For anyone that has come in contact with a Boxer, you know their love just captures the room. While they’re often most content hanging out with their favorite person, they also love to play with dog toys. However, finding toys that can keep up with their energy can sometimes seem too difficult.
Not to worry, our pup-lovin’ experts have found the perfect toys for them!
It’s no secret that Boxer’s have some master chompers and are in need of durable toys to hold up to their chewing. BARK’s Super Chewer Toys are the perfect option for any chewer and the options are endless. Toys similar to “ source Max the Marching Penguin” can be used in multiple ways, whether it’s for a game of fetch or stuffing treats inside.
If Squeaky Toys are more your Boxer’s style then the “ http://ibprairies.org/privacy-policy/ Spooky Spinning Top” will be right up their alley. Made with the same durable material as Max, but with an added squeaker so your pup can squeak away.
Is your Boxer just born to chew? Do edible chews seem to disappear in seconds when they’re around? Then bones like the http://ezeta.com.ar/index.php?option=com_content Benebone are the perfect option, whether they’re the wishbone style (above), the Dental Chews, or the Pretzels (flavors include both bacon and peanut butter). These nylon chews are meant to hold up to the toughest of chompers and can provide days hours upon hours of entertainment for your dog.
Does your Boxer just go wild trying to chase their tail (or nub) and find themselves fascinated with chasing the shadows and reflections on the wall? If yes then your pup is desperately in need of a good game of fetch. There are variety of Fetch Toy options, including the “ Best Balls Ever.” What dog doesn’t like extra bouncy squeaky balls to chase?
But if your dog seems to enjoy some extra chomps before bringing the ball back then a more durable rubber ball might be the best way to go. Toys similar to “Gobble Gus” can provide endless bouncing fun because of the groves the toy bounces all over the place.
With endless energy, Boxers need something to keep their brains active, especially when they can’t be racing around outside. Puzzle Toys can be beneficial by keeping your pup’s wits honed and helping them burn off some extra energy (either mental or physical). If your Boxer is brainiac, then starting with a toy similar to the “Dog Tornado Puzzle“ might be more beneficial than just a regular treat-dispensing toy.
However, if your Boxer’s all about the snackin’ and chompin’ then the “Benebone Pawplexer” will be a much better option. This Benebone can be filled with your pups favorite chews, thus giving them hours of fun to free up your hands to get some errands done.
We all know a pup that loves to squeak and that has a thing for just ripping through classic Plush Toys. Finding something a little more durable can not only save some money but in the end your pup’s tail will still be waggin’! Toys like “Mr. Chewniverse’s Muscles” and “Penny the Pineapple“ are meant for those pups who are a little bit more rough on their toys. Featuring the Spiky Core Ball, this toy has 3 layers for your pup to tear through before being destroyed (in fact, it’s almost like 3 toys in 1).
Does your Boxer enjoy new toys and treats? Do they get excited to see the mailman? Whether your pup is a Super Chewer or not, BarkBox is for you. Our monthly classic BarkBox comes with 2 toys, 2 bags of treats and a chew. While the Super Chewer BarkBox comes with 2 super durable toys, 2 bags of yummy treats and 2 chews. Plus, BARK’s happy team is always available to help you and your pup find the best fit! Reach out to them at Happy@barkbox.com.
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Parents of American Pit Bull Terriers and the many blocky-headed hybrids classified as “Pit Bull-type dogs” know these pups love to play. Toys for Pit Bulls must stimulate their intelligent minds while withstanding their rough-and-tumble play styles.
If your Pittie needs some new playthings, look no further. The following toys are Pibble-tested and pawrent-approved to endure anything your pooch throws at them!
Pitties were born to play tug. It appeals to their competitive nature and gives them a chance to enjoy some interactive fun with a dog friend or favorite human. The best tug toys for Pit Bulls offer more than just a plain old loop of rope. They feature colorful characters to draw their attention, squeakers to enhance the excitement, and multiple protrusions for grabbing and pulling. Check out BARK’s wide range of tuggable toys to find the perfect fit for your Bully.
A sleepy dog is a well behaved dog, so give your Pit Bull something worth chasing with a fun, fetchable toy from BARK. We took tennis balls to a whole new level with our blue, fuzzy Best Balls Ever. They’re crazy-bouncy and reward dogs with a satisfyingly loud squeak once snagged. If balls aren’t your Pibble’s thang, BARK also has tons of plush toys tough enough for Pit Bull fetchers.
