Best Engagement Toys For Pomskies
In this blog we are giving you a couple options for the best engagement toys for the Pomsky breed.
Mental stimulation is an important aspect of Pomsky training and energy management. These engagement toys will help to expend some of your Pomskies energy and keep them mentally stimulated.
These are the toys that were recommended by Pomsky owners and breeders so you know these recommendations are Pomsky tested and Pomsky approved.
Featured Pomsky: The Pomsky pictured in this blog is from Acacia Pomsky Puppies.
More For Your Pomsky
See our other recommendations for your Pomsky including:
Pet Zone - IQ Treat Ball
OurPets IQ Treat Ball is my favorite engagement toy. Fill it up with kibble or training treats and let your Pomsky ware off some energy trying to get the treats out of the ball. This is a great energy management toy. I used this one for my puppies, highly recommend it.
Here is Pet Zone's description: Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball is a fun alternative to slow feed dog bowls that promote a healthy lifestyle for your pet. Add your dog’s favorite treats or kibble in the dog toy ball, only allowing them to eat what is dispensed when they roll the treat dispensing dog toy. It can be filled with treats or kibble and set to the desired difficulty level using the ball’s adjustable interior disc. Our food-dispensing dog toy promotes active feeding, giving your dogs the exercise they need, and then rewarding them for it!
Outward Hound - Ottosson Puzzle Brick Dog Toy
Puzzle toys are great. My dogs used to love the Outward Hound Ottosson Puzzle Brick. Fill it up with some treats and let your Pomsky figure out how to lift each latch. This will keep them busy as they need to flip open each lid to find the treat. They will get pretty good at it though! So I like to rotate this one out with other puzzle toys, and bring it back after a few weeks so they have to figure it out again.
Here is Outward Hound's description: Level 2/intermediate dog puzzle. Hide treats in the bone puzzle pieces to offer your dog a stimulating and engaging challenge. East to clean. Holds both dry and wet food.
Size guide: L12.75 x W9.25 x H2in
West Paw - Interactive Treat Dispensing Toy
The West Paw Zogoflex Interactive Dog Puzzle doubles as a chew toy. You Pomsky can spend hours chewing the toy to try and get the treats out. Perfect for keeping them mentally stimulated and chewing a toy (instead of your furniture).
Here is West Paw's description: Qwizl is the newest interactive treat-dispensing and safe DOG toy from West Paw design. Qwizl keeps dogs stimulated and pleasantly puzzled. This is the ultimate dog toy. Its brilliant design extends the life of expensive dog treats while prolonging play to keep dogs away from shoes and sofas. Qwizl is also great for interactive play So go ahead and toss it After the treats are gone.All zogoflex dog toys are made in the USA, certified-safe, and guaranteed to last. They’re FDA-compliant (meaning they’re safe to eat off of), and are available in bright, easy-to-spot colors making them perfect for play in snow, grass and water. All zogoflex dog toys are available for recycling through the manufacturer closed-loop recycling program, join the loop. West Paw design recycles all zogoflex.West paw design is a small manufacturer of high-quality pet products made in bozeman, montana. We put extra care into making the best for your pet while minimally impacting the environment and supporting the wonderful people who work for us everyday. We love what we do, and we know you will too!west paw design is a certified B Corporation. Through a rigorous assessment and review process, West Paw design has demonstrated its commitment to transparency, accountability and a higher corporate purpose. B Corps use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, by competing to be not only the best in the world, but the best for the world.
Outward Hound - Plush Hide and Seek Activity
The Outward Hound Plush Hide and Seek Toy is up there in terms of all time favorites for my dogs. They LOVE pulling these little squirrels out of the logs. They get super excited every time I fill the log up with squirrels and let them go to town picking each one out of the log. One of my dog is a sucker for plush toys so he loves to take out one squirrel at a time, chew one squirrel for a few minutes, then go back for the other squirrels.
