Best Chew Toys for Golden Retrievers

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It’s a known fact that Golden Retrievers are one of the most active and playful breeds of dogs. If you are lucky enough to own one then you know how much they love to play…and chew.

Goldens have a natural tendency to have something in their mouth most of the time.

Investing in a durable chew toy will not only make your Golden Retriever happy but it will make you more calm knowing they are not chewing on your furniture.

There’s all types of dog products on the market. Some are hazardous while others simply don’t gain the attention of your Golden that much.

Here are five recommended chew toys for Golden Retrievers that will keep them busy and entertained.

1. KONG Classic

Kong Class Dog ToyThe KONG Classic is one of the most popular chew toys for all types of canines. This toy is made up of a strong rubber that is great for those strong Golden teeth. You can also pack it with little treats and/or peanut butter to keep them preoccupied for periods at a time.

I personally use the Kong to help with crate training and ease the tension when I have to leave Lucky. I would pack The Kong with a little bit of dry dog food and peanut butter. Then I would give it to him in his crate right before I left. He would be busy with the Kong toy to ever notice I left.

2. Chuckit! Ultra Ball

ChuckIt Ultra BallMost Goldens love to play a game of fetch. Chuckit! Ultra Ball is a well designed and durable ball that has a lot of bounce and can be easily found in green grass or water. This is a great way to get out a lot of energy that Goldens need to exert. 

An alternative to a to the Chuckit! Ultra Ball is the is Planet Dog Orbee Tuff Tennis Ball. It is made up of a smooth rubber and can bounce and float like a normal tennis ball.

3. Benebone Bacon Flavored Wishbone

Benebone Bacon Wishbone Chew ToyLooking to keep your dog preoccupied for a while? This Benebone bacon flavored chew toy will do just that. Its bacon flavor and curved shape makes it enjoyable and easy to chew for hours. 

This is especially a great toy for those Goldens that are in the teething stage. The highly durable material makes it almost indestructible.

Like all chew toys of this kind, its important to be present while your dog is chewing. In rare cases, small pieces could break off or the edges could get too sharp.

4. West Paw Design Zogoflex Hurley

West Paw Hurley Dog ToyAnother durable (seeing a theme among chew toys for Goldens?), safe chew toy that can be given to your Golden for longer chew sessions. This is safer and gentler than rawhide bones and can double as a fetch stick on land or in water.

The Zogoflex Hurley comes in four different colors and three different sizes.

5. Mammoth Flossy Chews Cottonblend Color 3-Knot Rope Tug

Mammoth Flossy chew toyDoes your Golden love to play tug of war? If so, this would be a must have toy for you and your dog. It’s very strong and also the right length so that your dog won’t accidentally bite your hand. Alternatively, this is a great toy for just chewing as well.

This is one of Lucky’s favorite toys. He will constantly pick it up with his mouth and give me a nose nod to tell me he wants to play.

The Mammoth Flossy Chews is great for teething puppies as well.

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