We see a lot of dog toys. A Lot. From squeakers to chew toys, the types and looks seem to all blend in. But every now and then a company or specific dog toy stands out above the rest for its modern and chic design, reminding us that our dogs sometimes deserve clever designer dog toys. After all, your dog’s accessories ultimately become a part of your household decor. So why not ensure they’re chic? In this article, you’ll find some of the most modern, minimalist, and cool dog toys on the market.
Let’s paw and squeak into it!
What Types of Toys Do Dogs Like Most?
Dogs love toys that cater to their natural instincts and playful nature. Among the various types of toys out there, those that engage their senses and encourage interaction often capture a pup’s attention.
Interactive toys, such as puzzle feeders and treat-dispensing toys, not only stimulate their minds but also provide a rewarding challenge. Squeaky toys mimic the sounds of prey, tapping into a canine’s hunting instincts and providing hours of tail-wagging entertainment. Chew toys are another favorite, satisfying their need to gnaw and helping maintain dental health. Plush toys can become beloved companions, offering comfort and a sense of security. In addition, durable fetch toys promote exercise through active play.
Your dog is likely to have different preferences from other pups. So, the key is to try a variety of toys to find the type that your dog enjoys the most.
Pro Tip: Always look for toys that are safe and healthy for your dog’s teeth and mouth.
What Makes a Dog Toy Minimalist and Chic?
A minimalist and chic dog toy embodies a refined simplicity that seamlessly blends with modern aesthetics, and prioritizes functionality and durability. These toys often feature clean lines, muted colors, and high-quality materials that complement contemporary home interiors.
Minimalist toys also adhere to the principle of purposeful play. They emphasize a single or few engaging features that capture a dog’s interest without being overstimulating. Despite their understated appearance, the toys maintain a robust and chic construction to withstand rough play.
Pro Tip: While many toys are designed for rough play, some dogs need specific unrippable, indestructible toys.
8 Modern Designer Dog Toys for Your Trendy Fur Friend
Take a look at eight of our favorite modern designer dog toys. We think your pup will like the minimalist and durable nature of each.
1. Fable Pets Falcon Toy™
Fable Pets Falcon Toy™ has an interconnected irregular falcon-claw shape design that allows for chewing, feeding, tugging, or tossing. It has two treat cavities that accommodate dry food or treats like peanut butter. The toy comes in a variety of colors.
Material: The designer dog toy is non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and latex free, as it’s made of TPE. It’s also dishwasher safe.
Pro Tip: Only feed your dog peanut butter without xylitol, as the ingredient is toxic to canines.
2. Wild One Dog Small Toy Kit
Wild One is the kind of brand that’s creating some of the best modern dog toys on the market. Made to be both modern and minimalist, these dog toys provide strong, resilient chew toys while dueling as enrichment toys to hide snacks and treats.
It’s all about the look with Wild One. The products just look dope. From their smooth edges to refined angles, these minimalist dog toys can match the look and feel of your home. Sold as either stand-alone products or as a set, these items retail for as little as $9 to as high as $22. However, owners can buy all 3 for around $35.
Wild One’s Dog Small Toy Kit comes with three durable toys for tugging, tossing, and chewing. One of the toys includes a strong rope for tug-of-war. They come in three muted, modern color options.
Material: The toys in the kit are made of 100 percent natural rubber that’s BPA and phthalate free. And the rope is natural cotton.
3. Harry Barker Durable Rubber Baton
Harry Barker’s Durable Rubber Baton is a favorite for the chic dog who loves to fetch. It has a crinkle feature inside the baton that your pup is sure to enjoy, and it helps promote chewing and healthy teeth.
Material: The baton is constructed of durable, natural rubber. It’s also dishwasher safe.
4. Harry Barker Tri-Color Twist and Tug
Harry Barker’s Tri-Color Twist and Tug is the perfect minimalist dog rope toy for tug-of-war or tossing. It’s also a good chew toy to keep your dog busy when it’s home alone.
Material: The ropes are made from recycled yarns with azo-free dyes.
5. Mount Ara Fillable Dog Chew Toy
The Mount Ara Fillable Dog Chew Toy is great for dogs with high energy, as it has a hole to infuse spreads such as peanut butter. It has geometric angles with edges that are designed to stimulate a dog’s visual field so the bone appears more interesting. Our dog, Luna, loves this toy.
Material: The toy is all-natural, BPA-free rubber.
6. Jax & Bones Hitch and Bone Dog Toy
The Jax & Bones Hitch and Bone Dog Toy is a modern rope toy for tug-of-war and tossing. It’s part rope and part fabric, making it easy to grab for any dog and soft. The ropes act like dental floss and are biodegradable, so shredding is the object of the game. We also love that 10 percent of the proceeds for the purchase of this toy go to rescue and animal welfare groups. Available in teal, yellow, gray, or orange colors.
Material: The Hitch and Bone Dog Toy’s ropes are hand-tied cotton with AZO-free non-toxic vegetable dyes. It’s machine washable and you can compost it once it’s completely unraveled.
7. West Paw Hurley
West Paw’s Hurley is excellent for all types of chewers. The modern dog toy is durable for fetching on land and water since it floats. Also, West Paw has a Loop® recycling program in which you can send your used Hurley to them at any time and it’ll be recycled to make more!
Material: The Hurley is non-toxic and made with zero-waste and recyclable Zogoflex material at West Paw in Bozeman, Montana. It’s dishwasher safe.
8. Ruffwear Gourdo™ Rubber Throw Toy
The Ruffwear Gourdo™ Rubber Throw Toy is a unique looking modern and minimalistic dog toy. It’s designed for interactive play, including tugging and tossing for fetch. The rope lanyard makes it easy for you to throw. Available in soothing sage green, heliotrope purple, or campfire orange, this toy will blend into your minimalist aesthetic with ease.
Material: The toy is a durable natural latex rubber with a kernmantle rope.
Suggested Reading: Looking for other cool dog supply companies? Check out Max & Neo – they’re doing great things!
Keep Your Pup Trendy With Modern Dog Toys
Our fur babies are integral members of our lives, so giving them the latest trends in dog toys is fun. A designer dog toy is a stylish and functional way to make sure your pet is getting exercise and brain stimulation. Minimalist and chic designs also add a touch of sophistication to our living spaces.
Let your pup embark on a trendy journey of play and exploration, where style meets substance in every toss, chew, and tug.
Which of the dog toys on our list will you get for your fur baby? Leave a comment below or tag us in a photo of your dog with the toy on Instagram (@HypePets).
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for some other unique pet toys, check out our top picks for funny dog toys.
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