Ah to be a dog. Dogs seem to be perpetually happy, and if ever they aren’t happy even for a moment… then you can very easily distract and make them happy all over again (99% of the time anyway). One simple joy? Anything that squeaks! Dogs play because they are evolved from wolves. Wolves played because it was how they would hone their senses and practice their hunting skills in a safe environment. Thus, giving a dog a squeaky toy is an ideal way to get them to play. It mimics an animal that a dog might prey on and the squeaking just makes it all the more exciting for them – potentially working them into a veritable fever pitch as they chase after a toy you throw, or throw it around in the air themselves! Not only that, but this type of playing is incredibly good for your dog’s cognitive development. Specifically, playing with squeaky toys gives your dogs a sense of action and reaction – of being able to have an impact on the world around them and thereby learning more about physics.
Playing with a squeaky toy causes your dog’s brain to light up and helps them to keep growing and learning. And that is what makes a dog really happy! If you’re on the hunt for a good squeaky toy for your pup, look no further! We’ve discovered the best squeaky toys and organized them here by the size of dog they’re best suited for: