23 Best Indestructible Dog Toys for the Toughest Chewers
Looking for a toy that your dog won't rip to pieces in less than a minute? You're in the right place!
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All dogs like to chew—it’s an instinct. “Chewing is generally considered to be normal behavior for dogs of all ages,” says Jamie Richardson, DVM, Medical Chief of Staff at Small Door Veterinary. “Puppies tend to chew as a way to relieve pain that is caused by incoming teeth, whereas older dogs often chew as nature’s way of keeping their jaws strong and their teeth clean.” Chewing can also come from boredom and anxiety. But even when we understand where this impulse comes from, it’s still incredibly frustrating when our pups tear apart their brand-new toys in mere minutes. That’s why you’ll be so glad that you stumbled upon this list of indestructible dog toys.
In general, when choosing dog toys, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. “Very hard objects can wear away the tooth enamel over time, exposing sensitive nerve endings and causing discomfort for your animal, as well as a pathway for tooth infection,” says Dr. Richardson. You won’t have to worry about that with the options on this list, but with any toy, there’s always a danger of small pieces breaking off that your pet may swallow. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your pets when they’re playing, as well as heed any warnings on a product’s package.
How we found the toughest toys
Whether you’re looking for a squeaky toy, a puzzle toy, or even a plush toy, these options will last—and keep your dog oh-so-happy. They’ll satisfy your pup’s instincts, provide dental-hygiene benefits, and stop him from chowing down on the furniture. How do we know they’re good? We consulted a veterinarian and scoured thousands of Internet reviews to bring you the most durable toys on the market that will become your pet’s new obsession. Once you’ve found the right playthings, take a look at the best dog beds—many of which will also stand up to aggressive chewers.
Outward Hound Invincibles Dog Toy
Not only is Dr. Richardson a fan of this plush yet stuffing-free toy, but it also has nearly 14,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The long snake shape means that the dog can grab it at any point, and the multiple squeakers mean that it’ll make any pup go wild. That said, its Dura-Tuff lining and double-stitched seams ensure that no matter how long you use this for tug-of-war, it won’t rip. Here’s another solution for dogs that chew on everything.
- Highly rated
- No stuffing
Arm & Hammer Treadz Gorilla
Made with extremely durable, all-natural rubber and infused with Arm & Hammer baking soda, this adorable gorilla is like two products in one. It promises to freshen your dog’s breath and reduce tartar and plaque buildup as your pup gnaws to his heart’s content. One Amazon reviewer notes that her dog is “a monster chewer, and this toy has lasted way past my expectations.” It’s easy to keep this little guy clean, too. Just toss him right in the dishwasher from time to time, then hand him back to your pup.
- Helps with bad breath and dental hygiene
- Great for dogs over 25 pounds
Benebone Zaggler Rolling Dog Chew Toy
Created with 100 percent real food, this is probably one of the best-tasting dog toys because it tastes and smells just like bacon. Plus, its unique shape and rounded edges mean it rolls around easily, keeping highly active dogs on the move (and increasing the likelihood they’ll tucker themselves out). It’s more than just a toy; think of it as the world’s longest-lasting game of fetch, except your dog won’t always need you around to play as long as it’s on hand. And according to the Amazon reviews, even parents of super chewers are impressed with this product’s durability.
- Made in the USA
- For dogs under 60 pounds
- Real bacon flavor
West Paw Zogoflex Tux Treat-Dispensing Chew Toy
Extremely active dogs need an interactive toy. “Just as dogs need physical exercise from walks, they also need mental stimulation to stay fit, healthy, and happy,” explains Dr. Richardson. “Whether it’s chasing a ball, catching a Frisbee, or attempting to get kibble out of a puzzle toy, mental concentration results in a tired, happy dog.” That’s where this colorful West Paw toy comes in. It holds treats that are released only when your dog bites on it the right way…which means that your dog will be occupied with it for a long, long time. Believe it or not, some of the best pet cameras also dispense treats.
- Holds food
- Mentally stimulating
- Bright color, so it won’t get lost outside
Goughnuts Virtually Indestructible Ring
Why can’t your dog get in on your doughnut obsession? An excellent chew option for large dogs, like Golden Retrievers, Pit Bulls, and Labs, the ring is an easy shape for your animal to grip. It’s also designed to force a dog’s mouth to stay open while chewing, which is the healthiest position since it reduces leverage on the jaw. Verified Amazon reviewer Meagan B. calls this “the everlasting gobstopper of dog toys,” noting that her three aggressive chewers have been thwarted by this durable toy. “Believe it. Buy it. Love it,” she adds. Here are more products pet owners say they can’t live without.
- Same rubber used by astronauts
- Veterinarian recommended
- Lifetime warranty
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate Ball
The company’s proprietary Orbee-Tuff material makes this one of the most durable and buoyant dog balls on the market. Unlike most other dog toys, this one bounces, floats, and dispenses treats. It’s also infused with all-natural mint oil, so every time your dog plays with it, his breath freshens up a bit. If stinky breath is a constant problem, though, don’t ignore it—this could be a sign of a more serious issue.
