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The Best Dog Toys, According to Happy Dogs

Happy dog, happy life

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Happy dog, happy life

This week, we scanned Amazon’s bestseller list for the top dog toys, then pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.

Multipet Lamby Plush Dog Toy ($5)

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“Firstly, we’re on about our fourth Lamby. Lamby has been, hands down, the favorite and most loved by our small terrier mix. She never eats him, only squeaks him all day. She has been known to kill a toy every now and then, but not Lamby. Never. She protects him like a child, going so far as to jump into Daddy’s protective arms whenever Lamby is threatened. Lamby is her baby, and we all know what we will do to protect our children.”

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Kong Classic Dog Toy ($10)

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Kongs are to dogs what Candy Crush is to humans. No, seriously. You pull the Kong out and they get this crazed hyper-focused look on their faces and you know the fun is about to start! Stuff it with treats, peanut butter, Cheez Whiz, or literally nothing at all—it doesn’t matter. Your dog will go crazy for this toy, particularly if they’re a chewer or chaser. They’re great for fetch, and I particularly like pulling ours out when I can see my Boston terrier wants to play but I’m too busy with housework to throw the same ball over and over and over.”

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Kong Cozies Dog Squeaky Toy ($7)

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“My dog Moose loves his moose toy! It is the only one that he sleeps with consistently. He got it the day he came home at eight weeks and he loved it instantly, and he is currently seven months and still loves it! We are planning on getting him the larger one for Christmas, as he is now 55 pounds! This toy has held up to daily playing and chewing for the last five months. And he is not easy on his toys! Considering buying several and keeping them hoarded away in the closet in case they ever stop making them!”

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Chuckit! Ultra Ball ($8)

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“Well, this is the only toy that our dog loves. The ChuckIt! Ultra is her obsession. She has them strategically hidden around the house for quick and easy access, she follows us around with one, and she sometimes even brings one to bed with her. Squeaky toys are fine in a pinch, but really, nothing in her world compares with this ball.”

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Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel and Puzzle ($6)

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“Well, my dog absolutely loved this toy. As soon as he saw it, he was obsessed—pulling the squirrels out, running around, chewing, and fetching. However, my dog loves to rip the seams on toys and the squirrels didn’t last more than a day. He had a blast dismembering each and every one though. The tree has lasted about a month and he still loves playing with it, even without the squirrels. I’ve never seen him take to a toy as much as this one.”

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