German shepherd owners are always on the lookout for durable, fun toys that will last longer than 5 minutes. The best toys entertain, exercise, and are safe for these smart dogs that can also be aggressive chewers.
The toys on this list were chosen for their ability to help you play with and exercise your dog, and some also double as treat puzzles. The toys on this list can be enjoyed by puppies and dogs of all ages and fitness levels. Here are 13 of our favorite, go-to dog toys for German shepherds.
1. The Kong Extreme
The Kong Extreme is a very popular toy with German shepherd owners for a good reason. They are made of the most durable rubber Kong offers and can withstand aggressive chewers. They can be stuffed with treats to entertain.
2. The Kong Wobbler
The Kong Wobbler is another entertaining and reliable Kong toy. Made to keep dogs busy, it works as a treat puzzle that you can stuff to keep your dog occupied. However, when you’re not filling it with treats, it is a great play toy, and durable chew.
3. Kong Extreme Ball
The Kong Extreme Ball is one of the strongest balls on the market. Made of durable rubber, it will challenge even the most powerful of chewers. The ball is perfect for games of fetch and super bouncy so your active dog will get plenty of exercise when they chase it.
4. Dog Tug Toy
This Dog Tug Toy is made of linen and perfect for games of tug or to use during training. Teach your puppy to bite, drop it, release, and more with these perfectly sized tug toys.
5. Natural Rubber Ball on a Strap
Throw the ball longer and faster with this Natural Rubber Ball on a Strap toy. The 12” handle makes in perfect for throwing long distances, playing tug, and training.
6. Flying Disc for Dogs
Is there a German shepherd alive that doesn’t love to chase a flying disc? We don’t think so. This toy will help you give your dog a fun workout in your backyard or at the park. The dimensions are 8.25” so it’s the perfect size, too.
7. Natural Rubber Treat Dispensing Ball
This tough rope toy is great for games of tug with their human or other dogs. They really like to shake and play with the heavy rope, too. It’s made from durable cotton, with aggressive chewers in mind. Always supervise rope toy games.
9. Fitness Chew Toy Ring
Fitness and chew toy rings are perfect toys for puppies and adult dogs. You can play tug, fetch, or train using these rings. Throwing multiple rings will help your dog get an even more vigorous workout.
10. Bite Resistant Teeth Cleaning Treat Ball
This ball is perfect for puppies or adult dogs with a smaller muzzle. It’s made from durable, nontoxic rubber so it’s safe to chew and puppies love the texture. Treats can also be stuffed into the grooves to keep them interested. This toy is not recommended for dogs with a large mouth that is wider than the ball.
11. Westpaw Zogoflex Toys
Westpaw Zogoflex dog toys are super durable but also a little squishier than a Kong. They are great for aggressive chewers and dogs that like to play with more than just a ball. They come in many shapes and sizes and many can be filled with treats.
12. Westpaw Zogoflex Echo
The Westpaw Zogoflex Echo line is similar to the original Zogoflex but have a hollow core making them bouncier. These toys are durable but better suited for dogs that are not super destructive chewers.
13. Orbee Tuff Diamond Plate Ball by Planet Dog
The Orbee Tuff ball is extra durable and made to withstand hours of retrieving and chewing. It also floats and bounces and comes in two sizes. It is suited for aggressive chewers and is BPA and phthalate-free, and made in the USA.
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