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Plush toys are great and all, but sometimes it’s nice to get a dog toy you know will last longer than, say, half a second before being ripped to pieces. That’s where rubber comes in. A durable material that promises hours—if not months or years—of enjoyment, dog toy makers are already making rubber toys in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.
Here are the best rubber dog toys available right now.
Small to medium-sized dogs get a real mouthful with this heightened-sensory experience rubber fish. BPA free and made from 100% natural rubber, this toy is both soft and squeaky. It’s also easy to clean when your pet has sufficiently slobbered over it.
Helpful review: “My 11-week-old puppy is really enjoying this toy! She is downright obsessed with it! See the photo and video attached–notice the wagging tail! A plus for the household is that the squeaking is soft and almost bird-like, compared to some of the other squeaky toys that my husband has banished from the room because they’re too loud. I also love that in spite of her needle-like teeth, she hasn’t managed to destroy this toy in the usual 24-hours or less that it takes with most of her squeaky toys.”Buy Now on Amazon
Equal parts fetching ball and treat puzzle, you can stuff peanut butter or other goodies in the middle of this ball and keep your dog entertained for ages. Durable and made of natural rubber, chew-happy pups can have a field day with this toy without destroying it immediately.
Helpful review: “I have two pit bulls. Anyone who has them knows they will eat and chew practically anything and everything. These remind me of the extreme Kongs, in that they are very durable and practically indestructible, by even the most aggressive chewers.”Buy Now on Amazon
When you think of hard rubber bones, you likely think of KONG, and for good reason—they’re sturdy-as-heck toys. This one is bone-shaped and can be stuffed with treats or soft foods. Better yet, it comes in three different sizes, so they’re appropriate for all dog breeds.
Helpful review: “The KONG bone dog toy is incredibly tough—my dogs haven’t been able to destroy it, even though they’ve spent hours chewing on it, fighting over it, and pulling on it. The ends are designed with slots that allow you to shove hard dog treats in there or something soft like peanut butter… perfect for those times when you need your dog to focus on something other than your houseguests for an hour or so. Fill the slots with some soft treat and your dog will settle right down in their kennel and get to work.”Buy Now on Amazon
Whether you’re hesitant to brush your dog’s teeth, or just looking for a way to keep them entertained, this rubber ball with teeth might be worth your while. You can stuff treats inside of it to turn it into a puzzle, and the soft rubber helps to scrub their teeth and massage their gums. Best for small to medium dogs.
Helpful review: “Our mini dachshund loves these and will stay busy (for a little while) trying to get all the treats out. We tried dog puzzles for her, but she loses interest quickly, but these she continually works at until every treat is gone.”Buy Now on Amazon
This durable rubber smells like banana, will float in water, and is bright yellow so it’s hard to lose. It comes in two sizes, so little dogs and big dogs can both have their fun.
Helpful review: “If you have a puppy with big teeth that love to chew, this is a dream toy. Cannot unstuff it. Does not squeak. Does not shed. Does not get shredded. After a month, it is still good as new. My pit bull/boxer has been unable to even get a good tooth mark in it. Fun to throw. Fun to wear on her neck. Waterproof. Doesn’t smell. I love it as much as my dog.”Buy Now on Amazon