There are many benefits to getting outside with your dog. Haven’t hit the backyard, the lake, or the park with your pup yet this month? Here are a few of our favorite interactive outdoor dog toys, gear, and treats to get you inspired and add a little pep into your step!
The Best Outdoor Dog Toys for Backyard Play
Are you a dog owner looking for something other than simple fetch toys to keep your furry friend entertained and happy? Below are some great outdoor dog toys to keep them busy. Our pets LOVE these. They will allow you and your dog to make the most of your backyard this summer season!
1. Zip & Zoom Outdoor Agility Kit
The Zip & Zoom Outdoor Agility Kit is an expertly designed doggie obstacle course that brings agility training into your backyard! This portable set arrives at your door with a special carrying case for easy transportation from the house to the park.
Use the weaving poles, tunnel, and high-jump to get your pup’s wheels turning mentally and physically! We love this activity because training and exercising with our dogs deepen our bond with them. The Outward Hound outdoor agility kit provides an interactive exercise experience with your dog. It teaches them both how to navigate a course and use their problem-solving skills!
PRO TIP: If your pup is having trouble learning the course, use some tasty treats to guide them through the steps. Maybe they need to see how it’s done!
Zip & Zoom Outdoor Dog Agility Training Kit for Dogs, Multi
The Zip & Zoom Outdoor Agility kit challenges your dog’s I.Q. and provides physical exercise with fun! This set is great for training your dog to learn new tricks or commands with an easy to set up obstacle course. This outdoor training set features one circular collapsible tunnel, six weave poles, and an adjustable jump with hoop that come in a slim carry case.OUTDOOR PHYSICAL EXERCISE: This Zip & Zoom…
2. Dogwood Stick
If your dog likes to chew on sticks that they find in your backyard then they will love the Dogwood Chew Stick! This pet toy is much safer for your dog to be chewing on than real sticks they pick up. Sticks outside can splinter and harm your dog’s mouth, as well as upset their digestive system.
The Petstages Dogwood Stick combines durable synthetic material with natural wood — a scent that dogs love! This chew will keep dogs busy — your dog won’t waste a moment before chewing away. This chew toy comes in multiple sizes so you can get a size that is the most fun and safe for your big dog or small dog.
Dogwood Wood Alternative Dog Chew Toy, Original
A safe and long lasting alternative to chewing real wood sticks, Petstages Dogwood product line has all the taste and texture of a natural tree branch, but will last much longer and won’t splinter and cause potential harm to your beloved pup. Made in the U.S.A. to ensure quality and care, Dogwood combines real wood with lead-free and phthalate-free synthetic strength, making it a chew toy favorite…
3. Tail Teaser Wand Toy
Cats shouldn’t have all the fun! Our Tail Teaser chase toy for dogs works as well outdoors as it does indoors. This durable wand toy for dogs is a perfect way to get your pup moving for some interactive chasing and mental stimulation. Your pooch will go crazy trying to catch the fuzzy tail on the end of the cord of this interactive toy.
Use the wand to send the toy weaving through the grass or flying in the air! Enjoy the running, jumping, and pouncing all over the backyard that follows.
Tail Teaser Dog Wand Lure Toy
Lure in the fun with Outward Hound Tail Teaser dog wand! Whether your existing lures are worn out or you’re looking to switch up the style, this replacement piece keeps the fun going. Compatible with the Tail Teaser dog training wand, the replacement attaches easily by looping the two ropes together; no tools required! Squeaky sounds keep dogs interested, while the faux fur body triggers dogs’ prey drive…
Tip: Always have a dog bowl of fresh water available.
Outdoor Dog Toys for Fun in the Water
Calling all water dogs! When temperatures rise there is nothing better than cooling off and splashing around at the beach, lake, or pool. Take a look at some great aqua-friendly dog toys and gear.
4. Dog Life Jacket
If you are heading out to the lake, beach, or river for a weekend getaway, we highly recommend having a life jacket for your dog. They allow you to be worry-free while your dog enjoys the water. The Granby and Dawson life jackets for dogs are specifically designed with your dog’s safety in mind.
Available in five sizes from extra small to extra large, we ensure you’ll get the perfect fit for your pooch. Our dog life jackets are made in high visibility colors and reflective strips so you can quickly spot your dog in the water, too.
Both jackets have rescue grab handles for quick lifting. The Granby dog life jacket is made of durable ripstop material allowing your pup to play rough and tough. The Dawson dog life jacket is made with neoprene material that is great for keeping your pup warm when the water is cold.
Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket
The Outward Hound Granby Dog Life Jacket is a high-performance dog flotation device for boating, water sports, the beach, the pool, and other water adventures with dogs. A front neck float adds extra support to help them keep their head above water. Top grab handles provide an easy way to retrieve your dog in an emergency. Adjustable straps keep them secure both in and out of water. For small dogs, sizes…
5. Floating Dog Toys
Our line of adorable Floatiez is buoyant, floating water toys that make fetch time even more fun and engaging! Dogs love their bright colors because they are easy to spot in the water.
Floatiez interactive dog toys make silly sea sounds like giggles and squeaks that will make your dog will go wild. With multiple sea creatures available, you can ensure your dog gets their favorite color! These floating squeaky dog toys are durable and made to stand up to repeated water play.
Floatiez Floating Dog Toy
The Outward Hound Floatiez are a line of sea-inspired creatures for all types of aquatic fun! Made from quick drying fabric, tennis ball, and noodle foam material inside for maximum buoyancy. Floatiez are also unique in that they float upright making it easier for your pup to find and retrieve during games of fetch toss or training. Each brightly colored sea creature features a unique squeaker sound to…
6. Orka Tire
The Petstages Orka Tire is a tough treat-dispensing dog chew toy made for dogs of all ages. Easily fill it with treats or dog food for a rewarding session of solo or interactive play.
