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[UPDATED FEBRUARY 2021]
Easter is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, that means including your pup in the Easter celebrations, and it’s another reason to spoil your dog with a new toy! The following list of Easter toys for dogs are all perfect to give on their own, or for putting into your dog’s very own Easter basket.
When the rest of your family wakes up to see what the Easter bunny has left them, your dog will be surprised too, with Easter-themed toys just for her/him.
For a great photo opportunity, you might want to consider dressing your dog up in a cute outfit! Be sure to check out my recent post of Easter Outfits For Dogs, to get you inspired.
Let’s get to the list of toys shall we,
15 Great Easter Toys For Dogs
1. Lambchop Easter Bunny
This adorable 10″plush lambchop is soft and cuddly and keeps dogs excited because it squeaks. This toy has 5 squeakers in total, one inside each foot and one in the body.
Definitely not intended for heavy chewers, but gentle chewers and dogs who love to carry things in their mouths will adore this toy.
A perfect cuddle companion to comfort your dog.
This toy is inspired by television’s most famous little lamb, Lamb Chop. Lambchop is dressed for Easter, wearing a bunny ears headband.
I actually have this toy at home, and it is my Golden Retriever Ellie’s favourite toy. She loves how soft and plush it is because she can carry it around in her mouth and she loves all the squeakers!
This toy has held up extremely well after being washed multiple times and it continues to be one of my dog’s go-to toys.
2. ZippyPaws Farm-Pals Burrow Bunny And Carrot
This interactive puzzle toy will challenge your dog’s mind and will keep him entertained for hours of fun. This plush toy is durable and dogs love it.
Each rabbit has one squeaker inside to entice your dog even more. Your dog will have fun trying to pull each rabbit out of its carrot house.
You could even hide the rabbits and let your dog sniff and hunt them. The carrot can also be stuffed with treats and toys for more added fun.
The rabbits are also great for tossing and fetching.
This toy measures 9 x 5 x 5 inches. It is great for small to medium-sized dogs. I have a few of these burrow toys from ZippyPaws for my Golden Retriever and she loves them.
While this toy is well-made and durable, it is not ideal for aggressive chewers.
3. GoDog Wildlife Rabbit With Chew Guard
This is such a cute rabbit and it is very durable and well-made. It has a realistic look to it which makes it very enticing to dogs. The plush is high-quality and features chew guard technology. The eyes on the rabbit are embroidered.
This toy has a super tough chew-resistant lining and reinforced seams to make it hold up to rough play. goDog toys are guaranteed to last longer than ordinary plush dog toys.
If your dog happens to ruin this toy, goDog will offer a one-time replacement.
The rabbit is available in small or large sizes, and each size features one noise-making squeaker.
Owners of this toy say that it has outlasted many of their other dog’s toys. Some owners have had this toy come apart by their dogs chewing, but are very pleased with goDog’s customer service and guarantee.
4. ZippyPaws Easter Egg And Friends
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I just love all of these cute Easter-themed toys from Zippy Paws. This one features an Easter egg as a home for 3 adorable critters, a Lamb, a Bunny, and a Chick.
Each of the 3 critters features a squeaker inside to entice your dog even more. Your dog will have fun trying to dig out these animals from their home.
This interactive puzzle toy will challenge your dog’s mind and provide hours of fun. Join in on the fun by hiding the critters from your dog and let him hunt and sniff for them. They are great for a game of fetch too. For even more fun you could fill the egg-shaped home with your dog’s favourite treats, and watch him try to dig them out.
This plush toy is ideal for small to medium-sized dogs. It is a quality-made toy and the material is gentle and soft so it won’t hurt your dog’s teeth. This toy is not intended for heavy chewers.
5. Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy by Outward Hound
Made by Outward Hound, this level 1 beginner dog puzzle is a great way to introduce your pup to problem-solving and puzzle toys that have one-step actions. This puzzle toy features 9 hidden compartments that are covered by 9 white removable bones.
