Dogs with no toys to play with are like kids with no books or playstations. The worry is that they will get creative and make their own – – with your best tea towels, your favourite water bottle or your designer shoes!
Toys keep active minds busy and can also assist with training, exercise and hygiene. At Ruffin’It, we only carry toys that our own dogs love, and we are bound to have one that will work for you, whatever your pet’s special needs.
For the aggressive chewer
Deer antlers are an excellent choice for a dog who is an aggressive chewer because they are very durable and last much longer than other bones. They are also less likely to splinter and fall apart, which will keep your dog safe from choking hazards. Chewing deer antlers will also help clean your dog’s teeth and will prevent them from going for other objects that aren’t meant to be chewed – like the remote control! Ruffin’It team member Emily loves deer antlers for Jack, her terrier-cross.
For the canine athlete
If your dog has endless amounts of energy, try a Chuck-It ball launcher. These range in length from 14 to 25 inches and can help you launch a ball all the way across the park, while the scoop conveniently helps you avoid “slobber hands.”
For the aspiring sportsman
If you hunt with your dog (or if your dog wishes you did!) try Empty Nesters squeak toys. These unstuffed toys have honkers inside that let out that satisfying squeak! when your dog picks it up, so they’re great for tossing around in the backyard. We have Canada goose and duck versions.
For the eco-conscious owner
If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your pet products, try Wooly Fun! Eco-Friendly Dog Toys. These toys are made from 100% Nepalese wool and come in bone and ball shapes. They are very durable and help keep teeth clean and healthy.
For the water-bottle obsessed
Let’s face it: dogs love the sound of crackling plastic water bottles. Crackle Heads are toys built around water bottle plastic – so your pup gets the same tactical satisfaction of chewing a water bottle in a much more durable toy. We have plush toys as well as harder rubber options.