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Dog toys never seem to last; dogs tire of old toys, they get dirty, and of course, they get destroyed. Fortunately, every year popular toy manufacturers come out with new and improved versions of old toys. There are also fun and innovative toys being released constantly. Our job is to hunt down all of the hottest products on the doggie market. Check out our favorites for 2018 below!

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Kong Wild Knots Bear

Wild Knots Bears

The Wild Knot Bears are one of the most popular plush toys sold by Kong. They have a soft teddy bear like outside that dogs love to chew and cuddle with. The inside is made with a knotted core that satisfies your dog’s natural instincts and gives them a sturdy piece of material to chew on. The plush on these great knotted bears are reinforced with fabric to help these bears last extra long. They’re also made with minimal stuffing to prevent your pup from creating a mess all through out your house. Unlike traditional plush toys, your dog won’t be able to tear off the limbs immediately. All of the legs, arms, and even the head contain a durable knot made from cotton that prevents your pup from detaching them from the core body. 

The Wild Knots Bears are available in three fun designs and three sizes. The small is7 x 3 x 5.5 inches, the medium is 10 x 4 x 8 inches, and the extra large is 8.2 x 3.4 x 12.3 inches. You can find the perfect wild knots to satisfy your dogs needs. We highly recommend this toy for dogs who like soft plush toys, but also need the added durability of an internal knotted rope to prevent them from ripping off the limbs. 

Kong Flyer

The Kong Flyer is a great rubber disc that you can trust with your pup. It’s made from the same rubber used in the classic Kong toys so you know it will last. This classic rubber is non-toxic, all-natural, and one of the only materials that can stand up to tough chewers. The flyer isn’t too hard for your dog’s teeth, and will even help remove plaque and tartar from their teeth. Just like all Kong products, this disc is made right here in the USA from materials you can trust. We highly recommend the Kong Flyer for dogs that are going to be chewing on their disc along with playing with it for games of fetch. It won’t rib or splinter, and it won’t hurt your pup’s teeth. 

kong flyer

The Kong Flyer is available in two sizes to be suitable for dogs of just about every size. The small flyer is suitable for smaller pups, it’s 7 x 0.8 x 7 inches. The large flyer is suitable for dogs up to 85 lbs and is 9 x 1.1 x 9 inches. The Kong Flyer is suitable for aggressive chewers that have a strong bite. It’s safe for both passive and active play, and you won’t have to worry about your dog destroying the disc on day one. 

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kong classic

The Kong Classic is a classic toy that will probably never go out of style. If you don’t know any dogs with this toy, then you don’t know enough dogs! If you don’t already have one, you should definitely check it out. It’s nearly indestructible, safe, and of course, fun for your pooch. The classic Kong rubber is perfect for heavy chewers that need a durable and engaging toy to play with. They’re perfect for fetch, to stuff treats in, or just as a chew toy. The classic Kong is available in six sizes from XS all the way up to XXL.  Trainers, veterinarians, and most importantly, dogs, absolutely love these rubber toys. They’re great to give to your pup when you leave to keep them distracted and engaged, and reduce harmful behavior caused by boredom.

Mammoth Flossy Chew

Our dogs love the Mammoth Flossy Chews. They’re durable, fun, and give us a fun way to play with our pups. The Flossy chews are perfect for tug of war, and even games of fetch. They can stand extensive pulling, chewing, and throwing. The rope is made with a colorful cotton blend that’s even great for your dog’s teeth! As they chew, the ropes will help to “floss” their teeth; removing plaque and tartar buildup. 

We recommend these ropes for medium and larger breeds who are aggressive with their toys. It’s available in two sizes; XL, and super XL. Both styles would be too heavy for a smaller breed to carry around with them. The XL is 36″ long, and the super XL is 72″ long. In our opinion these ropes are well worth the money. They last a lifetime, and your pup will always have a fun rope to play tug o’ war with!

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Cozi Elephant

cozi elephant

These Cozi elephants are one of the hottest dog toys on the market right now. Made by Kong, you can trust that it’s soft, durable, and fun for dogs of all sizes. The Kong Cozie’s are one of the softest toys we’ve reviewed. They have a thick plush design that makes them great for cuddling and as a comfort toy. The Cozie’s are available in a variety of fun sizes and 10 unique animals making them the perfect engaging toy for indoor play. The toys also only contain a small amount of stuffing making them nearly mess-free. Their double lined exterior and fun squeaker make them the perfect soft dog toy for aggressive players.

We’ve found these toys to be a favorite amongst both big and little dogs. They’re available in sizes small, medium, and extra large. The smallest size is 5 x 2 x 6.5 inches, the medium is 9 x 3 x 9 inches, and the extra large is 14.2 x 12 x 4.8 inches. We would highly recommend this toy to both passive and active playing pups that need a cozy indoor toy.

For more information about the Kong Cozies, check out our article Kong Cozies Dog Squeaky Toy Review.

Wobbler wag giggle ball

The Wobbler Wag Giggle Ball (try saying that three times fast), is a great toy for dogs that tire of the same old toys. This ball is a must-have for households with fun-loving pups. It’s durable, safe, and easy to use. It will definitely peak the interest of your pooch and keep them coming back for more. As the ball is rolled around on the ground, it emits an odd giggle sound. While not a loud noise, it’s just enough to catch Fido’s attention. The ball is durable enough to use outdoors (if you can’t stand listening to the giggle), but soft enough to use indoors. This ball has 6 little holes in it making it easy for medium and larger dogs to pick up. 

We would recommend this ball to dogs over 20 pounds that need an engaging toy to keep them occupied when you’re not around to constantly play with them. The ball is 5.5 x 5.7 x 5.5 inches, and weighs around 1 lb. While smaller dogs can play with it, it may be hard for them to push around or pick up. 

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Chuckit! Launcher

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The worst part about playing fetch with your playful pooch is having to touch the slobber-covered ball they return to you after each toss. Grabbing that moist, felt ball is a disgusting task you won’t have to do ever again when you purchase the Chuckit! Launcher. It’s also tiring to bend down each time your dog brings you the ball. The launcher allows you to reach down with the long handle and pick up the ball without having to crouch down. Chuckit Launchers are especially great when you are playing fetch in the water or the mud. You’ll be more comfortable and more willing to play with your pup in all types of terrain with the Chuckit Launcher.

The Chuckit Launcher can be used with any medium-sized Chuckit ball, or any ball that measures 2.5 inches. The Classic Launcher has a 26 inch handle that allows you to throw tennis balls much farther than you could without this product. The bottom of the handle is made from rubber that is easy to grip, and makes throwing even easier. The rest of the Launcher is made from a lightweight plastic that grips the tennis ball, and releases it as you throw. It features an ergonomic handle for the perfect amount of control and comfort. To get the most out of the Chuckit Launcher, you should use an overhand throw and follow-through.

Multipet Duckworth

To the naked this may look like a flimsy duck toy. Fortunately, we’ve done enough research to know that this may just be your dog’s new favorite toy! This duck is made by Multipet, and is surprisingly durable considering it’s low price. This cute duck is13 x 4 x 9.5 inches; it’s lightweight and skinny, and easy for just about any breed to tackle.

If your dog likes plush toys, this is a must-have. It has a built-in squeaker to entice play, and Fido will love the texture. The duck is very floppy when your dog holds it in their mouth (mimicking the shape of a real duck). 

We highly recommend this duck to any plush-loving pooch. It’ll outlast most of your plush toys, and your dog will enjoy destroying it. Because of its low-price, you can feel good ordering more for Fido if it becomes their favorite toy and they manage to destroy it.