There is no such thing as an indestructible dog toy, but this one comes close. The Orka Tire is constructed from high-quality durable TPE Orka material for superior longevity that is ideal for medium to large breeds and aggressive chewers. Textures add interest and help massage gums for fun that’s also healthy.
Bouncy and buoyant, this dog toy will become a staple in your dog’s water toy collection in no time! The tire shape is perfect for retrieving because it’s easy for dogs to hold in their mouths during a romp. Pups also love the unpredictable bouncing pattern it has! When it’s time to chill out, stuff the tire with your dog’s favorite treats to keep your dog close by and occupied.
Orka Alternative Dog Chew Toy, Tire
The Petstages Orka Tire is a tough treat-dispensing dog chew toy made for dogs of all ages! Easily fill in the Orka Tire with treats for a rewarding session of solo or interactive play. Constructed from durable TPE Orka material for superior longevity that is ideal for medium to large breeds and tough chewers. Textures add interest and help massage gums for fun that’s also healthy. Bouncy and buoyant, this…
7. Orbee-Tuff Squeak Ball
Its buoyancy makes it an ideal ball to bring out for water play. The patent-pending squeaker technology keeps the squeaker embedded in the ball without any glues or adhesives. So not only is the squeaker difficult for dogs to get to, but the toy is also 100% nontoxic. This dog toy is a must-have for pet parents with squeaky toy-loving dogs!
Orbee-Tuff Squeak Ball Dog Toy
The Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Squeak Ball combines the durability of Orbee-Tuff TPE material with the exciting sound of a squeaker to get your dog excited for playtime! Designed with vigorous chewers in mind, these durable dog fetch toys also work well to quench your pup’s chewing urges. Buoyant and bouncy, these squeaky balls are sure to catch your dog’s attention and become a favorite for games of fetch,…
Outdoor Dog Toys for Playing at the Park
The park is a great place to get out and exercise your dog. Parks allow your pup to travel and play with more space than your home may allow. The below toys are perfect park playdate toys that both you and your pup (and their friends!) will enjoy.
8. Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate Ball
The Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate Ball is a great toy to bring with you to the dog park to keep the fetching fun going long! This ball is made of extra durable, gummy material that your pup will love to chase and chew all day during outdoor play.
This toy is a fan favorite for active dogs because it doubles as a fetch ball and treat stuffer. If after a game of fetch you want to settle down for a picnic, you can fill this toy with dog treats to keep them busy! Their focus will stay on the treat ball rather than on YOUR tasty lunch. It’s their very own portable interactive puzzle.
Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate Ball Treat-Dispensing Dog Toy
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…
9. Squeaky Tennis Balls
Your dog will go crazy for the Squeaker Ballz because they combine your dog’s two favorites — a tennis ball and a squeaky toy — into one exciting toy. Available in bright colors and four different sizes from extra-small to large, there’s a Squeaker Ballz pack for pups of all sizes.
Squeaker Ballz Squeaky Tennis Balls, Medium
Outward Hound Squeaker Ballz are a new twist on the classic tennis ball! These brightly colored, multi-sized balls are made with premium rubber so that the bounce doesn’t end before the games are done. Your pup will love fetching this squeaky tennis ball whether playing indoors or enjoying the great outdoors. Squeaker Ballz come in multi-packs of 2,4,6,& 8 making them a great addition to families with one…
10. Orka Flying Disc
Perfect for fetch-loving large dogs and made with a thick TPE rubber rim for added longevity, these Orka Flyer discs are made to withstand hours of interactive play from even the toughest biters! It’s made of durable rubber yet gentle on your dog’s teeth for a game of tug. And since this frisbee floats in water, it’s a perfect beach day companion.
Orka Flyer Flying Disc Dog Toy, Blue
The Petstages Orka Flyer Disc is a tough, ergonomically designed dog toy for interactive play with your pup. This durable fetch toy has a thick rim that doubles as an easy grip for you and a tough chew for your dog. Made from TPE material and reinforced with inner ribs and raised textures that feel satisfying to chew while being gentle on teeth and gums. The Orka Flyer bounces and floats so you can take…
Fuel All That Outdoor Playtime With High-Value Treats
Using a treat to help with backyard training is a great way to help get your best friend comfortable with agility training. Our sister brand Wholesome Pride’s healthy dog treats are made with natural, minimal ingredients like sweet potatoes and bananas. With less than five ingredients, your dog is getting less of the fillers and more of the fuel. Plus, it’s not as messy as peanut butter.
Wholesome Pride also has new raw freeze-dried protein treats to really get your dog motivated. These raw freeze-dried snacks are made in the USA from wild-caught Alaskan salmon, American beef, or cage-free chicken. At Wholesome Pride, we create the best dog treats with healthy & natural ingredients that you (and we!) can feel great about giving to your dog.
Raw Freeze Dried Beef & Liver Dog Treats, Brown, 4.1 Oz
At Wholesome Pride, our mission is to create a better, healthier, treat—using 100% real ingredients. That’s why we work with farmers in the US and around the world to sustainably source and produce delicious and nutrient-rich treats made with farm fresh ingredients. We don’t use any artificial or unnatural preservatives, artificial colors, or fillers in our dog treats, which make them a perfect snack for…
You can find all of these outdoor dog toys, rope toys, ball launchers, bungee tug toys for tug of war, dog puzzle toys, tug of war toys, and more on our website, Amazon, Chewy, Pet Supplies Plus, or your local independent pet store.
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Editors note: This post has been updated as of October 2021 to reflect the most pup-to-date information.