rope toys

Rope toys are some of the best toys out there that you can purchase for your pooch. Generally, they’re made from quality cotton that is not only safe for your dog’s teeth but can even improve their dental health. The soft fibers act as floss for your pup and remove plaque and tartar buildup between your dog’s teeth. What’s better than a fun toy for your pup that also improves their health?

why are rope toys so popular?

Dog Rope Toys are suitable for dogs of all ages and sizes. You can purchase rope toys that are designed specifically for puppies, seniors, and aggressive chewers. We know that dogs love to chew on anything they can get their paws on; rope toys are the perfect healthy substitute for plush toys and household items. Rope toys don’t get torn apart like traditional plush toys, and they won’t leave stuffing all over your house. No matter what your dog’s lifestyle is like, we’ll help you find the perfect rope toy to suit their chewing needs.

We know how hard it can be to find dog toys that your dogs will want to play with and won’t destroy in a matter of minutes. That’s where we step in; we’re in the process of reviewing some of the most popular dog rope toys on the market so you don’t have to! From flavored rope toys, to durable rope toys and puppy teething ropes, we’re testing it all to help you make the most of your money. No matter what kind of furry friend you have at home, we’ll help you pick out the perfect new chew toy for them. So check back with us soon, and find out which dog rope toys made our list! We’re here to save you time, money, and most importantly, to make your dogs happy!



The MultiPet Nuts For Knots Rope is ideal for larger dogs that are aggressive chewers. It will give your rough playing pup a strong and sturdy rope that they can safely play with. The first thing you’ll notice about this toy is that it’s incredibly heavy. If you purchase it for a small breed, they will definitely have trouble tugging on it or carrying it around. The toy is large enough for large breeds such as Pitbulls or Great Danes to chew on, and it’s the perfect tug o’ war toy. Simply grab onto the rope handle, and you and your dog can enjoy hours of play. 

This rope toy is also great for your dog’s teeth. As they run around with it, play tug o’ war, and chew on it, the toy will slowly scrape off tartar and plaque buildup. The rope toy will also allow your dog to maintain healthy chewing habits; this will not only help your dog but also protect your household items from your pup! The rope will alleviate boredom and create a fun toy whether or not you’re there to play with them. 


The Nuts For Knots Rope is great for outdoor play. It’s durable enough to withstand roughhousing outside and water resistant. Your dog can play with this toy just about anywhere without hurting the material or wearing it down. We did, however, notice that when wet, the toy gets very heavy; not an issue for large breeds, but if you have medium or smaller sized dogs, it may make it too difficult to pick up. The Nuts For Knots is available in two sizes; the smaller size is 10 x 4 x 4 inches, weighing around 12 ounces. The larger size is 13 x 6 x 6 inches and weighs almost 2 lbs.

We would highly recommend the Nuts For Knots Rope for any active playing dog that needs a strong toy to play with. Your dog won’t be able to destroy the toy immediately, but will wear it down eventually; this will eliminate large messes and let your pup stay distracted and chewing for a long time. In our opinion, this rope toy is well worth the money considering how much time your dog will be able to play with it. It will save you money in the long run and spare you the hassle of cleaning up after flimsy toys that your dog destroys within minutes. 

Another Note

The first thing that your pup will be able to destroy is the rope handle. Especially for heavy chewers, they will make it their mission to rip this out. Most dogs can only get one side of the rope out, and it simply becomes a rope attached to a ball rather than a handle. This will still allow you to throw the ball easily, and your dog will still be able to chew on it. Over time, your dog will be able to chew away at the rope until the ball gets too small to play with. While this does create a bit of a mess, it will happen so slowly that you won’t have too much to clean up at any one time. 

ball pick - nuts for knots rope ball

nuts for knots

While the Nuts For Knots Rope is great for games of fetch due to it’s easy to throw design. You may want to consider purchasing the Nuts For Knots ball for your dog. The first thing to be destroyed on the Nuts For Knots Rope With Tug is the rope, so some dog owners like to simply purchase the ball. The ball is incredibly durable just like the Nuts For Knots Rope Ball. Because of its heavy construction, you can throw the ball fairly far, even without the handle. We would definitely suggest this for dog owners that don’t see a need for a new tug of war toy, but rather just a fun chew and fetch toy.

