11 Great Toys for Poodles [Imaginative Play]

Poodles can be wonderful petrs for you and your family. Poodles are curious and intelligent animals who are always willing to have fun and have a seemingly bottomless source of energy. 

These playful pups love bonding with their human friends and are eager to train and learn new tricks. This means that poodles can make for engaging and fun companions, but it also means that it takes some effort to keep them entertained.

are poodles hyper exercising black poodle
Are Poodles hyper? They sure love to run and exercise!

These curly-haired dogs love to chew and play, making buying plenty of good toys essential to protecting your items from being torn up by your fluffy pal. Satisfying a poodle’s natural curiosity and keeping up with their energy can feel like a full-time job, but choosing the right toys will help both you and your pup stay happy and fulfilled. 

Read on to learn about some of our favorite toys for poodles. 

Why Poodles Need to Play?

A poodle’s physical and mental health is largely dependent on staying physically active and intellectually engaged. Most people recommend giving your poodle up to an hour of exercise each day.

playing fetch with black Poodle
A black Poodle is playing fetch with his owner every day! (Image: Instagram/@blackpoodleharry)

Beyond physical health, your poodle is a highly social and intelligent animal, and they will be most fulfilled when they are challenged by interactive toys and engaged in shared playtime with their owner. 

Having the right toys can be a huge help for keeping your poodle happy and healthy. Here are some of the best dog toys that your poodle can benefit from. 

Pet Qwerks Talking Babble Ball

Pet Qwerks 2 Pack of Talking Babble Ball Interactive Dog Toys, Small - Wisecracks & Makes Funny Sounds, Electronic Ball That Talks & Makes Noises
  • Talking interactive toy
  • Makes over 20 wisecracks & sounds
  • Durable construction with replaceable batteries
  • Motion activated and turn off automatically/sleep mode
  • Pack of 2
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04/20/2023 04:53 am GMT

This chatty ball dog toy from Pet Qwerks makes a lot of noise—over 20. The interactive Talking Babble Ball produces the typical noises you associate with dog toys, including a range of squeaks and chirps, but it also extends its repertoire to include human speaking sounds that will support your poodle’s social engagement needs.

Poodle ready to play a ball
The Poodle brought his ball to play with its owner. (Image: Instagram/@rio_the_partipoodle)

Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Interactive Puzzle Toy

Outward Hound Hide A Squirrel Plush Dog Toy Puzzle, XL
$29.99 $22.99
  • HIDE & SQUEAK FUN: The Hide A Squirrel dog puzzle is an easy way to get your furry friends engaged for hours of fun! Just fill the tree trunk with 6 stuffed squeaky squirrels, toss it, and let your...
  • 2-IN-1 INTERACTIVE PLAY: Toss the squirrel-filled trunk, place it on the ground, or take the squeaky plush toys out and launch them for a game of fetch your dog is sure to love!
  • CHALLENGING & IRRESISTIBLE: Keep boredom at bay and your curious canine mentally-stimulated while feeding their natural instincts to hunt with plush squeaky squirrels they won't be able to resist!
  • GENTLE ON THE TEETH AND GUMS: The stuffed plush texture of the Hide A Squirrel dog toy is easy on the teeth making it a great choice for both puppies and adult dogs alike.
  • PLAY IT SAFE: No toy is indestructible. Do not leave toys with unsupervised pets. Remove and replace toy if damaged.
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04/20/2023 04:14 am GMT

This clever plush toy will be sure to keep your poodle engaged. In this game, squeaky squirrel toys can be hidden inside a plush tree trunk, and your dog will try to find and extract them. The individual squirrels can also be played with on their own as squeaky toys.

This type of hide-and-seek toy is perfect for poodles because it combines the physical activities of chewing and nudging with the social-intellectual engagement of searching for an item hidden by its owner. Your poodle will be thrilled to show you how they can find the squirrels you’ve hidden for them. 

pink clothing of Poodle
A Poodle wearing pink clothing with her furry toys. (Image: Instagram/@princessthepoodlela)

Starmark Bob-A-Lot Treat Dispensing Toy

Starmark Treat Dispensing Bob-a-Lot Dog Toy
  • Adjustable treat dispensing toy
  • Large chamber fits whole meals
  • Weighted bottom wobbles. New adjustment gate on the bottom accommodates a larger kibble size and is easier to adjust
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 5.4 Inches
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06/17/2023 08:05 am GMT

The Bob-A-Lot Treat Dispensing Toy will keep your pup entertained and mentally stimulated as they try to reach their favorite treats. This round toy will bob and roll as your dog paws and chases it to access the snacks inside.

