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Discover the 3 best toys for your German Shepherds

Do you find that a once-a-day walk just isn’t enough for your German Shepherd? 

That’s because german shepherds - or alsatians, as they’re also known - need stimulating, interactive play every day to keep their minds and bodies active and happy. 

best dog toys for German Shepherd - GSD chasing sheepskin tug toy

Luckily, that’s where we come in. 

Playing tug with your GSD using a motivational training toy is a fantastic way to…

  • Turbocharge your training (your Tug-E-Nuff toy will become a super high value reward that your GSD will focus on and work hard for) 
  • Boost your bond (A whopping 80% of dog owners say they play with a Tug-E-Nuff toy to improve the bond with their dog)
  • Satisfy your GSD’s instinctive urges (tapping into their prey drive using play is a powerful way to positively channel your GSD’s energy)

But what are the best toys for german shepherds? Here are our top three picks…

1. Big Twizzler

The Big Twizzler is the biggest tuggy we’ve ever made - and one of our most popular, especially with German Shepherds. 

Available in a range of exciting colours, it’s got a padded, bungee handle and it’s made with climbing grade webbing and two strands of super-strong bungee cord, for comfortable, super fun play.

The Big Twizzler is more than a metre long (104cm approx) and the tightly hand-braided, durable strands of faux fur and fleece give the toy a unique, irresistible texture that your german shepherd will go crazy for. 

It’s suitable for even the biggest, most enthusiastic GSDs and perfect for teaching recall, chasing games and as the ultimate reward during general training. 

2. Pocket Powerball Fauxtastic

This is the perfect pocket-sized training toy for your german shepherd. Take it on walks as the ultimate recall reward or conceal it in the palm of your hand during training, ready to be revealed at the perfect moment. 

Your GSD won’t be able to resist the winning combo of brightly coloured faux fur and a tough rubber ball. The fur taps into your GSDs prey drive and the rubber ball is non-toxic and highly durable, making the toy perfectly weighted for throwing (ideal if your GSD likes to play fetch before getting stuck into a game of tug!). 

tough fur faux tug toy with ball

The Pocket Powerball Fauxtastic also features our signature bungee handle made with climbing-grade shock cord, designed to ensure every game of tug is comfortable and safe for your GSD and you. 

3. Sheepskin Bungee Chaser

Our Sheepskin Bungee Chaser is a tried-and-tested hit with GSDs. It’s also one of our most versatile toys, so you can enjoy endless hours of tugging, fetching and chasing fun.

Your german shepherd will love grabbing on to the large, soft bite area - made using responsibly sourced British sheepskin. The long, bungee handle means you can drag this tuggy along the floor - this is the perfect way to tempt GSDs that are new or reluctant to play to get involved.

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 4,000 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.

Need help? Our friendly (and dog-mad) team of training experts can help. We’re always delighted to troubleshoot training issues and offer personalised toy recommendations. Just get in touch.

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