Place your dog’s favourite treats under each compartment, and watch your dog try to paw and nudge to reveal the reward. You can hide larger treats under the compartments to raise the bone pieces up for easier retrieval, or hide smaller treats to make the bone pieces flush to give your dog more of a challenge.
Puzzle toys are a great way to keep your dog’s mind stimulated, and to prevent boredom.
This puzzle toy measures 11 x 11″, and is made from food-safe materials. It is BPA, PVC and Phthalate free, and can easily be cleaned with warm soap and water.
To get the most out of this puzzle game, there are tips and tricks included in the box. Once your pup has mastered this puzzle toy, you’ll want to keep him engaged by moving onto the next level of toys by Outward Hound, until he masters the Level 4 expert puzzles.
6. Bionic Ball Durable Tough Chew Toy
Does your dog like to chew and play fetch? This Bionic Ball by Outward Hound is a great toy for both of those things.
Available in 3 bright colours and 3 sizes. The Bionic Ball is completely safe for your dog to chew on. It is made with FDA food-grade material, and it is BPA and Lead-free.
This ball bounces and it floats, so you can take your game of fetch to the water for endless fun. Because of its fun bright colours, this ball will easily be spotted in the water, or in tall grass.
Does your dog love peanut butter? Well, this ball has a hollow center that is great for stuffing your dog’s favourite treats inside.
There are two ways to throw this ball, throw it on its spine and it will bounce normally, and when you throw it against the opening, it will have an unpredictable bounce. Your dog will be guessing where it goes next, perfect for hours of fun.
This ball is now made 65% stronger! It is ideal for dogs who love to get a heavy chew on. This toy is however not indestructible, so you need to keep an eye out for any signs of wear and tear and remove it before your dog ingests broken pieces.
This ball is super strong, has an extremely high bounce, and is great for throwing outside. I wouldn’t recommend you use this ball for throwing inside as it can do some damage.
7. Walter The Wabbit Tuff Dog Toy
This is Walter the Wabbit, a large plush toy made by Fluff & Tuff. He measures 12″ long, and features an ultra-plush outer fabric and a thick, durable Tuffweb mesh liner.
Walter is perfect for tossing and fetching, and to entice your dog even more, there is a large squeaker inside his body. Walter the Wabbit is a great comfort toy for your dog to cuddle up with too.
This toy is tough and durable with concealed seams that are double-stitched. The inside of this toy is stuffed with non-toxic polyfill. It is safe for your dog, and it holds up well even after numerous tug-of-war sessions.
Keep in mind that although this toy is durable, it is still a plush toy and will not hold up to aggressive chewers. Gentle chewers will enjoy this toy very much.
8. Carrot Shaped Rope Toys
Rope toys are perfect for teething puppies, and dogs to chew on. These fun carrot-shaped rope toys look like the real thing and are the same size as a real carrot.
Made with durable and non-toxic cotton material. Feel good knowing your dog or puppy is chewing on something safe.
Rope toys are great for cleaning and flossing your dog’s teeth, and establishing good chewing habits.
This rope toy measures 9″ long and 1.5″ in diameter. It is important to note that while the image shows 2 carrots, you only get 1 carrot.
This carrot rope toy is ideal for teething puppies and gentle chewers, but it might not last very long for aggressive chewers. The green rope part will be the first thing that could come undone.
It is a very cute Easter-themed toy and is great for tossing and fetching too. Just think of the great Easter photo opportunity you could have, with your dog chewing on one of these carrot rope toys.
9. ZippyPaws Jigglerz Duck
This yellow duck by ZippyPaws is completely stuffing free, which means no mess. It is a noise-making toy, made with exclusive jigglers that squeak when your dog shakes this toy from side to side.
The head and tail of this duck crinkles, which adds to the excitement. This toy is perfect for hours of playing fetch, tug of war, and tossing.
ZippyPaws makes durable toys, and this one is designed to last. It is lined with an extra layer of tough Cordura material and cross-stitched for durability.
This toy is 21″ long and can withstand plenty of rough play.
Many reviewers mention that this toy lasts a really long time, and it is one of their dog’s favourite toys because of the unique noise that it makes.
