Best Toys For Golden Retrievers

Best Toys For Golden Retrievers

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With such an endless range of options to choose from, how do you even get started finding the best toys for golden retrievers? Every brand tries to tell you theirs is the best, but what’s the truth? As always, the truth is that quality standards vary…massively! I’m a life-long dog-devotee myself and it never fails to annoy me when the stuff you buy just doesn’t make the grade.

As golden retrievers tend to be relatively large and powerful, you need to side only with the kinds of toys that have been built to last and fully approved. Which is what I’ve featured for you here – a handful of the best toys for golden retrievers (and medium-large dogs in general) money can buy right now:

Best Floating Golden Retriever Toy

EETOYS Dog Pet Toys Pet Training Frisbee

First up, if you’re looking for the kind of rubber ring that’s got what it takes to cope with your dog’s daily play, this could well be it. The folks that designed and manufactured it were focused on creating the kind of dog chew that help ensure you dog doesn’t chew your furniture. Great for throwing, perfect for tugging and safe enough to leave your pet with. And if your dog has a taste for all-things aquatic…like mine…it also floats on the surface of water as an added bonus!

Pros

This is a great multi-purpose golden retriever toy that’s enjoyable and durable in equal measures. There are multiple sizes available to suit all dog breeds and ages, along with a handful of color choices. Simple yet effective – a reliable toy that’s great for keeping your dog entertained.

Cons

The only slight downside with the Bubble Ring is that it doesn’t clean your dog’s teeth quite as well as some comparable products do. It features an innovative diamond design on the surface to help a little and you can feel it’s made from the good stuff, but doesn’t get the job done quite as well as others.

Best Golden Retriever Rope Toy

BECKY,1/2/3 pcs 11.81.9”Chew Rope with Rubber Bone

These tried and tested chew ropes have been designed for one simple purpose – “to make your dog’s life even better!” That’s what I read in the blurb when I found them, anyway! Both the rope and the bone have been scientifically proven to help keep your dog’s teeth clean, removing plaque and reducing the risk of oral infections. Great for tugging, throwing and using as an everyday comforter or distraction for your pet. Best of all, there are savings on the cards for anyone looking to pick up two or more. If you’ve got a rough dog, trust me…one is never enough!

Pros

Extremely durable materials for an impressive price, made with environmentally friendly cotton and rubber. Each of the toys is manufactured in a random color for guaranteed variety, plus if you buy three at the same time you only pay for two. I’m a sucker for a saving…there, I said it!

Cons

As usual, it can be difficult to keep the rope part of the toy clean and fresh, but this isn’t something that’s going to bother your dog. The size may also be a little too small for the biggest breeds out there.

Best Golden Retriever Toy for Oral Health

Nibble Pet Products Healthy Teeth Interactive Dog Toy Chew, Red

Next up comes a toy that takes doggy teeth-cleaning to an entirely higher level. The exterior of the Nibble Pet Products Healthy Teeth Interactive Dog Toy may look a little on the menacing side, but in reality has been designed to massage the teeth and gums for improved everyday hygiene. Along with working as a natural toothbrush, it has the kind of texture dogs just cannot resist. Speaking of which, there’s also the option of stuffing treats beneath the speak, if you really want to see you dog go wild!

Pros

One of the biggest plus points this toy offers is that while many like it claim to be near-indestructible, this lives up to the hype. You’d have to hand it to a seriously large, powerful and crazy dog for any real damage to be cased with everyday play. The innovative approach to teeth cleaning is also great, as is the price.

Cons

On the downside, it isn’t particularly challenging for smarter dogs to access the treats you might choose to stuff in there. Plus there’s a chance that over time, those ‘teeth’ on the outside can come loose and be swallowed. The material is however 100% non-toxic., which is good to know.

Best Puzzle Golden Retriever Toy

Food Dispenser Interactive IQ Squeaker Toy

By contrast, this next entry tends to be a little more challenging. It’s predominantly a squeaky ball with a bunch of bones on the outside to help clean your dog’s teeth, but it’s also a puzzle. As the ball rolls around, it slowly releases treats through a small hole on the size. With the perfect-sized treats, it’s the kind of thing that can keep even the most demanding dogs entertained for hours on end! These can also be ideal toys for discouraging dogs from chewing things they shouldn’t…like my furniture!

Pros

The hole is comparatively small and does a great job challenging dogs to release what’s inside. The textured exterior actively contributes to healthier teeth and gums, while the overall build quality of the ball is impressive.

Cons

Though suitable for most golden retrievers, though of a larger or more aggressive side may destroy this Feed Ball Food Dispenser in a relatively short space of time. It can also be rather tricky to keep the interior clean and fresh. And my dog isn’t into pink toys…he’s far too macho, apparently.

Best Rough and RuggedGolden Retriever Toy

Big 14″ Tough Dog Toys For Small & Large Dogs

Last up, if you’re looking for the kind of golden retriever dog toy that’s as close to indestructible as it gets, this is it! But instead of being designed simply for strength, this innovative tug toy also cleans your dog’s teeth, helps with training and improves bonding. It measures in at a generous 14-inches and is made with the most rugged ThermoPlastic Rubber money can buy. Even if your dog is as big and strong as golden retrievers get, it’s unlikely to make a meal of this one!

Pros

Outstanding strength and durability, while at the same time caring for your dog’s teeth and gums. The comfortable handles are great for interactive play, the whole thing is easy to keep clean and the colors have been specially chosen to appeal to your dog’s vision.

Cons

Of course, some might argue that there’s no such thing as ‘indestructible’ when it comes to dog toys – certain breeds will always be able to make mincemeat of even the toughest toys!

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