A treat-dispensing toy will give your poodle exercise, provide a challenging mental puzzle, and help them with slowing their eating and improving their digestion. 

busy Poodle playing a toy
The Poodle is busy playing a treat dispensing toy. (Image: Instagram/@fluffy.the.furby)

Kong Jumbler Ball Dog Toy

  • Fun and Engaging: The KONG Jumbler Dog Ball has a squeaky and tumbling interior, giving it a novelty that entices during playtime and keeps dogs engaged for long periods. It also features handles that...
  • Multi-Use Toy: The two-in-one ball toy offers twice the fun, excitement, mental stimulation, and worthwhile interactive play. Its tough exterior makes it super durable and ideal for routine fetch...
  • Hours of Play: The KONG Jumbler dog toy ball will facilitate a joyful outdoor experience and play session. Hours of fun and bonding are guaranteed between you and your dog.
  • Assorted Colors: Choose from an assortment of fun colors and pick from one of two shape choices: Ball or Football.
  • Available in 2 Sizes: Medium and Large. This package includes 1 x LARGE KONG Jumbler.
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04/20/2023 01:25 am GMT

The Kong Jumbler Ball Toy puts a tennis ball inside of a tumbler with a handle, allowing for a delightful shake and fetch game. The noise will surely engage your playful poodle and trigger their curiosity. Plus, the social game of fetch supports your poodle in feeling loved and emotionally fulfilled.

For bigger poodles who like to chew, the large size jumbler ball is a great durable toy that will survive many rounds of play with your pup. 

red ball for Poodle
A Poodle on a quick break for playing a red ball. (Image: Instagram/@ella_thetoypoodle)

Mammoth SnakeBiter Rope Dog Toy

Mammoth Snakebiter 38 Medium (Color Varies)
  • Rope fibers floss dogs' teeth
  • Excellent for Strong Chewers
  • Cotton blend Materials in Assorted Color
  • Country of Origin: MEXICO
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04/20/2023 01:53 am GMT

For socializing, you can’t go wrong with a rope toy. Nothing will make your poodle happier than to play you in a friendly and stimulating game of tug-of-war.

The SnakeBiter is an excellent variation on rope toys for dogs that are aggressive chewers, which most poodles are. This rope is thick and solid, allowing your dog to go to town without destroying a favorite toy. Also, the cotton rope fibers will give your dog’s teeth a bit of cleaning while they play. 

Poodles playing tug-of-war
The two Poodles are playing tug-of-war in the living room. (Image: Instagram/@lord_loki_the_royal_poodle)

Outward Hound Tough Seams Squeaky Plush Dog Toy 

Outward Hound Invincibles Blue Snake Plush Dog Toy, Large
  • TOSS, TUG, OR FETCH: The Invincibles Snakes are a great way to keep your pup active inside and out with a variety of ways to play and learn together.
  • DOUBLE THE SEAMS & DOUBLE THE LINING: Our Invincibles plush dog toys are uniquely designed with an inner Dura-Tuff lining and reinforced with double stitched seams to withstand longer days of...
  • NO STUFFING, NO MESS: Stuffing-free is the way to be for playful and rambunctious pups. Instead, our Invincible Snakes come with multiple squeakers for multiple rounds of toss and tug fun even when...
  • FIT FOR BIG BITERS: The Invincibles Snakes are available in 3 different sizes so you can choose the right fit for your dog's size and activity level: Large (3 squeakers) XL (6 squeakers) XXL (12...
  • PLAY IT SAFE: No toy is indestructible. Do not leave toys with unsupervised pets. Remove and replace toy if damaged.
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04/20/2023 04:14 am GMT

Getting a quality squeaky toy is a great idea if you want your poodle to stay engaged while you’re out for the day. This squeaky plush toy makes a distinct noise and comes in bright colors that will catch your dog’s attention.

