The Best Rope Toys for Dogs

Rope toys are a great way to play with your dog and keep them entertained – they love a game of Tug of War with their human!

Tips for choosing the best rope toys for your dog

Rope toys are a great compromise for your dog

Bones and tough chews can be harmful to your dog’s teeth, but soft toys may be too soft. That’s why rope toys can be a great middle ground for your dog. It lets them exercise their will to pull at and chew stuff, without risk of damage to their teeth and gums.

You do need to be careful that your dog doesn’t swallow strands of the toy

Swallowing threads from a rope toy can be more hazardous than pieces of a harder material as the dog is more likely to try and digest them. If your dog is chewing on the toy (rather than pulling it with you), keep an eye on them. They’ll generally focus on the toy itself, but every dog is different and some may try to eat the threads that come away.

Rope toys are a great way to interact with your dog

Dogs love to play with humans and rope toys give them a great way to use their strength and playfulness. This helps build their relationship with you and is a lot of fun for both of you. But, try and let them win from time to time. I’m looking at you Dad…

Rope toys can be great for teething puppies

A good quality rope toy should be robust enough to withstand a lot of chewing from small, sharp puppy teeth and it’s a much softer experience for the puppy than a solid toy. But, as with any dog, keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t try to eat the strands.

That said, most dogs will claim victory over the strands that come off and ignore them to finish the battle with the remaining toy!

The Best Rope Toys for Dogs

We’ve looked at some of the different types of rope toys available just now

Top Picks Rope Toy Sets For Aggressive Chewers For Large Dogs For Puppies Tug of War Rope Toys

Kerbl Cotton Bone Rope Toy

Kerbl Cotton Bone Rope Toy

Length: 26cm to 48cm

Our top pick for the best rope toy…

The Kerbl Cotton Bone

This is a really popular product, from a good brand which is why this is a good all-round recommendation for dog owners.

The Kerbl Cotton Bone is a good quality rope toy made from cotton and jute. As these are natural fibres, they help clean your dog’s teeth as they chew it, but the material is soft enough not to cause any damage from prolonged chewing.

Like most rope toys, they’re never going to last forever, but the Kerbl Rope Toy does withstand a decent amount of chewing, even from dogs with a stronger bite. Our staffie was still having a go at his after a couple of months before it had to be thrown out – obviously results may vary from dog to dog!

But, replacing the toy won’t break the bank – a mid-sized cotton bone will come in at under £5, so they’re fantastic value.

This is just a great product for a great price. Most dogs love rope toys (most humans too!) – they’re loads of fun and can last longer than other types of chew toys.

Here are a few more great rope toys...

Vivifying Rope Toy

Vivifying Briaded Rope Toy

This is a lovely little low cost rope toy for small to mid-sized dogs. The high quality material prevents fraying around the edges, meaning it will last longer.

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Ring Tug Toy

Ring Tug Toy

This cute little ring tug toy is ideal for puppies, although it comes in a range of sizes and is great for adult dogs too. Tug toys are designed to for you to play with your dog, rather than leaving them alone with it to chew.

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Tailmate Rope & Ball

Tailmate Rope & Ball

Another great little interactive rope toy – this one comes with a ball attached and is designed to be thrown (carefully!). Your dog will love playing with this!

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Legendog Rubber Rope Ball Set

Legendog Rubber Rope Ball Set

Length: 22cm

Pack Size: 3

Our pick for the best rope toy set

Legendog Rubber Rope Ball Set

This 3 pack of rubber balls on ropes are a fantastic, high quality and durable purchase for dog owners.

While these aren’t traditional “rope toys”, we’ve included them here as they’re a great alternative – the solid rubber balls are more attractive for dogs to chew on, so they take the brunt of the punishment. They’re designed to be thrown (with caution and full attention paid to anything that can break or squish in the direction you’re throwing them!), which is great fun for dogs. And they’re much easier to retrieve from your canine friend with a big of Tug of War when (or, if) they bring the toy back.

The materials are obviously safe for dogs to chew – the ball is solid rubber and the rope is strong, but elasticated for a bit of pull. At under a tenner for a pack of three, it’s a great deal too.

This pack of 3 rope ball toys is great value and a wonderful interactive training toy for dogs.

A few more great rope toy sets...

Tailmate Dog Rope Toy Set

Tailmate Dog Rope Toy Set

A great set of three rope toys from Tailmate. The pack contains different styles of rope toys made from heavy duty cotton, making them durable and good for your dog’s teeth.

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Viewlon Rope Toy Set

Viewlon Rope Toy Set

These rope toys are heavy-duty and are aimed at larger dogs or aggressive chewers. They come with a quality guarantee that offers a full refund if your dog destroys them quickly!

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Vacker Puppy Rope Toy Set

Vacker Puppy Rope Toy Set

This is a wonderful, low-cost set of rope toys designed for puppies and small dogs. It comes with 4 different designs of toy, so you can test out what your dog prefers.

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Viewlon Indestructible Rope Toy

Viewlon Indestructible Rope Toy

Length: 91cm

Our top pick for the best rope toy for aggressive chewers

Viewlon Indestructible Rope Toy

If your dog’s bite is as just as bad as it’s bark, then you’ll know what it’s like to go through an endless supply of chew toys!

This rope toy from Viewlon is great for you – it’s specifically designed for larger dogs and aggressive chewers. While the toy is similar to regular versions, it’s thicker and has more knots (which dogs love to chew on) and made from a safe and durable cotton material.

Chew toys like this are great for your dog’s dental health – chewing helps clean teeth and massage gums which helps prevent plaque build up. They’re also a good distraction for dogs who might aggressively target your shoes or furniture when they’re bored! 

