10 Best Dog Toys For Huskies – 2023 Guide

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Huskies need mental stimulation as well as physical exercise to keep them happy and healthy. The easiest way to keep your husky mentally healthy is by providing them with a variety of toys to play with.

Huskies will enjoy a wide variety of toys. Chew toys and puzzle toys are great options for keeping them busy with themselves, and tug-of-war or fetch toys can help you to bond with your husky whilst also tiring them out.

If you search for dog toys online you’re bound to be faced with thousands of different options, each suited for different breeds and different purposes.

So, what are the best toys for huskies? Well, that depends on your husky! In our list, we’ve compiled a wide range of tried-and-tested dog toys that are suited for different husky needs. Be sure to read the full list before making your choice to make sure you get dog toys your husky will enjoy.

The 10 Best Dog Toys For Huskies

Let’s get straight into our recommendations. Each of the dog toys on our list offers something slightly different and will entertain your husky in a different way. The one thing they’ve got in common is that husky owners from around the world have tried them and recommended them to other husky owners.

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1. Kong Extreme Stuffable Chew Toy

Best Treat Toy
KONG - Extreme Dog Toy - Toughest Natural Rubber
  • Treats can be put inside
  • Extremely durable rubber
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Can be frozen for added entertainment
  • Persistent chewers are likely to break it eventually
  • Dark color is not very visible
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There’s no denying that Kong is currently dominating the dog-toy industry, and it’s for good reason! Their high-quality toys have a reputation for withstanding the most aggressive of chewers.

Of their toy range, our top pick for huskies is the XXL Extreme Stuffable Dog Toy which, as the name suggests, can be stuffed full of treats to keep a husky entertained for longer.

One of our husky’s favourite things is when we put a small amount of peanut butter inside the Kong toy. A husky will spend hours trying to get every last bit out, providing them with great mental stimulation and giving you a rare moment of peace.

Although this toy is by far one of the most durable we’ve tried, be warned it isn’t completely indestructible. If your husky has a tendency to get obsessed with something, they may decide to make a challenge out of trying to tear the toy apart. Although this is rare, it’s worth watching your husky when they are using this toy to ensure you can intervene if it looks like they’re trying to destroy it!

2. Awoof Interactive Snuffle Mat

AWOOF Pet Snuffle Mat for Dogs, Interactive Feed Game for Boredom AWOOF Pet Snuffle Mat for Dogs, Interactive Feed Game for Boredom
  • Non-slip grip stops it sliding around
  • Promotes non-destructive behavior
  • Can be machine-washed
  • Can be folded into a slow-feeder bowl
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Next on our list is the Awoof Interactive Snuffle Mat, a toy that tests your husky’s intelligence.

Huskies are a breed that likes to be mentally stimulated – a challenging toy that rewards them with a treat is an ideal combination to keep them happy and occupied for a long time.

The design of the snuffle mat allows you to hide little treats and kibble pieces in places that are difficult to see, requiring your husky to sniff and search them out.

This kind of ‘scent tracking’ training is highly beneficial to your husky’s mental health and is proven to be more enriching for them than other toys. In fact, the enrichment provided by 10 minutes of scent training is equal to roughly one hour of walking – incredible!

Awoof has cleverly included non-slip padding on the bottom of the mat to prevent it from sliding around on hard surfaces while your husky is using it. Additionally, the mat can easily be folded into a bowl, allowing it to be used as a slow feeder for huskies who eat too quickly.

3. Lechong Rope Toy for Aggressive Chewers

Best Rope Toy
LECHONG Tough Rope Chew Toy for Large Dogs LECHONG Tough Rope Chew Toy for Large Dogs
  • Made from 100% natural washable cotton
  • Extremely durable compared to other similar toys
  • Replacement guarantee if it breaks
  • Large size
  • Some users report of a chemical smell
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No dog toy collection is complete with a rope toy and our favorite is the Lechong Rope Toy for Aggressive Chewers. This toy is undeniably one of the most durable you could ever give your husky, and ours has lasted through years of rough play with them.

