Many dogs are tough on toys. So many students tell us their dog does not have many toys because they destroy them within the first few minutes. We get it! This is a very common complaint when it comes to dogs versus toys.  

Dogs are designed to destroy toys. Sure, there are those dogs who take great care of their toys as if they were their babies. But so many love hearing that rip and seeing all that fluff to speedily pull out from the fresh rip. The joy they must feel when they hear that first seam give way. The act of ripping a toy up is your dog doing what comes naturally. They would do this to caught prey if given the opportunity. Since they do not need to hunt for food they enjoy practicing this instinct on toys.

What drives me the craziest is all the fluff that winds up on the floor. It’s not good for the vacuum to roll over. So I’m required to get on my hands and knees to pick up each piece one by one. I either buy toys without stuffing like Skinzees or we let them have stuffed toys to rip up for a week once a month. They just love it so I have to indulge them!

If you would prefer investing in tougher toys, we put a list together of ones we recommend.


Chew Ball 

Everlast Treat

Zogoflex Jive

Zogoflex Tux

Togoflex Hurley


Planet Dog Orbee – Tuff Snoop

West Paw Design Zogoflex Qwizl

West Paw Design Zogoflex Tux Tough Stuffable Dog Chew Toy

 West Paw Design Zogoflex Toppl Interactive Treat Dispensing 

West Paw Design Zogoflex Bumi Guaranteed Tough Tug-o-War 

Always, always supervise your dog with toys if they like to destroy toys. Safety first!

If you are into subscription boxes, you may also be interested in the BarkBox SUPERCHEWER box. I do not recommend it for dogs under 20-lbs based on personal experience. But a larger dog might enjoy all the goodies they send. There are also a few other subscription boxes for tough chewers we may explore in 2020. You can use our code to get your subscription started: CLICK HERE

What is your dog’s favorite tough toy?


This blog may contain affiliate links. All opinions are our own. Per FTC guidelines, this website may be compensated by companies mentioned through affiliate programs. Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice. Please do the appropriate research before participating in any third party offers.