If you don’t wish your furniture, clothes, shoes and shoestrings to be torn apart; you will buy your Doberman loads of toys to chew on.

BENEFITS OF TOYS

  • Staying mentally stimulated and preoccupied,
  • Cleaning tartar build-up in their mouths and
  • Reliving stress.

But you can’t just buy any toy from the market and give it to your Doberman, because they have very strong jaws and biting power.

Hers’s a list of the 5 best toys available in order of ranking for your beloved Doberman.

1. Chuckit! Ultra Ball

Rating: 4.8/5

Price: $4.63 to $9.16

Product Description:

  • This ball is designed to have higher bounces, squeaky fun sounds, buoyancy and light weight.
  • It has textured surface and thick rubber core, so that even though it’s soft to chew but can still face aggressive chewers like Doberman.
  • It can be combined with Chuckit! Ball launcher and thus helps you ease on the throwing.
  • It is available in three sizes i.e. Medium (2.5 inches), XLarge (3.5 inches) and XXLarge (4 inches).
  • For Doberman, XLarge (3.5 inches) is perfect.

Pros:

  • It’s lightweight and yet super bouncy.
  • It has buoyancy, so can be used at lakes or water bodies.
  • It has strong rubber core, so that it can withstand the Jaws of the Doberman.

Cons:

  • It’s costlier than a tennis ball.

Price:

  • Medium (2.5 inches) comes in two variants i.e. 1-ball pack for $4.95 and 2-ball pack for $4.63.
  • XLarge (3.5 inches) comes in 1-ball pack for $8.85.
  • XXLarge (4 inches) comes in 1-ball pack for $9.16.

Average Customer Rating:

  • It has been rated 4.8/5 and has 7,528 customer ratings.

2. Petstages Dogwood Wooden Dog Chew Toy

Rating: 4.4/5

Price: $5.54 to $11.59

Product Description:

  • \Having taste and texture of natural wood, this BBQ flavour chew toy satiates your dog’s chewing needs.
  • This toy leads to lesser chewing mess compared to a real wooden stick.
  • This chewable toy can also work as throw and retrieve wooden stick, when playing outdoors.
  • It comes in 4 sizes, depending upon the size of your dog’s teeth.
  • It is available in two flavour Mesquite and Original.
  • For a Doberman, one should opt for LG size.

Pros:

  • It is lead and phthalate free.
  • Unlike actual wood, it is splinter free.
  • It resonates like a wood in your dog’s brain and keeps them occupied.

Cons:

  • By using this, you are taking away the simple pleasure of a Dog chewing a wooden stick.
  • A wooden stick doesn’t cost a penny.

Price:

  • Mesquite flavour (LG size) variant costs $11.59.
  • Original flavour (LG size) variant costs $5.54.

Average Customer Rating:

  • It has been rated 4.4/5 and has 3,364 customer ratings.

3. West Paw Zogoflex Qwizl Interactive Treat

Rating: 4.4/5

Price: $15.95 to $19.95

Product Description:

  • You just put your Doberman’s favourite treat inside and when he/she learns to squeeze and twist is right, then they will be rewarded by their favourite treat.
  • It comes in three colours i.e. Tangerine, Aqua Blue and Granny Smith.
  • It comes in two sizes i.e. Small and Large (recommended for Doberman).
  • It extends the life of expensive treats.
  • It is mentally stimulating toy puzzle and keeps your Dobermans entertained.

Pros:

  • It is 100% guaranteed against dog damage by the manufacturers.
  • It keeps your Doberman busy, intrigued and stimulated.

Cons:

  • It can only be used as a puzzle treat dispensing toy, when there’s no treat; it is no fun for the dog.
  • If the Dog is not able to extract the treats, he/she will be disappointed.

Price:

  • Small variant costs $15.95.
  • Large variant (recommended for Dobermans) costs $19.95.

Average Customer Rating:

  • It has been rated 4.4/5 and has 1,504 customer ratings.
Dog trying to extract the treat.

