Mentally Stimulating Dog Toys

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  1. Odin Puzzle Toy
    Like many popular, mentally stimulating toys, the Odin Puzzle Toy can be stuffed with treats or kibble, making it more interesting for the dog to try to get to the treats inside. The toy is considered durable, although most reviews say that it works best with smaller dog breeds and puppies. Amazon Rating: 3.6/5.

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  2. Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel
    This toy involves a durable tree stump and three stuffed, toy squirrels. After placing the squirrels inside the tree stump, dogs can spend hours trying to pull the squirrel toys free. Amazon Rating: 4.4/5.

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  3. KONG Classic
    Toys stuffed with treats are very common for stimulating a dog’s mind, but the KONG Classic is one of the most famous. It is consistently praised for being durable, engaging, and having an easy clean-up process. Amazon Rating: 4.5/5.

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  4. OurPets IQ Treat Ball
    While this toy follows the treat-dispensing pattern, it stands out with multiple difficulty settings. This toy can keep your dog entertained and the settings can be altered to become an even greater challenge. Amazon Rating: 4.1/5.

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  5. PetSafe Busy Buddy Twist n’ Treat
    This toy also holds treats, and the pieces can be twisted closer together for added difficulty or further apart for an easier mental stimulation. However, this toy is not made for strong chewers and is made for dogs 20-50 pounds in weight. Amazon Rating: 4.1/5.

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  6. Nina Ottosson DogTwister Interactive Game
    Dishwasher safe and water- and slobber-proof, this treat game is great for training and testing your dog’s mind. This toy is meant to bring you closer to your dog and rewards your dog for interacting politely. Amazon Rating: 4.2/5.

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  7. West Paw Design Zogoflex Tux Stuffable Chew Toy
    Made in America, 100% guaranteed by manufacturer to be durable against dog damage, dishwasher safe, and non-toxic, this dog toy has it all! It’s easy to stuff with treats and built to withstand even the toughest of chews. Amazon Rating: 4.5/5.

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  8. All for Paws Interactive Feeding Dish
    Many dogs suffer from bloat (eating too much, too fast) and many pet parents don’t know how to prevent such health problems. This interactive feeding dish makes it a bit more of a challenge for a dog to get to wet or dry food, and it helps dogs slow down to avoid causing gastric issues. Amazon Rating: 4.2/5.

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  9. KONG Quest Wishbone
    This toy is designed to keep your dog entertained and interested, clean his or her teeth, and make your dog work for the treats inside. It is easy to clean, lots of fun for dogs, and suitable for medium and large breeds. Amazon Rating: 3.8/5.

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  10. Outward Hound Paw Hide Treat Puzzle Toy
    Complete with 6 cups to hide treats, this toy keeps your dog on the hunt for treats! Because your dog has to search for the treats, he or she will play with it longer and stay busy, and because this toy is BPA and phthalate free, you don’t have to worry about it being toxic if your dog gnaws on it. Amazon Rating: 3.8/5.
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