Does your dog get rascally when she’s bored? Our team at Anasazi Animal Clinic in Gilbert believes a busy dog is a happy dog! Here are six fantastic boredom toys for dogs to keep her active, entertained, and living her best life!


1. Hyper Pet LickiMat


Keep your dog busy with the Hyper Pet LickiMat. This unique feeding mat comes in two different styles—the Soother and the Buddy. The LickiMat Soother is designed to keep your fur-baby calm. Just apply a spreadable snack like peanut butter, wet dog food, or homemade dog food over the tiny, raised bumps and let her lick them for a soothing sensory experience. The LickiMat Buddy is designed to keep your dog busy with its raised maze pattern. Both mats create a soothing and challenging play experience for your furry friend, and both mats can be frozen for a different sensory experience. Use either mat during stressful situations like thunderstorms to keep your dog distracted and calm.


2. ZippyPaws Burrow: Squeaky Hide & Seek Plush Dog Toy


This interactive plush toy will keep your dog busy for a long time. Hide the squeaky plush chipmunks in the log, and let your dog find them. This toy creates a fun challenge for your dog as she works to dig the chipmunks out of the log. The toy is not suitable for aggressive chewers, but it is appropriate for most dogs and machine washable.


3. Wobble Wag Giggle Ball


This is an interactive play ball that will keep you and your dog entertained for hours. The ball will keep your dog’s curiosity piqued with fun sounds, colors, and motion. When the ball rolls or is shaken, various funny sounds are triggered— without any need for batteries. This toy encourages your dog to be curious and active!

4.Trixie Activity Flip Board


Challenge and reward toys are a great way to keep your dog entertained. This activity board requires your dog to correctly open the different compartments, then rewards her with treats when she opens them! Just hide your furry friend’s favorite treats in the various compartments and allow her to figure out how to access them. This toy stimulates your dog’s mind and creates a fun intellectual challenge for her. This toy is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

5. KONG Gyro


A simple ball is irresistible to most dogs, and the KONG Gyro toy takes this to the next level by offering a specially designed ball that dispenses treats. The ball is designed with a weighted center spinning orb with a static outer ring that causes it to roll and flip wildly, dispensing treats along the way. The erratic motion of this toy will keep your dog excited and curious, whether you are playing with her or whether she’s playing independently. This toy is available in small or large.



This special fetch toy is extremely bouncy and features a textured exterior for erratic motion. Made with all-natural, eco-friendly, and super durable rubber, this toy is a safer alternative to tennis balls and will last a long time. The WACKYwalk’r WUNDERBALL floats for fun water play at the beach or in the pool, and comes in various sizes and colors for you to choose from. 

Contact Us Today!

Let us know if you have any other great boredom toys for dogs. And contact Anasazi Animal Clinic in Gilbert today to schedule an appointment. We’d love to give you more ideas on how to beat boredom and keep your dog mentally stimulated, active, healthy, and happy! 


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