Goldendoodle toys

12 Best Goldendoodle Toys – And 1 To Avoid!

Trying to find the best Goldendoodle toys to purchase when you’re getting a new puppy, can be very overwhelming as you can find an endless amount of, good and bad, products these days.

Through more than 20 years as a dog owner, I’ve tried more than a hundred different toys, and while some were good, I’ve definitely also had my share of poor products.

So I wanted to create a list of those toys my dogs’ have had the most pleasure out of, and this is why this list only contains toys that I have personally tried with my dogs and can give my best recommendations.

The best Goldendoodle toys are something that can not only entertain your dog but also test their abilities.

My list contains everything from basic chew toys, to different balls, and some toys that are meant to challenge your dogs’ brain as well as their brawn, as mental exercise is equally important.

Best Goldendoodle Toys

1. Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Puzzle Toy

Simply describing this product as a toy would be quite the understatement, as it’s also one of the best ways to provide your dog with some great mental exercise.

And this is something that’s very important when buying Goldendoodle toys, as they are a very intelligent breed, so utilizing their mind is just as important as their physical attributes.

This toy has enough room for you to fill in your dogs’ entire dinner, ensuring that he/she will have to really work for every piece. If you use this toy on a daily basis, it can really help to stimulate your dogs’ brain, and can thereby prevent some destructive habits that are caused by boredom.

So if you’re searching for some great and challenging Goldendoodle toys, this Puzzle toy should be on the top of your list.

What we like:

  • Excellent toy for challenging your dogs’ intelligence
  • Some dogs can find hours of entertainment with it
  • Your dog will really have to work for the food instead of just getting it served on a plate

What we don’t like:

  • Some dogs might get tired by the puzzle part in this toy, particularly if they’re able to figure it out too early


2. Benebone Real Flavor Wishbone

The Benebone Wishbone are excellent chew toys for not only most dogs but they’re also ideal during the puppy teething stage.

They are made of nylon and flavored with either chicken, peanut, or bacon. I’m not quite sure how they’ve managed that, but I just had to give it a try before giving it to my pup, and it isn’t just a sales gimmick, it does indeed taste as they say!

I would recommend for you to buy the large version of this as that’s fitting for dogs over 60 pounds. The smallest version is primarily for dogs under 30 pounds. So that version would be a good fit for the puppy phase of your Goldendoodles life.

What we like:

  • Actually tastes like bacon, chicken or peanut butter
  • Non-toxic
  • Great for the teething phase
  • Long-lasting

What we don’t like:

  • While it is considered a chew toy it’s not edible, so make sure your dog doesn’t chew it to pieces
  • Not suited for very large and heavy chewers


3. AWOOF Snuffle Mat

The AWOOF Snuffle Mat allows for two different ways that your pup can enjoy the mat. One of the options is with the petals open, and if you close the mat into a bowl it can make searching the treats extra challenging.

The AWOOF mat is very easy to fold with the drawstring and allows you to easily carry it to storage. It’s also machine washable, making it quite easy to keep clean. The mat also features a non-slip bottom that will help to hold it firmly in place. 

The material it’s made of isn’t that durable and can tear if your dog really goes to town on it. I’ve also noticed that some dogs have learned that they can flip the mat which makes most of the treats fall out.

What we like:

  • Can be used in different ways
  • Non-slip bottom
  • Easy to fold and carry

What we don’t like:

  • Not the most durable material
  • Not really suited for machine washing


4. KONG – Classic Dog Toy

As the name says, you won’t get a more classic product than this.

KONG is a very popular and respected brand in the industry. This toy is meant to be filled with your treats of choice if you want to give your dog something to be engaged with for longer periods, and you can also use it as a toy for fetch games.

It actually bounces very well when thrown, so most dogs would be able to get some fun from that. You should also try filling it with something peanut butter and a bit of kibble and watch your dog go crazy with excitement.

What we like:

  • Made in the US
  • All-natural rubber
  • Helps cleaning your dogs’ teeth and soothe their gums

What we don’t like:

  • These toys will eventually be destroyed if you have a heavy chewing dog


5. TUFFY Barnyard Bull

This adorable little toy is something that might be a friend for your dog for a very long time. My dog certainly won’t leave his Barnyard Bull alone, so he brings it absolutely everywhere he has the option.

And while it’s not really meant to be a chew toy, it’s still surprisingly durable for a plush toy as it’s made of 7 rows of stitching and 4 layers of material, and it’s ultimately a perfect sleeping companion for any dog.

What we like:

  • Just stare at this little thing! It’s so charming!
  • Can float in water and it’s machine washable

What we don’t like:

  • While it is quite durable, most dogs will probably destroy it eventually, so watch out for when it’s time to replace it


6. West Paw Zogoflex Zisc

We’ve all tried throwing balls to our dogs for hours on end, and that will get boring eventually, so consider mixing it up by using this West Paw Zogoflex Zisc. Without a lot of training, you’ll quickly be able to throw this thing pretty far, and I’m pretty sure you will also find it quite fun.

Try throwing it in a lake and watch your Goldendoodle jump into the water in an attempt to retrieve it. The Ziss is also made of a rubbery material that’s easy on your dogs’ mouth, to avoid hurting their teeth.

You can also use this as a great distraction when it’s bathtime for your dog by letting him/her tussle it while you finish the washing.

What we like:

  • Made in Montana
  • Great fetch toy
  • Made from non-toxic material and free of BPA and phthalates

What we don’t like:

  • A chewy dog can eventually destroy the toy


7. Virtually Indestructable Ball

If you have a dog that really likes chewing most stuff to bits, this ball will certainly give it something to work with.

