Best Toys For Morkies
Your Morkie is the cutest little thing ever, but she’s also a playful pup who likes lots of engagement and loves to chew! Check out our list of the best toys for Morkies.
Morkies are so stinking adorable, it’s true. With that adorableness comes a pretty playful personality; Morkies will seemingly never tire of chasing balls and they love to chew, chew, chew. That’s why we think the following toys are a must-have for your Morkie’s toy box!
1. Editor’s Pick: Katie’s Mini Bumper Tug Toy
Your Morkie may only be a few pounds, but don’t let that fool you–he thinks he’s a big tough guy! Big enough to play tug with you, but obviously you’ll need to adapt the tug toy. This bumper is made with quality fire hose material, making it durable and a great benefit to their dental health, but mostly, they’ll have so much fun playing with their person!
2. Runner Up: PetStages Dental Cleaning Chews
These are great for keeping your Morkie engaged and giving an alternative to chewing your favorite pair of shoes. Morkies are prone to dental problems, so these dental cleaning toys bring engagement and dental benefit all in one.
3. Best Snuffle Toy: Pawzzle Burrito Mini Snuffle Toy
While your tiny Morky might get lost in some of the big snuffle toys, this mini snuffle Burrito from Pawzzle is the perfect size for fun filled snuffling for your Morkie. In its fully expanded size it is only 11 by 11 inches, which is a great size for your pup. Snuffle toys stimulate your dog’s brain, their sense of smell and also encourages their foraging skills. In fact, studies have shown that this kind of nosework training help’s your dog’s overall confidence, reduces their stress, anxiety and boredom. Plus, if your Morkie does tend to eat too fast you can use the snuffle matt to hide food and slow down their eating instincts by hiding food in the various flaps and holes made specifically for this purpose. When you are both finished simply shake off any excess food and just toss it into your washing machine to clean it.
4. Best Talkative: Pet Qwerks Babble Ball
If you want to drive your Morkie mad (not really, just keep that smarty-pants brain working!), the Pet Qwerks Babble Ball will do it. Perfectly sized for your teacup breed, it talks to your dog and sort of eggs it on, even. It reacts to touch, so if your puppy wants to play, she just activates it simply by engaging and then it is game on. It is durable so lots of play time.
5. Best Ball Launcher: iDogmate Mini Ball Launcher
So, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill dog toy, but then again, your Morkie isn’t a run-of-the-mill breed, either. The iDogmate Ball launcher will have your dog running around and chasing balls like a champ, and you get to be in control! You can even teach your dog how to bring the balls back to the launcher and the chasing literally never has to end. It retails for $109, and is a great toy for apartment dwellers.
6. Best Plush: GoDog Plush Dino With Chew Guard Technolo
You’ll laugh your head off as your Morkie goes to battle with this plushie Dino that is made with GoDog’s Chew Guard Technology. Created for little but tough chewers, the squeaker will drive your yapster mad, and you’ll crack up as she tries to get at him.
7. Best Ball: Chuck-It Squeaker Balls
Sometimes simple is best. Morkies love playing with balls, and this mini Chuck-it ball with squeaker doesn’t even need to be chucked in order to give your Morkie lots of play time and chew time. It’s tough to help clean those teeth and gums, and will keep him busy as she entertains herself or plays with you.
8. Best Interactive: JW Treat Pod Toy
This interactive treat dispenser makes your Morkie work for his treats, and that only means good things for his dental health and brain development. Once your little dog gets a taste for the treat and figures it out, he’ll be trying to tear it up, but this one is a pretty durable opponent.
9. Best for Treats: Planet Dog The Orbee-Tuff Lil’ Snoop
Morkies love treats and they love balls, so Planet Dog The Orbee-Tuff Lil’ Snoop is a winning combination. Plus, it’s a puzzle, so those little brains will have to work hard (as will their teeth and tongue) to try and figure out how to get their yummy treats into their tummies. It’s a great way for them to keep themselves from being bored and getting into mischief, and you know how much Morkies love mischief! This durable and entertaining toy is made in the USA out of BPA, lead, and phthalate-free Orbee-Tuff TPE material that is infused by mint to keep your pet’s breath fresh while they are playing. All you have to do is load this little baby with treats and watch your Morkie go bananas for it!
10. Honorable Mention: WestPaw ZogoFlex Treat Dispenser
This two-part puzzle will keep your Morkie on her toes trying to get the treats, but without getting distracted by chewing on the yummy but durable BPA and phthalate-free material. It’s durable and adorable and retails for $15.95.
How to choose toys for Morkies?
Morkies are tiny puppers and will need toys that are suited for their small stature, so be sure to check for dimensions of the toy before buying- usually puppy or toy breed size works well for this designer dog breed. The rest will largely depend on your pet’s personal preferences – each Morkie has a unique personality. Some might enjoy more challenging toys such as puzzles and treat dispensers, others are active and love chasing after balls or spend their afternoons with chew toys, and some simply prefer plushies they can snuggle with.
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