Huskies were bred to pull – it’s in their blood! For that reason, we think that taking the time to play tug-of-war with your husky is one of the best forms of exercise for them. It’s physically tiring, so a short high-intensity session after a long walk will keep them happily tired for the rest of the day.

The rope is made from 100% natural cotton fibres and is washable and (obviously) safe to be chewed on. The length is three feet long making it ideal for a husky.

Lechong are so confident in their rope toy’s durability that they have even said they will replace the rope free of charge if it ever becomes unusable.

4. Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Puzzle

Beginner Puzzle Toy
Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy
  • Prevents boredom and engages their mind
  • Can be filled with treats
  • Has three different levels of difficulty
  • Easy to clean
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Puzzle toys are usually a big hit with huskies thanks to the challenge they bring. A great example of this is the Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Puzzle – a toy that’s made of stacked, rotating levels that reveal treat compartments as your husky plays with it.

This is a great introduction to puzzle toys for your husky as the difficulty can be adjusted to suit your husky’s confidence level. To encourage your husky to play with it for the first time, start with the easiest level and use a treat you know that they can’t resist getting to!

This dog puzzle, although complicated looking, is very easy to disassemble and clean so feel free to cover it with peanut butter if that’s what your husky prefers.

Keep in mind that although challenging for many dogs, this toy is more suited to huskies who are new to dog puzzles. For more of a challenge, check out our next recommendation!

5. Nina Ottosson Dog Worker Puzzle

Challenging Dog Puzzle
Outward Hound & Nina Ottosson Dog Worker Puzzle Toy Outward Hound & Nina Ottosson Dog Worker Puzzle Toy
  • Provides a challenge to huskies that are confident with puzzle toys
  • Encourages their natural hunting instincts in a positive way
  • Has no removable parts for improved safety and durability
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Huskies are intelligent so if you want to start training them to use puzzle toys, you have to choose a toy with the right difficulty level. A toy that’s too easy will not be engaging for your husky to play with, whereas a toy that’s too difficult can quickly become frustrating.

For those of you with huskies who are confident with puzzle toys, we recommend Nina Ottosson’s Dog Worker Puzzle. This toy is a step up from our previous recommendation but is still very achievable for most huskies.

In this puzzle, your husky will be required to do three consecutive steps to reveal the dog treats you’ve hidden with the toy. These steps include spinning, scooting, and swivelling various levers with their paws or mouths.

We particularly love this toy as there are no detachable parts so there’s no need to worry about choking hazards or pieces going missing. However please don’t leave your husky unsupervised as they play – frustration can quickly lead to them trying to dismantle the toy any way they can!

6. Outward House Invincible Blue Plush Toy

Outward Hound Invincibles Blue Snake Plush Dog Toy, XL
  • Squeakers are still usable even if punctured
  • No stuffing means no mess!
  • Strong enough to play tug-of-war
  • XL and XXL sizes available
  • Extreme chewers may find a way through it eventually
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Dogs love stuffed toys but in our household, they never seem to last long. You could guarantee that our husky would have the head off on any plush toy in less than 10 minutes of giving it to them. The solution? The Stuffingless Invincible Plush Toy by Outwood Hound!

This toy is exactly what it sounds like – a robust and plush dog toy that doesn’t have any stuffing. This toy’s cuddliness still comforts your husky, but the lack of stuffing seems to deter them from wanting to destroy it as fast as possible. Not only that but no stuffing means no mess if rips do occur.

This toy is however packed full of squeakers to provide some stimulation for your husky. These squeakers are extra durable and continue to work even when punctured, as if by magic.

Take it from us, this toy is very durable. So much so that we’ve often used it as a tug-of-war toy with our husky. We recommend purchasing either the XL or XXL size for your husky as they are more substantial for them to play with.

7. Chuckit Kick Fetch Ball

Chuckit Kick Fetch Ball Dog Toy, Large (8 Inch)
  • Unique shape makes it easy to pick up
  • Floats in water
  • Shape gives it a fun and random bounce pattern
  • Very durable for aggressive players
  • The material will get worn over time
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If your husky likes to play fetch then this is a toy to make playtime more interesting!

The Chuckit Kick Fetch Ball has a unique shape which causes it to bounce in unpredictable ways. Our husky goes crazy for this ball and will jump all around the yard trying to chase after it.

