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Top Dog Toys – Ten Dog Toys Your Dog Must Have

We priced this list of dog toys at around $90 from online dog toy stores. You can modify this list to fit your dog size and age. Remember a dog should have a variety of textures and sounds in their toy box. Please give your dog new toys when you have the time to observe them with their toys. Make sure that your dog’s toys are safe for their playing style. Happy dog toy shopping.

When asked what are the MUST HAVE toys a dog should have, we answer that it all depends. Dogs come in all sizes and with different playing styles, so we cannot to come up with one-size-fits-all list. However, recently a customer said that they were getting a 2 year old, medium size rescue dog. They had no idea of its background or if have ever had any dog toys. This is the MUST HAVE dog toy list for that medium size dog.

Every dog should have a Busy Buddy Twist ‘n Treat. This space ship shaped dog treat dispenser twists to make the treat openings larger or smaller. Therefore, you can use a variety of spreadable and dry treats in this dispenser. This interactive dog toy is easy to wash and keep clean because it twists apart. If you find out your dog does not care for treats this makes a fun bouncing spinning dog toy. For medium size dogs, we recommend a medium size Twist and Treat by Premier Pet Products.

Rope toys are versatile and tough. We recommend a large 5-knot dog rope toy, 36 inches long and about 1.25 inches thick. This is a great tug rope, shake rope, and chew rope. Please buy American made white ropes, we like Pearson Industries ropes. Then you do not have to worry about dye chemicals. Watch your dog with this rope; if it pulls threads out of the fringe take it away, or you can try cutting off the fringe.

Now for dog balls, almost every dog loves balls. We suggest the 6-inch Bounce n Play Jolly Ball by Jolly Pets. This ball will not deflate when your dog punctures it with their teeth. This is a great size for chasing. Additionally, get a package of Kyjen IQube replacement balls. These soft balls are tennis ball size and have a squeaker in the middle. They are great for fetch and catch games both inside and outside.

Ty Bow Wow Beanies are quality crinkle toys at a great price. We love them all but, we suggest the Lizzy Lizard. According to customers, this toy is the toughest dog toy they have found.

Giggle Stick dog toys make sounds that many dogs love. Betsy advises the Giggling Flamingo; however, we suggest The Chuckle by Busy Buddy. Rubber surrounds this giggle stick, and so it is an extra durable dog toy. Because we do not know this dog’s destruction style, it is best to find toys that are likely to last.

Grunters are great deep noisemakers. Your dog is sure to love Kyjen Pet Product’s Furry Marmot. This super furry toy has a protected grunter in its body and a long tail. If your dog loves to shake its toys, it will love that long tail.

How can we pick just one talking-real-sound dog toy? There are so many great ones. Norman, The Sound Loving Dog decided on the Look Who’s Talking Loofa Chimp by Multipet. This toy has a screaming Chimp sound and a cawer squeaker too…so it has two great sounds in one toy.

We love Dr Noys’ Dog Toys by Kong. These plush dog toys have little or no stuffing, plus they have replaceable squeakers. They even come with extra squeakers. We love them all but are suggesting the Extra Long Snake. This snake is great for tugging, shaking, and squeaking.

Puzzle toys keep dogs busy and are a great way to bond with your dog. The Hide A Squirrel by Kyjen Pet Products is the most popular of these dog toys. The Hide A Squirrel is a plush stump with 3 little squirrels that fit in the holes in the stump. You put them in and your dog takes them out. The little squirrels are favorite toys of many dogs because they have a squeaker in the middle and are easy to carry around and squeak.

Plush Toy – The Issue of Pricing

One consideration that will bug you from the design process up to the selling is the issue of pricing for your plush toy. How much are you going to sell them for? Can I make large stuffed toys so they will be more expensive or should I focus on collectible ones? Most people would go into this business to earn money. There’s no doubt about that. If you have a great idea for a toy, it’s just normal for you to want to earn from it especially if you can see it as the next big thing in the industry.

