6 Toy Recommendations to Keep Dogs Busy all Winter

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We’re now in the chilliest season of this pandemic, and no one would blame you for hibernating til vaccine o’clock. But as much as your dog loves a snuggle sesh, they’ll need some stimulation too. We sniffed out toy recommendations that’ll help them be their busiest, best selves this winter. 

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1. Nosework Kit

Etsy

Leverage your dog’s natural nosey-ness with a scentwork kit, which provides a fun outlet for physical and mental energy. 

Get it on Etsy for $42.99.

2.  Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy

Amazon

Food-motivated pups enjoy treat-dispensing toys, and we know from experience that this one’s practically indestructible. Keep boredom at bay by upping the difficulty level once your little puzzle master gets the hang of it.

Get it on Amazon for $20.79.

3. Hide-a-Squirrel Plush Puzzle Toy

Amazon

If your dog loves squirrels, she’ll go nuts at the chance to snatch squeaky critters out of a stuffed stump. 

Get it on Amazon for $13.99.

4. Suction Tug Toy

Amazon

Excellent for expelling physical energy, this suction tug toy will keep your dog occupied and in one place for those times when you don’t want him underfoot.

Get it on Amazon for $10.54.

5. Glow-in-the-Dark Kick Fetch Ball

Amazon

You can’t spend all winter on the couch (we’ve tried), so treat your pooch to a date in the backyard. Because this glowing fetch toy is meant for kicking, you won’t even need to get your mittens dirty. 

Get it on Amazon for $34.99

6. Personalized Toy Basket 

Etsy

Last but not leash, stow your dog’s new favorite boredom busters in style with a personalized toy basket. Select up to two pet names; the charming paw prints are included. 

Get it on Etsy starting at $33.52.

What’ll you be treating your homebound pandemic pup to this year? Woof at us in the comments, and be sure to tag @sidewalkdog in your winter pics.

P.S. We’re giving away a boredom busters package this month! Enter here for your chance to win a PetSafe ball launcher, Nina Ottosson puzzle toy, Bully Buddy Starter Kit, and more!

Featured photo: Alison Pang

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