When you're shopping for the best treat-dispensing dog toys, a lot will depend on your dog's personal preferences. However, there are a few universal factors you'll want to keep in mind:
- Size of treats: Don't buy a toy until you've considered whether your dog's go-to treats would be compatible. The treats must be small enough to fit inside the toy but not so tiny that they fall right out.
- Size of your dog: In addition to the treats themselves, think about your pup's size. Can they handle large, heavy toys or are smaller, lighter toys a better fit?
- Durability and materials: Think about what the toy is made of and how that fits your dog's style of play. If you have a strong chewer, for instance, you'll want tougher toys that are built with strong silicone or other chew-resistant materials. Smaller dogs, on the other hand, may be able to play nice with softer materials.
To narrow down your selection, I've rounded up the best treat-dispensing toys in each category to help you find something that's perfect for your pooch. Keep in mind that you should supervise your pets with these types of toys — especially when they're playing with them for the first time.