We’ve spoiled Loki like crazy with a toys that we bought from amazon. We bought them mostly based on popularity and reviews, and it looks like he has a clear favorite out of all of them. With puppies, it is crucial that you buy them toys to keep their mouths occupied. But even this doesn’t prevent your puppy from chewing up your rug, carpet, sofa, wooden table legs, etc. Watch your puppy at all times!
And so, here are reviews of some of the toys that we’ve bought.
1. Kyjen Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy for Dogs – $11
I would seriously consider buying this for a baby, or even for my own amusement! Considering the fact that this doll is only $11, it is very well built and will endure a good amount of chewing. The squirrels squeak when you press on it, and it drives the dogs crazy. I would definitely recommend this to others!
2. Wishbone Original Dog Chew Toy – $7
I suppose this would have been a good chew toy for him. Unfortunately, he played with it for 5 minutes before moving on to the cow hoof.
3. JW Pet Hol-ee Roller Dog Toy – $7
So I’m pretty sure that Andrew bought the wrong size ball. The idea is to stick a treat in the middle of the ball, and let the dog go crazy chasing it around / solving the puzzle of getting the treat out. Unfortunately, even a human couldn’t solve the puzzle with the 3.5″ ball that he bought, so I would recommend getting a bigger size. Loki did show some slight interest in chasing the ball, not so much for getting the treat out. Fail.
4. Loofa Dog Mini 6-Inch Dog Toy – $5
Picked three of these loofas up at walmart, and it was a hit the first day we showed it to Loki. When presented with his other toys though, he forgets about them and they get neglected. Nevertheless, they are very sturdy and would endure a good chewing. If only Loki was more interested in these toys though…
5. Ethical Plush Skinneeez Fox 24-Inch Stuffingless Dog Toy – $8
We picked up Mr.Fox at Petsmart the day that we got Loki. Andrew recommend this toy because his family’s chihuahuas tore every toy they were given except Mr. Fox. It is fairly high quality and will endure a good chewing. If I had to choose a soft dog toy for Loki to chew on, this would probably be his favorite. Its long, has squeekys on both ends of the toy, and seems indestructible (so far).
6.Nylabone Puppy Teething Rings Chew Toy – $4
This is it. This is the chew toy that I would recommend every puppy owner to get. Its the perfect size for Loki, and he loves to hold onto the two rings to lift up the third ring for him to chew. Whenever he misbehaves and starts mouthing my fingers, I grab this toy and make him chew on it instead. I don’t think I could live without this!
7. Petstages Puppy Cuddle Pal – $9
Well, the idea behind this toy seemed promising. You open up the toy to reveal a bean bag (?) underneath. You microwave the bean bag and put it back in the toy, so the to becomes warm to touch. The purpose of this toy is for the puppy to have something warm to cuddle up to and simulate the warmth of his mother. So I was eating beef stew one day, and microwaved the bean bag after my beef stew. Apparently the smell seeped into the bean bag, and the only thing that Loki wanted to do was pry open the toy to smell whatever was inside. Other than that, he had no interest in this toy.
8. KONG Puppy Kong Toy, Small, Assorted Pink/Blue – $5
This is probably one of the most popular dog toys out there. You put the food inside the middle, and the dog then tries to get the food out by tilting it or rolling it on its side. This toy is fantastic to keep your puppy entertained. For whatever reason, Loki seems to prefer eating his kibbles out of the kong than straight from the bowl. Maybe its more fun for him? The puppy version is a bit too easy for him though, so I will look into larger sizes that will take him longer to extract his food (and prevent him from inhaling his food). Highly recommend getting this toy!
9. Cow/Horse Hoof – $1
I’ve already written about the cow hoof in my previous blog posts before. Given his entire selection of toys to choose from, this is definitely his go-to chew toy. Who knew a $1 piece of hoof would keep him entertained for so long? I still don’t know if I would recommend it because of the sharp edges. You can see it for yourself:
In case you didn’t notice, I added my pair of indoor slippers to his collection of toys =( Even his selection of toys couldn’t stop him from chewing up my smelly slippers.