Tough toys for big dogs

If you own a large breed of dog, you’ll be well aware of how quickly their powerful jaws can destroy almost any dog toy you give them. In recent years, many toys have been developed especially to solve this problem, and we’ve selected a few for you here.

Kong Toys have been around since the 1970’s and they’re so good that they’re still the market leaders today. One of their most popular toys for large dogs is the ‘Kong Extreme’, known as ‘The World’s Strongest Dog Toy’. Recommended for the most powerful chewers, it’s made from ultra-strong, ultra-durable black rubber. As with many toys from this manufacturer, you can stuff treats inside it – perfect for dogs that need mental stimulation or suffer from separation anxiety.

One of the most popular dog toys around right now is the Giraffe Chew Rope by GoCooper. Not only is it absolutely adorable, it also serves more than one purpose. Made from 100% cotton fibres and dyed using non-toxic agents, it’s safe for your dog to destroy – and it helps to clean their teeth at the same time.

Veterinarians recommend the Nylabone Durable Chew Ring for its durability – it’s specifically made with large breeds in mind. The multi-textured ring makes chewing more interesting for your dog and the different bristle heights and textures help clean teeth and reduce tartar build-up.

One last example from the many great chew toys on the market: the Zogoflex Hurley Toy Bone, made for long and intense chew sessions. It’s 100% guaranteed against dog damage by the manufacturer, so you can rest assured your big dog will have to work hard to destroy it. It also floats, so it’s ideal for playing in the water with your dog.

For more information about dog products or behavioural training, don’t hesitate to contact us at DogTech.

(Our header image of the Hurley Toy Bone in action is via The Labrador Site.)