Toys for Dogs Who Don’t Destroy Toys

Yes, they do exist.

My neighbor rotates her dog’s toys. Why? Because the pup plays with them so gently that she gets bored with them before they fall apart. If you happen to have a dog who doesn’t destroy toys the second the come into the house, here are some of the best on the market. Also, the rotating tip is a great one. Dogs love novelty, and for dogs who don’t destroy, swap ‘em out every so often so that they feel new to your dog.

Garden Fresh Plush Toys

One of the perks of loving a dog who doesn’t destroy toys is picking from the array of adorable plush toys. The Garden Fresh collection from P.L.A.Y. includes adorable apples, carrots, peapods, pumpkins and zucchinis. You can get them individually, but why not the whole set so you can rotate?dontdestroy1

Zippy Paws

These toys are perfect for adding mental stimulation into play. It’s a plush toy stuffed with three smaller plush toys. Dogs work to get the squeaky small toys out of the larger toy. The designs are downright adorable. We love the hedgehog den and crab rock. Bonus: They sell refill sets of the tiny toys.dontdestroy2


Hear Doggy!

Dogs love squeakers. Humans? Not so much, especially if you’re trying to talk on the phone or watch TV. Hear Doggy! solves the problem of the incessant squeak with an ultrasonic squeaker that your dog can hear but you can’t.dontdestroy4

Rag Rope Ball

Petstages offers dozens of sweet toys, all designed for a purpose. Some are soothing for puppies or relieve anxiety in stressed-out dogs. One line is designed for strengthening the bond between dog and person by encouraging interaction. The Rag Rope Ball is a fun example. With several textures, it works as a chew toy but is better suited for play. The design allows for a slower roll, making it perfect for aging pets or pets with sight challenges.dontdestroy5

JW Spiky Cuz

A fun texture and a unique shape that causes erratic bounces makes this the perfect toy for a dog who loves to jump and play but doesn’t shred. The feet contain a squeaker to entice play. It comes in other designs, like the original JW Cuz, but the spiky texture of this one seems to encourage play more.dontdestroy6

Meet the Author: Maggie Marton

Maggie is a writer and author, whose first book, Clicker Dog Training: The Better Path to a Well-Behaved Pup was published by Open Air Publishing. When she's not writing (or reading books about grammar), she teaches writing courses to college students and professionals who want to nail down the basics of communication. Outside of work, she hikes, throws dinner parties, plays with her three dogs and cat, and travels as much as possible.

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