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What are the best dog toys of 2019?

Amongst Petco, PetSmart, Chewy.com and Amazon best sellers, we’ve seen some pretty cool dog toys dominate the market in 2019. Chew sticks, squeaker animals, and interactive puzzles make the list. You’re sure to find something neat for your little one, so read on!

Brain Game Toys for Dogs

Trixie Activity Flip Board Interactive Dog Toy is another treat dispensing toy with compartments that flip open. Chewy.com has it listed under best sellers.

Frisco Hide and Seek Plush Chewy Box Puzzle Dog Toy lets your dog have their very own Chewy shipment box to sort through, as this is a puzzle toy like our first list item. With almost five stars, shoppers and their fur babies adore it.

Outward Hound Interactive Puzzle Toy Plush Hide and Seek Activity for Dogs is currently rated as the number one best-selling dog toy on Amazon, thanks to the item’s multifaceted nature. Dogs can self-occupy while trying to free the stuffed squirrels from the stump.

Dog Toys for Teething and Dental Health

Nylabone Dura Chew Power Chew Dog Toy comes in at number six on Amazon, and we’ve opted to skip over some other plush options to introduce something different. Different textures comprise the circular chew, which is great for keeping chompers clean.

KONG® Floppy Knot Fox Dog Toy - Rope, Squeaker is for the light chewing pup who still loves things a little harder (think ferocious Yorkie or Pomeranian). This cute woodland creature will stay intact longer than other fluff filled selections.

Petstages Dogwood Wooden Dog Chew Toy is a great chew toy alternative. Rawhide and other like items can break off in hazardous chunks that could obstruct airways. This chew is made of wood and is natural, as well as safer.

Snuggly and Plush Dog Toys

ZippyPaws Skinny Peltz No Stuffing Squeaky Plush Dog Toys (3-pack) is listed both on Chewy.com and Amazon best seller lists, and these floppy little friends just seem to be a favorite for pups.

PetSmart Holiday "Wish" the Unicorn Dog Toy – Plush ranks as a best seller for PetSmart, as does the similar stuffed squeaker dog or cat donning a 2019 snowflake scarf.

Beco Pet Teddy Dog Toy has nearly five stars and has sold out on Thrive Market, which you need a membership from if you’d like to make purchases (membership fees support global charities). But you can also get the teddy from Petco! Double stitched and made from upcycled plastic, it’ s a win for pups and the Earth.

Multipet Lamb Chop Dog Toy continues to delight pups of all sizes, for reasons we haven’t quite figured out. Maybe it’s those lashes—either way it’s a top seller. (Have you seen the viral video of the tiny yorkie carrying the giant Lamb Chop out of the store?)

Dog Toys for Playtime

Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Dog Toy, 2 pack is also beloved by Amazon and Chewy.com shoppers. Super bouncy and durable, these even float on water—it’s the perfect ball!

Tuffy's Blue Camo Tug O War Dog Toy is also a Petco best rated toy and is designed to be one of the toughest on the market, for the most playful of dogs.

Pet Qwerks Talking Babble Ball Interactive Pet Toy from Amazon is the coolest ball ever, because it makes hilarious comments and noises to keep easily bored dogs intrigued.

Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball is awesome for occupying hyper puppies, or older dogs who aren’t easily amused. The sphere gradually dispenses treats as Fido plays.

KONG Classic Dog Toy is a proven staple and may forever be on the best seller list. Fill it with goodies that your pup can spend countless minutes working to free. You can’t go wrong with a hardy Kong toy.

It’s been a great year for dog toys—we’ve seen new ideas, some traditional favorites and even basic picks become part of our pet’s collections. These toys are excellent choices for upcoming birthdays, celebrations, or just a gift to tell your fur baby “I love you,” no matter the time of year.


Karyn Wofford is a “Mom” to her fluffy, sweet dog Halli. She spends much of her time traveling and advocating for Type 1 diabetes—and Halli sometimes accompanies her on her adventures. You’ll find Karyn’s work on sites like Mother Earth Living, and in magazines such as Diabetes Forecast.

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