10. HuggleHounds Knotties
HuggleHounds Knotties are available in many different fun animal designs. It is hard to pick just one. But sticking with the Easter theme here, I picked the pink Bunny.
There are 2 sizes available, small and large. This toy is great for puppies and dogs. Because of their popularity, these toys have limited availability.
HuggleHounds Knotties are designed for aggressive chewers. Made with exclusive Tuffut technology, a durable double-layered lining. These toys are designed to last and stand up to the heavy chew sessions of puppies and aggressive chewers. There is no stuffing inside, which means no mess.
This toy appeals to a dog’s natural instincts, tugging and pulling. The limbs are knotted, which satisfies dogs chewing, and the outside is a soft plush corduroy fabric. This toy adds even more excitement with its 5 squeakers built-in. When it gets dirty, just throw it in the washing machine.
If you are frustrated with your dog chewing his toys apart, you’ll want to try HuggleHounds. They are pretty much indestructible. The hardest part will be choosing which one to get, they are all so adorable.
11. Midlee Plush Easter Egg
There’s no reason your dog can’t be included in the Easter egg hunt, thanks to this fun toy. This plush Easter egg is available in bright green and yellow and features a fun Easter egg shape and design.
This toy would make a great addition to your dog’s Easter basket. With just the right amount of stuffing, it’s perfect for games of fetch. To entice your dog, even more, this toy has a squeaker inside.
This plush egg measures 6″ tall. Great for tossing and fetching, but I wouldn’t recommend it for aggressive chewers.
Many reviewers mention their dog loves this toy, but a common complaint is that it only has one squeaker and it is hard to find. This can be seen as a good thing though because it will challenge your dog to try to find the squeaker.
12. Chuckit! Flying Squirrel
Enjoy the sunny days of Spring with a game of fetch with your dog. This aerodynamically designed flying squirrel is perfect for dogs who love frisbees.
Made by Chuckit!, this frisbee is durable, soars high, spins and it even floats. Great for playing in the water. It is highly visible, so it can easily be spotted in the water or in tall grass. It even glows in the dark.
This tough frisbee is made from durable canvas material. It is able to hold up to plenty of rough play. The sides of the frisbee are curved and soft, gentle on your dog’s mouth.
Some dogs just don’t enjoy playing with tennis balls, so why not try a frisbee instead? The flying squirrel is a great alternative to the tennis ball.
This flying squirrel is a favourite among many dogs, thanks to its design and the way it spins and soars. It is extremely popular, with many reviewers saying it is their dog’s favourite toy!
This toy is available in small, medium and large. Great for all dogs.
13. Peeps Bunny Squeaky Vinyl Toy
If you’re a fan of the marshmallow peeps, you’ll love these cute Bunny Peeps for dogs. Of course, your dog can’t have the real marshmallow ones but he can enjoy these ones just for dogs.
So colourful and cute, each set consists of 3 bunnies, pink, orange and yellow. Each bunny has a squeaker inside to get your dog even more excited. Great for stuffing inside your dog’s Easter basket!
Toss these bunnies, make them squeak and watch your dog go wild with excitement!
Made of vinyl, and medium in size, great for tossing and fetching. Not recommended for heavy chewers.
14. Jolly Pets Jolly Egg Dog Toy
What is Easter without an Easter egg? Well, your dog can’t hunt for plastic eggs nor can he indulge in chocolate eggs, but this egg by Jolly Pets is just for him!
The Jolly Egg is designed for herding dogs and dogs who love to chase. Because of its egg-shaped design, this toy has a constant erratic motion to keep your dog entertained and guessing where it will go next.
It is available in 2 sizes, medium and large. Medium measures 8″ and is ideal for dogs up to 40 pounds. Large measures 12″ and is ideal for dogs 40 pounds and up.
Choose from 3 colours, red, yellow and purple. This toy is super durable and long-lasting.
Proudly made and manufactured in the USA, Jolly Pets support organizations that provide toys to shelter dogs.