- Helps with doggy breath
- Dispenses treats
- Available in different sizes and colors
Ruff Dawg Indestructible Dawg Nut
It looks like a cute little orange doughnut, but don’t let that fool you. The Ruff Dawg Nut can withstand even the most hard-core chewers. Made of solid rubber, this indestructible dog toy has a springy texture that pets love to gnaw on for hours. And don’t worry: It’s designed to be gentle on teeth. Another toy that bounces and floats, it’s perfect for playing fetch in your backyard or at a dog-friendly beach.
- FDA-approved solid rubber
- Bounces on land and floats in water
PetSafe Forever Bone
As Dr. Richardson notes, you shouldn’t give rawhide bones to your dog for safety reasons. Instead, opt for this clever bone-shaped toy made of thick rubber. Part indestructible dog chew toy and part treat holder, this will keep your pup engaged for the foreseeable future, so plan accordingly. Its two little SnapFit cups with all-natural rawhide treat rings tucked inside function as a positive reinforcement reward. Luckily, it stands up to even the most aggressive chewers.
- 30-day guarantee
- Refills are sold separately
- Great rawhide replacement
Nylabone DuraChew Textured Ring
Nylabone’s DuraChew line is one of the best-reviewed dog toys around. Armed with tough nylon, this ring is lined with a variety of fun shapes and flavors and is considered safe for dogs of all sizes and ages, from puppies to senior citizens. It’s designed for extreme chewers, so it can handle a whole lot of pressure. One reviewer with an obsessive chewer says she’s had it for more than a year and her dog still loves to play with it every day.
- Raised edges reduce tartar buildup and control plaque
With a shape that makes it easy to identify, the Kong has legions of fans, including Dr. Richardson. That’s because it has reputation for being one of the toughest dog toys on the market—and it delivers. Hollow in the center, it makes it easy for dog parents to fill it with all sorts of hard-to-get treats. Its funky shape also causes an erratic, unpredictable bounce, which delights pups who love to play. While there are different varieties and sizes, the Kong Extreme is designed for—you guessed it—the most extreme chewers. If you want to give your fur baby something extra special in his Kong, try one of these homemade dog treats.
- Unique shape
- Able to hold treats
- Offers options based on your dog’s chew level
Monster K9 Indestructible Dog Ball
File this under “dog chew toy that’s worth the splurge.” The $20 price tag might seem high for a basic ball, but this strong toy is far from basic. One reviewer shares that even after her dog used it as a pacifier for two weeks, “there’s not a tooth mark to be seen.” For dogs who are obsessed with rubber balls, this one’s made with industrial-strength materials that won’t rip or tear, so they can chew, toss, swat, and bump it with their nose as fiercely as they’d like and it won’t break. Ideal for medium or large breeds, the Monster K9 comes with a lifetime guarantee, so you can rest easy knowing that this one’s going to last.
- 100 percent natural rubber
- Size of a baseball
PetStages Dogwood Stick
If you’ve got a canine who falls in love with every stick he sees, you know how messy that “fun” can be. Sticks break off and split easily, and you’re left with pieces of bark all over the place. This Dogwood Stick is the solution to all of your stick-chewing woes. It’s made by mixing real wood with a durable synthetic material, so it’s built to last. Plus, it looks, tastes, and even smells like the real thing, so your pup will be in doggy heaven. By the way, here’s how to stop a puppy from biting, according to dog trainers.
- Looks, feels, and tastes like a real stick
- Available in four sizes
- Great for teething puppies
West Paw Hurley Dog Toy
It may look like a typical dog bone, but the Hurley is regularly tested for toughness with extreme chewers, and it always comes through with flying colors. Made from recycled toys, it floats when used in water, which is perfect if you’ve got a pup who loves the pool or the lake. It comes in several different sizes and colors, too, so if you have more than one four-legged friend at home, you can assign each of them a different Hurley and keep everyone occupied for hours.
- Doesn’t absorb drool
- 100 percent recyclable, BPA- and phthalate-free, non-toxic, and FDA-compliant
- All materials sourced in the USA and made in Montana
Pacific Pups Rescue Assorted Rope Toys
Whether Fido is chewing it, shaking it, or the two of you are playing tug-of-war with it for what seems like the thousandth time, this collection of rope toys can handle it. For those who are looking for an excellent option that has variety, these are sold in two sets: The four-pack is made for extra-large dog breeds and features three rope toys and a rubber ball, while the 11-pack is made for medium and large dogs and comes with a giraffe toy that also helps floss your dog’s teeth. The manufacturer is so confident this toy will last you for years that it offers a lifetime guarantee.
