Best Chew Toys for Aggressive Chewers

Wen Duan
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Best chew Toys for Aggressive Chewers


In this article, we will be looking into the best teething toys for aggressive chewers. It's important to find a toy that gives your dog a fun interactive toy that they love that is also safe for them to use. Teething toys are great way to entertain your dogs and give them purposeful activity. 


In this guide I'll show you what to look for when buying a toy for aggressive chewers that your dog will love. 


In this article we will be covering the following subjects, so you'll have the know how to pick the best toy for your lovable chewer: 


  1. Different Types Of chew toys
  2. Materials For Heavy Chewers
  3. Best Toys For Aggressive Chewers

different types of chew toys

Indestructible toys

Indestructible toys are durable toys that are made to be more durable than other dog toys. While no dog toy is completely chew proof, indestructible dogs toys are made to be heavy duty toys that will last a lot longer than other dog toys. Some indestructible toys are made of heavy duty rubber, fire hose, or Kevlar. 


Teething Toys

Teething toys are stronger, durable toys that your dogs can play with by themselves and while they are alone. Now, before you leave your dog alone with a toy, you need to have a couple of sessions and watch them play and chew at the toy to make sure that the new toy is safe. You want to make sure your dog is not breaking off pieces that can cause choking or bowel obstruction. 


Organic Chews

Organic chews are chewing options made of materials found in nature. They are natural either sourced from animals or made of vegetables. This includes antlers, raw hides, hooves, or even frozen carrots. 


Treat Dispenser Toys

These are challenging toys that let the dog work and search for the treats. They are great for giving your dog a task to work on and keep their mind engaged. A lot of these toys involve having your dog maneuver the toy in a certain way in order to access the treat. 



Popular Dog toy brands for tough chewers 

Certain brands are consistent in quality and also reputation. Before we cover which materials are good chews toys for heavy chewers, here are some brands with the best reputation for hard to destroy toys: 


West Paw Design: West paw design is made in Bozeman, Montana and is 100% tough chewer guaranteed. This means if your toy gets destroyed you get it replaced. Not only are they tough and soft enough for your dog's teeth, they are also eco friendly and recyclable. I have one of the treat dispensing ones and it is the perfect intersection between sturdy and press able with a finger, which is a good way to tell if it is good for your dog's teeth. 


Kong: A classic because it works. Kong has a variety of rubber toys that have varying hardness based on the chewers. They have a large variety of toys and treat toys. They have a reputation for making one of the best and most sturdy, high quality toys. 


Nylabones: They specialize in toys and chews that have nubs and ridges on their toys that promote good dental hygiene. They are most known for their chews but also have a vareity of toys in lots of sizes and design. Like Kong, you will easily find Nylabones anywhere animal products are sold. 


Materials For Heavy Chewers 


1.

Avoid: Stuffed and Plush Toys: These toys are super cute. With that in mind, stuffed and plush toys should be avoided for heavy chewers as they are very easy with to break open.  When it comes to heavy chewers, no plush toys lasts forever.  


The issue with squeaky toys is that once the dog breaks the toy open, not only will they eat the poly fill but also try to eat the squeaker, which is not made for eating and can pose as a choking hazard. 

2.

Avoid Vinyl Toys and Latex toys: These are more appropriate for dogs who are gentle chewers. When dogs chew down on latex or vinyl toys, the toys can start to develop sharp edges that can cut your dog's mouth. Since these toys are softer it is also easier to break pieces off of these toys. Small pieces of vinyl and latex can pose a choking hazard to your dog and intestinal obstruction. 

3.

Hard Rubber Chew Toys: These are great for hardcore chewers. A good portion of dog toys are made for aggressive chewers.

4.

Fibrous, Strong Rope Toys: Ropes are also a popular dog toy for tough chewers. Rope toys are durable and usually easy to clean through the wash. Rope is also a popular option for indestructible chewable leashes. 


