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The Best Interactive Dog Toys of 2022

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Product image of Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Puzzle

Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Puzzle

Designed by Swedish pet toy designer Nina Ottosson for Outward Hound, this interactive treat puzzle is perfect for dogs that like to work for food. Read More

Pros

  • Quiet
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Might be too hard for some dogs
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Product image of ZippyPaws Farm Pals Burrow Interactive Dog Toy

ZippyPaws Farm Pals Burrow Interactive Dog Toy

What we like about these burrow toys is you can always put other toys inside with the bunnies, making it a more interesting challenge for your dog. Read More

Pros

  • Adorable
  • Replacement animals available

Cons

  • Easily destroyed
  • Squeakers
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Kong Wobbler Interactive Treat Dispenser

Known for durable dog toys, Kong’s Wobbler toy is another favorite in our house when the dogs need something quiet to do. Read More

Pros

  • Heavy duty
  • Quiet

Cons

  • None that we could find
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Product image of Dewonch Interactive Flirt Pole

Dewonch Interactive Flirt Pole

The pole is made of two sections of sturdy stainless steel for playful tugging, which makes it super easy to store when not in use. Read More

Pros

  • Holds up to large dogs
  • Easy to store

Cons

  • Might unscrew during use
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Product image of Pet Craft Supply Jiggle Giggle Dog Toy

Pet Craft Supply Jiggle Giggle Dog Toy

When shaken, this toy makes a silly giggling noise your dog will love, making playtime even more fun. Read More

Pros

  • Stretchy
  • Comes with two

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Not for big chewers

As a dog owner, there’s nothing better than watching my dogs have fun, so toys are something that we splurge on in our house. Both my dogs are stuffed-animal destroyers, and while we definitely still buy them, they tend to get more out of interactive dog toys—and they actually get more tired out in the process. Another great thing about interactive dog toys is that there’s the option for toys that don’t include sound, so if you’re working from home, they won’t distract you with constant squeaking during those Monday-morning meetings.

Here are some of the best interactive dog toys for pets of all sizes.

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The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Product image of Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Puzzle
Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Puzzle

Designed by Swedish pet toy designer Nina Ottosson for Outward Hound, this interactive treat puzzle is perfect for dogs that like to work for food, and it looks cool. We have a lot of Outward Hound products in our house and they tend to be favorites for both of our dogs. Fill each triangle with treats, lock it in place and watch as your dog learns to lift tabs to unlock each section for a treat. We love these toys because they’re designed with your dog’s health in mind and are BPA, PVC, and Phthalate free. Marked at an advanced level 3, we’d recommend this toy for dogs that are smart and active. Built-in pieces mean no worrying about your dog getting ahold of a potential choking hazard and this toy is super easy to clean.

Pros

  • Quiet

  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Might be too hard for some dogs

Product image of ZippyPaws Farm Pals Burrow Interactive Dog Toy
ZippyPaws Farm Pals Burrow Interactive Dog Toy

Burrow toys from ZippyPaws are sure to get your dog excited. And while they have a lot of style options, the bunnies in their little carrot home are a hit because it’s so darn cute. My dog loves to burrow her face into the carrot to get all the bunnies out and carry them around in her mouth triumphantly before stashing them in my bed. These little bunnies are high value, and while they’re easily destroyed once she decides that it’s time, they do make replacement animals that can be purchased through ZippyPaws. What we like about these burrow toys is that you can always put other toys inside with the bunnies, making it more interesting for your dog and even a little more difficult to get them out. The only downside to this toy is that each bunny does have a squeaker, so if you’re looking for quiet play this wouldn’t be a great choice.

Pros

  • Adorable

  • Replacement animals available

Cons

  • Easily destroyed

  • Squeakers

Product image of Kong Wobbler Interactive Treat Dispenser
Kong Wobbler Interactive Treat Dispenser

Known for durable dog toys, Kong’s Wobbler toy is another favorite in our house when the dogs need something quiet to do. My dogs go nuts anytime I bring out this weighted egg-shaped toy, because they know that they’re about to get lots of treats. Made of food-grade, high-strength polymer the Wobbler is great for dogs of all sizes and holds up well with dropping and chewing. I love that this toy is dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about harmful bacteria growing inside of your dog’s toy—just unscrew and pop the pieces in the dishwasher. While this is a toy, sometimes we also use it to feed our dog, as she tends to eat quickly when there are other dogs around. And, this way, she gets to play with her food by tipping the Wobbler around the room or yard to knock food out of the hole on the side. While all Kong toys are durable, this one is heavy duty and would be a great pick for larger dogs that tend to go through toys quickly.

Pros

  • Heavy duty

  • Quiet

Cons

  • None that we could find

Product image of Dewonch Interactive Flirt Pole
Dewonch Interactive Flirt Pole

The Dewonch interactive flirt pole is a great training tool as well as a fun toy for dogs of all sizes. The pole is made of two sections of sturdy stainless steel for playful tugging, which makes it super easy to store when not in use. Attached to the pole is a 39-inch cord for great range, and a 15-inch handmade fleece tether toy that's easily washed in your washing machine. Flirt poles are a great way to exercise your dog and work on training skills by using your dog’s natural prey instinct as a tool rather than trying to suppress it. This interactive dog toy is a big hit with people who have hyperactive dogs and puppies and seems to hold up well with larger dogs, and one person even mentioned that it was strong enough for their cane corso.

Pros

  • Holds up to large dogs

  • Easy to store

Cons

  • Might unscrew during use

Product image of Pet Craft Supply Jiggle Giggle Dog Toy
Pet Craft Supply Jiggle Giggle Dog Toy

A foot-and-a-half-long soft plush toy with stretchy arms and legs, the Jiggle Giggle dog toy from Pet Craft Supply comes with not one but two toys for your dog to play with. When shaken, this toy makes a silly giggling noise your dog will love, making playtime even more fun. Recommended for more gentle chewers, this toy’s definitely not for dogs who love to destroy plush, though some say their dogs love to snuggle with it and have had it for years. Three styles are available to choose from, all of them adorable.

Pros

  • Stretchy

  • Comes with two

Cons

  • Noisy

  • Not for big chewers

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