With the holidays upon us, it’s time to make a list, check it twice, and get shopping for the beloved people and dogs in your life. While we can’t recommend what to buy Grandma this season, we can tell you about this season’s best dog toys for canines. From mental and physical stimulation to high tech toys and go-to treats, we’ve got the best of the best to make your shopping a little easier.
Challenging Toys for Dogs
Does your dog inhale their food? The Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slow Feed Interactive Bloat Stop Dog Bowl challenges your fast eater to eat slower, stimulates their mind, and allows their body to digest properly.
Do they have a need to be busy? Try the PetSafe Buddy Magic Mushroom Dog Toy that wobbles and rolls, turning mealtime into playtime. Watch your dog get excited about the challenge of getting kibble from their toy. Not only does it keep them busy, it stimulates their mind. Another mind-stimulating option is the Trixie Flip Board Dog Toy; used with kibble or training treats, dogs have to figure out how to get their tasty snack.
Weight Loss Toys for Dogs
Give your arm a break and your dog a bit of exercise with the iFetch ball launcher. Marketed as the calorie-free interactive dog toy, iFetch and iFetch Mini launch tennis balls for your dog giving them hours of exercise while stimulating their brain allowing for independent playtime.
For those wanting and interactive toy, the Chuckit Classic Launcher is a great gift idea. The launcher allows users to throw tennis balls two or three times farther and is hands-free to avoid dog slobber. The lightweight plastic is ergonomic and easy to use with tennis or Chuckit balls.
High-Tech Pet Toys
Do you miss your dog when you’re away from home? Get a Petzi Treat Cam and never wonder what your dog is doing again! This pet-friendly webcam allows you to speak to your pet, view live video, including via night vision, and dispense treats all through an app on your phone. Once they get used to the treats, you’re likely to see them near the camera even more!
If you’re wondering how your dog sees the world, grab your GoPro and attach it to the GoPro Fetch Camera Mount Harness and let your dog wander. Whether it’s a walk around the house, a trip around the neighborhood, or a hike in the woods, you can see it all from a dog’s point of view.
Go-To Dog Toys
I don’t know about you, but my terrier gets excited when we have visitors. Our go-to toy is a bully stick. Easier to digest than rawhide, it keeps our dog focused and busy, so we can enjoy time with guests. Bully sticks are available in various lengths, thicknesses, and shapes to satisfy every chewing strength. When we run out of bully sticks, there’s always the ultra-durable kong; add treats, kibble, or peanut butter to prolong independent playtime and fulfill your dog’s need to play.
What will you be giving your beloved dog this holiday? The Figo Team wishes all of you a safe and happy holiday season!
For more pet toy recommendations, check out:
- The Season’s Best Stocking Stuffers: Kelsie’s Picks
- ‘Tis the Season: Treat Your Pet to the Best Gifts
Anne McAuley Lopez is a professional blogger and the founder of Blogging Badass. Since 2010, she has worked with clients to create content that tells the story of their business and connects them to their target market. It could be argued that she knows entirely too much about termites, retirement planning, court reporting, Alaskan fishing and mining, and social media—which makes her a great blogger and trivia night partner. When she’s not showing off her mad skillz, Anne can be found spending time with her husband, watching romantic comedies, eating tacos, or walking her dog.
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