We know that there are tons of dog toys out there. From soft plush squeaky toys (that usually don’t last very long) to tennis balls that seem to disappear. It can be overwhelming to pick the right toy for your pup. But lately, we’ve been totally obsessed with these new toys from Petmate that are a different kind of toy altogether.
These chew toys encourage chewing, which can be calming for dogs, and they make treats last waaay longer. Plus they look delicious–we’re drooling already! They’re called Hol-ee Gourmet™ and they’re a little different than your standard stuffable chew toy. They’re actually two-in one! You put chewy, hard treats into the outer shell, and then soft spreadable treats (our recommendation is peanut butter!) on the middle! They come in a variety of colors and foods, like
A turkey leg:
And a grade-A steak:
Toys like this encourage interactive and rewarding play, which can boost cognitive function in your dog by getting them to problem-solve. Plus it can keep your dog entertained if you have to step out for a while or just don’t have the time or ability to play with your dog for a bit.
Check out this adorable love story with Ozzy the Mean Mug Pug and her turkey leg!
What are your thoughts on toys that make your dog smarter? Have any recommendations for us? Let us know in the comments below!
And thank you to our partner Petmate for these pawsome chew toys!