Here is Outward Hound's description: Hide a Squirrel Interactive Dog Puzzle Toy There are so many ways to play with this plush dog puzzle, you and your pet will be entertained for hours! Featuring a soft tree trunk with openings for soft and cuddly stuffed squirrel dog toys, this Hide a Squirrel puzzle game will challenge your dog to locate and remove the plush toys inside. We’ve added squeakers to each plush squirrel dog toy to make the hunt and play activity irresistible to any canine. Ideal for use as a boredom-busting dog toy, the cuddly stuffed toys are also awesome interactive dog play toys for chasing and fetching – get your dog to bring them back and stuff them in the trunk again for even more fun. Our lovable cuddly toys for dogs are tough and durable, so you can have hours of interactive play time with your pooch. Combining squeaking, hunting, cuddling and fetching in one awesome dog puzzle toy, Hide & Squeak Squirrel is bound to become your best friend’s favorite activity.
Wisedom - Dog Treat Ball
The Wisedom Dog Treat Ball Puzzle Toy is similar to the IQ treat ball above. The main difference here is this one is rubber, so your pup can chew the toy and it doesn't make as much noise when your Pomsky kicks it around the hardwood floor (the OurPets IQ ball is a little noisy).
Here is Wisedom's description:
Can be used for dog puzzle and outdoor entertainment, is the best choice for dog training.
IQ Treat toys - Please Keep Patient
The treat toy also is a puzzle toy, so please keep in patience to teach the dog how to use it,thanks
Small Hole Size
The hole size : 0.5 inch diameter, small and medium dog food can be easily loaded. If there is a dog food larger than 0.5 inch, it is recommended to cut it before loading.
Not For Aggressive Chewer
Please know about the UFO treat toy not is a chew toy,and it made of natural rubber, so it will not as hard as the bone. Please avoid dogs chewing it for a long time.
KISSIN - Dog Snuffle Mat
Full disclosure, I have not tried this one yet. But the KISSIN Dog Snuffle Mat Puzzle Toy looked too good to not include in this blog. You hide treats in this fleece mop toy and your pup has to do the work to dig through and find the treats. I just ordered one for my pups because I've heard great things about it!
Here is Kissin's description:
1)Snuffle mat for dogs brings fun to your pet.It is like dog puzzle toys that makes your dog fall in love with
food.It is challenging for pet.dogs likes it and it can alleviate dog anxiety
2)Easy to clean snuffle mat uses polar fleece,which has the characteristics of wool,you can use it in
your dryer,hung it outside in the summer or on dry rack hung in the shower on rainy days,But it takes a little time to dry
3)Snuff mat is easy to use,put the kibble on the snuffle mat,and touch the dog food mat to let the
kibble fall to the bottom.When your time is sufficient,you can hide the kibble in a deep place in the food mat.
To increase the difficulty of the dog to find it,just like interactive dog toys
4)Kissin dog snuffle mat uses a combination of polar fleece and plastic mat.The bottom is made of
plastic mat.There are 16 chain connectors on the plastic mat.If you have a big dog or two or more dogs,
you can buy Two or four snuffle mats have more space,they won't be noisy because of food.
- Material: Thicken polar fleece+Plastic Mat
- Size: 17" * 17"
- Weight: 1.65 pounds
- Scope: Snuffle Mat,Food Mat,feeding mat,dog puzzle toys,interactive dog toys
1)Please don't sprinkle the tiny kibble on the feeding mat.It is too small to be found by pets and easy to miss in snuffle mat
2)Dog snuff mat recommends cleaning frequently.Because it is often in contact with pet's mouth and food,
not clean it for a long time,which will easily lead to the breeding of bacteria and endanger the health of pets
3) Snuffle mat and dog puzzle toys same,there are 16 connectors on the bottom plastic mat.Be careful
not to let your dogs bite it.Those small parts will be dangerous to your pets
4)We care about every customer,if you have any problem or suggestion,please concact to us,your any opinion is important and a great encouragement to us!
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More Pomsky Resources
Need more help raising and training your Pomsky? Check out our other Pomsky articles and videos including:
- Free Download - Pomsky Owning and Training Guide
- Register Your Pomsky With The POA
- Article - How to Train A Pomsky
- Article - Potty Training Tips
- Video - Pomsky Training Video Series
- Video - Stop Your Pomsky From Chewing
- Article - Stop Separation Anxiety
- Article - Pomsky Health Issues
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