10 Dog Treat Balls for Mental Stimulation

Treat-dispensing dog toys are one of the best multi-purpose toys a dog parent can get for their furchild. Two toys in one for double the fun! These versatile interactive dog toys combine playtime with brain time. Playing with a dog treat ball requires both physical and mental exercise, giving your pup the enrichment they need to keep them happy and healthy.

Some of the food-dispensing toy options below provide a third element of fun: chewing. Outward Hound’s Planet Dog balls are great chew toys because they are designed to withstand the mighty chomps of aggressive chewers.

There’s a treat-dispensing ball for every kind of dog. Take a look at some of the best ball dog toys for large dogs, small dogs, heavy chewers, nose nudgers, and every kind of pooch in between. 

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1. Planet Ball

Rated a top product by numerous magazines and called the “world’s best dog ball” by industry experts, the Orbee-Tuff Planet Ball is what put Planet Dog on the map! In addition to being an ideal fetch and chew toy, these balls can be stuffed with your pup’s favorite treats or kibble to keep them occupied and reward them for good behavior. Natural mint oil is infused to help freshen your dog’s breath as they chew and play. Available in multiple colors and sizes. 

2. Orbee-Tuff Snoop

The multiple award-winning Orbee-Tuff Snoop challenges the brain in fun and stimulating ways. This interactive dog puzzle toy is great for bored pups who need a rewarding brain teaser or to encourage slower eating habits in fast eaters. The Snoop is translucent and squishy with a deep crevice that conceals the treats yet is big enough to use as a slow feeder during meals. Just pop open, fill with treats or dog food and pop back in before playing with your pup.

The Snoop toy will keep your pups engaged as they sniff, paw, and play to retrieve the tasty rewards!

3. Nubbiez Treat & Squeak

Petstages’ Nubbiez Treat & Squeak Ball is made with interior nubs that provide a unique chewy experience that dogs love! With a squeaking center and big bouncy body, the Nubbiez Squeak ball is big on fun and bounce. This treat-dispensing dog toy holds and releases treats to keep your dog interested while they play and chew. Simply place your dog’s favorite treats in the hole and watch them go!  

4. Orbee-Tuff Guru

The Orbee-Tuff Guru by Planet Dog is a durable interactive dog toy featuring five different openings to hide treats in. Once treats are buried in the openings, your pup will have to chew, squeeze and work to release them. 

Fill each opening with something different or load it up with your dog’s favorite treat. Works great with kibble, bully sticks, carrots, apples, peanut butter, or any of your dog’s favorite snacks! 

5. Orbee-Tuff Mazee

This tricky treat ball is a dog puzzle toy that is great for bored pups or hyper pets who need a rewarding brain teaser, or to encourage slower eating habits in fast eaters. The tinted and pliable Orbee-Tuff TPE shell design is combined with the plastic inner maze to entice all your dog’s senses. 

6. Planet Dog Sports Balls

Time to play ball with Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff Sports line! With different sizes and sports to choose from, you’re sure to find your dog’s new favorite all-in-one fetch, chase, treat, and chew toy! Each ball comes with holes on either side to stuff with treats to keep your dog stimulated and keep their cravings at bay. 

7. Treat Tumble

The Treat Tumble adds a little problem solving while your dog plays. A level 1 treat-dispensing dog puzzle, the Treat Tumbler will keep your dog intrigued as they roll the ball and sniff around to find ways to release the reward. Easy to fill with two treat-dispensing holes. Great for dogs that are new to Nina Ottosson dog games before working their way up to higher difficulty levels.

8. Diamond Plate Dog Treat Ball

Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate dog ball is the most durable Orbee-Tuff dog toy designed specifically for aggressive chewers! This treat-dispensing dog fetch toy is made in the USA with high-quality TPE rubber that’s BPA, lead, and phthalate-free. Bouncy and buoyant, this dog toy can withstand hours and hours of chewing, chasing, catching, and fetching! Reward your pup for good behavior by adding some treats into the small opening in this dog toy and rolling it their way to encourage engagement. 

9. Double Diamond Plate Ball

Its asymmetrical design makes for unpredictable bounces that keep your pup mentally engaged during interactive games of fetch, toss, catch, and more! Similar to a Kong yet made with extra durable hard plastic, the Double Diamond Plate Ball is an interactive treat dispenser that floats, too. A perfect rubber ball for the plush toy destroyer in your life.

10. Orka Tennis Ball

This ball is constructed out of tough, petsafe Orka TPE rubber and ribbed texture to last through hours and hours of chewing and playing while also massaging your dog’s teeth and gums. Two holes on opposite sides of this treat-dispensing dog chew toy are great for filling with treats or kibble. 

Choosing the right dog treat ball for your pup

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When choosing a toy, make sure to choose an appropriate size toy for your dog. Always supervise and remember: there is no such thing as an indestructible dog toy.

These treat-dispensing balls, natural rubber dog toys, dog puzzles, and more are available on our website, Amazon, and your local independent pet shop!