9 Dogs toys that stand up to heavy and strong chewing dogs

Some of us have dogs that save every toy like a precious belonging for years and others have dogs that destroy toys within moments.

If the latter is you are probably wondering what toys will last a little longer and of course still bring your pet joy. With a rotation of dogs in our house for boarding and training I have my favorite go to dog toys for those tough toy destroyers, these are all toys that I use and buy for my tough chewing clients that come over.

Dog toys for heavy and tough chewers

Plush Toys

Fluff & Tuff: Starting with plush toys, some dogs simply like to only destroy soft toys. This is one of the favorites in our house for our careful toy loves and the destroyers. Keep in mind they are still plush, they are double stitched and have a durable thick mesh liner too. Highly recommend these. PS – Rossi is fully convinced the Flamingo is his girlfriend, this is the only toy he is actually in love with.

Mighty Toys: These aren’t as plush as the Fluff & Tuff series but are still in the same category. They are quite hard though compared to plush feeling. They are made of two levels of material and 4 rows of stitching, I would say that these may be stronger than the Fuff & Tuff, but not exactly a soft cuddly toy. Great for our destructive chewers. For water loving pups some of these float too!

DuraTuff and Invincibles: Next up, Outward hound makes some really tuff dog toys that after being pierced still squeak! Another great option for those tough chewers. They don’t have stuffing and they have a strong binding to help make them last even longer.

Non-plush Chews and Balls

Indestructibone: We don’t do antlers or benebone in our house as they can crack teeth – instead we use Indestructibone –  a virtually indestructible professional grade chew toy. They stand behind it so much they will give a 30 day guarantee. Strong enough for the super strong chewers but can dent it with a fingernail and hence won’t crack those teeth. This won’t be loved by dogs that don’t like chewing on antlers and hard bones, this is for the super strong chewers.

West Paw: Makes some fantastic tough toys, some for throwing and some for stuffing. For the toughest of chewers I would go with the ZogoFlex in the link and pictured below.

Kong: Kong’s are a staple in my house, but it’s important to know that not all are equal and the colors represent different chew strengths. From puppies to extreme chewers. Great for stuffing, freezing, and providing that mental enrichment. But for the strong chewers be sure to get the black kong.

Bionic toys: Another Outward Hound favorite. These are extremely durable and again probably best loved by the strongest of chewers. I love that you can fill these with treats or peanut butter and keep these pups entertained without worring about broken toy or cracked tooth.

ZoomieRex Ball: For the ball lovers that destroy tennis balls, this is for them. Made my PetPlay, floatable and non toxic these will stand up to any of the ball obsessed dogs all day long. Use code MaggieRossi for 20% off.

Real dog box: Real dog box is a monthly subscription of the freshest handmade small batch treats and chews. Great for all types of chewers, and helps keep their teeth super clean. Each box comes with different types f chews from treats to ones that will be longer lasting. Free shipping and easy to skip and cancel boxes. Use our link for an extra bag of treats in your order too!

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Hi! I’m Nicole Ellis

Certified dog trainer and pet lifestyle expert. Friend of animals, horse rider, book nerd, Disney nerd, outdoor wanderer.

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