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To help you choose, we have divided the toys up into collections (shown below) .... or just click here to look through them all!
Some toys work best with dry food or treats, others need something more sticky!
This is based on our experience of most dogs and the complexity of the actions required to access the food. Each dog is different so these ratings aren't a precise science, but they'll give you an idea! There are notes and ideas in the description of each toy too. Click here to see our difficulty guide.
All toys are best supervised initially but some are then usually fine for dogs to carry on with on their own and there are some which are just perfect for foraging activities.
Share your life with a power chewer? Need something a bit more robust? These are the ones which have stood the test of stronger, more powerful dogs and whilst no toy is completely indestructible, these can hold their own when used correctly.
Why use activity toys?
Activity toys promote gentle physical activity, brain work and problem solving. They help keep boredom at bay, give outlets for essential breed behaviours and, used correctly, can help as part of behaviour improvement programmes too. Recent research has also shown that problem solving toys can help dogs with fearful or anxious behaviours.
Activity toys are usually food based and provide ways to feed your dogs normal food (and extra treats if you like) through interesting activities which add fun and enrichment to their day. Some activities are designed for your dog to do on their own (after an initial period of introduction), others are for you and your dog to do together.
These toys come in all different designs and with different levels of difficulty - it's important to choose toys which are appropriate to your dog's size and experience - and meet their own personal preferences, which can take a bit of experimenting to find out!
And if you need any further help, just drop us a message!