When it comes to rope toys, quality matters. Cheap rope toys are easier to break apart and can become stringy. When string rope breaks apart and eaten by a dog, it can lead to intestinal obstruction, which is dangerous for your dog. When buying rope toys, look for toys made in the US and high quality.

Best Toys for Aggressive Chewers


Now that you know more about the type of toys out there and what to watch for, we are going to go over the list of toys that we recommend for aggressive chewers. When giving your dog a new toy, never leave them unsupervised. Watch and observe while your dog is using the toy to make sure that pieces are not breaking off and that the toy is the appropriate size for your dog. If the toy is too small, it can be a choking hazard or intestinal blockage issue. 

Indestructible

Goughnuts is a toy made in the US by polymer and mechanical engineers and is an ideal throw toy for aggressive chewers. They have an replacement guarantee if your dog chews through the outer layer. 

  • Inner material is red so you can see if your dog chews through it.
  • Floats in water
  • Easy to Clean

Pros

  • Floats in water
  • Great for chewing and fetching
  • Made in the USA

Cons

Made of sisal material that is durable without splintering. This is a no stuff material that is great for tough play.

  • Double seams that last longer 
  • Invincible squeakers 
  • Tough Chew

Pros

  • High quality squeaker
  • Stuffing free toy
  • Reinforced double seams

Cons

  • Messy when ripped apart

Teething 

Nylabone is another great brand for dog chews. They have a great line of long lasting chew toys for powerful chewers. A lot of their bones have bristles that help them clean their teeth and control plaque and tartar. Supervision suggested. 

  • Made in the USA
  • Strong bones 

Pros

  • Great self soothing tool 
  • Wears down slowly without pieces coming off

Cons

  • Can be worn down to sharp edges

These are non-edible flavored toys that are manufacture in New York.  That are irresistible to dogs because it is fused with food grade bacon. 

  • Made in the USA 
  • Fused 100% USA source ingredients 
  • Donates to US Shelters and Rescues 

Pros

  • Made in the USA
  • Strong for popular chew

Cons

  • Really hard, can damage teeth

Organics 

1. Pet Parents Gnawtlers - Premium Elk Antlers For Dogs

Elk antlers are a natural chewing toy for your dog. The Gnawtlers are sourced from Grade A premium raw elk antler that comes from naturally fallen antlers from the elk. The marrows in the antlers has nutritionally beneficial minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, and manganese. 

  • Healthy clean treat 
  • All Natural Healthy clean bone
  • Grade A Premium Raw Elk Antler 

Pros

  • Natural and clean 
  • Sourced in the US
  • Factory Sealed for Quality
  • Packed full of good minerals for your dog
  • No odor or mess 

Cons

  • No size consistency 
  • Smaller in size compared to other brands of antlers

These are naturally shed elk antlers that are hand selected and sanded down to make a premium safe chew for your dog.

  • Marrow Center
  • Great for aggressive chewers 
  • Good for dog's teeth

Pros

  • Low mess, odor free
  • Last a long time
  • Scrapes away plaque

Cons

  • Not 100% split free

Treat Dispensing

1. Classic Kong - Extreme Large 

Kong is one of the best and toughest toys out there an is extremely popular. 

  • Helps clean teeth and sooth gums 
  • Made in the USA
  • Can put treat and snacks 

Pros

  • Fetching toy
  • Food Puzzle
  • Dishwasher safe

Cons

  • Hard to clean, even in dishwasher 

2. West Paw Zogoflex Tux Interactive Treat Dispensing Dog Chew Toy for Aggressive Chewers

A treat dispenser that is tough and fun interactive toy for your dog. 

  • Works great frozen with treats in the middle
  • Soft for teeth, but hard for chewers 

Pros

  • Easy to clean 
  • Soft enough on teeth, hard enough for chewers 

Cons

  • No obvious how to use. Owner must read instructions before using.
  • Not all treats will fit

What's your favorite chew toy for your dog? Comment down below!

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Wen Duan

Wen Duan

Wen is a proud dog mom and a frequent contributor to our GoldenRetrieverLove.com blog.

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