Durable dog toys are going to be your best friend if you have a canine companion who loves to sink their teeth into your clothes and furniture, and with so many great options on the market right now, you and your pup will be truly spoilt for choice.
As well as being strong and long-lasting, durable dog toys are excellent for soothing separation anxiety, easing the pain of teething in puppies, and acting as brilliant boredom busters. They also don’t need to be replaced anywhere near as often as regular toys, meaning you’ll actually save money in the long run.
Kong Jaxx Braided Toy
Kong has become a name synonymous with good-quality tough and durable toys. It makes a whole range of different sturdy options, so there’s bound to be something from them that suits your dog’s needs.
We’ve picked this one because as well as being great for chewing, it also doubles up for other kinds of play. With a grip handle at the top of the toy, you can use it for tug of war type games with your dog, and you can also throw it for fetch games. The bright yellow of the rope section and black of the rubber makes it easy to spot the toy against green grass and on the beach.
Dogs will love the mix of textures that the toy provides, with a firm rubber section for strong chewing, and a rope section to provide extra mental stimulation. The toy comes without a squeaker, which is a bonus if you want to enjoy some (relatively) quiet play.
The toy is best designed for larger dogs with bigger jaws, especially if you want to play tug or fetch with the toy. Smaller dogs may also get some benefit from it, especially in terms of simple chewing of the rubber section only.
This is a relatively low priced option for a durable Kong toy, making it excellent value for money. Some have reported that dogs which are extremely destructive can break up the handle – so it’s worth making sure you supervise your dog when they are playing with this toy to make sure no choking hazards are presented.