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Dog Stocking Stuffers Your Best Friend Will Love

Dogs are people too! Well, almost. Still, it would be wrong to leave your pooch out of the festivities. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or the Festival of Lights, these dog stocking stuffers can tell your pup you’re thinking of them, too.

Don’t Just Buy Any Toy

Just because it has a squeaker doesn’t mean it’s right for your dog. If your dog’s going to use it, then it needs to be safe and size-appropriate.

Also, dog toys should allow your dog to engage in natural behaviors like chewing, tugging, and chasing.

Often a dog will prefer one of these over the others. But whatever your dog’s favorite way to play, we have their holidays covered.

Dog Stocking Stuffers for Large and XL Breeds

We like big mutts, and we cannot lie. But big dogs have big mouths and teeth. And they can make mincemeat out of toys for smaller dogs.

That’s not just an end to the fun. It can also be dangerous.

Toys made with large dogs in mind are not just bigger. They’re also able to stand up to the kind of punishment that only large breeds can dish out.

Dog stocking stuffers: Fetch toys

Some dogs are born to chase and retrieve. A game of fetch scratches that itch. It’s even better when you have the right fetch toys on hand.

Banfeng Giant 9.5″ Dog Tennis Ball

A lot of dogs love to chase balls. And a lot of big dogs really love a giant ball.

The Banfeng Giant 9.5-inch ball is a tennis ball that’s larger than an average person’s head.

If you’re tired of Fido chewing holes in your basketballs and soccer balls, why not give him a big, bouncy ball of his own?

KONG – Classic Dog Toy

Some dogs want it all: to chase, fetch, and chew. The Kong Classic allows them to do just that.

You can throw it, roll it, or bounce it. You and your dog will have hours of fun.

Even better, you can fill it with healthy homemade treats when it’s time to settle down.

This tough rubber toy is a USA product. And it comes in sizes appropriate for extra-large, large, medium, and small dogs.

Toys to tug and chew

Chewing is a natural behavior, and not just when it comes to eating. Some dogs chew to comfort themselves. Conversely, others may chew out of boredom or loneliness.

Tugging is a surprisingly complex behavior with a variety of social purposes. Science aside, though, a lot of dogs think it’s good fun.

Several toys allow you to indulge your dog’s needs to both chew and tug. And they’re fun for us, too.

BLUEISLAND Dog Rope Toys for Aggressive Chewers

Is your dog an aggressive chewer? Then give her something to sink her teeth into.

This thick, sturdy 100 percent cotton rope toy from Blue Island can help your dog channel that chewing urge into something constructive: a way to bond with you!

As a bonus, this simple, heavy-duty toy also satisfies your dog’s urges to tug, chase, and fetch.

Best of all, this one is specifically for big dogs.

Nylabone Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy

Nylabone is a household name when those households have a large breed dog.

The Nylabone Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy not only provides a fun outlet for that chewing urge. It also promotes dental health.

Made in the USA, this tough nylon toy has a nubbed texture that reduces tartar and plaque. Also, the chicken and beef flavors mean your dog will love to chew it.

Food puzzles

Dogs need mental stimulation. That’s especially true if your dog spends a lot of time alone or in a crate or kennel.

Food toys and puzzles combine a dog’s favorite thing, food, with a game. And that can go a long way toward staving off boredom.

Also, eating too fast can cause obesity, tummy upset, bloat. Food puzzles can also help your dog to slow down while chowing down.

Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo Bowl

The Outward Hound slow feeder dog bowl turns mealtime into a game.

This durable puzzle bowl comes in five different designs and a rainbow of colors. What’s more, there are sizes available for small, medium, large, and extra-large dogs.

These bowls are durable plastic, and are free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates.

If your dog tends to “wolf” his or her meals, this bowl will show them how to slow down and enjoy their food.

StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy

Dogs, like all of us, should be careful when it comes to between-meal snacks. The StarMark Bob-a-Lot provides mental stimulation and interactive play without ruining your dog’s appetite.

StarMark Academy is a world-renowned provider of training for dogs and aspiring dog trainers. Their line of USA products is safe and high-quality.

This tough-wearing toy is appropriate for dogs of all sizes.

Beds and furniture

Does your dog like to get on the furniture? Do you wish he or she wouldn’t? Then why not buy your dog some furniture of their own?

Furhaven Pet – Plush Orthopedic Sofa, L-Shaped Chaise Couch

All right, it can’t fit into a stocking. But this plush orthopedic dog sofa can give your best friend a soft place from which to watch you open your presents.

It is a bed for big dogs. Orthopedic egg-crate foam cushions joints and muscles, and a bolster adds to the feeling of coziness.

And best of all, the soft, easily removable faux fur and faux suede cover is machine washable.

Dog Stocking Stuffers for Medium Breeds

Your medium dog is anything but average. So their toys should be above average as well! Here are some unique dog stocking stuffers for medium-sized dogs.

Dog stocking stuffers: Fetch toys

Does your medium-sized dog live to run and fetch? Here are some fetch toys you might not have seen before.

Chuckit Ball Launcher

If your arm gets tired from constantly throwing that ball, this toy is as much for you as it is for your dog.