Chuckit has designed their signature ball to be highly durable meaning it can really take a beating. It manages to bounce on most surfaces, from grass to gravel, meaning your husky can enjoy a game of fetch no matter where they are. Not only that, but the ball is waterproof so no need to worry if it accidentally bounces into your pool!

One thing we noticed is that the design of this ball makes it really easy for your husky to grab and hold in their mouth. Our husky will often get tired of carrying toys/sticks on long walks but they seem to manage the Chuckit ball with ease.

8. Arm and Hammer Gorilla Dental Chew Toy

Arm & Hammer for Pets Super Treadz Gorilla Dental Chew Toy for Dogs
  • Freshens smelly dog breath
  • Infused with baking soda to improve dental health
  • Very durable rubber
  • Can be stuffed with treats
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Some huskies are going to chew their way through any toy you give them – so you might as well give them a toy that’s designed to improve their dental health.

Arm & Hammer, one of the leading brands in the dental industry, have created a Dental Chew Dog Toy that’s infused with baking soda. By chewing on it repeatedly, the toy will freshen your husky’s breath and reduce plaque build-up. The deep treads reach and stimulate the gum line, helping to prevent common dental diseases.

If you have a husky that’s picky about eating dental chews, then this is a great alternative. The fun gorilla shape encourages your husky to chew on it and the base includes a treat dispenser so you can add a treat you know your husky loves.

Keep in mind aggressive chewers are likely to tear this toy apart eventually, but at least there will have been a benefit to them using this dog toy compared to others.

9. Chew King Chill-Fill Chew Toy

Best Frozen Toy
Chew King Chill-Fill Premium Dog Chew Toy Chew King Chill-Fill Premium Dog Chew Toy
  • Can be filled with liquids or solid treats, and frozen to provide a cooling chew toy
  • Includes a safety vent to prevent a dog's tongue from getting stuck
  • Can be put in the dishwasher to be cleaned
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We often get asked how to keep huskies cool in warmer weather – they are a breed that was intended to live in the snow but are now spread across the world. One of our favorite solutions is the Chew King Chill-Fill Chew Toy.

To use this toy, simply fill it with your husky’s favorite drink or treat and keep it in the freezer overnight to fully chill. The next day, your husky will have a cold and refreshing chew toy that acts as a dog-friendly popsicle.

Our go-to treat choices are broth or peanut butter as we know they freeze well and will keep our husky entertained for a long time as they try to get every last bit out of the toy.

Once they’re finished, simply put the toy in the dishwasher and refill it ready for the next warm day.

10. Chuckit Sport Dog Ball Launcher

Chuckit Sport Dog Ball Launcher Chuckit Sport Dog Ball Launcher
  • Makes it easy to throw balls much further and faster
  • Compatible with tennis balls so no need to buy expensive replacements
  • Available in different sizes for different comfort levels
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If you have access to a large enclosed area, such as your yard or a dog park, the Chuckit Sport Dog Ball Launcher is a great toy to tire your husky out with!

We all know by now that huskies love to run and seem to have endless energy. Training them to play fetch with you is ideal for using up their energy without also requiring you to run alongside them.

The Chuckit Sport Dog Ball Launcher can be used to throw a ball much further and faster than you otherwise would be able to with relatively little effort from you. This gives your husky a real challenge to try and keep up with the ball as it flies through the air.

The launcher is compatible with Chuckit’s own brand balls as well as tennis balls, so don’t worry about having to replace them with expensive balls if they go missing or get chewed!

In Summary

Different dog toys can give your husky different forms of enrichment, and a wide variety is encouraged to keep them happy. Treat dispensing toys will keep a husky occupied on their own, and fetch/tug-of-war toys are a great way to engage with them and tire them out.

If you have any questions about the toys we’ve mentioned, please leave a comment or get in touch at info@themalamutemom.com.

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Caitlin is the owner and lead writer for The Malamute Mom. She has over 10 years of experience with Alaskan Malamutes and Huskies. She is currently working on getting her PhD in materials science but continues to write for The Malamute Mom in her spare time.

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