Back to School!

Interactive learning toys to spark your pet’s imagination.

As kids head back to school, many pet parents may wonder if their four-legged family members could also benefit from mental stimulation.

Fortunately, many products now feature interactive elements, giving pets the chance to enhance their curiosity and imagination during playtime.

Here are some of our favorites:

The Leo Dog Toy from Canine Genius sharpens your pooch’s problem-solving skills through its unique treat-release system. Shaped like a bowling pin and made of rubber, your dog will enjoy teasing out the treat locked inside. As a bonus, you can combine multiple Leo toys to create a maze of puzzles for your dog. The toy is also available in miniature versions for smaller breeds or younger dogs. Find out more and read our full review at www.zootoo.com/dogs_toys/leodogtoy .

Felines show natural curiosity about almost anything — even an empty cardboard box! — but cat owners looking for more engaging toys should investigate the Turbo Track for cats. Like the Leo dog toy, the pieces of the Turbo Track can be combined into different shapes to give cats new racetrack variations on which to chase the toy’s ball. To excite your cats even further, try switching the ball with a catnip toy, guaranteeing that they will stay focused on the track longer. Check out our full review at www.zootoo.com/cats_toys/turbotrack .

The Busy Buddy Bouncy Bone, by Premier, combines three elements that stimulate a dog’s natural hunting and retrieving instincts — a mobile ball, a bone shape, and a rawhide taste. As with similar interactive toys, the parts of the bone can be replaced, providing lasting entertainment for your pooch. Check out more information at www.zootoo.com/dogs_toys/premierbusybuddybouncybone .

Indulge your cat’s mousing instinct without worrying about rodents in your home—courtesy of the Playables cat toy by Toy Shoppe. These catnip-scented toys mirror the look and feel of real mice, including a rattling sound to entice and satisfy cats even further. Cat owners will also appreciate the handy packs of multiples, ensuring that your felines won’t completely rid the house of these “mice.” Read our full product review at www.zootoo.com/cats_toys/toyshoppeplayablescattoy .

Add your own reviews by clicking on the product links above — and tell us more about your favorite products below. Which interactive toys do your pets like to play with?

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Flower39
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Flower39
3 years ago

These are cool little toys but I have 3 dogs and they would fight over them!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

it is wonderful that they have an inner time clock so they know when you are comming home and are there to greet you

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