If you’re a pet owner who used to play with Nerf footballs as a kid, you’ll be happy to know that now your puppy can do the same! Nerf has branched out into the pet world with a line of squeak footballs, rubber dog balls, barbell-shaped toys, and football/rope combo ball toys.
This guide represents one writer’s opinion on the best Nerf Dog toys currently available. As always, do your own research to discover the products that are most appropriate for your pooch, and keep an eye on the Nerf Dog website to see what other products they have up their sleeves.
The Best Nerf Dog Toys and Balls
Nerf Dog Rubber Football Dog Toy with Squeaker, Lightweight, Durable and Water Resistant, 7 Inch Diameter for Medium/Large Breeds, Two Pack, Red and Green, Model:8942
The old Nerf footballs I remember from when I was young were made of soft foam. You can still find those if you want to play pickup games in the backyard. But to turn your feline friend into a football dog, you’ll want to go with this squeaky rubber ball.
This toy makes squeaking noises as it bounces around, giving your pet added incentive to go chase it down. The ball comes in 5- and 7-inch models, so you can choose the best size for your dog. Made of durable rubber, the ball is designed to hold up to excessive chewing, and even owners of large dogs that typically destroy all of their toys (pit bull, mastiff, labrador) report that this Nerf football holds up well.
This gift set comes with four tennis balls in bright colors – orange, blue, red, and green/yellow. Of course, it also accepts regular tennis balls if you want to buy more.
Nerf Dog Chewable Barbell Dog Toy, Lightweight, Durable and Water Resistant, 7.5 Inches, For Medium/Large Breeds, Two Pack, Blue and Green (8953)
Searching for another football dog toy? This football is made of plush and features an attached rope. That makes it great for playing fetch or tug of war. You can toss it like a football, but you’ll get much more distance if you grab the rope and heave it across the yard. The dual purposes of this fetch toy make it ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
Nerf Dog Toys Buyers Guide Conclusion
These are some of the Nerf Dog toys we recommend based on our own preferences, but you also have the option to consider tug toys, tether footballs, crunch footballs, and other puppy-proof ball toys if you’re so inclined – just do an Amazon search. And remember – all of these would make great Christmas dog gifts during the holiday season!
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