Dogs are incredible animals, and they deserve all the love we can give them. If you have a pet in your home, you should always ensure that it is entertained and has many toys to play with. This way, you will manage to keep your dog active at all times, thus preventing it from getting bored. Luckily, there are many different dog & puppy toys in the market today for your wirehaired pointing griffon. You can choose any of the best dog toys, and it will love them. The best toy is one that will keep it busy; especially if it is home all day and alone.

It’s easy to see why dogs like toys: They can chew (especially for the aggressive chewers), chase, and fetch them. Some even have squeakers. But why do people buy them? Why do they go through the trouble of picking out the perfect tug rope or Kong, only to watch our dogs ignore it in favor of a sock? For many owners, it’s because they want their dogs to have fun. But for others, it’s about keeping Fido busy when not around.

The problem is that many toys are made for stationary play. Your dog may be entertained while you watch her, but as soon as you walk away, it loses interest. To help keep your dog busy — even when unsupervised — consider these types of toys:

Puzzle toys

dog Puzzle toysPuzzle toys are among the popular toys for dogs these days. They appeal to a dog’s need for mental stimulation and work the brain. The best puzzle toys are those that challenge your dog but also work his mind and body. Some dogs do well with simple puzzles, while others need more complicated ones like the wirehaired pointing griffon which, is an intelligent dog. Simple push toys or flip-top games will keep a dog on toes and mentally engaged, while more complex puzzles will keep him on his toes as he learns to maneuver the toy.

Some of the most popular puzzles include Nina Ottoson’s line of interactive toys ranging from easy to challenging levels that require you to teach your dog how to use them. There are also Kong’s wobblers, which are sturdy weighted bottoms that allow you to hide treats within and let your dog “wobble” it around until the food falls out.

There are several other brands of puzzle toys, such as PetSafe and StarMark, to name a few. Another benefit is that they have to do something to get their reward, which can help them learn a new trick or improve upon an old one.

Treat dispensing balls

Treat dispensing balls are a great way to activate your dog. There are many different treat-dispensing toys on the market, each unique feature. Easily bored dogs need constant stimulation and, treating dispensing balls may become one of your most crucial dog training tools. The idea behind these toys is simple: Your dog has to figure out how to get the treats out of the toy. Some of the toys are easier than others, but they all require some amount of mental stimulation to get the treats out.

Most treat-dispensing balls are hollow and have a hole big enough for treats to fall out when pushed or batted around, while others have multiple chambers for dispensing treats at different times. These are great toys for teaching dogs impulse control while they learn to wait for their food or treats.

The best treat-dispensing toys are made of durable, non-toxic materials and provide an appropriate challenge level for your puppy. For example, the most challenging treat-dispensing toy in the world isn’t going to do you much good if you have a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon that can destroy it in seconds.

Plush Dog Toys

Plush dog are toys for puppies, gentle chewers, and dogs who like to snuggle with their toys. Plush dog toys are stuffed and soft, making them perfect for dogs that enjoy cuddling like the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. These toys are great for canines seeking comfort to ease some pup anxiety.

Many plush dog toys include squeakers inside them, so your puppy will have double the fun! You can also find a variety of interactive plush dog toys that allow your puppy to be engaged both mentally and physically. These types of toys are great if you want to keep your pup active and alert throughout the day! They do not last long, but they are fun while they last.

Tug toys

dog Tug toysTug toys are a great way to play with your dog. This is a tough dog toy that is great for dogs that like to play rough. Playing tug with it is also an excellent way to build trust and strengthen your bond. A wirehaired pointing griffon is a very affectionate dog and this can be a great way of bonding with your dog You can even teach basic commands during a game of tug. Most dogs love a good game of tug. Some breeds of dogs are specifically bred for the sport! Dogs who love tug-of-war are great at learning how to fetch and retrieve. You can start with a simple tug toy and let them pull at it until they get tired. Then you can teach them to sit and wait for you to give them more treats or toys.

Snuffle mats

A snuffle mat looks like a cross between a floor mop and a doormat. It comes with the texture of a rug or carpet but is made of rope or strings woven together. This makes it fun for dogs to wag their faces in to find treats. These have a bunch of strands stuck into a mat, so the dog has to sniff around and pull out food that’s hidden in little pockets. These mats are great for dogs that need mental stimulation to stay active. They also help keep dogs from eating too fast, which can lead to bloat and other digestive issues.

Kong dog toys

Kong dog toys are known for their ability to stand up against pretty much anything your pooch can throw at it. Kong tough dog toys include balls of all shapes and sizes. Kongs are a great way to keep dogs active, but they can be messy. The better the dog is at getting food out of its toys, the more likely it is that you’ll have a big mess on your hands. If your dog manages to get every last bit of kibble out, you might end up with a stinky Kong and a carpet full of crumbs.