All dogs love a good plushie. Sadly, most just aren’t built to withstand your playful Pittie’s powerful jaws. That’s why BARK created a line of cute, cuddly plush toys for Pit Bulls and other brawny pups. All of the Plush Toys in the Destroyer’s Club are designed to be thrashed, gnawed and torn. Many even come with a surprise or two.
As promised, these particular Destroyer’s Club toys have a surprise bonus inside. Their plush exterior masks a hidden spiky ball center! When it comes to buying toys for Pit Bulls, it’s always a good idea to invest in a backup. With Spiky Ball Core toys, the backup toy is already hiding inside. It’s two for the price of one!
Did I mention that Pibbles are extremely intelligent? While this is great news for pawrents who love to brag, it could lead to boredom and anxiety for your pup. That’s where Puzzle Toys come in. These intricate contraptions consist of multiple panels, levers and compartments. When filled with treats, they stimulate your dog’s belly and brain, enticing him to think, paw and gnaw for a solution.
Tough chewables are essential toys for Pit Bulls, unless you’d prefer them to gnaw on your sofa. Some like the yielding texture of rubber of a “Wobblin’ Walter,” while others prefer sturdier nylon chew toys like the Benebones. For food-motivated chewers, try a toy you can stuff with treats, e.g, “Max the Marching Penguin.” Similar to Puzzle Toys, these challenge your pup’s body and mind to shake, toss and paw the toy in order to get their reward.
Need help finding the best toys for Pit Bulls?
If you’re not sure where to find the best toys for Pit Bulls – or which toys your Pittie is sure to love – try the Super Chewer BarkBox. With the Super Chewer BarkBox, you’ll get a carefully curated box stuffed with two top-quality original toys, two bags of treats, and two delicious meaty chews delivered straight to your door every month.
Have questions on how to find the best toys for Pit Bulls? Reach out to our pup-obsessed team at Happy@barkbox.com – we’re happy to help!
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Every year, pup parents eagerly await the most important date on the calendar: their dog’s birthday! (Or adoptiversary, if you prefer.)
But let’s be real – you probably shower your dog with love, praise, and table scraps on a daily basis. So what gifts can make your dog’s birthday especially pawsome? Read on to find out.
Why do humans celebrate canine birthdays only once a year? That’s once every seven years to a dog!
Keep the party going year-round with BarkBox – a subscription service that delivers dogs’ dreams every month. With BarkBox, you and your dog will receive 2 original toys, 2 all-natural and delicious bags of treats, and a meaty chew, all curated around a really fun viral-photo-worthy theme. (See: New York City and Knights of the Hound Table.)
It’s the perfect excuse to throw a theme party for your pup every month. And best of all, it’s the gift that keeps on giving for the dog that gives you everything.
Is your dog a party animal? Of course they are! Well, nothing says “Happy Barkday!” quite like the “Party Animal” collection of toys and accessories at BarkShop.
After sending out the invitations to all your dog and human friends, make your dog’s big day extra festive with a “Funfuzzi Cake,” a “Party On Hat,” some “Heli-yum Balloons,” a “Full o’ Fluff Piñata,” a “Happy BarkDay! Banner,” and a whole lot more!
Of course, if you’d prefer, you can get one of the Birthday Toy Bundles like the “Big Ol’ Bash Bundle,” which comes with a free Barkday! Banner.
Throw your food-crazed Fido a smellebration they’ll never forget. Soft-baked treats are the perfect birthday cuisine for your pup.
With a variety of flavors including Central Pork Pizza, Barklyn Bacon Bagels, Pumpkin Spice, and of course, Birthday (BarkDay) Bites, there’s yummy treat for every palette. Forget French patisseries, one sniff of these soft-baked treats will have your dog drooling faster than Pavlov! (Starting at $5)
Does your 14-year-old dog have the spirit of a 4-year-old pup? Help their bodies feel as young as their minds do! Give your senior dog the greatest gift by committing to improve her health and quality of life. Supplements are great for easing your dog through common aging ailments like joint health, and they’re yummy and easy to chew to boot.
Birthdays are also the perfect excuse to fire up your senior dog’s inner puppy! Keep your older pup’s mind sharp as a tack with Puzzle Toys. These toys – also known as Thinker Toys – excite your dog’s mind, their nose, and their treat taste buds. Plus, they don’t require much physical activity, so your aging pup can have tons of fun while simultaneously being comfortable.
