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Lola’s Top 5 Dog Toys (+ Giveaway!)

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Lola and Rio love their toys. But we’ve definitely learned a lesson or two on toys that work for them versus others that leave shreds of mess around the house. Or yard.

It is also no surprise that Lola loves tennis balls. But squeaky tennis balls are a whole other story. The peanut butter to her jelly.

So can you imagine the look on her face when her grandma brings over a double-sided tennis ball? Yeah, we have a couple of these laying around our living room at all times.

Which brings us to our first of five of Lola’s favorite dog toys.

One: Kong AirDog Dumbbell

Double-sided tennis ball. Squeaker. Unpredictable bounce.’Nuff said.

Two: Kong Wobbler

We just finally got our hands on one of these a couple weeks ago. I’ll admit, I was hesistant to purchase one because they are around $20, but let me tell you – they are well worth the cost. I fill these with tiny little training treats or even kibble and watch her push this giant toy around the living room. Onto the tile. Down the stairs. Down the second set of stairs. And repeat until all treats or food is gone.

It is hilarious to see the different styles of retrieving treats out of the Wobbler. Lola literally slaps it with her paws and muscles it around until the treats magically pop out. Rio takes a more methodical approach; sniffing the hole, attempting to reach his paw inside the tiny hole and slowly pushes it around with his nose or paw.

Lola's Top 5 Favorite Dog Toys

Three: Hero Discs

We had a little trial and error phase of which canine discs to use that lasted longer than five minutes. Hero brand disc (and a couple others) are our favorites! We have to use a slightly heavier/thicker disc due to her intensity and eagerness to catch the disc. But bring these to the park and you’ll have Lola’s attention over everything else!

Four: The classic Kong

This has to be on the top of the list for Lola and myself. Fill it with peanut butter, kibble, or treats and entertain the pups (or throw around for a fun toy to chase). We probably use our Kong more than any other dog toy in the house. A classic favorite: frozen peanut butter stuffed Kongs when we are going to be gone for a few hours.

Five: Scrunch Squirrel

Stuffed animals have very short life spans around our house. Luckily this is a un-stuffed animal and has an elastic cord in it, making it extra fun to fling around! This squirrel was actually one of Lola’s first toys as a pup. There isn’t much of “Stretchy” left, but we cannot throw him away. Any time we bring Stretchy back out of the dog toy box (yes, this exists), Lola’s eyes light up!

Now, what better way to end an article (teasing you with all these awesome toys) then with a giveaway?

The KONG Company has offered to giveaway an awesome prize pack to one lucky winner consisting of the Kong Wobbler, Classic Kong and the Kong AirDog Dumbbell!

If you aren’t interested in winning these gifts for yourself, please still consider entering and “paw” it forward –  donating the gift to a special dog in need.

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Contest open to U.S. Residents only. Some of the products used in this post were donated by KONG Company. All opinions are honest and my own.

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Fur mom to Lola & Rio, free-spirited personality, coffee addict. Blogging to create positive awareness for pit bull type dogs. Committed to creating a world in which all dogs are treated fairly and equally. Read more >>


  1. Tannith
    August 28, 2014 at 7:03 am — Reply

    What a pity I can’t enter (outside of the US). My pitty Vinnie Jones would love this prize – we need to replace his Kong as he chewed his one into pieces!

  2. August 28, 2014 at 8:21 am — Reply

    Boomer and Dottie would have a blast with the Wobbler especially if I filled it with kibble!

  3. Joylyn
    August 28, 2014 at 9:38 am — Reply

    I think both of our dogs would love these toys! (Thanks for the frozen peanut butter Kong idea! Our dogs get all of the peanut butter out so fast when we do give them peanut butter that it’s almost pointless to give them any peanut butter at all. So I love this idea!!) 🙂

  4. August 28, 2014 at 10:46 am — Reply

    Wonderful giveaway! We would love to try the Kong Wobbler and would fill it with Addicition kibble.

  5. Emily
    August 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win Lola! Spank and Doyle would have so much fun with these!

  6. Jennell Devers
    August 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    My boys LOVE Peanut butter. They do a happy dance when I bring out the jar! I have not tried freezing it yet. Am not sure how it would work with their bones. They have hidden their Kongs from us! lol So right now my house looks kind of like a bone yard. They are only a tiny bit spoiled!! 🙂

  7. Lissa Williams
    August 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    I love the frozen peanut butter idea! My pups would love that on these hot days!

  8. Katie Amanda
    August 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm — Reply

    My pit mix, Rocket, would love these kongs. He’d love to have small milkbones and liver treats inside. He’d also absolutely love the stuffy. Those are his favorite!

  9. LISA
    August 28, 2014 at 6:42 pm — Reply

    Beware! Do not let your pet use the Kong Wobbler!! My grand dog got her front toenail/pad stuck in the hole. It was very hard for me to remove while she was yelping and in obvious pain trying to get it off also. The Wobbler weighs 1.9 lbs and is made out of hard plastic. I was worried that she could break her leg trying to get it off of her toe. Thank goodness I was at home with her when this happened. I consider this a very dangerous toy. Please read other reviews on the web as this toy has caused major vet bills for some people.

