We assume that if you are reading this, you have a dog at home capable of destroying any toy you give it in a matter of seconds.
We have all been there. You come home from the pet store feeling good about yourself because you have a new toy for your four-legged friend. You give it to him, leave him alone with him for 10 minutes – and he’s in pieces on the floor.
For dogs like this, you are going to have to take special measures. Your dog’s toys don’t have to be temporary.
We have found products that have been specifically designed to handle the power of dogs who love to destroy their toys. We say it in a way that it is almost impossible for a dog to break.
The best materials to consider when buying toys for your dog
Here are our top 3 materials to look for in indestructible products.
Super high-density rubber is one of the strongest materials you’ll find in dog toys. There is a variation in quality between different types of rubber, so make sure it’s super strong, and most importantly, make sure it’s super thick too.
Strong bones that are stuffed with treats are perfect for dogs that can destroy just about anything. However, you need to make sure that you are buying the best, don’t bother with fine bones which mostly treat – you want big, hard femur bones.
A strong rope is one of the most difficult materials for a dog to destroy. If you’re thinking “that’s silly, my dog destroys ropes” then you haven’t brought the right kind of rope. Bring the super thick rope, you want it to be so big it’s almost comical.
The worst materials to consider
We are not going to explain the details of every bad stuff you have to consider, they are all common sense actually. But here is a list of things you want to avoid.
- Thin-skin face masks Hollow toys
- Tennis balls Foam toys
- Plush toys and
- Thin plastic toys
Having done quite a bit of research, we found several dog toys that are perfect for dogs that seem to be capable of disintegrating anything you give them to play with.
Here is a list of them.
Kong Extreme Dog Toy
We’d be surprised if you have a dog that destroys his toys and you haven’t heard of KONG yet. Its entire business model revolves around creating the strongest toys on the market.
They have worked very hard to differentiate themselves from all the other brands that claim to be indestructible (in big, bold type) on their packaging but are ruined in minutes by your dog.
When KONG builds a product, it builds it to be truly indestructible.
This toy is made from a very high grade, extra firm rubber that will withstand whatever your dog might throw at it (and come out laughing the other way).
Because this toy prioritizes durability, it is a very simple design. Toys that have too many moving parts and delicate sections can easily be damaged by playful ones.
But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not fun …
It is an unusually shaped toy that looks like an egg. It has been ridged at different depths along the exterior which makes it bounce in random directions each time it is thrown. This makes it a great toy for your dog to play alone and is perfect if your dog has separation anxiety during the day. Leave him with this, add a little gift (more on that later), and he’ll forget you exist.
Nothing can come close to the KONG toy we mentioned earlier. It is literally a super thick block of one of the strongest rubbers humans can create. With that said, there are still other products on the market that can hold up against your dog in the most playful way of him. Here are other products that are more than worth your consideration.
Indestructible Ruff Dawg Ball Dog Toy
There is no toy more iconic than a tennis ball. They are the best friends of a dog, but they are also weak …
This toy has been designed to provide as much fun as a tennis ball while supporting the best your dog can throw at it. It’s made from a super high-density rubber, but honestly, the material here is probably lower quality than used in the previous KONG, however, since it’s a solid block, it still has great strength.
Plus, since it’s not hollow inside like a tennis ball, it’s not going to explode. If your dog wants to break this ball, he will have to crush it in his jaws.
Redbarn Large Cheese n ‘Bacon Filled Bones Dog Treat
No list of tough dog toys would be complete without the original “indestructible” dog treat, a real bone. These strong femur bones are filled with a super tasty mixture of cheese and bacon that your dog will do his best to extract.
Like most bone products like this one, they’ll gobble up the easy-to-reach filling pretty quickly, but as soon as you get a little out of reach, the game begins. They’ll have hours of fun trying to figure out the best way to wear down the edges while stretching their tongues as far as they can to get some of the delicious treats inside.
They are about 6 inches long, and the natural hardness of the bones helps promote proper dental health. The filling can be a bit salty, so be sure to give them plenty of water when they get this treatment. You should also keep it away from any light coloured furniture or floor as it can stain.
Benebone Bacon Flavored Dog Chew Toy
This is a smart product that is made from a combination of cooked real food-grade bacon and nylon. The nylon used in this product is rock solid, and we would be surprised if any dog this product is suitable for (less than 70 pounds) is capable of causing any kind of harm.
Bacon is completely natural and is the kind of thing you would probably like to fry and eat yourself. There is no need for any artificial flavouring here, just the delicious taste of pure bacon.
It has a nice wishbone design that provides multiple places to chew and is also ergonomic so your dog will have an easier time holding it with his paws while he gobbles with joy.
100% Cotton Mammoth Dog Rope Toy
The last toy we found was this excellent variation on a standard knotted wind-up toy.
Cheap wind-up toys are already one of the strongest on the market, but quality wind-up toys like this will require superhuman efforts to destroy them. The strong 100% natural cotton will be able to withstand the sharpest teeth and the largest jaws with ease. You can have as many tug of war games as you want with this beastly product – it’s never going to break.
It’s also great for dental hygiene, as when your dog’s teeth rub against the cotton it has the same effect as flossing. It is super safe for all ages and for all types of play, in fact, it is particularly good for puppies who are teething, as the soft yet nibble nature of the material provides them with welcome relief.
So there you have it, that’s what we think are the top products on the market right now that are suitable for dogs that have a reputation for destroying every toy they are given.