How to pick the best toys for your puppy

February 22, 2023
3 mins read


If you’re new to the world of dogs, there’s a good chance that you don’t know much about their toys. I’m here to help! In this article, I’ll cover everything from picking the best type of toy for your dog (and why those toys are important), to how long they should last before being thrown out. So let’s get started!

Puppy Toys

One of the most important aspects of choosing toys for your pet is knowing what they like to do. If you have a puppy, chances are it likes to chew and play with its toys. They also love chasing things around the house and fetching them back; hiding in small spaces for some peace (or just out of boredom); carrying around their own toys as well as those given to them by you or other people who care about them.

If this sounds like something that might interest your pooch, then here’s some information on how to choose the best ones:

Dog Chew Toys

Chew toys are a great way to keep your pup busy chewing, but they can also be used to play fetch.

For example, you can make a ball out of whatever fabric you have lying around the house and fill it with kibble or peanut butter (if you’re feeling extra fancy). Then give your dog the ball when he or she is tired of playing tug-of-war with their siblings. You may even find that this toy encourages puppy-friendly playdates!

Squeaky Toys

Squeaky Toys

Squeaky toys are a great way to help your pet get his or her mind off any anxiety that may be caused by separation anxiety or other problems. A squeaky toy can be used as a chew toy, which encourages chewing and helps keep teeth clean, but it also makes a wonderful fetch-and-play tool. Dogs like chasing after objects that move around in their mouths—and they especially love chasing things they can’t catch! So if you want your dog to learn how to hunt down his own food, give him one of these little critters as an early treat.

Smart Toys

Smart toys are one of the best options for puppies. They can be used to train your dog, play games with your pet, and keep them busy. Smart toys are also more expensive than other types of dog toys (and they’re not suitable for puppies), but they’re worth it if you want to do something more advanced than just throw their favorite chew toy around the house.

Smart toys work by teaching your pup how to do tricks like sit or shake hands. You’ll need some kind of training manual or app if you want this kind of thing—you’ll need someone who knows how dogs think about things like this! You should also have a video camera ready because once your pup masters these skills, then every time he sees another person he’ll automatically start doing whatever behavior his trainer showed him before trying out that trick again in front of strangers so he can get praise from others too!

Interactive Toys

Interactive toys are fun, but they’re also the most important type of toy for your puppy. Puppies need to play with their people in order to develop a socialization and confidence that will help them throughout life. Interactive toys allow you and your dog to work together, which helps him learn how to interact with others on his own terms—and ultimately makes it easier for him to get along with other dogs as he grows up!

You can find interactive toys that require some degree of coordination (fetch), manipulation (hide-and-seek), or even simple exploration (tugging). For example:

  • A stuffed animal might require one person’s help while another person uses their mouth or hands as teeth grab hold; this encourages playfulness while providing tactile input into the object itself!
  • Some games involve throwing balls back and forth between players; others involve hiding objects under cushions or behind couches so someone else has fun finding them out later!

You need lots of different toys to keep your dog entertained.

Your dog needs toys to play with. Playing is a great way to keep your pup busy, and it also helps prevent boredom. You can get interactive toys that have bells or squeakers inside them, but if you want to save money, there are plenty of non-interactive options out there too (like socks).

If you rotate the toys in your puppy’s toy box regularly—every few weeks or months—they won’t get bored of them all at once and want nothing more than to destroy them again!


In the end, it is all about you and your dog. If you have a dog that is highly active and full of energy, then it’s best to choose toys that can keep them entertained for hours on end. If your puppy doesn’t have many toys at home, then make sure their playtime is fun by giving them something interactive like balls or frisbees. Happy puppy playtime!

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