Dog toy reviews

Designed to keep your dog occupied by herself, interactive toys make your dog think and keep boredom at bay when you’re not home. Interactive toys don’t need to be thrown or even touched by you, yet they move or talk or do something as a result of the dog touching it. Talk about mental stimulation for the latch-key dog! Just try not to step on these in the middle of the night.

Sadly, my dog Ginger turned out to be a weenie and was afraid of most of them (“AIEEE!”) so our fearless Basenji friends Bakari, Rafiki, Kissy, and Komet tested most of these. Suspicious Ginger is sticking to squeaky fleece toys but the Basenji crew is all over this stuff.

–Phyllis DeGioia

Animal Sounds Babble Ball
Talk to Me Cosmic Treatball
Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug
Kong Time
Wiggly Giggly Jack
Blinky X-Tire Ball
The Penn Tennis Ball
Tuffy’s The “Tuffest” Soft Dog Toy
Tuffy’s The “Tuffest” Soft Dog Toy Part 2
Kong 100% Natural Rubber Dog Toy
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