The Outward Hound brand is especially good for poodles because of the durability of their squeaky toys. Although this plush squeaky toy is small and light, the construction is extremely tough and will withstand extensive chewing and tearing. Apparently, in some cases, the squeaking device will remain functional even when the fabric has been punctured. 

lying Poodle with plush toys
A Poodle lying with her plush toys! (Image: Instagram/@lord_loki_the_royal_poodle)

Chuckit! Ultra Ball

ChuckIt! Ultra Ball, Medium (2.5 Inch) 2 Pack
$13.99 $5.30
  • Super High Bounce: Better than standard tennis balls, the Ultra Ball is made of durable rubber yielding an ultra bouncy, exciting fetch experience on land or on water thanks to lightweight, bouyant...
  • Tough and Durable: This rugged dog fetch toy has a textured surface and a thick rubber core that can stand up to rough play yet is soft on dog's mouths. Not intended as a pure chew toy, always...
  • Sizing matters: Size medium measures 2.5" in diameter and is best suited for dogs weighing 20-60lbs. Dog balls should be small enough for your dog to carry, but large enough that the ball can't...
  • Make Fetch Happen: Chuckit Performance toys are designed with you and your dog in mind; Try our full range of indoor and outdoor interactive dog toys including tumblers, flyers, fetch toys, other...
  • ChuckIt Fetch Pet Toys: Chuckit makes indoor and outdoor dog toys that enrich the human-animal bond and helps dogs and puppies stay engaged. Try our full line of ball launchers, puppy toys, flying...
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11/29/2023 09:20 am GMT

Playing fetch is one of the best ways to socialize with your dog and get them to socialize and the Chuckit! Ultra Ball is one of our favorite designs on the market for ball toys for poodles.

Made of a durable rubber material that will hold out against your pup’s enthusiastic chompers, this ball has a squeaky toy inside to catch your dog’s attention and keep them engaged. In addition, these balls come in bright and contrasting colors that will be easy for your poodle to see. 

Poodle and his toys
Poodle with his favorite balls. (Image: Instagram/@insta.ollie.g)

Trixie Activity Flipboard

TRIXIE Dog Activity Flip Board | Level 2 Dog Puzzle | Interactive Toy for Beginners
$15.99 $10.23
  • As one of our most popular dog enrichment toys, the TRIXIE Flip Board interactive dog puzzle will keep your dog focused and mentally stimulated as they search and sniff out tasty treats; great dog...
  • Does your dog get bored quickly? Our intermediate level 2 interactive dog puzzle toys add more obstacles and combine actions to earn their tasty rewards
  • Lift, Flip & Slide to discover treats; this interactive dog treat puzzle has three different treat-hiding compartments to challenge your pup’s mind; lift cones, slide lids, and flip bones to...
  • BPA-Free and Lead-Free; TRIXIE Dog Activity interactive dog toys are designed with your pet's health in mind starting with safe materials you can trust; easy to clean with warm water and soap between...
  • Included with our dog puzzle toys are helpful tips and tricks to assist in optimal training; also, never leave toys with unsupervised pets - no toy is indestructible
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07/25/2023 10:49 am GMT

We love this cute activity board for any poodle that has excess nervous energy or anxiety. In this interactive game, treats are hidden in various compartments as a challenge for your dog. Different shapes like cones and circles cover the chambers, and dogs must lift the covers off instead of pushing them aside to access the treats.

This is a challenging game that will keep your poodle’s mind at work and hold their attention for a long time. The rubber grip keeps the activity tray in place, and the toy is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. 

Chuckit! Flying Squirrel

ChuckIt! Flying Squirrel Spinning Dog Toy, (Orange/Blue), Multicolor, Medium (10 in x 10 in) (0511300)
$14.99 $11.95
  • Designed For Action: This fetch dog toy for medium dogs is aerodynamic and designed for a smooth glide dogs love to track and fetch. Great for playing fetch in the yard or park. Soft yet durable...
  • Durable And Lightweight Toy For Dogs: Made of a durable polyester canvas, this lightweight fetch toy's bright colors provide increased visibility, and it floats enabling games of fetch on land or in...
  • Sizing Matters: Size medium measures 9.5" x 9.5" and is suitable for a wide variety of medium to large dog breeds. While its canvas construction is durable, it's not intended as a chew toy. Always...
  • Make Fetch Happen: Chuckit Performance Toys Are Designed With You And Your Dog In Mind; Try Our Full Range Of Interactive Indoor And Outdoor Dog Toys Including Tumblers, Flyers, Fetch Toys, Chew Toys...
  • Chuckit Fetch Pet Toys: Chuckit makes indoor and outdoor dog toys that enrich the human-animal bond and helps dogs and puppies stay engaged. Try our full line of ball launchers, puppy toys, flying...
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11/29/2023 09:20 am GMT