This toy is made of hard plastic, and it does not bounce. Dogs love to push it around and it brings out their prey drive. Your dog will have fun trying to get a grip on this toy, but because of its fun oval shape, it constantly escapes your dog, making it very enticing.
This toy even floats, so you can take the fun to the water. Great for water-loving dogs.
15. ZippyPaws Colourful Caterpillar
This cute plush caterpillar by ZippyPaws measures over two feet long, making it ideal for medium to large-sized dogs. It features 6 deluxe blaster squeakers to further entice your dog.
The fun colours of this caterpillar are perfect for Spring. The soft plush fabric will not hurt your pup’s teeth, and it is ideal for teething puppies and adult dogs too.
This toy is well-made and long-lasting. If your dog loves squeakers, this toy is ideal! The squeakers are so loud, each section of the caterpillar squeaks, your dog will go crazy for it!! You on the other hand might get annoyed by the noise. LOL!
It’s perfect for tossing and fetching, and as a comfort toy for your dog. Don’t be surprised if this is the toy that your dog will carry around with him all the time, it’s also great for shaking.
Many people say this toy holds up well to even heavy chewers, but because it is a plush toy supervision is a must. I wouldn’t recommend it to aggressive chewers.
Safety Tips To Keep In Mind This Easter
The following are some tips to help keep your pup safe this Easter and to make the holiday more enjoyable.
- Avoid Using Easter Grass: If you plan on making an Easter basket for your dog, you will want to avoid using Easter grass. It is shiny, colourful and made of plastic, and toxic to your dog. Instead, fill your dog’s basket with a new blanket, towel, more toys, or use paper grass instead.
- Keep Chocolate Away From Your Dog: Chocolate is found in abundance around Easter time! Everyone knows that chocolate is a big no-no when it comes to dogs! It is toxic, and you want to keep it away from your dog.
- Beware Of Xylitol: Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in many sugar-free candies and chewing gum. Make sure to keep any candy and gum items out of reach from your dog. Xylitol is toxic to dogs even in small amounts.
- Spring Flowers: Spring flowers are beautiful, and certainly a nice welcome after a long winter, but, some flowers are very dangerous to dogs. Lilies, Daffodils, Tulips and Amaryllis are some of the popular flowers around Easter time that can be harmful to your dog. For a complete list of plants that are toxic and non-toxic to dogs visit the ASPCA website.
- Plastic Eggs: It may be fun for your kids to hunt for plastic Easter eggs, but they can be dangerous to your dog. If your dog accidentally ingests them it can cause intestinal blockage.
- Baked Goods: Easter bread and hot cross buns are popular this time of year, and usually contain raisins and other dried fruit. You will want to keep these baked goods away from your dog because the raisins/dried fruit can cause kidney failure in dogs and cats.
- Table Scraps: Giving your dog table scraps is never a good idea, no matter how much your dog gives you that sad puppy dog face! Don’t give in to feeding any scraps of ham, turkey, roast beef, pork, or whatever you are having for Easter dinner. Scraps are not good because they are salted, flavoured, and fatty. Your dog could develop problems like bloating, abdominal pain, dehydration, and more serious pancreatitis.
- Choose Appropriate Toys: When it comes to choosing toys for your dog you will want to make sure the toy is appropriate for the size of your dog as well as your dog’s chewing style. Choose large enough toys for large dogs, in order to avoid the toy being a choking hazard. Also, if your dog is an aggressive chewer you will want to avoid plush toys that your dog can easily rip apart.
- Supervise Your Dog: Keep a close eye on your dog when giving him/her a new toy, and if you notice any signs of wear and tear or small pieces breaking apart, remove the toy before your dog ingests it.
I hope you have enjoyed this list of Easter toys for dogs as much as I have in putting it together. Easter is a wonderful time of year, and I hope the above list has inspired you to create an Easter basket full of goodies just for your dog.
For even more ideas be sure to check out my list of tough chew toys for dogs, perfect for heavy chewers!
Will you be getting your dog a new toy this Easter? Are you planning on making your dog an Easter basket? How do you celebrate Easter with your dog?
Share your thoughts and comments below, I would love to hear from you.
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