Our littlest furry friends have tiny teeth and paws, which is exactly why small breeds of dogs need toys made specifically for them. (And food too!) Too big a ball and it won’t fit in your Yorkie’s mouth. Too big a toy and your Pomeranian may not be able to hold it between its paws. This is why little puppies love toys that are designed for their small stature!
What Makes a Good Toy for Small Dogs? Well, it should be easy to grab, chewable, and durable. It should be adequate for its size and it should squeak very, very loudly!
These are the best little dog toys that dogs love – from Amazon, Chewy, and Petco. As always, the prices listed may fluctuate over time as the products go on sale.
The 10 best toys for small dogs
Charming Pet Balloon Squeaky plush dog toy
The Charming Pet Balloon Squeaky plush dog toy knows what small dogs like: extra loud squeakers! Made from all-natural premium latex, this lead- and phthalate-free toy is squishy and soft, and has one of the loudest squeaks a pet parent can take. A reviewer on Amazon.com wrote, âThis was the first latex / rubber style squeak toy we gave to our pup (4 month old Golden Retriever) and she loves when we take this squeaky little buddy out she will play with it squeaky away even for a whopping 10-20 minutes. That means the squeaker is loud. And it squeaks all the time while playing, pretty much every bite. So great fun for the puppy, but a bit annoying for the puppy parents. “
Buy from Chewy for $ 4.99.
ChuckIt! Mini bullet thrower
The ChuckIt! Ball launchers are among the brand’s best-selling toys, but as all small dog owners know, our smallest canines need a mini version. The ChuckIt! Is only 14 inches long! Mini Ball Launcher has a scaled-down throwing cup that hurls the mini balls (also available on Amazon) through the air and reduces drool to a minimum.
Buy from Amazon for $ 15.94.
Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball
The Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball falls into the category of treat-giving enrichment toys that keep dogs – of all sizes – happy even when they are bored. This bright orange ball is challenging and interactive. With its small size and soft texture, it is easy for small paws to grip. Just fill the ball with your dog’s favorite treats and your pets will calm themselves down while the treat is being distributed.
Buy from Chewy for $ 8.63.
Kong Plush Duck Dog Toy
Does your pet live for plush? The Kong Plush Duck Dog Toy is a bestseller at Chewy with over 1,700 reviews. It also features a fully interchangeable squeaker (you know when your little one’s teeth are tearing it to shreds) and minimal fill to make less of a mess. This duck toy is also longer than it is wide, which makes it great for the crack and thrashing that small dogs love to make with their prey – uh, toys.
Buy from Chewy for $ 1.92.
Petstages Small Crunchcore Bone Dog Toy
With a crispy layer and a durable inner core, the Petstages Small Crunchcore Bone Dog Toy is ideal for pocket-sized pooches who love to chew. Unlike other treats that enrichment toys dispense that can lie on the thinner side, this toy is sturdy and super durable. A reviewer from Petco.com added, “My little terrier mix loves the chew and crunch he makes! He’s not the toughest chewer so I think it will take a while.”
Buy from Petco for $ 7.99.
ZippyPaws Zippy Burrow Monkey ‘n Banana Interactive dog toy
ZippyPaws is one of the best dog toy brands and they make a mean Zippy Burrow Monkey ‘n Banana. Part cuddly toy and part interactive puzzle, this is the easiest – and frankly the cutest – way to play hide and seek with your pet. Plus, it keeps them busy (and stimulating!) For hours. A reviewer who gave the toy a five-star rating wrote, âMy 4-pound toy Chihuahua is obsessed with this toy! I ordered the smallest size and it’s the perfect size for her, she can pick up the pandas inside and even carry them around the panda house! “
Buy from Amazon for $ 10.49.
Goughnuts tug pull toys
Even the smallest man’s best friend can be a super strong chewer. This is where the Goughnuts Pull Toy comes in! Virtually indestructible, this rubber chew toy has a 4.6-star rating and 3,000+ reviews on Amazon for good reason. Made in the USA from natural FDA food rubber and backed by a lifetime warranty, the Goughnuts Tug Dog Pull Toy will keep your hands safe while you play the meanest tug of war.
Buy from Amazon for $ 21.31.
Bark Prudence and Imprudence the Bananas dog toys
This cheeky banana duo is one of the cutest toys ever. And trust us, your pooch will think so too. The Bark Prudence and Imprudence the Bananas dog toy has a hilarious banana split personality and comes with a crazy loud squeaker and of course Crazy Crinkle material that will drive pups crazy. Target.com reviewers love it too. The toy has a 4.4 star rating and one reviewer wrote, âOur pup loves these. He’s just learning to take out a small treat when I put it in the bowl under the banana.
Buy from Target for $ 7.99.
Kong Wubba Classic dog toy
We all know that small dogs love to throw and tug a bit, and the Kong Wubba Classic Dog Toy is the perfect toy for that. With a squeaky, bouncy tennis ball top and long fabric tails at the bottom to help him fly, this Wubba toy – available in blue, red, or purple – is a small breed fan favorite. One Chewy.com reviewer even wrote, âThis is an excellent toy. Well constructed and durable. My little dog absolutely loves this thing. My only complaint is that it is now fraying (after several months of tough gaming) but that is a minor inconvenience that we have resolved [trimming] the strings with scissors. Definitely will buy another one when it’s completely worn out. “
Buy from Chewy for $ 6.99.
Outward Hound Hide a Squirrel Plush Dog Toy Puzzle
Hide and Squeak! This is exactly why small dogs with a big prey drive are obsessed with the Outward Hound Hide a Squirrel plush dog toy puzzle. Put one of the six – or all six – tiny squeaky squirrels in the log and watch your dog play with this interactive toy for hours. It increases their natural hunting instincts, and since each squirrel makes a high-pitched squeak, it only encourages the pups even more.
Buy from Amazon for $ 19.99.
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