- Multiple toys in each set
- They pass the ASTM F-963 Children’s Toy Safety standards
- Each purchase supports a non-profit animal rescue
Nylabone Teething Puppy Chew
“A dog who lacks stimulation often ends up letting out their pent-up energy in an undesirable manner, such as chewing their owner’s socks or destroying a piece of furniture,” says Dr. Richardson. “This is why it’s so important for your dog to get plenty of stimulation, and toys are a great way to ensure they do.” This fun dinosaur-shaped toy is a must-add to your cart. It will soothe and massages new fur babies’ nubs; plus, it’s chicken-flavored, so will satisfy their taste buds, too. While it definitely qualifies as one of the best chew toys for puppies, it’s best to remove it from your dog’s toy bin once he reaches 25 pounds.
- Great for teething puppies
- Cute dino shape
CPFK Suction Cup Tug-of-War Interactive Puzzle
A unique option specially made for the most aggressive chewers, one side of this product is a suction cup, and the other is a chew toy. Once you’ve secured the cup, the super-strong rope allows your dog to pull, tug, and bite on it as long as his heart desires. The ball has multiple surfaces, which isn’t just to add a fun design but to help clean your dog’s mouth and remove dirt. It also squeals with a bite, and your dog is sure to love the sound. In case you were wondering, this is why dogs love squeaky toys so much.
- Variety of ways to play, so dogs won’t get bored
- Will help keep your dog’s mouth clean
- Dispenses treats
MewaJump Cactus Chew Toy
An excellent option for small to medium dogs, the cactus shape offers different stems to bite. And the textured surface doesn’t just imitate prickly thorns—it helps to remove buildup on your canine’s teeth and gums. While it’s made of flexible, natural, and safe rubber that can withstand strong chomps, you’ll still want to supervise particularly aggressive chewers, warns Dr. Richardson. This will “reduce the risk of them swallowing parts of toys that may become blocked in their intestines.”
- 100 percent natural rubber
- For small and medium dogs
- Taste like milk
BarkBox Scented Smash Potato
While stuffed animal-style items often don’t last long, soft toys are a healthy option. “Ideally, if your dog likes to chew toys, they should be flexible enough to indent with your fingernail,” says Dr. Robinson. “Very hard chewing surfaces pose a risk of causing micro-damage over time that often leads to large fractures of the molar teeth in a dog.” So plush toys can be a good thing, and this one is undeniably delectable. This mashed potato ball smells like bacon and makes a sound he’ll love. Even better, if he eventually destroys the tough plush layer, he’ll find a spiked rubber ball in the middle—then it’ll be like a whole new toy for him!
- Smells like bacon
- Strong plush toy option
Tuffy’s Mega Ring
Recommended by Dr. Richardson, this fabulous flyer can also be used as a tug toy. Layers of material create a luggage-grade fiber with a soft fleece outside that won’t hurt your dog’s mouth. It’s also a great option for dog training. Yes, it has a price tag of $24, but this strong and mighty ring is worth the splurge. On the other hand, these are the products vets never buy—and neither should you.
- Can be used with multiple dogs
- Great exercise for pet and owner
- Machine washable
Boots & Barkley Goat Toy
There’s nothing like the comfort of hugging a stuffed animal, no matter your age—or, apparently, your species. One reviewer, who has a 20-pound Australian Shepard, says this is the “longest-lasting soft toy” and it’s satisfied her pup for more than a year, which might be a record. The durable exterior allows dogs to bite down on this playmate, while the softness makes it a toy they will enjoy cuddling. Multiple reviewers share that their dogs adore this goat so much, they’ve bought a few just in case it ever gets lost.
- For carrying around and cuddling
M.C.works Pineapple Dog Chew
Your pup will love grinding his teeth on this fun pineapple—and trying to get at the food you can store inside the hollow center. Even the strongest jaws can’t break through this durable, natural, non-toxic rubber. Check out the video on Amazon that shows four men, weighing more than 600 pounds together, hanging on this without it breaking. One five-star reviewer also shares that it also doesn’t flake or peel small parts like other toys, preventing both choking and messy floors. For other sorts of messes, you’ll want one of the best vacuums for pet hair.
- Fun fruit shape
- Comes in five sizes
Willie Bones Rubber Bone Toy
If you can’t stand squeaks, this is an excellent quiet dog toy option. This modern bone shape has uneven edges, which not only makes this toy look cool but also gives it dimensions for more chew time, helping with anxiety and keeping slobber away from your personal possessions. The uneven surface also will help with dental hygiene, since it keeps saliva circulating and removes plaque.
- 100 percent natural rubber
- Bounces and floats
Rmolitty Squeaky Dog Toy
This alligator toy is certainly unique in style and shape, but hey, whatever works! It suits medium and large dog’s chewing habits, with the brightly colored animal head serving as a toothbrush in addition to a chew toy. The durable rubber eliminates the need to buy constant replacement toys, while the fact that it’s non-toxic will put your mind at ease. If your dog has a feline sibling, make sure you also pick up the best cat toys to keep them occupied for hours.
- Lifetime free-replacement guarantee
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- Jamie Richardson, DVM, Medical Chief of Staff at Small Door Veterinary