  10. Heather Metcalf
    August 28, 2014 at 6:46 pm — Reply

    My Lola loves squeaky balls too!!

  11. Brenda ness
    August 29, 2014 at 6:54 am — Reply

    Love the toy review! I stuff the Kong’s with blueberries, apple chunks, peanut butter around the opening and a couple of treats that are closer to the size of the opening to slow them down (just a little). No stuffies in this house. They don’t know the difference when it comes to my daughter’s stuffies, so they get none. Well, except for the couple of hers that they thoroughly enjoyed destroying!

  12. Cindy
    August 29, 2014 at 6:55 am — Reply

    I have a new granddog. He is a 1 1/2 year old German Shorthair rescued from our local Humane Society. He is a wild boy. I am always on the lookout for something he won’t be able to destroy. I will probably have to pick up one of those tennis ball squeakers! I have a dog of my own but she is a few months past 13 years old and not much into playing.

  13. Cindy
    August 29, 2014 at 6:59 am — Reply

    I have a granddog recently rescued from the local Humane Society. He is a 1 1/2 year old German Shorthair. He is a wild man. I have a feeling he would love the squeaker tennis ball toy so will be on the lookout for that. He is a toy destroyer also.

  14. August 29, 2014 at 7:01 am — Reply

    I have a grand dog recently adopted from the local Humane Society. He is a 1 1/2 year old German Shorthair. He is a wild boy and toy destroyer. I think he would love the tennis ball squeaker so will be on the lookout for one of those. The frozen peanut butter in the Kong is also a good idea for him.

  15. August 29, 2014 at 9:50 am — Reply

    We Love Lola! Rio Too! 🙂

  16. August 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    I use the KONG Wobblers for the dogs at the shelter. You can’t use anything sticky, or that can go bad. Something small enough to get out of the small opening, like kibble or hard, broken up treats.

    I even wrote a blog post about it! KONGs are awesome!

  17. Gabrielle
    August 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm — Reply

    My Lola girl LOVES squeaky balls. They don’t last long, but it is so worth it seeing how her eyes light up when I take one out of the ball basket <3

  18. StePHanie
    August 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    Jack loves kongs. We fill them with peanut butter and sometimes carrots. His favorite!

  19. KYRA
    August 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm — Reply

    Chase, our high energy toy destroying pit would love these toys!!! He adores Kongs and stuffed animals dont last long in our house either 😀

  20. gretchen
    August 30, 2014 at 2:22 pm — Reply

    hello! Thanks for the giveaway! I have 2 dogs and a cat that would love some new toys!

  21. Niki
    August 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm — Reply

    Maybe my own pibble can’t destroy all of these in a matter of seconds haha!

  22. August 30, 2014 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    I would love to donate these to a rescue

  23. August 30, 2014 at 9:02 pm — Reply

    Oh Em Gee – I know I know, Karma already won a contest, but this time we’re entering for Gypsy 😉 haha lord knows a house with 4 dogs could always use more Kongs!!! (Yes I know that rhymes!)

    • August 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm — Reply

      Haha, if you are randomly selected again you better go buy a lotto ticket! Good luck 🙂

  24. August 31, 2014 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    I wish Kaya & Norman were more into toys. Kaya just likes regular old tennis balls and Norman’s favorite is that tennis ball that is now a strip of felt with half a rubber sphere stuck to the end. Sometimes I buy cheap stuffies for them to tear upt:)

  25. Jo
    September 1, 2014 at 10:39 am — Reply

    Yay for Pitties! Ours is Burger and we love him to pieces. He would be thrilled to get these. All best wishes!

  26. KateV
    September 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm — Reply

    I have two young, high energy dogs that need to be kept busy- and mentally busy even more than physically. This would be great for them.

  27. Lisa F.
    September 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    I have six dogs and can use all the new toys I can get, LOL!
    I like to fill kongs and other hollow toys with can food and freeze it for a treat that lasts a good amount of time.

  28. September 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm — Reply

    Ace loves his Kong toys, but he’s never had the chance to play with a Wobbler toy. I’m sure I could just fill it with plain old kibble and he’d think it’s the best! Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. March 8, 2015 at 9:16 am — Reply

    Solid-site. Thank you for the hard work that it takes to build and maintain a forum like this. What a great help to those of us who are united in the goals of (i) providing the best possible life for our dogs and (ii) undoing the harm to this breed (that humans created) caused by the negative stereotype against this powerful yet beautiful domestic animal.

    Now any owner who takes his or her PB out in public becomes either an advocate for proper understanding of the breed or provides another negative example that contributes to the negative stereotype against these wonderful animals held by many members of the public.

    Sites like this help us all to ensure that the truth will eventually replace the media brainwashing that has occurred now for decades. ¡Viva la revolución!

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