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We love our pets, and our pets love to play. No dog should be without an excellent toy, and if you—or your pet—are obsessed with ducks, this is the list for you. Whether you want life-like retriever toys or just something sweet and fuzzy to keep your dog occupied, there’s a little something for everyone. Duck dog toys are perennial favorites among dog lovers, as you’ll see from the reviews below.
As with all dog toys, since they can break down, it’s best to only use these when you’re able to supervise your dog to make sure they don’t ingest anything that won’t be good for them. But that’s no sweat since it’s so fun to watch them have a great time.
From squeakers to floaters to fancy rubber duckies, here are the best duck dog toys of 2019.
Want a realistically-colored duck? This fuzzy mallard fits the bill and is even more fun to play with because it’s also a squeaker toy. The small size is great for puppies or small to medium sized dogs, and the large size works well with larger dogs.
Helpful review: “My dog goes CRAZY for this duck. He looks out the window and sees it and immediately starts panting and pacing back and forth. He chews on this duck and tries to rip it apart but surprisingly the duck is winning. I don’t allow him to use it as an actual long term chew toy though. I throw it for him to retrieve and I let him play/chew on it for 20 30 minutes.”Buy Now on Amazon
For squeaker-loving dogs who also love to go for a swim, this floating, circular duck is great. Yes, it squeaks even when it gets wet, and is suitable for the pool, a lake, or the ocean. Are you dreaming of summertime swim sessions yet?
Helpful review: “My goldendoodle greets me every morning with this duckie in his mouth. It means ‘cmon mom lets go swimming.’ He could retrieve this toy from the lake all day long.”Buy Now on Chewy
When your dog loves soft toys, but you can’t stand the fluff, an unstuffed option like this duck from Pet Skinneeez is a dream. You can choose to put an empty water bottle inside to give your dog something to really go after, and replace it when it’s been chewed flat—or you can leave the duck empty. As with pretty much every soft toy, it’s not going to last long with tough chewers.
Helpful review: “Marla and Marla’s dad play tug of war with ducky. We left him empty although you can put an empty plastic bottle inside. Marla prefers unstuffed toys that she can fight with dad over and I prefer unstuffed so I’m not picking stuffing up off the floor. This is a huge win for us!”Buy Now on Chewy
Made for hunters who use their dogs to retrieve ducks, there’s nothing to say you can’t use this durable toy for a game of fetch, too. The ends are hard, while the middle is soft, and dogs seem to love how authentically bird-like the toy feels.
Helpful review: “My usually lazy 7-year-old golden retriever goes nuts for this mallard! We didn’t even know she could bark until we witnessed her excitement for this duck. All the other dogs want to play with it too! Very life like and would highly recommend. It’s expensive for a “dog toy” so if you think your dog will be more interested in chewing it up probably not a cost-effective option.”Buy Now on Amazon
This squeaker duck toy even has a tail that wags as your dog plays. Although it’s made of soft latex, reviewers say it’s more durable than it seems, so all but the most serious chewers can get hours of fun out of it. Rubber ducky? You just got upgraded.
Helpful review: “This is the third time I’ve bought this toy for my Chihuahua. I don’t know what it is about it, but she loves it. It is the only toy she will fetch and retrieve. She ends up chewing the tail off the raccoon so the squeaker quits, so after a year or two, we have to buy another one. I looked high and low after the first one wore out and then my daughter found it on Amazon. I hope they don’t stop making this thing because my dog would be crushed.”Buy Now on Amazon
This classic duck dog toy is still a bestseller. It’s larger than many dog toys and while a plush toy (so not as durable as other materials), holds up well for most dogs. Dogs love to shake and squeak it, and, apparently, take naps with it.
Helpful review: “This toy was a hit from the moment my poodle saw it. He loves it and has three of them. He’s like a child when he plays with them. In the evening he puts them to sleep in one of his dog beds and covers them up. Sometimes he climbs in among them and goes to sleep. It’s a wonderful toy. I’m so glad I found it for him.”Buy on Chewy Buy on Amazon
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