Best of all, this product is sold as being virtually indestructible and you can get a full refund from the manufacturer if your dog does manage to make quick work of it. That’s a great deal and as it’s not much more expensive than regular rope toys, it’s a no-brainer for anyone whose dog is a champion chewer.

This is an industrial-level rope toy for dogs who laugh at the weak and puny toys other dogs play with.

These are good toys for aggressive chewers too..

Rope Toy for Aggressive Chewers

Rope Toy for Aggressive Chewers

A strong, durable and thick rope toy for aggressive chewers. At just under 1m in length, it’s good for larger dogs or for households with more than 1 dog who like to play together.

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Tailmate Rope & Ball

Tailmate Rope & Ball

Another great little interactive rope toy – this one comes with a ball attached and is designed to be thrown (carefully!). Your dog will love playing with this!

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Petika Tug of War Rope Toy

Petika Tug of War Rope Toy

A sturdy rope toy, great for stronger dogs and playing games of Tug of War. This is great for aggressive chewers, as it’s thicker and has more knots than regular rope toys.

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Viewlon Rope Toy Set

Viewlon Rope Toy

Length: 66cm

Our top pick for the best rope toy for large dogs

Viewlon Rope Toy

Dog owners often have trouble finding the right toys for larger dogs – their size and power just means that a lot of products won’t stand the test of time (assuming they even survive the afternoon!). But, the good news is there are a lot of products designed for larger dogs, like this rope toy from Viewlon.

If you read the previous section on rope toys for aggressive chewers, then you’ll realise this is the same brand. This variant of their rope toys is slightly cheaper than the larger “aggressive chewer” version, but comes with the same benefits, in a slightly small package.

And as with all their rope toys, the company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and will refund any purchases that don’t stand up to the test of time.

At 66cm, this is a good size for a larger dog to chew on themselves and the thicker construction means it will last a good amount of time. Coming in at under a tenner, that’s a bargain!

Large dogs will love these rope toys too...

Dog Buddy Rope Toy

Dog Buddy Rope Toy

This is another larger rope toy which is great for games of Tug of War with your dog. The sturdy construction will test even the strongest dogs!

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Petika Tug of War Rope Toy

Petika Tug of War Rope Toy

A sturdy rope toy, great for stronger dogs and playing games of Tug of War. This toy is really great for bigger dogs as it’s a bit longer and thicker than standard rope toys.

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Rope Toys for Large Dogs

Rope Toys for Large Dogs

This is a great value set of 2 super-tough rope toys that are idea for larger dogs. While they won’t last forever, they should see you through a few games of Tug of War!

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Vacker Rope Toys

Vacker Rope Toys for Puppies

Pack Size: 4 toys

Our top pick for the best rope toy for puppies

Vacker Puppy Rope Toy Set

This is a wonderful set of 4 different rope toys designed specifically for puppies from a UK based company.

The toys are safe, non-toxic and made from 100% cotton which means they’re great for young dogs (and also machine-washable!). With 4 different designs, you can test out what your puppy likes or doesn’t like to play with, but most will love to chew away on all of the toys (better those than your furniture!).

As with other rope toys, they’re good for your dog’s dental health as the chewing action naturally removes plaque from your dog’s teeth.

This is a great value pack of rope toys for anyone who has a new puppy. Coming in at under a tenner, the 4 different toys will be loved by your puppy!

These are all suitable for puppies and small dogs too...

Otterly Puppy Rope Toy Set

Otterly Pets Rope Toy Set

This set of 4 rope toys is ideal for puppies and small dogs. With a selection of different designs, you’ll have no problem getting your canine friend interested in them.

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Puppy Rope Toy Set

Puppy Rope Toy Set

This is a really simple, great-value set of 4 small traditional rope toys that are aimed at puppies and smaller dogs. At under a tenner, it’s a great deal!

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Rope & Rubber Ball for Puppies

Rope & Rubber Ball for Puppies

This is a cute little set that includes a rope toy and rubber ball. There are loads of different sets with different toys – a great, low-cost gift for puppies!

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Petika Tug of War Rope Toy

Petika Tug of War Rope Toy

Length: 83cm

Our top pick for the best Tug of War rope toy

Petika Rope Toy

All dogs love a game of Tug of War, even if their human isn’t quite up for playing. But, for the occasions you are, there are a selection of larger, more robust rope toys that are ideal for Tug of War.

A longer rope with more knots in it is important, as it gives you more of a movement range and purchase, which means it’s less likely the rope will be yanked out of your hand, causing injury.

This rope toy from Petika is great for Tug of War – it’s a good size (83cm) and has knots at each end and along the length of the rope. Your dog will love playing with it and the sturdy construction of the toy means it will last the test of time.

This is a solid product, which is well-constructed and comes in at just over a tenner, so won’t break the bank.

These rope toys are great for Tug of War too...

Viewlon Indestructible Rope Toy

Viewlon Indestructible Rope Toy

This is a near-indestructible rope toy that comes with a money back guarantee. At almost 1m length and super-tough, it’s great for a Tug of War with stronger dogs. 

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Rope Toy for Aggressive Chewers

Rope Toy for a Tug of War

A strong, durable and thick rope toy for aggressive chewers. At just under 1m in length, it’s good for larger dogs or for households with more than 1 dog who like to play together.

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Dog Buddy Rope Toy

Dog Buddy Rope Toy

This is another larger rope toy which is great for games of Tug of War with your dog. The sturdy construction will test even the strongest dogs!

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Comments 2

  1. Oh my Labrador LOVES playing with his rope toy and despite the fact that he’s a prolific chewer, his rope toys (tailmate) are lasting really well. Highly recommend!

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