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The 10 Best Toys For Young Adult Dogs

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi
Dina Fantegrossi is the Assistant Editor and Head Writer for HomeLife Media. Before her career in writing, Dina was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years.Read more
| Published on August 29, 2017

When dogs reach one year of age they officially leave puppyhood behind them, but that doesn’t mean they lose their love of play. In fact, young adult dogs are more primed for action than ever!

They have a full set of powerful adult teeth; their awkward “teenage” limbs are fully developed and ready to run; and their eager young minds are always in search of fun and adventure!

These 10 toys are perfectly designed to keep adult doggos happy, healthy and forever young at heart!

1. Project Play™ Wunderball

The aptly named Wunderball is perfect for young, energetic pups! When tossed it has a wacky, unpredictable bouncing pattern that keeps dogs on their toes. It even floats for those days at the beach or by the pool. The Wunderball is made from extremely durable 100% natural rubber so it is safe for pets and the planet. Strong, healthy teeth can puncture the ball without destroying it – the textured design simply closes up around any holes!

Best of all, for every ball purchased, Project Play will donate another to a shelter dog in need!


2. Kong Tugger Knots

The KONG Tugger Knots series are perfect for pups that love to tug! These tough, interactive toys are minimally stuffed to prevent messes and have a squeaker inside for added excitement. The unique looped rope design adds durability during play and gives humans something to grab onto.


3. Project Play Squeaky Toy

Every dog needs a good old-fashioned squeaky toy to play with! Choose from the 10-inch elephant, duck or pig. These toys are great for teaser-style play and pups that love to snuggle with their favorite plushie.


4. Petstages Dogwood Stick Dog Chew Toy

The Dogwood chew toy by PetStages is perfect for nature loving pups that enjoy gnawing on sticks. It comes in four sizes to suit even the most powerful jaws and contains the natural wood flavor and texture dogs love without the risk of splintering. Dogwood chews are made in the USA and are great for busy chewers or pups with anxious chewing habits.


5. Comfort Cuddler™

This little red heart-shaped toy looks like a simple, snuggly pet pillow, but it is SO much more! The Project Play™ Comfort Cuddler™ is designed to help dogs relax during times of stress or whenever they must be separated from their favorite humans. Simply tuck an item of clothing or bedding carrying your scent into the Comfort Cuddler’s pouch. The mesh window allows your scent to permeate out and provide soothing comfort as your pup snuggles.


6. Tuffy Mega Dog Toys

Tuffy toys are incredibly durable making them a great choice for dogs that love soft toys, but destroy them in minutes! Constructed from four layers of bonded material, stuffed with non-toxic fiber, and assembled with seven layers of stitching, the Mega series are Tuffy’s most heavy-duty dog toys.



7. Brain Ball by Project Play™

Occupy your pup’s busy brain with this treat dispensing rubber ball. One end has a capped hole for pouring in your dogs’ favorite treats, and the opposite end is open for doling them back out. Inside the ball are multiple levels of tiers that trap the treats, forcing your pooch to toss, bounce, roll and flip the toy in order to earn his prize! The brain ball is a perfect solution for young dogs learning to cope with separation anxiety.


8. Hyper Pet Flying Duck

The Hyper Pet Flying Duck is a durable bungee toy designed for dogs that love to hunt and/or swim. The thumb-released slingshot launches the toy up to 100 feet in the air! They even float on water so feel free to launch the duck over the pool or lake for your favorite furry swimmer to retrieve.


9. Fresh Mint Scented Brushing Ball by Project Play ™

Even healthy young pooches can suffer from doggy breath! The new Fresh Mint Scented Brushing Ball by Project Play “brushes” your dog’s teeth and freshens her breath while she plays! Dozens of rubber spikes grind away plaque in hard to reach places and the bumpy texture helps brush the tongue, removing odor-causing bacteria.


10. Flexible Flying Disc by Project Play™

Whether your dog is a fierce competitor in disc dog challenges, or simply enjoys a good game of toss in the backyard, the Project Play™ Flying Disc is a winner! Constructed from 100% natural rubber, the disc is flexible so it won’t hurt your dog’s mouth and durable so it can hold up to vigorous play.

Flexible Flying Disc by Project Play™


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