Do you have a big dog with a lot of energy to match? There are plenty of big dog toys to soothe, snuggle, and seriously entertain large dogs, ranging from heavy-duty chew toys to precious fuzzy friends. Luckily for you and your canine friend, Willy & Dilly have created the following guide to help dog owners shop the best type of toys for dogs their size.
Once the teething phase passes, your dog will have a strong enough jaw for harder rubber toys and endless energy to play with balls or rope pulls. Fortunately, there are a variety of choices designed specifically for dogs of all ages, all of which are tailored to your dog's age, size, and chewing habits.
Size and Texture
Even as adults, the petite Yorkshire Terrier is unlikely to chew as harshly as a large German Shepherd, so toys that are more forgiving when clenched in a smaller jaw would be needed. A toy that is too soft, on the other hand, will break into pieces and be choked on or swallowed, resulting in gastrointestinal blockages. It's usually best to repair a toy if it starts to show signs of damage, such as a broken squeaker or breaks or tears in the fabric or stuffing.
It's also crucial to get the right size toy. Anything that is too small can be swallowed just as easily as anything that is too big. Anything small enough to fit behind your dog's back molars is a choking hazard, according to a general law. Ultimately, you'll want to decide which types of toys will occupy your companion the best. Dogs, like people, will be able to indicate which toys they prefer over time.
Introducing Willy & Dilly
Willy and Dilly are two playful dachshunds, who are a part of a five-dog farming family in Suffolk. In the past, the double team of Willy and Dilly chewed their way through so many toys that eventually their owners couldn’t keep up. So, they decided to take matters into their own hands.
Introducing, Willy & Dilly! We create exciting dog toys that combine all of the best things about our dogs’ favourite toys so that dogs everywhere can experience some serious playtime fun, just like Willy & Dilly do.
It’s perfect for dogs that love to nosey, play and enjoy finding treats. Owners can fill the inside of the Treat Toy with the treats their dog likes and let them play around with it until their heart’s content. This toy is very rewarding for dogs as they have to work a bit to get the treat out of the hole.
The Treat Toy is currently available in Purple, Green and Yellow.
Unlike rope toys, the Treat Toy is made from 100% natural rubber and zero harsh chemicals. Its edges and surfaces are tough and textured so your dog can chew and play with it all day without any damage. The Treat Toy also has antimicrobial protection so that bacteria can’t build on it.
The ‘Solid Ball’ was designed for the tough chewers. It’s the strongest ball yet in Willy & Dilly’s range and is built to last.
There are different textures and grips on the surface of the Solid Ball to enhance your dog’s playtime and encourage them to chew on it. As well as that, the Solid Ball toy comes in beef, venison and chicken flavour!
Like the Treat Toy, the Solid Ball is also made from 100% natural rubber, without harsh chemicals and with antimicrobial protection. The large toy is is 95mm in diameter and weighs 545g/19.2oz - leaving plenty of room for your large canine to chew!
If your dogs are anything like Willy and Dilly, they will love these toys. Hide and seek, fetch and puzzle-solving games can all be played with the toys in this range. To see more, visit the Willy & Dilly online shop.
P.S. We also have a whole collection dedicated to Small and Medium sized dogs too! You can check them out by clicking here.