Come on, who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
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It turns out that toys aren’t just things your dog likes to play with – they actually serve a vital purpose in a dog’s mental and physical development. They’re also powerful tools for behavior modification.
The truth of the matter is that your dog isn’t really thinking of any of these things when they pull their favorite toy out of the basket – they’re just interested in having a grand old time. But just because your dog isn’t thinking about why they’re so focused on shredding their new Super Chewer toy or yanking on a tug bug, it doesn’t mean there aren’t deeper reasons behind playing around in the first place.
Let’s take a look at some of the types of toys dogs like to play with and what drives some of their behaviors during playtime.
Why Do Dogs Play With Fetch Toys?
Long before we thought of dogs simply as our good buddies, they served various utilities in households around the world. One of those utilities was hunting and/or retrieving food. That behavior has been cooked into many breeds’ DNA over thousands of years. It’s natural and even pleasurable for a dog to seek out and return things to their human.
There are a few different theories as to why dogs love the totally pleasant, wonderfully soothing sounds emitted by a squeaker toy.
The first theory has to do with genetics. Despite the fact that your sweet doggo might fit in a tote bag, they’re only a few evolutionary steps removed from their wolf ancestors. And wolves hunt other creatures for dinner. Those creatures tend to make a lot of noise while being hunted. Go figure! So when your dog goes wild on their favorite squeaker, what they’re actually doing is responding to their instinct to hunt (and destroy) their “prey.”
Dogs also love getting attention from their humans. And guess what? There are few things more effective at getting a human to stop whatever they’re doing and pay attention to their dog than the incessant yelps of a squeaker.
Dogs explore the world and interact with it differently than their human counterparts. Where a human might use their hand to do something, a dog uses their mouth. Naturally, this leads to a lot of chewing. Their are many different explanations as to why a dog might chew something, but one of the most obvious ones is that the thing your dog is chewing on tastes or smells downright delicious. High-energy or anxious dogs also tend to chew a lot as a way to relieve boredom or stress.
Why Dogs Like To Destroy Plush Toys?
As we’ve already discussed, there are a variety of genetic or breeding factors that lead to a dog’s desire to chew, tug, retrieve, pull, and so on. Because of the wealth and variety of breeds around the world, there is no single reason as to why dogs shred their toys. The shred because they’re bored, they shred because it’s in their nature, but most of the time, they shred because it’s fun!
For a more thorough in-depth take on the topic of dog toy destruction, check out this article.
If your dog has a habit of destroying toys – and you’d really rather they not – consider getting them some Super Chewer options at BarkShop (or a Super Chewer BarkBox subscription). Even the toughest of canine teeth will have trouble ripping a hard rubber “Max the Marching Penguin” or a Benebone Pawplexer to shreds.
Why Do Dogs Like Tug Toys?
As with some of the other behaviors we’ve discussed, a dog’s love of tugging comes down to two things: 1) Playing tug o’ war with humans or even other dogs gives your dog the opportunity to bond and spend time with friends new and old. 2) The push and pull aspect activates your dog’s predation instincts. In the wild, killing prey often involves the pulling, twisting, and snapping motions your dog uses during tug of war.
Why Are Puzzle Toys Good For Dogs?
Dogs are thinkers. They’re naturally inquisitive and they love exploring. One thing they certainly don’t like to be is bored. Puzzle or Thinker Toys are a great way to keep dogs engaged, especially if they’re home alone for extended periods of time.
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Brrr! There’s a nip in the air, which means it’s time for bundling up! Keep your pup cozy and looking oh-so-adorable with this limited edition buffalo plaid scarf from Wildebeest. Made from super soft fleece, this scarf features an adjustable (and removable) webbing strap to make bundling and unbundling a breeze. The scarf can be worn folded or fully extended for added warmth depending on the conditions and it also features reflective trim in case of nighttime use! Snag one from Wildebeest: www.wildebeest.co.
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Dogs: they’re just like us! Well, not exactly. But they can experience joint pain and arthritis just like we do. After all, bones and joints are the pretty much the same everywhere. And like humans, dogs can take supplements to help alleviate joint pain and increase joint health. Read on to see a few of our favorite options!
These treats are all-natural and veterinarian-formulated with glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid, all of which will help keep your dog’s joints oiled up and healthy so he can keep active. ($32.99 for 150 treats.)
CBD is a holistic, nonpsychoative compound derived from cannabis. Basically, it can provide the pain relief to your pup without any of the THC. Treats made with CBD will help bring down inflammation in dogs’ joints and help them rest easier.
