9 Indestructible Dog Toys
by Kyle Larson
If you’re dog is a chewer you’ll know how fast they can destroy a toy!
Check out this list for some indestructible dog toys that may survive the test of a chewer, or will at least put up with a lot more!
Our dog Toby is definitely a chewer. If you throw him a ball, he’s more likely to bring it back and chew on it than to drop it at your feet to chase it again. All that chewing means he tends to go through toys quickly and finding indestructible dog toys is really important.
There isn’t much out there that is truly an indestructible dog toy, but this list has some toys that will at least stand a chance against your chewer.
Although these toys are much tougher, always be sure to keep an eye on the toy’s condition and get rid of them if they start breaking down.
We’ve sorted this list so the tougher toys are near the top. If your dog isn’t quite as aggressive you might also consider some items near the bottom. Or you could also buy some of the other toys and only bring them out for a short period of playtime and then put them away after to keep them from being annihilated!
Kong Extreme or Classic
Kong dog toys are great. This is the Classic Kong Toy for putting treats in. Its made of thick rubber and will usually take a long time for the dog to wear it out. There’s also a Kong Extreme version that’s supposed to have even tougher plastic.
Nylabones come in a variety of shapes and flavors and have excellent durability making them nearly indestructible dog toys. Some popular Nylabones include the Nylabone Dinosaur Chew Toy, Nylabone Wishbone Chew Toy, and the Nylabone Dura Chew Bone.
Our dog will tear right through a tennis ball, but ChuckIt! Balls are great for fetch and are much tougher dog balls made with rubber. You can also get a Chuckit! Launcher, which makes them easier to pickup and throw (although it’ll come with a standard tennis ball, so make sure to get the rubber versions as well).
Goughnuts – Dog Chew Ring
Goughnuts rings are designed by engineers to be virtually indestructible! They have an inner red layer that is meant to alert you if the dog is starting to break it apart, in which case they will replace your toy with a new one. They’re able to float too!
Kong Extreme Rubber Ball
The Kong Rubber Ball Extreme is another great product from the Kong Extreme line that is a tough, sturdy rubber ball. These things hold up pretty well against an aggressive chewer.
Goughnuts Indestructible Chew Toy MAXX
The Goughnuts Indestructible Chew Toy lives up to its name with a super strong plastic. It’s got a red safety layer to let you know when its time to get a replacement (if your dog ‘happens’ to destroy this thing). It’s a great stick chew toy that should outlast most chewers.
Zogoflex Zisc Tough Flying Disc
This dog frisbee from West Paw is available in a large (8.5 in) and small (6.5 in) size and made with tougher plastic than your average frisbee. It’s not really a chew toy (it’s probably a good idea to put away after play time), but unlike a normal frisbee if you’re retrieving with your dog they won’t destroy it immediately. It’s made with a soft, but flexible plastic. There is also a white version that glows in the dark if you’re looking for some night time play!
Kong Tires Extreme Dog Toy
The Kong Tire is made with a durable rubber that should keep light to medium chewers at bay. Reviews suggest it may pass the grade for most dogs, although some extreme chewers may get into it. This comes in a small or large size and you can use the inside add some peanut butter or other filling to keep your pup occupied.
Tuffy Dog Toys
Most stuffed toys are destined to be destroyed almost instantly by our pup. The longest lasting stuffed toys I’ve found are Tuffy Dog Toys. These toys come with a rating scale of how tough they are and have tougher stitching and fabric. They’re not completely indestructible, but if you keep an eye on them they have a pretty decent chance of surviving (at least longer than normal). So far our pup has only chewed up some of the ears. A good bet if your dog isn’t hugely destructive.
BarkBox Super Chewer
If you’ve got a chewer you can also look into BarkBox’s Super Chewer box. This monthly delivery box includes tough dog toys & treats that are selected specifically for chewers. Our dog put in some heavy chew sessions and put a dent in the toys but they’ve still survived & the treats have been really high quality.
Chew Guard Technology
Prior to finding Tuffy stuffed toys, the longest lasting toy I’d found included something called “Chew Guard Technology”, which is basically an interior mesh that makes it harder to tear into. It didn’t save the stuffed animal, but it did make it last about a week. These aren’t indestructible dog toys, but if your chewer isn’t totally tenacious, this may be an option to consider.
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