Best Toys for Hyper Dogs: The 12 Best Hyperactive Dog Toys
Some dogs have an endless supply of energy. They can’t seem to sit still and run, jump, and bark. Their zeal is endearing, but it can also be exhausting.
What should a puppy parent do?
Fortunately, there are great toys suitable for hyperactive dogs. These toys keep a hyper puppy’s mind and body busy, which helps him get tired faster.
If you’re the crazy owner of a hyperactive pup, consider these 12 toys.
1. Subscription to BarkBox
You’ve most likely heard of BarkBox. If you haven’t already, here’s the scoop: It’s a monthly subscription service that sends a box full of fun dog treats and toys right to your door. The box contains 4-6 items chosen from their current inventory.
When you first start, you can choose your dog’s size so that all of the treats and toys fit perfectly.
What we like about this is that it’s a pleasant surprise for both dogs and their owners. It’s exciting to get a delivery every month!
It’s also a great way to try out new treats and toys that you might not have heard of otherwise.
2. Pet Qwerks Talking Babble Ball Dog Toy
This is one of the best toys for a hyperactive dog. When the Babble Ball is touched, it “talks” and makes animal sounds.
But don’t worry; even if you’re not present, the ball will not continue to chatter. Its technology only makes the sounds when the pet is close by.
It’s difficult to keep a hyperactive dog occupied, which is why the Babble Ball is so great. It’s crazy, unpredictable, and a lot of fun. Your dog will appear to be alive!
“Rock ‘n Roll Big Doggy” is one of the fun sayings. “What are you doing?” I inquire. “Sweet Puppy!” and “Grrrr!” The ball comes in three sizes and a variety of colors.
3. Dogs’ Bubbletastic Bacon Bubble Machine
Bubbles with bacon flavor? We think this is one of the coolest toys for hyperactive dogs we’ve ever seen.
Dogs absolutely adore chasing and chomping bubbles, and it’s a lot of fun to watch.
To begin, simply fill the Bubbletastic Bacon Bubble Machine with the safe, non-toxic solution, turn it on, and watch your dog go crazy trying to catch the delicious bubbles.
This is a fantastic toy that stands out from the usual assortment of bones, balls, and plush toys.
4. Squishy Face Studio’s Flirt Pole
We bought this for Toby during a bitterly cold Minnesota winter, when his paws would literally freeze to the ground if he ventured outside. This Squishy Face Studio Flirt Pole was a lifesaver for him, as he was an oversized puppy with a lot of pent-up energy.
It’s a long pole with a bungee cord at the end and a braided fleece toy at the other end. You take the pole in your hands and spin it around, encouraging your dog to chase the toy at the end. They quickly tire from all of the running and jumping.
Toby enjoys playing with it and continues to do so. In fact, I found him whining and wanting to play near the pole not long ago.
This toy is great for active dogs, and Toby would love it if he could talk.
5. Buster’s Food Cube from OurPets
This is another toy we bought for Toby during that first bitterly cold winter. It’s a little loud, but it gets the job done.
It’s a cube that holds dog food, and your dog has to push it around the house to release the kernels, as the name implies. However, due to the design, the dog must exert considerable effort in order for the food to disperse.
Toby is kept occupied for at least 30 minutes with the Buster Food Cube, which is a good time when you have an active dog.
6. Wishbone Dog Chew Toy by Benebone
This classic toy is great for chewers. It comes in a variety of sizes and flavors (including bacon, chicken, and peanut).
This is a good toy for aggressive chewers because it is made of extra durable materials that will keep your pup occupied for a long time.
What will you do with all of your newfound free time?
7. Hyper Pet Stick Dog Toy by Dura-Squeaks
You know this is going to be good for those extra energetic dogs when the brand name is “Hyper Pet.”
This toy is great because it is made of ultra-durable materials and has a loud squeaker. It bounces and moves in unpredictable ways, which is another great way to get a hyper dog’s attention.
It’s like a stick on steroids, if we had to put it into words. Does a standard stick, for example, come in neon colors, squeak loudly, and bounce? No, so get a Dura-Squeaks Stick for your dog.
8. Classic Launcher by Chuckit!
I scoffed at the Chuckit! Launcher the first time I saw it and said I didn’t need it. After all, I used to play fastpitch and was an outfielder, so I could launch the ball a long way on my own.
Until I saw how far the launcher could throw the ball. It really makes it sail. And the dogs adore it. Someone with a launcher and a pack of dogs lining up to play fetch is always present at the dog park.
It’s crazy not to have a launcher if you have a hyper dog who enjoys fetch. They’re dirt cheap and can launch the ball much further than your arm can, allowing you to run more. This results in a more relaxed, pooped-out puppy.
9. Kong Wubba Dog Toy
If you’ve ever read this blog, you’ll know how much I love the Kong brand. These products are well-designed and long-lasting.
Toby, for example, still has the two Classic KONG toys that we gave him when he was a puppy. Every other toy we bought around that time has been destroyed, but the Kong toys are still going strong.
The Kong Wubba is great because it can be used for tug-of-war or fetch (the tail makes it really sail!). Or just give it to the dog to chew on.
They’ll love the squeaky nose, and you won’t have to worry about it being ripped apart because it’s a Kong product.
10. Jingle X-Tire Ball Dog Toy by Pet Qwerks
This isn’t your typical chew toy. A strong, ruggedly constructed mini tire is on the outside. A jingling bell on the inside will attract your dog’s attention. It’s a winning combination.
You can play fetch with your dog with the ball. The commotion will be irresistible!
Alternatively, simply let your dog loose. They’ll almost certainly try to reach the inside bell.
If you’re looking for holiday gifts for your dog, this is a pretty good match. The jingle bell has a holiday feel to it, but it’s not overly Christmassy like a Santa stuffed animal or reindeer chew toy, which are out of season after the holidays.
11. Zogoflex Qwizl Guaranteed Tough Puzzle Treat Toy for Dogs by West Paw Design
The best toys are those that require dogs to work hard for their treats. Because so many dogs will do anything for food, using a device that makes it difficult for them to reach the treat will keep them mentally and physically stimulated for a long time.
The Tough Puzzle Treat Toy is made to hold a treat stick, such as a bullystick or an honest company training stick. It comes in two sizes: small and large, depending on your dog’s needs.
Most importantly, it is made in the United States, is recyclable and dishwasher safe, and is unconditionally guaranteed against dog damage, so you can be confident in your purchase.
12. Jumbler Ball Dog Toy by Kong
Last but not least, there’s a Kong product. Almost every Kong toy is good for a hyperactive dog. This one, however, is good.
The Jumbler Ball is a refreshing take on the classic dog toy, the tennis ball. It’s encased in another ball made of super-tough thermoplastic, which has a squeaker and a handle.
Dogs love shaking the tennis ball and attempting to get the tennis ball inside, and it makes for a fun game of fetch!