If your dog already has experience with toy puzzles, it might be worthwhile to purchase a more difficult toy that will ensure that your dog gets the most out of what the toy has to offer. More advanced dog toys often have two steps before releasing the reward. Therefore, you might find yourself putting smaller treats inside more complex toys.
The Best Foods for Dog Toys
With your dog’s personality and experience in mind, let’s take a look at the best foods and treats that will both challenge and reward your furry friend.
P.S. If your dog REALLY loves to chew, our Magnum Can Toy offers a similar design but is a dog toy treat for super chewers!
2. Frozen Fruits
Keep your dog cool on a hot summer day with frozen fruit. Not only will frozen fruit treats give your dog a tasty snack, but by adding it to his favorite toy, he also gets the benefits of engaging his brain. There are lots of fruits your dog can safely consume- just avoid giving your pup grapes or cherries! A few favorites are strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, and banana.
Be sure not to give your dog too much fruit, as most fruits contain lots of natural sugar. If you’re worried about your dog’s sugar, try giving him frozen veggies like cucumbers instead! Simply peel, slice, and remove the seeds prior to freezing for a healthy alternative. See our pick for top 10 fruits for dogs.
The Toppl Treat Toy, Football Durable Chew Toy, and Beco Ball are great treat dispensing dog toys for solid foods like frozen fruit.
4. Dry Dog Treats
Dry dog treats are common treats to reward dogs. Why not kick it up a notch and put dry treats into interactive dog treat toys? Toys that utilize dry dog treats are often more challenging. Owners can switch the difficulty level by increasing the treat size. Let’s have a look at some of the best dog toy treat dispensers for your smart pooch.
P.L.A.Y. Wobble Ball 2.0
The Wobble Ball offers your dog an opportunity to use his brain. Simply drop some dog treats inside and watch as your dog nudges, spins, and paws the treats out of the three-hole dispenser. Your dog will be entertained and rewarded for a job well done.
Pop in a few dry treats for your dog and let him roll around the colorful maze to free his prize! He’ll go crazy for this rattling toy as it spins around and releases tasty treats.
The perfect summer treat for your pup is a popsicle. Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate, Original Can Toy and Roasted Turkey Chew Toy are perfect for pupsicles. There are many ways to make pupsicles! Below is a recipe from Modern Dog that will leave your dog begging for more.
Finding The Perfect Fit
There are so many ways to incorporate dog treats and foods into your dog’s diet. Every dog has his own personality and interests, and finding a dog treat dispenser that both engages and satisfies your dog’s needs is super important!
Because of the sheer number of interactive treat puzzles out there, it can be hard knowing where to start. Feel free to reach out to us for help in selecting the perfect toy for your special pup!
Until next time--