If your dog destroys everything from plushes to tennis balls, it’s likely time to invest in some of the best toys for dogs that like to shred. However, there are plenty of other considerations to keep in mind beyond sheer toughness — which is why I got in touch with an expert. For example, contrary to popular belief, though, some toys can actually be too hard, especially for heavy chewers. According to a professional dog trainer, “indestructible” dog toys should be durable and well-made, but still safe for your dog’s teeth.
WEST PAW Zogoflex Rumpus® Dog Chew Toy, Small
Great for playing fetch (elongated, brightly colored, and floats)
Way more durable than a tennis ball
Available in three colors and two sizes
According to reviewers, it’s not as indestructible as some other toys
“West Paw makes some fantastic tough toys, some for throwing and some for stuffing with treats. For the toughest of chewers, I would go with the Zogoflex,” wrote Ellis. “This has stood up to my strongest chewing dogs.”
While it’s way more durable than a tennis ball, its elongated shape and floating design still make it ideal for fetch — both on dry land and in the water. It also comes in three bright color options so it’s easy to spot. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe so you can quickly clean it when your dog brings it in from the yard. Finally, when it reaches the end of its lifespan, it’s recyclable.
One reviewer wrote: “My golden retriever chews toys within days if not minutes. This toy has lastest all summer and it floats!”
Available sizes: Small, Medium | Material: Zogoflex material
Expert: Nicole Ellis, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Pet Lifestyle Expert with Rover