Why should you consider pricing in the first place? Pricing your toy can spell failure or success for you. In most cases, you can’t price it too high or too low. If you price it too high, no one is going to buy it. Price it too low and you’ll end up with a sold out toy but no earnings from it. A very low price can even deter some people from buying as they’ll assume that it is cheaply made or unsafe. As far as pricing is concerned, you want it to be just right.

First of all, pricing doesn’t depend on the size of the toy. Some people would conclude that large plush toys are more expensive. This is not always the case. It’s true that the cost of making a large one is relatively higher than a smaller one, but if it doesn’t offer added value or anything new there’s really no market for it. You can also choose to make collectible stuffed toys. But even if it’s a collectible, you can’t really price it too high because technically, it hasn’t reached the “Beanie Baby Craze” just yet. You want a price that will encourage people to buy and collect your collectible toys.

So should you stop yourself from pricing it high? Fortunately for you, you shouldn’t. You can actually set the price high for your plush toy. But why would people buy overpriced toys? It doesn’t matter if they are very large or the next craze in collectibles. Overpriced is still overpriced. So what can you do? You can add value to the toy so that it wouldn’t be overpriced anymore. You can approach your manufacturer and ask them if they have ideas on things to add value to the toy. The important thing is whatever it is that you’re going to add, make sure that it’s a value that customers would appreciate.

Let’s say you want to sell your plush toys online. People usually search online for gifts for their loved ones. They can order a plush toy from you at a price that’s just right and they’ll take care of wrapping it and putting a gift card. However, you can offer it at a higher price and add the value of a free gift wrap and gift card for the plush toy. It’s something that will cost you about a dollar, but its value is more than that so you can price it higher.

You don’t have to sell large plush toys or collectible ones in order to get a higher price for your toys. It’s just a matter of adding value to it so that you will add something extra for your customers.

What is the Best Kind of Toy For My Dog?

Let’s face it; there are millions of different kinds and varieties of dog toys on the market. How do you know what to choose?

First, you need to decide what kind of toy you are going for. Are you looking for a cheap toy that your dog can destroy or are you looking for an indestructible dog toy that they can’t? Are you looking for a challenging toy that will make them think and keep them busy or are you looking for a toy to be used in the water?

Cheap dog toys can be found anywhere, while they are good for a dog that just tears it up right away, wouldn’t it make more sense to get a toy that is durable and lasts longer? While these durable toys may cost more initially, in the long run they are actually more cost effective because you buy less of them.

Durable Dog Toys are hard to find, but there are options out there. Toys such as the Goughnut as guaranteed, so even if your dog does destroy it, you can get a replacement one for free! Also Tuffy’s brand dog toy have a scale of 1-10, 10 being the toughest. They are stitched many times so that your dog can not tear it apart. Dog toy made out of fire hose are also very tough and perfect for dogs that manage to chew through them a lot. There are also Tuff Balls tennis balls that are very durable and non toxic, unlike many dog toys out there.

Interactive dog toys are good for dogs that have a never stopping mind and need something to keep them busy. Toys such as the Treatstik and Canine Genius Leos are made to have food and treats put in them and then your dog has to work to get it out. The Nina Ottosson dog toys are puzzle dog toys that your dog has to work to get rewards. They come in many levels so whether your dog is a beginner or advanced, there is a level for them that will keep them occupied. The Hide a Toy series (puzzle dog toys) are good for dogs that like to tear apart toys- they allow you to put the toy back together after your dog thinks they have destroyed it!

Tug and fetching Toys need to be durable and long lasting. The Pentapulls from Doggles are a high quality toy that can stand up to the rigors of two dogs pulling on it. Water wubbas can be used for playing fetch on the lake; they are large and brightly colored!

Stuffing less dog toys are good for dogs that main purpose when they get a toy is to rip out all of the stuffing. They look just like an average dog toy, but they do not contain stuffing, thus dogs do not have the want to tear the toy apart and it will last longer.