To make cleanup easier, put the Kong in a bowl or cup so it can’t roll around. Freezing them makes the cleanup more manageable, and dogs love frozen treats! If this sounds like too much work for you, you can buy cleaner versions of the Kong called Buster Cubes. They’re plastic, not rubber, and designed to be more challenging for dogs to get stuff out of. Interactive dog toys help stimulate your pup’s mind, which is the key to a fulfilling life.

If your puppy loves to chew on your prized possessions, dog chew toys can come to the rescue. Chew toys can keep your pup busy for hours and away from your closet. Playtime with your pup is a priceless experience pet parents cherish. Make the most of pup play with dog toys from Chewy. Other interactive options include treat-dispensing bottles and DIY versions like a muffin tin filled with tennis balls and topped with treats.

Chew toys

dog Chew toysChew toys are a great way to keep a dog busy. They are great for dogs that constantly chew on your furniture or shoes. They are durable and will last the entire life of your dog, probably ten years or so. Dogs love to bite and chew, especially when they’re puppies. It’s how they explore the world, and it’s essential for their teeth.

They are perfect for dogs because they are fun toys and help them clean their teeth. The great thing about chew toys is that if you have a strong chewer, there are lots of options for high-quality, durable chew toys out there. A few of my favorites are the Kong Extreme Goodie Bone, the Nylabone Dura Chew Textured Dog Bone, and the Himalayan Dog Chews. However, make sure to supervise your dog with these toys, especially if they tend to try to swallow pieces of their toys.

If you walk into any pet store or even just down the pet aisle at your grocery store, you will see tons of different types of chew toys. If you’re not sure which ones to try with your dog, ask a staff member at the store. Many stores will also allow you to return products that your dog doesn’t like or that isn’t working out for them as well.

Frozen treats

Give your pup a frozen treat that will keep him active for hours. If your dog is picky, fill an empty yogurt container with peanut butter and fill the rest with water or chicken broth. Freeze it overnight, and then give it to your dog while you’re out of the house or when he starts to get bored. It also helps to keep him calm during hot summer days.

The bottom line is that keeping a dog busy can be one challenge. But it doesn’t have to be expensive either. If you find your active dog is driving you nuts, think about what’s bothering him and try to implement some solutions. The most crucial factor in choosing toys for dogs is getting their interest. Show it the best way to enjoy them, and find great new types that are still challenging. Your dog deserves a full life!

Top toys to keep your dog busy

  1. Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Treat Puzzle

  2. Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Treat Puzzle

     Did you know that 15 minutes of mental exercise equals 30 minutes of physical exercise for dogs? Dogs love to explore and problem solve in their own way. Some use their paws and some use their nose. Each game is designed with your dog’s natural behaviors, senses, and safety in mind.

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  3. Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Treat Puzzle

  4. Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Treat Puzzle

    The Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound MultiPuzzle level 4 interactive dog puzzle toy will keep your dog entertained for hours as they use their natural hunting skills to seek out the hidden treats!

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    10/18/2022 07:22 pm GMT
  5. KONG - Wobbler - Interactive Treat Dispensing Dog Toy

  6. KONG - Wobbler - Interactive Treat Dispensing Dog Toy

    The KONG-shaped Wobbler is an action-packed treat and food dispensing toy. It sits upright until pushed by a dog’s paw or nose and then periodically dispenses tasty rewards as it wobbles, spins and rolls.

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    10/18/2022 07:28 pm GMT
  7. PetSafe Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble - Refillable Kibble and Treat Toy

  8. PetSafe Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble - Refillable Kibble and Treat Toy

     Turn meal or treat time into playtime with PetSafe Busy Buddy Dog Toys! Fun new ways to help bust boredom for even the toughest chewers or break separation anxiety for the anxious pups. Let your dog get his energy out with one of our toys, so you and your dog can live happy together.

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    10/18/2022 07:54 pm GMT
  9. StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy

  10. StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy

    This new smaller size has all the adjustability of the original Bob-A-Lot. Large chamber fits over a cup of food for mealtime feedings. New adjustment gate on the bottom accommodates a larger kibble size and is easier to adjust.

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  11. PETGEEK Interactive Dog Toy, Automatic Moving Toy, USB Rechargeable

  12. PETGEEK Interactive Dog Toy, Automatic Moving Toy, USB Rechargeable
    $46.99 ($46.99 / Count)

    It's an interactive dog toy aims to help people and dogs spend hours of fun together. Please guide your dog to chase and follow it. The pet toys for dogs would keep your dog more healthier, providing companionship and satisfying their hunting instincts.