This frisbee-style dog toy is extra durable and glows in the dark, making for a fun and long-lasting poodle toy. For additional usability, this toy can float—be sure to bring this with you if you ever bring your poodle out to a pool or lake. 

For extensive games of fetch, this tough and aerodynamic toy will keep your energetic dog happy. 

GoughNuts Ring Dog Toy

Goughnuts Original Medium Dog Chew Toy Ring for Aggressive Chewers from 30-70 Pounds in Green. Durable Rubber Dog Chew Toy for Medium Breeds and Power Chewers
  • ✅ AGGRESSIVE CHEWERS, MEET YOUR MATCH — Your search for a toy that can stand up to your dog’s aggressive chewing is over. Goughnuts tough dog toys are long lasting and will keep your dog busy...
  • ✅ ENGINEERED FOR MAXIMUM DURABILITY — Designed by a rubber chemist with 30 years of dog chew toy experience, Goughnuts heavy duty toys are made with smooth natural rubber that's safe on dog teeth...
  • ✅ ULTIMATE SAFETY— We aim to make the safest toys to prevent your dog from chewing off and ingesting small shreds and pieces that can cause intestinal blockages, resulting in surgery or death. If...
  • ✅ THE PERFECT SIZE FOR YOUR DOG — The wider the toy, the harder it is for them to complete their bite and tear off pieces. That’s why we offer toys in multiple sizes, including our 5" diameter...
  • ✅ GUARANTEED FOR LIFE— Goughnuts is a female- and family-owned company that manufactures in the USA. Our super durable dog toys are nearly indestructible, but if your dog manages to damage them,...
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02/19/2024 02:02 am GMT

When it comes to toys for poodles, durability is key. Poodles can be downright obsessive with their chewing, and this ring-shaped chew toy can be a great solution for protecting your shoes and furniture. 

The thick rubber will last for a long time, and a convenient red safety indicator inside the toy will alert you when it has become too worn down to be safe for your dog. 

sunbathing Poodle with ring a toy
Poodle sunbathing with his ring toy by the pool. (Image: Instagram/@iam_bailey_button)

Busy Buddy Bristle Bone Treat Dispenser 

PetSafe Busy Buddy Bristle Bone Chew Toy for Dogs – Strong Chewers – Helps Clean Teeth –Purple, Large
  • TOOTHBRUSH IN A TOY: Includes rubber nubs and nylon bristles to help stimulate gums and keep teeth clean
  • 3 TOYS IN 1: 3 chewing surfaces for your dog to gnaw on; includes 4 Busy Buddy treat ring refills (additional treat ring refills available separately)
  • DESIGNED FOR TOUGH CHEWERS: Made from durable nylon and heavy-duty rubber, this toy is designed to withstand a strong chewer
  • CURES BOREDOM: Long-lasting play with this interactive toy can help calm your dog’s anxiety; made for dogs over 6 months old
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Top-shelf dishwasher safe
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04/20/2023 10:42 am GMT

This handy toy smartly combines a tough chew toy with a stimulating treat dispenser. The Busy Buddy Bristle Bone features a durable material for chewing, rings for placing treats, and bristles to clean your dog’s teeth as they chew. 

poodle vs cockapoo running outside
Both Cockapoos and Poodle are active dogs that enjoy outdoor play

What to Look for in Poodle Toys

While these are our top picks for great toys for poodles, there are plenty of dog toys out there that work well for poodles. Key elements to look for include durability, interactivity, and opportunities for social play. No matter what toys you buy, poodles are fun-loving and curious animals who, above all, just want to spend time with you. Happy playing!