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We would go to pretty much any length to keep our beloved dogs happy, healthy and entertained—partly because there are only so many places to hide a shoe or phone cord.
If you’re ready to get your dog (or yourself) an upgrade from a squeaker toy, we’re here for you. Plush, rubber, and loud noises have their place (and most of us have a closet full), but sometimes it takes something more—say, flashing lights, roaming bones, or treat-dispensing wonders. And that, friends, requires a little bit of electricity.
Slobber-proof electronic dog toys are totally a thing now (thanks, technology) and we can think of no better way for you to blow your Amazon points. Whether you want to go hi-tech with Bluetooth toys or keep it simple with shaking or flashing fetch enticers, these are the best electronic dog toys available right now.
This nerf football is great for throwing and bouncing, and it lights up with fun LED colored lights that can be seen from 300 feet away. Made with rubber, it’s more durable than your average Nerf football and it floats! Great for medium to large-sized dogs.
Helpful review: “So we had one and it lasted for a year and a few months of play time. Then we took the ball out and it still lit up and she played with that for another six months. She loves it, it’s durable and she’s 30lbs of pure energy. We just got our second one. Well worth the moneplaytimey time with our Mini American Shepherd.”Buy Now on Chewy for $13.99
Another bouncing Nerf toy, this one is bone-shaped and still has colorful lights that can be seen from a distance, so fetch doesn’t have to be over at sunset. It’s not too heavy, but seriously durable. It’s best for medium to large-sized dogs.
Helpful review: “my vizsla loves this toy. He can hold it with his mouth, I can throw it safely for him, play hide and seek, roll it etc. the light up is nice, not too expensive”Buy Now on Chewy for $12.99
Want a hands-free way to play with your pet? This Bluetooth-enabled bone can be controlled from your phone to roam around the room at varying speeds, letting your pet chase after it for up to 30 feet. Recommended for medium to large-sized dogs.
Helpful review: “My chiweenie is obsessed. Will play with it until it runs out of battery.”Buy Now on Amazon for $139.99
Looking for a new toy to help with training? This treat dispenser emits a beep, then a treat, at your command, teaching your dog good habits through positive reinforcement.
Helpful review: “This is a wonderful training aid. I have trained several agility dogs over the years, but have never had the success as with using this device to train the weave poles. It’s a modified version of clicker training, only better. My novice dog learned very quickly that the loud beep would be followed by treats, then, doing what I wanted would produce the beep, which produced treats (or an entire meal dispensed in small increments or whatever amount I regulate).”Buy Now on Amazon for $119.95
The ball inside this plush toy shakes when your pet grabs it, making noises as it goes. As a bonus, it comes with two covers, so you can wash one while your dog plays with the other.
Helpful review: “This toy comes with two different covers, which is good for keeping the toy clean and preventing doggy breath smell! They’re so fun to watch, even for humans! I bought these as a gift for my in-laws’ dogs and watching them get excited and play is so adorable. They’re both very small dogs, so these also work for the little guys!”Buy Now on Amazon for $16.99
If your dog is a little more old school, check out our top picks for best ball toys in 2019.