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Our Top Toy Picks: 3 Best Toys for Dachshunds

Who can resist the floppy ears and loving, smart (if a little stubborn) temperament of a daxie? Not us, that’s for sure. 

Dachshunds may have (adorable) little legs, but their jaws can be surprisingly strong. Combined with their innate desire to play, dachshunds can reap huge rewards from playing tug with their owners. 

Let’s look at just three of the reasons to play with your daxie…

  1. Turbocharge your training (your Tug-E-Nuff toy will become a super high value reward that your favourite sausage dog will work their socks off for!)
  2. Boost your bond (A whopping 80% of dog owners say they play with a Tug-E-Nuff toy because it improves their bond)
  3. Enrich their life (your super smart dachshund needs frequent interactive play to live a fully enriched life - just a few minutes a day can do the trick) 

However, not all interactive training toys are created equal. Here are the best three toys for dachshunds

1. Rabbit Skin Squeaky Chaser

Bending over to play with a dachshund can be a killer for your back - but not with our Rabbit Skin Squeaky Chaser. Its extra long handle helps you create enticing movements that will tempt your daxie to get involved (even if they are new to playing tug). 

dachshund following squeaky chaser toy for dogs

 The bite area of this particular Chaser is a real favourite with dachshunds. It’s made with responsibly-sourced real rabbit skin that has a unique scent and texture. Plus, there’s a long-lasting squeaker built in for added excitement!

Try wiggling this tuggy on the floor (think like prey: moving it fast, slow, then fast again) and running away from your dachshund, with it dragging along the floor behind you, so they can give chase before grabbing the bite area for a game of tug. 

2. The Clam

Let us guess… your dachshund is always on the lookout for their next snack, right? We thought so. 

Food is a powerful motivator for dachshunds, so we’ve got a training toy that has it at its core (literally). 

dachshund with nose in treat dispensing dog toy the clam

Backed by hundreds of verified five-star reviews, the Clam is our best-selling, innovative, treat-dispensing toy. It’s got two ‘shells’ that are designed to be opened by your daxie’s snout, so you can reward instantly - even from a distance. 

Simply fill with your daxie’s favourite treats and use it to play a huge variety of enriching, rewarding games (here are five ideas, to get you started). 

3. Pocket Fauxtastic

Are you working on a better recall with your dachshund? Then the Pocket Fauxtastic is your new best friend. 

It’s designed as the perfect, pocket-sized recall training aid, with a short-but-stretchy handle that features flecks of blue (the colour your daxie sees best). 

There’s a generous, super-fluffy bite area that’s made with durable synthetic fur, available in a choice of exciting colours. It’s soft on your daxie’s mouth, but highly satisfying, too.

dachshund tugging on tough dog toy


Bring the Pocket Magnet along on your walks and look forward to a stronger, faster recall. 

Buy with confidence

All our toys are designed by our family of professional trainers and hand-finished by experts in our Devon workshop. They’re also backed by more than 8,000 verified five star reviews and, when used for supervised, interactive play only, our tuggies can last years.

It’s important to us that our customers are completely happy, so we are proud to offer a 45 day Tug It + Love It Guarantee and free UK returns. 


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