(NOTE: It typically takes more than a single dose of CBD – and sometimes up to two weeks’ worth – to see results.)
These handcrafted treats are made with premium, human-grade ingredients including full-spectrum CBD hemp oil and are available for both small and large dogs. (Starting at $24.30 for 4 oz. jar of 25 treats.)
These CBD treats are an all-natural hemp snack that should bring down the inflammation in your dogs’ joints. ($18 per bag.)
The hip and joint variety of these treats is formulated with glucosamine and chondroitin, which both aid in joint health. These treats will help keep your dog active, and he’ll love the taste! ($7.99 for 20 ounces.)
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Not all dog toys are created equal. The toys that appeal to an eight-pound Toy Poodle just aren’t going to be the best toys for big dogs. When your canine companion is roughly the size of a grade schooler, you need dog toys that are durable, entertaining, and large enough not to produce a choking hazard.
But where exactly can you find toys like this? Read on to find out!
Big dogs have big legs. And typically, they like to use those big legs to run. That’s why Fetch Toys are such a great option for larger breeds. Playing fetch with your pup will make sure they get plenty of entertainment and exercise. Plus, fetch a great way to work off any excess energy (which will keep your big dog from getting into big trouble).
Big dogs play tug of war any chance they get. But without a proper toy to tug on, chances are they’ll tug at whatever they can get their paws on (like the leg of your pants). That’s why Tug Toys are such a great option for larger dogs. Tug Toys feature a handle or rope for you, and then your pup can tug away without you losing your grip. (Plus, you can rest easy knowing your pup won’t try to tug your pants off).
Kids are never too big for a sweet stuffed animal. And dogs are never too big for Plush Toys!
When it comes to choosing a plush toy, they key is to make sure it’s both large enough and durable enough to withstand your pup’s large chompers. Anything too small or too easy to destroy and you’ll have to replace your plush toys every five minutes.
If you want to make a plush toy even more fun for your pup, try Spiky Core Ball toys. These toys have a “hidden surprise” inside their plush—a durable, squeaky, spiky ball. So once your pup destroys the plush (which big dogs will do!), they have an entirely new toy waiting for them in the center!
It’s just as important to work your dog’s brain as it is to work their body. Which is why Thinker Toys are one of the best toys for big dogs. Thinker Toys work by incorporating “hidden” treats into the toy. These toys can either be a hard puzzle (like one made out of wood) or a soft puzzle (like one made out of plastic). But the key is, your dog has to work to figure out how to remove the treat (or treats!) from the toy.
Think of Thinker Toys as puzzles for pups. They can keep your big dog engaged and challenged for hours at a time.
Big dogs are notorious for ripping through toys like they’re going out of style. Which is why durability is such an important feature when shopping for toys for your large pup. Super Chewer toys can withstand even the largest, most active chompers – making them a solid choice for larger breeds.
Bonus: Super Chewer toys are one of the best toys for big dogs. But they can also be a great tool for teething – which makes them one of the best toys for big puppies. If you have a large puppy that chews up a storm, a Super Chewer toy is a must.
If you’re not sure where to find the best toys for big dogs – or which toys your big pup is sure to love – try the Super Chewer BarkBox. With the Super Chewer BarkBox, you’ll get a carefully curated collection of top-quality toys (2), treat bags (2), and meaty chews (2) delivered straight to your door every month. And we tailor each delivery to your dog’s size, so you’ll only get the best for your big dog!
Have questions on how to find the best toys for big dogs? Reach out to our pup-obsessed team at Happy@barkbox.com – we’re happy to help!
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Great Danes get a reputation for being the largest lap dogs. While it’s true they’ll find any possible way to sit on top of you, they also love to bond with their families during play time. Once you start playing with a Great Dane, you’ll see just how mesmerizing their running, spinning, and surprisingly graceful jumping can be.
The point is, Great Danes love to play. Either with you or with dog toys. But what are the best toy options for Great Danes? Read on to find out.
The Fluff-Free Experience
At BarkShop, there are a couple of different options for a great fluff-free toy experience. One of the most famous of these categories is the Spiky Ball Core toy, of which the “Lady Liberty Ball” is the most popular. Each Spiky Ball comes covered in a fun, durable plush, as you can see below. And if your dog manages to remove the covering, don’t worry – the ball is bouncy, squeaky, and fun to chew on, thanks to the spikes.
Another great fluff-less option is the Super Chewer category of toys. They’re for the heavy chewing Great Danes out there, the ones who destroy Plush Toys with frequency and ease. They include durable rubber toys like “Wobblin’ Walter.”
