Best Dog Toys For Golden Retrievers: Top Rated List

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In this guide, we list what might be some of the best dog toys for Golden Retrievers.

On average, Golden Retrievers are a medium to large sized breed – so, consider your dog’s size (and life stage) in picking a size of dog toy.

As a second important consideration, may also want to consider whether your dog is a heavy chewer or not, and pick toys that are more durable if required.

Let’s jump into it and take a look!

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

 

Best Dog Toys For Golden Retrievers: Top Toys

In the reviews section below – we’ve linked you to ‘Best Guides’ for each major category of dog toys.

So, you can view a specific guide if you’re interested in a specific type of toy.

But, a selection of some of the top dog toys overall, from some of the main categories might be:

 

Ball Toys

 

Ball Thrower Toys

 

Chew Toys

 

Plush/Soft Toys

 

Treat Dispensing, & Stuffable Toys

 

Eco Friendly & Sustainable Toys

  • Wooden Sticks (made from safe wood, with sharp edges rounded off, and big enough that your dog won’t swallow it or choke on it)
  • Second hand or used toys from other dog owners, garage sales, and thrift/charity stores

 

Homemade Toys

  • Used Plastic Soda Bottles (unfilled, or filled with with food and treats. And, BPA, PVC & Phthalate free)
  • Used & Second Hand Balls (Tennis Balls, & Other Balls Like Soccer Balls and Footballs)

 

Toys Specifically For Large Dogs

This guide outlines what might be some of the best toys for large dogs specifically

 

Toys Specifically For Small Dogs, & Puppies

This guide outlines what might be some of the best toys for small dogs and puppies

 

Best Dog Toys For Golden Retrievers: Reviews

Everyone has different requirements and preferences when it comes to dog toys.

In the guides below, you can find a selection of some of the best toys from each major category of dog toys:

Best Indestructible Chew Toys For Dogs (That Are Heavy & Aggressive Chewers)

Best Dog Ball Toys & Ball Launchers For Dogs

Best Flirt Poles & Lure Toys For Dogs

Best Treat Dispensing Dog Toys & Toys You Can Put Food In

Best Plush, Soft & Cuddly Dog Toys

Best Dog Frisbee Toys & Discs

Best Fetch Toys, & Toys That Dogs Can Chase

Best Squeaky Dog Toys

Best Rope Toys & Tug Toys For Dogs

Best Puzzle Dog Toys

Best Interactive Dog Toys

Best Bone Toys For Dogs

Best Eco Friendly, Sustainable & Organic Dog Toys

Best Homemade & DIY Dog Toy Ideas

Best Toys For Small Dogs & Puppies

Best Toys For Large Dogs

Best Toys For Teething Puppies

Best Toys For Older/Senior Dogs

Best Dog Toys For Lazy Owners, Or Owners With Limited Movement

Best Dog Toys To Beat Boredom, & Keep Dogs Entertained/Occupied

Best Nylabone Dog Toys

Best KONG Dog Toys

 

Best Dog Toys For Golden Retrievers: Buyer’s Guide

Average Size Of A Golden Retriever

On average, a Golden Retriever might be up to 24 inches tall at the shoulder, and up to 75 lbs in weight.

 

What Size Dog Toys To Get For Golden Retrievers? (KONGs, Nylabones, Etc.)

Good dog toy brands should specific in their product descriptions about what size of dog an individual toy is designed for.

For example, they might provide a toy in several different sizes, and specify the weight range for each size of toy e.g. small might be for dogs up to 35lbs, and large might be for dogs up to 50lbs.

But, in addition to size – you should also consider whether your dog is a heavy chewer or not, as well as whether they are an adult or puppy.

 

What Toys To Get For Golden Retriever Puppies? (Best Puppy Toys For Golden Retrievers)

You may want to consult your puppy’s vet for suitable toys, especially if your puppy is teething.

But, this guide outlines what might be some of the best toys for small dogs and puppies.

Good dog brands should specific in the product description if an individual toy is designed for puppies.

Some brands have toys specifically for puppies – usually these toys are smaller (to suit a puppy’s mouth size) and might be made of softer rubber for the developing gums and teeth of puppies.

We’ve written an information only guide about what toys some owners might consider for puppies going through teething.

 

What Toys To Get For Senior/Older Golden Retrievers?

You may want to consult your dog’s vet, especially if your dog has health conditions, or has limited movement.

Some toy brands have toys specifically for senior dogs.

These toys might be chew toys formulated with rubber that is softer for aging gums and teeth, just as an example.

Other suitable toys might be toys that a dog can play with without moving around too much.

We put together this guide which outlines some toys that might be suitable for senior dogs.

 

What Toys To Get For Golden Retrievers That Are Heavy Or Aggressive Chewers? (Best Chew Toys For Golden Retrievers)

This guide outlines some of the dog toys that designed specifically for dogs that are power/heavy chewers:

Best Indestructible Chew Toys For Dogs (That Are Heavy & Aggressive Chewers)

 

What About Homemade & DIY Ideas For Dog Toys?

This guide outlines some ideas for homemade and DIY dog toys:

Best Homemade & DIY Dog Toy Ideas

 

What About Eco Friendly & More Sustainable Dog Toys?

This guide outlines what some of the most eco friendly and sustainable dog toys might be:

Best Eco Friendly, Sustainable & Organic Dog Toys

 

Dog Toys Are Not A Direct Substitute For Regular Exercise, Interaction & Time Spent With An Owner

Dog toys are not a direct substitute for daily exercise, as well as interaction and time spent between a dog and it’s owner (as well as other dogs if the dog isn’t aggressive and can play safe with other dogs at a dog park for example).

Most dogs simply won’t be getting the required physical exercise, and social/mental requirements met, if they aren’t exercising and interacting.

Instead, dog toys might be used as a reward for a dog, on top of already receiving exercising, interaction and time with their owner (and sometimes other dogs and animals).

 

Safety & Dog Toys

If you are unsure about the safety of a dog toy – either don’t use it, or consult your dog’s vet first.

Manufacturers should also provide safety information and warnings on the materials/chemicals used in their toys, and the safe use of their toys. Some may suggest supervision when using their toys.

We’ve written more extensively about safety and the use of dog toys in the FAQ guide below.

 

General Information & FAQs About Dog Toys

We put together this buyer’s and FAQ guide for dog toys where we outline information on:

The substitution of interaction, attention and exercise for dog toys

Different types and styles of dog toys

Different materials commonly used in dog toys

New, secondhand, homemade and DIY, and sustainable/eco friendly and natural dog toys

What size dog toy to get

How you might maintain your dog’s interest in it’s toys

Safety considerations for dog toys

How you might find safe dog toys (and some further information on dog toy safety)

Other potential problems with some dog toys

Dog toys specifically for puppies

What to do with used dog toys

How to wash/clean dog toys safely

 

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