The Nuts For Knots Rope Ball is 5″ around in diameter, perfect for just about any size breed. Keep in mind that just like the Nuts For Knots Rope With Tug, the ball does get heavy when wet; smaller dogs may have trouble carrying the toy around if it gets soaked. 

runner up - mammoth flossy chew

monkey fist bar

The Mammoth Flossy Chews are one of our favorite rope toys. They’re made from a fun cotton blend that can handle your dog’s aggressive play. The rope toy is not only great for your pup’s mental health, but their oral health as well. This rope toy will relieve stress caused by boredom and prevent destructive behavior by satisfying your dog’s natural urge to chew. The rope fibers will also act as a flossing tool to remove plaque from your dog’s teeth. The small flossy chew is even suitable for puppies. It will aid in the teething process and help keep to sooth their gums. 

The Monkey Fist has two knots on each end and a durable layer of knots in the center of the rope. This makes it easy to throw for games of fetch, and the perfect toy for tug of war. Your pup can pull as hard as they want on the rope without shredding the cotton fibers or ripping the toy apart. 

The Flossy Chew is available in two sizes to suit the needs of dogs of just about any size. The smaller size is 15 x 2 x 2 inches, and the large is 18 x 4 x 4 inches. Both sizes are designed for both interactive and passive play for dogs of all sizes. Inevitably, you will find that aggressive chewers can tear the toy apart over time; all in all it is worth the investment however. You will get more than your money’s worth with this toy. 

durable pick - Blue's Choice Rope

dog rope toy

The Blue’s Choice dog rope toy is a great large rope toy for dogs of all sizes. The entire rope is a giant braid that prevents your dog from ripping it apart. Rope toys in general are great for your dog’s teeth. The fibers act as floss and remove plaque and tartar buildup; the blue’s choice rope is no exception. Puppies, adult dogs, and senior dogs can all enjoy this rope toy without damaging their teeth, or the rope. The rope fibers are durable enough to withstand aggressive chewing and gentle enough to help teething puppies.

great for tug of war

The Blue’s Choice Rope is perfect for tug of war and fetch. The entire rope is a durable braid and there are three fun knots on the rope for you and your dog to both grip onto. The rope is easy to throw, and your dog will have an easy time running around with it. It’s the perfect toy for both indoor and outdoor use. No matter how dirty this rope gets, you’ll easily be able to bring it’s back to a clean state.This rope toy is made from cotton and polyester, making it completely machine washable; it won’t lose it’s shape in the washing machine. 

While this toy is safe for puppies to play with, it may end up being a bit too heavy for them to easily drag around with them. The rope is 23.6 x 2.8 x 2 inches, and weighs 14.4 ounces. Large dogs are able to get a lot of play out of this toy. Keep in mind that the first thing they’ll destroy are the fibers on the end of the toy. While not a huge mess, you will inevitably find little fibers around your house or yard once they begin chewing them off. Fortunately, the knots keep the rest of the rope toy from getting ripped apart.

dental health pick - booda fresh'n floss

fresh'n floss

The Booda Fresh N Floss is a great way to help your dog achieve fresh breath and a healthy smile while they play. Of course the rope fibers help to floss your dog’s teeth and scrape away and plaque and tartar like all rope toys. However the Booda Fresh’n Floss also works to give your dog fresh smelling breath. The rope contains dental floss twisted in with the all-natural cotton fibers! Your pup is getting a fresh minty floss while they chew away at this rope. The floss is non-irritating and will help to sooth your dog’s mouth and gums while they chew. 

So what makes this rope so great for your dog’s teeth? The rope is a great combination of both cotton and mint-scented floss. The rope fibers have a great taste and the nylon fibers are even coated with wax to give your dog a safe floss. The fresh’n floss also contains baking soda to fight plaque and control tartar. Your pup will have a healthy mouth, and great spearmint scented breath!

This toy is designed just like the Blue’s Choice Rope, with a braided body and multiple knots on the rope to prevent your dog from destroying the fibers. You can purchase the rope with either 2 or 3 knots depending on your dog’s chewing level and size. The medium is 2.5 x 2.5 x 19 inches, the large is 3 x 3 x 24 inches, and the extra large is 3.5 x 3 x 32 inches.

As you can see, there are many rope toy options for your dog to choose from. The best part about rope toys is how durable they tend to be. Even when they are fraying and falling apart, dogs still love to pull and play with them. If you have a dog that loves to rough house with their toys, you need to get them one of these rope toys!