“A man’s best friend is his dog.” “A house is not a home without a dog.” “My dog is not spoiled. I’m just well trained.” These are just a few of the quotes that describe how humans feel about their dogs. Dog owners will go the extra mile to see their dog happy. Nothing makes dogs happier than those squeaky dog toys. Every dog loves hearing the sound. The theory is that the squeak stimulates the dog to go into ‘seek and kill’ mode. Once the squeak is gone, the ‘animal’ is dead to the dog. Thus he needs another squeaky toy. Which toy should you buy? Here are the top ten squeaky toys for dogs.
Kyjen PP03322 12 Days of Christmas Squeaker Mat 16 Squeaker Plush Squeak Toy Dog Toys, Large, Holiday Colors
This holiday toy comes in holiday colors. It is in the shape of a calendar with 12 compartments for the 12 days of Christmas. With 16 squeakers to keep dogs entertained, this toy rated 5 stars with 9 reviews. Although not as many reviews as the others, this toy made the list because it was the only squeak toy that rated 5 stars and had 16 squeakers in one toy.
Mr Bill Plush Toy
Mr. Bill dog toy looks like a plush doll. When the dog squeaks Mr. Bill’s body, he says, “Ohhh nooo.” What an ingenious toy this is. It combines the squeak and human words to reward the dog. With 247 reviews this toy rated 4 ½ stars.
Kyjen PP01128 Hedgehog Girl Plush Dog Toys Squeak Toy, Small, Brown
This cute hedgehog features a squeaker and a rattle. Intended for small dogs, this cuddly toy rated 4 ½ stars with 138 reviews.
ZippyPaws Squeakie Pad No Stuffing Plush Dog Toy, Bear
small toy has two Blaster squeakers and no stuffing. There is no need to worry about it being torn during play, sending stuffing all over the room. It is available in five choices, pig, duck, hippo, koala, and ladybug. All are cute and cuddly. With a 117 reviews this toy rated 4 ½ stars.
ZippyPaws Burrow Squeaky Hide and Seek Plush Dog Toy, Hedgehog Den
This is a fun toy and game that combines both the squeak noise and hiding games that dogs love. The squeaky toys are hidden in the burrow. Dogs love to bury their noses in the burrow and pull out the toy. They are rewarded with a squeak. One word of warning—dogs love this game so much the owners will spend a lot of time ‘hiding’ the critters in the burrow. With 97 reviews this toy rated 4 ½ stars.
Petstages Just For Fun No Stuffing Plush Big Squeak Elephant for Large Dogs
This toy has no stuffing and a large squeak. Intended for large dogs it rated 4 ½ stars with 61 reviews.
Multipet Plush Dog Toy, Lambchop
Anyone born before 1970 remembers Lambchop, the cute lamb puppet. Now there is a mini squeak toy for small pets. He is every bit as cute as the original Lambchop. The toy rated 4 ½ stars with 44 reviews.
ZippyPaws Holiday Chimney Burrow – Squeaky Plush Hide-and-Seek Dog Toy (Regular)
For the holidays, who can resist this chimney with Santa and two reindeer. It’s available in two sizes, regular and extra-large and rated 4 ½ stars with 19 reviews. ZippyPaws Holiday Chimney Burrow – Squeaky Plush Hide-and-Seek Dog Toy (Regular)
Kyjen PP01481 Invincibles Plush Snake Stuffingless Durable Dog Toys Squeaker Toy 6-Squeakers, Large, Green
This toy is available in sizes, although not the usual sizes. The sizes of this toy are determined by how many squeaks are desired. The choices are 3, 6, or 12 squeaks. Customers rated the toy 4 stars with 517 reviews.
JW Pet Company iSqueak Bouncin’ Bowlin Pin Dog Toy, Large (Colors Vary)
A bowling pin that is easy to catch, bounce, and squeak. This inventive toy rated 4 stars with 85 reviews.
Only one squeak toy was found with an average rating of 5 stars. Apparently the squeakers wear out, leaving the toy useless to the dog. Amazon does offer several replacement squeaker sets for the toys, available in different sizes and squeaks. The sets range from 6 to 30 in the package and cost from $2.00 to $20.00. It might be wise for a dog owner to order replacement squeakers when ordering the toys.