Many of the world’s dog parents are apartment dwellers, which can present a few challenges when it comes to exercise and play sessions. With shelter in place orders, dog park closures, and more limited outdoor activity options lately, even dogs in big homes may feel cooped up.
Thankfully, there are a range of smartly designed dog toys created with the indoor pooch in mind, including automatic toys, puzzle feeders, and popular brain buster toys.
When space is at a premium, here are five awesome indoor dog toys to keep cooped up pups busy.
1. A Ballistic Friend Toy
KONG’s Wubba Ballistic Friends dog toy casts your tug-of-war and frantic fetch games in a whole new, cutesy light. These interactive toys are made from super durable ballistic nylon and come in a range of sizes.
Upping the customizable stakes, you can also choose from four characters that include Green Bunny, Blue Monkey, Pink Hippo, and the adorable Orange Panther.
2. A Fumbler Toy
What’s a fumbler toy, you might be wondering? Well, think of it as an indoor-friendly version of a ball that you can throw around without damaging your home!
Chuckit!’s indoor fumbler toy won’t harm any hardwood floors or make excessive noise. The Bounceflex Core Technology ensures that even if the fumbler toy strikes a wall or furniture, it will bounce off softly without causing havoc.
3. A Treat Toy
The Starmark company’s Everlasting Bento Ball is a treat toy that can benefit your dog’s dental health along with satisfying their mental stimulation needs.
The treat toy comes complete with a chicken-flavored treat that will work to massage your dog’s gums while also keeping their chompers clean. Better yet, the treat toy is constructed from a material that is touted as being practically indestructible!
4. A Puzzle Toy
Dog, meet squirrel! Yep, that’s right, this puzzle toy from Outward Hound lets your dog satisfy their squirrel chasing instincts in a safe and plush fashion.
The six squirrels cohabiting inside the tree trunk make a satisfying squeak sound when your inquisitive hound retrieves them.
5. A Ball Launcher Toy
A ball launcher toy can bring an automatic element to your dog’s regular play and exercise routines. The three motion sensors make sure that balls launch at a safe angle and distance, and customizable controls mean that you can easily set it to work in an indoor situation.
There’s also a 15 minute timer that automatically cycles between active and restful to avoid overworking your dog, and the electronic device comes packaged with a couple of introductory balls to get things started.
Have you discovered a great indoor dog toy? How do you keep your pup busy when they feel cooped up? Let us know in the comments section!
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