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  13. Best Pet Supplies 2-in-1 Fun Skin Stuffless Dog Squeaky Toy and Plush toys

  14. Best Pet Supplies 2-in-1 Fun Skin Stuffless Dog Squeaky Toy and Plush toys

    THE 2-IN-1 DOG TOY THAT LASTS THROUGH ALL THE FUN Keep them Intrigued It squeaks. It’s cute. It’s that one dog toy your pup won’t want to let go! Our soft, non-stuffed dog toys are designed to tease out the playful side of your pup.

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    10/18/2022 05:06 pm GMT
  15. K9 Dog Bite Tug Toy with 2 Strong Handles

  16. K9 Dog Bite Tug Toy with 2 Strong Handles

     The tug dog toy is designed to hold up to 200 pounds. Secure double stitching on the edges won't allow the stuffing to fall out even after a long period of service.

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  17. Lickimat Classic Dog Slow Feeders for Boredom & Anxiety Reduction

  18. Lickimat Classic Dog Slow Feeders for Boredom & Anxiety Reduction

     REDUCES ANXIETY, BOREDOM AND DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR – LickiMat helps calm and soothe your pet by helping release endorphins through the promotion of licking. Safe Alternative for your dog to lick. Great for stressful times such vet visits, bath time, nail clipping, injury recovery as well as thunderstorms and fireworks.

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  19. Paw 5 Wooly Snuffle Mat - Feeding Mat for Dogs (12" x 18")

  20. Paw 5 Wooly Snuffle Mat - Feeding Mat for Dogs (12" x 18")

    Engage your dog's sense of smell - The Paw 5 Snuffle Mat puts your dog’s nose and brain to work by mimicking the hunt for food in nature. Simply Challenging - Encourages natural foraging skills. Easy to-fill feeding mat - Fun-to-use design and durable construction. Machine washable - Sustainably handmade from a combination of virgin and up-cycled materials.

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  21. KONG - Jump'N Jack - Durable Rubber Dog Toy for Chewing and Teeth Cleaning

  22. KONG - Jump'N Jack - Durable Rubber Dog Toy for Chewing and Teeth Cleaning

    The KONG Jump'N Jack has a fun bounce and unique design that's great for chew sessions. The Denta-Ridges reduce plaque while providing a gentle cleaning and conditioning of teeth and gums. Fill the Denta-Ridges with Easy Treat or Peanut Butter to extend playtime and satisfy chewing instincts. Covered by KONG Satisfaction Guarantee. See KONG Satisfaction Guarantee document below for full details.

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  23. Kruuse Buster Food Cube Feeder

  24. Kruuse Buster Food Cube Feeder

    KRUUSE´s iconic BUSTER Cube is an ingenious toy recommended by many animal behaviorists. Fill up the BUSTER Cube with food or treats to stimulate your dog both mentally and physically by encouraging natural hunting instincts. The tasty rewards keep your dog entertained for hours.

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  25. Nylabone Dura Chew Power Chew Textured Bone

  26. Nylabone Dura Chew Power Chew Textured Bone

    Powerful dogs need powerful chew toys! Made with tough, durable nylon and a textured surface for extra chewing fun, the Nylabone Dura Chew Power Chew Textured Bone is the long-lasting chew toy you need for aggressive chewers. The bristles raised during chewing promote clean teeth and fresh breath and help control plaque and tartar buildup. Your dog is sure to love the scrumptious flavor medley of this chew toy, too! Color may vary.

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  27. EcoKind Pet Treats Gold Yak Dog Chews | Grade A Quality

  28. EcoKind Pet Treats Gold Yak Dog Chews | Grade A Quality
    $24.95 ($1.56 / oz)

     EcoKind Pet Treats is a family-owned and operated company here to bring you the delicious, all-natural pet treats! All our treats are hand-picked and 100% All natural. We only offer the best ingredient treats that are always free from any additives, preservatives or chemicals. Every EcoKind Treat is 100% natural so not only will your pooch love them but you can rest assured you're giving them the best.

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  29. Chew King Premium Treat Dog Toy, Extremely Durable Natural Rubber Toy, Filler Toy, Pack of 2

  30. Chew King Premium Treat Dog Toy, Extremely Durable Natural Rubber Toy, Filler Toy, Pack of 2

     Dogs are our most loyal friends, so it’s only fitting to treat them like royalty every now and then. Which is why the Chew King dog toy is made using only pet-safe, thoroughly tested, natural rubber. It comes in three sizes, keeping dogs from beagle-size up to mastiffs treated and happy. Plus it’s durable, fun and, with the right size and chew level, can outlast even your super chomper’s most vigorous play.

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