Best Indestructible Dog Toys For Aggressive Chewers

Iindestructible-dog-toy-by-basykes.jpgt’s a fact, dogs are going to chew. Chewing is just as natural to them as wagging their tails.

While chewing can be an annoying habit for the dog owner to witness (and have to deal with) every day — especially if your dog is chewing on something that you value — you can train your dog to chew other things.

Your best bet is to find some great chew-friendly dog toys.

Here are some almost-indestructible dog toys that you might want to try…

 

Solid Rubber Dog Toys Are Best

According to Petco (and most dog owners), solid rubber dog toys are the toughest in the toy category. They’re for the hard players and “are almost indestructible.”

Kong dog toys are widely considered to be among the safest, most durable chew toys for dogs. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and most Kong toys can be filled with treats to keep your dog’s attention even longer than other toys and chews.

That said, even Kong toys and other “indestructible rubber dog toys” can become damaged or destroyed by some dogs. It’s all a matter a willpower, determination, and sheer boredom. So be sure to keep an eye on the toys that your dog plays with.

If you notice small parts falling off, or that the toy has significantly decreased in size, then it’s time to remove that dog toy from your dog’s inventory, or at the very least, supervise him closely whenever he’s playing with it. Otherwise, he could bite it into pieces, and those pieces could become lodged in his throat, stomach, or intestines.

Some of the best solid rubber dog toys for serious chewers are:

  • GoughNut Dog Chew Toy – Made from 2 thick layers of solid rubber, it’s one of the most indestructible dog toys on the market today.
  • Kong Dog Toys – There are so many sizes and styles to choose from… they are all made from solid ruber and can withstand the strength of strong jaws. The black Kong products are the more durable of all. Most Kong toys can be stuffed with dog treats for added enjoyment and challenge.
  • Jolly Ball – It’s a dog-sized version of those large rubber jumping balls that kids bounce around on, with a rubber handle on top to hold onto. It’s made of a thick, durable rubber that will not pop or deflate.
  • Flavored Rubber Bone Dog Chew Toy – Made specifically for the most aggressive chewers. Choose your size (medium or large) and your flavor (chocolate, cashew, peanut butter, pistachio). They’re pricey, but they last! Don’t miss the excellent reviews.
  • TireBiter Paw Trax Rubber Tires – They’re made from real tires — real rubber, with 2-ply reinforced nylon fibers. The “extra-strength” TireBiter is the most durable, according to Leerburg.

 

Not Solid Rubber, But Close

These next few dog toys for aggressive chewers are not made of solid rubber, but they’re just as durable.

They are made from unique compounds that closely resemble the properties of rubber.

The best in this category are:

 

Indestructible Discs & Frisbees

When it comes to the most durable flying discs and frisbees, the 3 that seem to be best for serious chewers are:

All 3 are put to the test in the following videos:

 

 

Heck, the EasyGlider even holds up against 2 dogs!

 

Most Durable Squeaky Dog Toys

Most squeaky toys are not the best chew toys — especially for dogs that like to chew a lot!

There are a handful that will stand the test of time, but they are few and far between.

If you notice your dog has gotten into the part of the toy that holds the squeaker, be sure to remove the squeaker or he could swallow it and choke.

Squeaky toys are very effective lures and rewards in training, but… a squeaky toy is not a suitable chew toy! Squeaky toys are both destructible and consumable. Allowing a young pup unsupervised play with intriguing and easily destroyed items will turn him into a destructive chewer in no time at all.  Source

Some of the best, most durable dog squeaky toys are:

 

Best Plush Dog Toys For Aggressive Chewers

Plush dog toys and stuffed animals don’t make the best dog toys — especially not if your dog is a chewer!

Most dogs can disembowel a stuffed toy in a matter of days… if not minutes!

Fortunately, a number of manufacturers are aware of this, and now they are starting to come out with higher-quality plush dog toys that are more durable than ever before.

The higher-quality plush dog toys typically have double and triple-stitched seams, thicker threads, and more durable material.

Some of the best soft, plush toys for dogs are:

 

The Best Hard Plastic Dog Toys For Serious Chewers

This category ranks lowest on my priority list, simply due to the fact that hard plastic toys typically becomes scratched and abused in no time.

If looks aren’t important, and you don’t mind a few cracks from your dog tossing it about and trying to bite into it, then a hard plastic dog toy might be just what your serious chewer needs!

These are some of the best:

 

 

Squeaky Tennis Balls

For what it’s worth,some dog owners with dogs who tend to chew most toys to shreds simply resort to buying a new batch of tennis balls every so often. They’re cheap enough, and all dogs seem to enjoy playing with tennis balls.

However, it’s important to note that tennis balls are not indestructible! In fact, they could even be harmful to your dog’s health.

One of my dogs (who’s definitely not a serious chewer) will become so fixated and gnaw on a tennis ball for days until he’s successfully cracked it open. Even then, he will still play with it in parts. (He never swallows any of it, just flings it around like it’s a dead animal.)

But… I recently found some tennis balls that he enjoys just as much and he doesn’t even attempt to crack them open!

They’re the Kong Air SqueakAir Tennis Balls. They’re just like regular tennis balls, but they actually have a squeaker inside! I think it’s the squeaker that distracts him from wanting to crack the tennis ball open. Once it squeaks (which he likes), he simply tosses it and then goes running to catch it right away. It’s as if the squeaky tennis ball is “playing” with him.

So if you happen to have an aggressive chewer, and he likes tennis balls… perhaps you’ll want to try the ones with the squeaker inside. I also like that Kong makes a large squeaky tennis ball as well! It’s for larger dogs, so they’re less likely to accidentally choke — as they might with a smaller, average size tennis ball.

I discovered these Kong squeaky tennis balls in 2 different sizes when I purchased the Kong Rocket Ball Launcher. It came with a regular size squeaky tennis ball as well as a large size squeaky tennis ball. The launcher itself had a notch on the end to adjust the launcher for the size ball you are tossing or retrieving. It’s way cooler than those Chuckit Dog Ball Launchers that most people are familiar with.

 

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Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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  • http://www.phoenixthread.com Angela

    Impressive and helpful list. Thanks!

  • Cmorton

    I was so pleased to find this article because I have a very….enthusiastic..GSP. So far, the only toys to last longer than an hour were the KONG Extreme and the Premier: Busy Buddy. Within an instant she simply annihilated the Plubbertoys, jolly ball, nylabone long lasting chew etc so I was excited to run out and try the TireBiiter Paw Trax. Unfortunately, she started shredding it within 8 minutes. I think my GSP is turning into The Incredible Hulk!

    • http://thefuntimesguide.com/ FunTimesGuide

      Cmorton – wow, that’s a tough chewer you’ve got on your hands! I like the Incredible Hulk nickname :-D