Many buyers have reported back saying that while their dogs are usually able to destroy most items in minutes, this toy has lasted several weeks without nothing more than a few teeth marks in it.

What we like:

  • Produced from non-toxic industrial strength natural rubber

What we don’t like:

  • Most suitable for larger dogs
  • Nothing is completely indestructible, so you’ll still have to watch out for any damages that might happen


8. West Paw Zogoflex Qwizl Puzzle Toy

The Qwizl is a long and round treat toy that has a hole all the way through it.

Fill up this toy with some of your dogs’ favorite treats, and see if your dog is able to figure out how they can get them out from there.

Something me and my dog had a lot of fun with, with this toy, was inserting a bully stick, and then I let my dog go to work. Normally, a bully stick doesn’t last for more than a few minutes, but the first time we did this, it took my dog almost 25 minutes before it was completely gone.

You should primarily use this in a quiet and cozy moment when your dog should relax a bit, as an enthusiastic and overly hungry dog could end up destroying it quickly.

What we like:

  • Surprisingly tough
  • Fun and stimulating toy
  • Non-toxic material

What we don’t like:

  • Similar KONG toys are more durable so save this for a bit more of a quiet time


9. Jalousie 5 Pack Dog Squeaky Toys

In this squeaky toy pack, you get 5 different toys for the price of what 2 at your local pet store might cost.

As soon as you notice your dog has to chew into the first toy a bit too much, just discard that one and take out a new one from the pack!

Once again, if you have a really aggressive chewer, these toys probably aren’t the best choice.

Great for tug of war, and certainly much better than a rope toy! (We’ll get to that in a bit!)

What we like:

  • US-made in Arizona
  • 5 different toys the 1 pack, fitted for medium to larger dogs

What we don’t like:

  • As with every squeaky toy, they will break, so make sure you’re careful to avoid end up having the stuffing all over your home


10. SCENEREAL Squeaky Tennis Balls

Most dog owners probably already own a bunch of tennis balls of some sort, but these balls squeaks as a neat little added feature.

This pack consists of 12 balls, which should be more than enough for several hours of fun in the park.

You could even decide to get a ball slinger in addition to the balls to be able to throw them even further to ensure your dog will get a more than proper exercise.

What we like:

  • Tennis balls as all dogs’s love but with added squeak
  • Produced from non-toxic light rubber

What we don’t like:

  • Will probably break after enough use


11. KONG – Goodie Bone

Once again KONG is featured on my list, and that’s due to the simple fact that they produce some of the best Goldendoodle toys.

The KONG Goodie Bone also has the option of being filled with some of your Goldendoodles’ favorite treats, allowing him/her to have to work a bit for the tasty snack.

The KONG Goodie Bone is also quite durable and is able to withstand a fair bit of heavy chewing before starting to wear down, and you can just throw it in the dishwasher when it starts getting a bit too dirty.

What we like:

  • US-made
  • Fill it up with your pups’ favorite treats for a good challenge
  • Dishwasher safe

What we don’t like:

  • While it is durable, it’s not indestructible, so check on it occacionally for any damage


12. Our Pets IQ Treat Ball

Eventhough this is the final toy on my list of best Goldendoodle toys, it doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the best, and that’s the IQ Treat Ball.

You can fill this toy with your dogs’ favorite treats, and it has adjustable difficulty levels that allows you to always challenge your dog, even long after they’ve figured out just how the toy works.

How this toy works is by when your dog starts rolling the ball around, the treats will start to fall out, so this will help encourage active playing.

What we like:

  • Adjustable difficulty level
  • Great for dogs that are motivated by food
  • Take it apart for easy cleaning

What we don’t like:

  • Can be a bit noisy on harder floors.


These were the best Goldendoodle toys I’ve personally owned over the last few years, but we have to take a look at something you should avoid buying.

Avoid These Goldendoodle Toys!

In my opinion, there is something that you should avoid purchasing entirely, even though it’s a toy that has been around for ages and a lot of people have had a lot of enjoyment out of, and that is Rope Toys.

Normally, when a dog tugs and bites on a toy, it will ultimately start to break down into several smaller parts, and this normally isn’t a problem, as all of those small parts such as rubber and plastic, will eventually pass through a dogs’ digestive system.

But with a rope toy, the issue is that they will normally be ripped into longer strands instead, and those getting such a strand is their system that can be extremely harmful to a dog.

Veterinarians refer to these objects as “linear foreign bodies” and they are generally considered to be one of the worst things a dog can swallow. And if your dog finds itself eating such a strand, they might risk having to undergo surgery. And you as the owner don’t stand a chance to notice that there’s an issue with your dog before it might be too late.

I’ve previously owned several different rope toys without any problems, but we did come quite close once which we didn’t really notice until our pup suddenly vomited a long strand from a rope toy onto our floor. After experiencing that, I have never bought another rope toy again.

And while the risk is probably quite minimal, I really don’t feel like I want to take that chance when there are so many options when you looking for Goldendoodle toys!

There you have it, my list of the best Goldendoodle toys I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning, and a small warning regarding something I would strongly recommend that you never purchase.

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Some of My Favorite Products For Dog Owners

I hope this article has helped you just a bit in everyday life as a dog owner. Being a dog owner for more than 25 years, I’ve tried many different products with varying success, but these products below are some that I can highly recommend to every dog and their owner without hesitation!

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