eira Violet, we had an out-of-town student named Sammy living with us so he could attend the local school. Sammy loves dogs too, and he was thrilled because come summertime, his aunt and uncle were going to …

The Best ZippyPaws Toys for Dogs 

If you’ve ever purchased a toy for your child or for a niece, nephew, or just a friend’s kid, you know that there’s something enthralling about the toy section at any store. Dozens and dozens of companies sell toys that spin, rattle, rumble, talk. Toys that stack, fall, sweep, and drop. Toys that look like …

The Best Tuffy Toys for Dogs 

If you have a big dog or just a dog who loves to chew things to bits, you have probably spent a fair amount of time in your life looking for indestructible toys. Not only do the toys have to be indestructible, but they also have to be fun. The more elements, the better. An …

The Best Outward Hound Toys for Dogs 

Eira is always in need of new toys. That’s what she thinks, anyway. It’s not that she gets bored of the toys she already has…it’s that they get worn out. Some, like the Nylabone and Kong toys, last for a long time. Others are less sturdy, and that’s okay. Toys are meant to be chewed, …

Best Squeaky Dog Toys

Dog toys are often a key ingredient to a pup’s happiness. Whether they’re a small puppy or a fully grown dog, they like to have something to play with. A range of toys and activities are important in your dog’s life to make sure that they remain inquisitive, active and healthy. Especially when your dog …

The Best Petstages Toys for Dogs 

There’s nothing more fun than browsing the local pet store for the newest and brightest in dog toys. The other day, I stumbled upon probably the cutest dog toy I’ve ever seen. It was so cute, in fact, that the store’s employees commented on how adorable it was as I was checking out. “It must …

The Best Dog Ball Launcher and How to Train Your Dog to Use One

I think it goes with little argument that the universal toy for dogs is a ball. Whether your dog prefers the fuzziness of a tennis ball or the rubber tenacity of a Chuckit! ball, dogs just can’t resist the temptation of chasing, chewing, and fetching those little round rascals. Brands that specialize in dog-related merchandise …

The Best Kong Products for Small Dogs

We all know big dogs love Kong products. But what about littler dogs? This week, I’m in California with my in-laws’ toy dogs, Walter and Rosemary. Walter and Rosemary had never played with Kong toys before, so I got them several toys to find out which are the best Kong products for small dogs. Obviously …

What Are Playology Toys and Do Dogs Really Like Them?

I love buying Eira toys. She always seems to know when I’ve brought home something new, and she loves to sit and wait for me to unload my shopping bags or Amazon boxes to see what new toy she got. During all my toy-shopping experiences, Playology toys kept popping up, whether in the toy aisle …

Kids Love Nerf Toys – But Will Your Dog Love Them, Too?

Every time I pass the Nerf toy aisle in the store, my son lunges for the footballs and pellet guns. He’s not even three yet, but somehow he knows that Nerf toys are hot in the world of kids. His older “brother,” a high-schooler we hosted for a year, used to leave on the weekends …

The Best Puzzle Toys for Your Intelligent Dog

If you have an intelligent dog, you know they can be both a blessing and a curse. My childhood German shepherd, Clancy, was one such dog. She was so smart that she walked my sister and me to school every day and then found her way home alone (we lived in the country) and jumped …

10 Backyard Toys that will Keep Your Dog More Fit

Did you know that an estimated 56% of dogs in the United States are either overweight or obese? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, this is a serious health threat — reducing life expectancy, and increasing the risk of skin disorders, chronic inflammation, and orthopedic strain. One of the best ways to keep …

Is Playing With a Ball Thrower Good For Your Dog?

Ball throwers are a very popular dog toy.  A lot of dog owners will take their dog to the park and let them burn off some steam by playing with their beloved ball.  It can save the owner from having to pick up a muddy, wet, saliva-covered ball, it saves your back and it can …

10 Best Tough Dog Toys

Every dog is different with what they like to play with.  Some dogs love indestructible dog toys and treat them like little babies, carrying the indestructible dog toys around like a comforter,  taking them to bed and occasionally nibbling on their ends. Other dogs love something they can chew on, they may have very strong …

Best Dog Toy – Our Guide to Good Dog Toys

Looking for the best dog toy? Whilst good nutrition and exercise are probably the most important considerations to ensure that you have a happy and healthy dog, it is also important that, when they are not out enjoying the sights and scents of the great outdoors, they have other things to keep them stimulated. Whilst …