You’ll want to keep Tug Toys around for your Great Dane since they have a habit of spinning and zooming around the house while thrashing their rope toys around. It’s hilarious to watch!
Another way to play with a Tug Toy is to grasp one end of the rope and entice your pup to take it from you. Try dragging the rope slowly in front of them or dangling it just out of their reach. Trust us, it’ll be impossible for your Great Dane to resist!
Bonus tip: Look for longer tug toys so that you and your pup can both easily grab the toy. The “Pupcorn Garland” is 20 inches long and has a squeaker in each piece of pupcorn.
Where Are The Treats??
Since Great Danes can be couch-potatoes when they want to, sometimes you do need to entice them to be active.
This is where a treat holding toy can come in handy. It’s easy to get into the habit of putting peanut butter into treat-holding toys, but let’s mix it up! Take a portion of your Great Dane’s meals each day and turn it into an activity for them. Grab a cup of your dog’s food, soak it in half a cup of water, and store it overnight in the fridge. Then stuff the moist food into the treat holding toy – say, the “Max the Marching Penguin.” If your Great Dane tends to get all their food out of the toy, within 1-2 minutes, pop the food-stuffed toy into the freezer overnight to create a more difficult challenge.
Bonus tip: When picking a treat holding toy, check to make sure the size of the opening is easy enough for a dish brush to fit into. This will make clean up so much easier! The aforementioned “Max the Marching Penguin” will easily accommodate most dish brushes and be strong enough to withstand your Great Dane’s chompers.
The need to chew is a basic instinct for dogs, including Great Danes. Chewing aides in maintaining dental health and can even help to relieve anxiety. If your Great Dane loves to chew, you might want to find the perfect chew for them!
Benebones are one excellent option since they come in a variety of different shapes and flavors. You can get the bacon dental chews, or a BARK pretzel, or even a treat-holding Pawplexer.
Bonus tip: If this is your Great Dane’s first time chewing on a Benebone, maybe start with the version pictured above. The wishbone shape has plenty of easy spots for your pup to grab onto with their abnormally large paws!
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German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP) are some of the best pups out there because they are always up for an adventure and extremely intelligent. So, how can we always make sure your German Shorthaired Pointer never gets bored? (Featured image via @PointerProblems!)
Let’s talk- Puzzles, chew toys, and balls!
Puzzles: A quick way to put a German Shorthaired Pointer’s skill for searching and discovering things, is to break out a puzzle. Since your GSP is most likely smarter than most human honor roll students, go ahead and start with an intermediate level puzzle like the Dog Brick Puzzle. Be sure to change up where the treats are hidden, to always keep your pup engaged.
Chew Toys: Tough chew toys like Benebones are essential to always have on hand. Tougher nylon-based toys help to ensure your GSP has an appropriate way to showcase their enthusiasm for chewing. Plus, they are a long lasting toy option made with all-natural flavoring + made in the USA with USA-sourced ingredients.
Balls: While balls might sometimes appear to be a boring or basic toy, they can be hours of fun for a German Shorthaired Pointer. Your pup has no idea where you’re going to throw the ball, which makes for an exciting hunting exercise. As a bonus tip, grab a ChuckIt! Ball Launcher to make sure your hands don’t get covered in drool and dirt. No one wants to grab a drool covered ball with their bare hands.
And if you want a regular delivery of toys for your GSP, check out BarkBox! With its creative monthly themes, top-quality products (all of them designed and made in-house), and incredible customer service, BarkBox is a great time for pups who love toys and treats. BarkBox also tailors each delivery to your GSP based on size, needs, and wants. Plus, all of the edibles are free from wheat, corn, and soy, and—most importantly—they taste delicious.
Cost: $29 for 1 month, $25 for 6 months, or $20 for 12 months.
If your GSP needs tough toys, the Super Chewer BarkBox could be an awesome option for you. The Super Chewer version of the BarkBox is very similar to the one above (fun monthly themes, original products, and so on) but with the added benefit of having toys that are virtually indestructible. It’s made for the pups who want a bit more of a challenge for their teeth – and for you humans who are sick of throwing away destroyed toys five minutes after getting them.
Cost: $39 for 1 month, $33 for 3 months, $30 for 6 months, $28 for 12 months.
If you have any questions about what toys would be best for your pup, always feel free to write in to Happy@barkbox.com for recommendations! Our dog-obsessed team is here to help.
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