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Despite the baskets of toys you may already have for your adorable pup (and don’t let anyone shame you for those piles of dog delight), the best dog in the world (your dog) could always use a new dog toy.
To help you increase playtime joy for small dogs, we’ve rounded up the best toys (and best gift ideas) for your furry friend or fellow pet owner’s best friend.
We’ve found every small dog’s new favorite toy (or toys!): squeaky toys and plush toys, indoor balls and outdoor balls and treat balls, and all the best dog chew toys. We even found toys that’ll leave your dog happier and healthier, removing tartar and cleaning teeth or alleviating separation anxiety.
We’re sure that each and every dog loves a great toy, especially new toys. Here are our top picks for the best toys for small dogs.
KONG’s line of plush toys, Cozies, live up to their name in cuddlability for your pup, as well as features such as a squeaker and less stuffing for less mess.
Among the large variety Chewy offers of adorable stuffed animals for your dog to chew and fetch, Marvin the Moose is the most popular choice.Buy Now on Chewy
This one’s for those chasers of flying orbs, our favorite ball dog toy. A big upgrade from your average tennis ball, this toy is for those little dogs who love to go after a bounce or rebound, and the toxin-free rubber material is durable, too.Buy Now on Amazon
This is not your grandpa’s frisbee. It’s light and easy to throw, so a rogue throw won’t hurt your little pup or other innocent bystanders.
Chuckit! reigns over all dog toys that can be, er, chucked.Buy Now on Chewy
When you need a chew toy that will hold up to those adorable, tiny teeth, consider the Goughnut: a proven recipe of tough, bouncy, and rolling rubber, this toy is fun for heavy little chewers (we’re looking at you, terriers).Buy Now on Amazon
5. Skinny Peltz
For your pipsqueak that loves a squeaker, Skinny Peltz by Zippypaws are a must-have. Not only are they blissfully stuffing-free, they include multiple squeakers.
And there may be nothing more adorable than a little dog trotting proudly with one of these long peltz dragging from its mouth.Buy Now on Chewy
Looking for the most adorable plush dog toy on the market, with reinforcements against those cute little destructo-teeth while also staying cuddle-able for your pup? This tiny dino toy line from GoDog is what you want.
The purple dinosaur is the most popular, but OMG the triceratops.Buy Now on Chewy
7. KONG Classic
The Classic KONG remains a favorite vehicle for delivering the favorite treat of so many dogs: peanut butter. KONG even makes a classic for dogs 5 pounds and under (the XS).
Related: make sure your peanut butter brand is safe for dogs.Buy Now on Amazon
We love that Nylabone politely calls our zealous munchers “Power Chewers.” Not just for teething puppies, Nylabones are a classic for breaking destructive chewing habits and supporting canine dental health.Buy Now on Amazon
For your little dog who can’t get enough of chasing those little balls, this ball launcher is still the best option out there.
We wish we could recommend a robo gadget that would save you the sore bicep and keep your pup happy, however we haven’t found anything nearly as reliable as the ol’ throwing arm.Buy Now on Amazon
From our guide to great puzzle toys, this treat-hunting puzzle is simple, durable, and one of our favorites for a dog who will do anything, even a puzzle, for a treat.Buy Now on Amazon
This happy little monster will double as your dog’s favorite pillow. Designed for medium intensity play.Buy Now on Chewy
A fantastic little fox with a ton of little knots for your tiny dog’s tiny jaws to latch onto and tug away. A bestseller on Chewy.Buy Now on Chewy
A little piece of genius that allows your pup with a smooshy face to enjoy games of keep-away and fetch. A ball that will allow them to be the adorable mouth breathers they are.Buy Now on Amazon
The Benebone brings good smell and delicious flavor to the chew toy. It’s also ergonomically designed for grasping with doggy paws.
One of Amazon’s bestsellers, the toy isn’t bright or shiny because it doesn’t have to be. It’s that good.Buy Now on Amazon
Some dogs love the goofy noises emitted by this laughing ball, pushing it around and around for the joy of the noise.Buy Now on Amazon
This may be the most universally praised toy we’ve seen, a hunting game for those little ones with a healthy prey drive. And you can replace the squirrels once they’ve met their fate.Buy Now on Chewy
17. Jute Tug Toy
The toy for serious tuggers, and a great alternative to rope, these jute toys by Redline come in this slimmer model for smaller breeds.Buy Now on Amazon
This popular, interactive cutie from the great brand Petsafe will keep your little buddy busy and improve dental health, too.Buy Now on Chewy
A combo of puzzle toy and ball, this treat hunter’s ball from Omega Paw is a sure hit and will keep your pup active.Buy Now on Chewy
The most magical of interactive toys. Try to resist. Just try.Buy Now on Amazon
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