The Chuckit Ball Launcher can send your ball farther than your arm alone. Not only that, but it’s for hands-free pick up, so you don’t have to touch the slobber.

It’s fun for you and fun for your dog, so don’t forget the extra balls!

Toys to tug and chew

Big dogs aren’t the only ones who like to tug and chew. Find tugging and chewing toys for your medium-sized dog right here.

ZippyPaws – Woodland Friends Burrow, Interactive Squeaky Hide and Seek Plush Dog Toy

This cheerful family of chipmunks and their log home may look like your average plush toy. But it’s a bit more interesting than that because it’s also a puzzle!

Poke the chipmunks into their holes and let your dog figure out how to make them come out and play. The chipmunks all have squeakers to reward your dog when the job is done.

Choose between a log full of chipmunks or a den of cute hedgehogs.

Sharlovy Dog Chew Toys for Puppies Teething

Maybe your dog is like a dragon and likes to have a hoard of treasure. This 14-piece chew and tug toy set can fill your pup’s treasure chest.

Does your dog like rope balls and tugs? This multi-pack has them. What about plushies? It has them, too. And there are even some food puzzles and a tooth-cleaning toy in there, as well.

Food toys and puzzles

Challenge your dog’s mind and skills with food toys.

PAW5: Wooly Snuffle Mat

A snuffle mat like this one from PAW5 provides entertainment and enrichment.

Here’s how it works.

You hide food or treats in the wooly bristles. Then you turn your dog loose to find it.

This game activates several natural behaviors, including digging, foraging, and using their sense of smell.

PAW5 handmakes their snuffle mats with non-toxic materials. And if that’s not enough, they’re machine washable, too.

CALHNNA Pet IQ Intelligent Toy

Where’s the treat?

This interactive treat dispenser is great for brain training, boredom busting, and good, clean fun! You can even adjust the difficulty to suit your dog’s growing IQ.

This food puzzle is a durable, safe, and non-toxic PVC. Also, it’s hand-washable and for a medium-sized dog.

Furniture for your medium dog

Your medium sized dog deserves a comfy place to rest this holiday season. And if they aren’t allowed on the furniture, they’ll really appreciate having a soft space of their own.

Best Friends by Sheri: The Original Calming Donut Dog Bed

Can you picture anything more comfortable than this soft, shaggy, plushy donut-shaped bed?

This cuddly bed snuggles and cradles your pup in ultimate comfort.

The outside is a machine-washable, non-toxic, nylon faux fur, and the inside is non-toxic. Even better, there’s a water-resistant, dirt-resistant bottom to keep accidents from reaching your floor.

Dog Stocking Stuffers for Small Breeds

Small dogs can have big personalities — and bigger play drives! In order to pamper your pint-sized pet, you’ll need tough toys sized just for them.

Dog stocking stuffers: Fetch toys

Many small breed dogs are descendants of hunting dogs. As a result, digging and fetching is in their blood. Help to satisfy their natural urges with some of this fabulous small-dog fetch toys.

Gnawsome 2.5” Spiky Squeaker Ball Dog Toy

In general, a small dog needs a small ball. But that doesn’t mean that the ball doesn’t need to be tough.

These small dog balls from Gnawsome are BPA food-grade thermoplastic rubber. Inside is a squeaker suspended in water.

These little balls are big fun. Coupled with the fun, the soft spikes promote gum and dental health. Plus, they come in a rainbow of colors.

Chuckit Indoor Ball Dog Toys

Some small dogs live a pampered indoor life. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t like to chase a ball from time to time.

Chuckit’s indoor dog balls are soft and plushy.  They’re also durable for long-lasting indoor fun. And the soft chenille construction makes them ideal for small dogs and puppies.

Toys to tug and chew

Small dogs like a good chew as much as anyone. Here are some of our favorites.

KOL Dog Plush Toys Dog Chew

Could your tiny terror earn a place on the Olympic Squeaker Removal Team? These interactive plush squeaky toys will give them a run for their money.

A soft outside conceals tough construction. And crinkle paper just below the surface provides a satisfying texture and sound. Plus, the knots in the legs give them hours of chewing fun.

Choose a cute elephant or a mighty mouse.

Food toys and puzzles

A small dog often has an active mind. Food toys and puzzles can keep them satisfied on both fronts.

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound – Interactive Puzzle Game Dog Toys

Some small breeds are exceptionally clever. That means that boredom can be a problem. As a result, your dog can suffer from anxiety and may even become destructive.

Puzzles like this interactive treat-dispenser can help.

Keep in mind; this is a complicated toy. To get the treat, your dog will need to slide sliders, flip open containers, and lift lids.

It’s hours of mind-enhancing, boredom busting fun.

Is your tiny terror up to the challenge?

Furniture for your small dog

Your small dog can feel like a big star on this luxurious sofa built just for them.

The raised design keeps your dog clear of drafts, while the soft, plushy cushions provide ultimate comfort. A built-in pocket holds treats and favorite toys.

Equally important, the cushion cover comes off easily for laundering.

Who’s a Lucky Dog?

Obviously, your dog is the lucky one, as now their human has a panoply of dog stocking stuffers to choose from.

Which gifts have hit the mark for your pooch? We’d love to hear about it!