4. KONG – Extreme Goodie Bone

Rating: 4.3/5

Price: $11.99 to $16.99

Product Description:

  • The natural KONG Extreme black rubber is durable and tough, apt for strong chewing dogs.
  • This Goodie Bone becomes more rewarding when it is stuffed with KONG easy treats or snacks.
  • The patented Goodie Gripper holes are ideal for stuffing challenges and keeps Dobermans mentally stimulated and occupied.
  • There are two variants i.e. Large (for dogs’ sized 30-65 lbs or 13-30 kgs) and Medium (for dogs’ sized 15-35 lbs or 7-16 kgs).

Pros:

  • It is durable and strong bone, made of rubber.
  • It comes with Goodie Grippers, which is an amazing surprise and challenge for the dogs.

Cons:

  • It is costlier than normal rubber bones.
  • If the dog is not able to free the treat or snack, then it would become frustrating.

Price:

  • Medium variant is for $11.99.
  • Large variant is for $16.99.

Average Customer Rating:

  • It has been rated 4.3/5 and has been rated by 2,909 customers.

See Also: How to Tell if your Doberman Loves you?

5. KONG – Flyer

Rating: 4/5

Price: $10.99 to $14.99

Product Description:

  • Durable KONG Rubber makes it softer and safer to catch.
  • It supports healthy exercise and the instincts of the dog to play.
  • It is available in two colours i.e. Black and Red.
  • It is available in two sizes i.e. Small and Large.

Pros:

  • It is made of special rubber, which is durable yet softer to get hold of, while catching.
  • It is not made of plastic or any other brittle material, which can break off and then ingested.

Cons:

  •  It is not that durable and thus should only be given to the dog to play with, when under supervision.
  • It is costlier than other frisbees.

Price:

  • Red coloured comes in two variants Small and Large both cost $10.99.
  • Black coloured comes in Large variant and costs $14.90.

Average Customer Rating:

  • It has been rated 4/5 and has 5,209 customer ratings.

OBJECTS THAT MUST NOT BE USED AS TOYS

Along with the list of these toys, you must know; what cannot be given as toys to your beloved Doberman:

  • Tennis Ball: Because they will snap it in two, due to their powerful jaws.
  • Old Socks: Because they will swallow it and that will cause intestinal issues. Also, it teaches them that playing with socks is okay.
  • String/Rope:    They will put out the strings or ropes and then swallow them. This will lead to intestinal blockages.
  • Raw Hides:      This can get stuck in their mouth or neck.

Last but not the least, what if after procuring all these toys; your Doberman still attacks your furniture and other house things.

  • You need to give clear instructions to him/her, mentioning “NO” in a high pitch and then directing them to their toys, which they can chew.
  • If they still do not understand try to bring in your Vet and he/she will be able to figure why your Doberman likes that furniture so much.

Therefore, you need to keep in mind following things:

  • Toys need to be strong, flexible and durable.
  • Toys need to big enough to fit into the back of their mouth.
  • Toys that can break apart must only be given to them, while you’re present.
  • Toys (which will be left with them, when not being supervised) need to extra durable.
  • Rope toys should be avoided, unless stated otherwise by your Vet; as the rope threads break apart and can be swallowed, leading to intestinal blockage issues.

Now, after making aware of all the basic things; lets get down to business and tell you about best toys that you can buy from Amazon.com.

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan

I'm Jason Morgan, founder and author at DobermanWiki.com. I just love Dobermans - they're the best dogs in the world! I got my first Doberman, Max, when I was just a pup myself. Max was my loyal friend and protector for over ten years. Since then, I've been working hard to learn everything I can about these amazing dogs. I started DobermanWiki as a place to share all that knowledge with other Doberman enthusiasts like me. My goal is to help every Doberman owner have the best possible relationship with their dog. I'm always happy to chat with other Doberman owners, so feel free to reach out anytime!

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