|[Guest Luna enjoying the Monster Ball]|
The absolute favorite is Busy Busy Bouncy Bone, which you unscrew to add a ring of rawhide. I usually buy this on Amazon. It's a good way to get a dog to start chewing plastic bones instead of chewing up your furniture or shoes. I usually only give this to Bennet once a week - I want to limit his intake of "junk food." I also usually hide it somewhere in the house and he has to find it if he wants to chew on it. After he eats the rawhide, he will continue to chew on the plastic bone part, which is great for relieving tension.
Nylabone is safe for dogs, and I've gone through a ton of these. Usually they're just shaped like a regular bone, but for Christmas, I bought Bennet the dinosaur shaped one. Like the other toys in this category, it's good for relieving any of Bennet's built up anxiety and boredom.
Twist N Treat, which randomly dispenses treats/food. I used to give this to Bennet every day before I found the Monster Ball. I alternate with this and the Monster Ball, but this one dispenses food randomly, so it goes much quicker. I think all dogs are different, but Bennet tends to carry this to a spot where it won't move and get the food with his tongue. I think dogs are supposed to push it with their noses and paws to get the food out.
This is Bennet's favorite type of toy. I can't say he has a favorite, bc he just loves all of these.
When Bennet was a puppy, he loved to chew on fabric: blanket, plush dolls, sofas... Now that he's a mature gentleman, he loves his squeaky toys carefully. I found this set of 3 dolls at Costco last year and I was so mad that I cut the tags off bc ALL dogs love these. They have a squeaker in the middle, and they're the perfect length to play tug of war, or cuddle (body pillow for Bennet). Luckily I found the same chipmunk at TJ Maxx, bought it and saved the dog. FYI, the company is Think!Dog.
Sort of hard on you but much loved by the dog is the puppet. Bennet goes nuts when I pull out the puppet. I think he thinks he's boxing. I can't find a link, but I buy them at Ikea for a few bucks, and Bennet goes crazy. Currently I have a lion puppet, and I used to have a moose puppet whose tongue Bennet ripped out. What a sweet dog. It's nice to have some interactive toys.
KONG Wubba. This one was one of Bennet's first toys that he actually liked. He doesn't like the original Kong, but he loves chasing this guy and shaking it. He whips his head back and forth as if he's a killer dog. Pahaha. This toy looks like nothing special to me but Bennet and Smash (BDF's dog) love it.