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    21 Products From Amazon To Help Tire Out Energetic Pets

    Your active pet is no match for the automatic laser pointer.

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    1. A track toy that has moving balls for your cat to bat around for hours satisfying their hunting, exercising, and chasing needs. It will be their life's mission to get these balls out. Good luck, Snuffles!

    A white and orange long-haired cat pawing at the three-tier track toy with moving balls

    Promising review: "My cat is 16 years young, and I wanted to make sure he stays active while I'm at work. He loves the laser pointer and his toys on a stick but the Tower of Tracks keeps him engaged while I'm away. Now if he would quit playing with it at 2 a.m. LOL. But, seriously a great toy to keep an old guy happy!" —Just Pat

    Price: $24.99 (available in seven styles)

    2. A rubber chew toy to keep even the most aggressive chewers at bay for a while. Best part? You can stuff treats into it to really keep them hooked.

    A light brown dog is chewing a rubber dog bone between its paws

    Promising review: "Our English bulldog chews everything. It has been impossible to find chew toys that she doesn't eventually break the rubber and eat part of it. I found this on amazon and bought it for Christmas and it has been A DELIGHT! SHE LOVES this toy! Great for her chewing habit and still many months later she hasn't made a single dent in the rubber! The best part is we put some of her kibble inside the lip of the tire and it keeps her preoccupied for hours." —Carolyn Colton

    Price: $6.21

    3. An agility course so your dog can train for their debut in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. I believe in them.

    Promising review: "This is a decent, very basic agility set for small dogs. I bought it because I wanted to find an activity we could do indoors when the weather is bad to stimulate him mentally (he gets destructive when he's bored). He's very adaptive to training, so I thought he'd have fun, and he has. The tunnel pops up and stays open well. It was the easiest thing for him to learn- I had him going through it within two minutes of opening it up." —Max Siegel

    Price: $28.79 (available in two styles)

    4. An automatic laser toy because it can be tiring holding a laser pointer long enough to keep your cat entertained. This automatic pointer will rotate in every direction, so they'll definitely get a workout in.

    Promising review: "The cats have started asking me to turn this thing on. Several times a day. They meow at me if I don't comply. This has given them hours upon hours of entertainment and exercise... so I am quite pleased with the purchase." —Andrea Rome

    Price: $18.95+ (available in three styles)

    5. A treat-dispensing toy that comes in multiple levels to challenge even the smartest pup. They'll get excited trying to figure out how to get these tasty treats out, probably for hours.

    Border collie sitting and staring that the camera next to a blue and purple interactive treat-dispensing toy

    Promising review: "This is awesome! My border collie’s level of intelligence is a part-time job for me. He requires engagement and he figures out everything fast. This puzzle took him a good hour and a half to figure out the first time and every time after that, he sits with this for about an hour." —Courtney Oldham

    Price: $9.99+ (available in four levels)

    6. A lure wand because wand toys aren't just for cats! You'd be surprised how excited your dog will get for this jumpy little plush they can run and attack.

    Dog grabbing a toy attached to a lure wand in its mouth

    Promising review: "This toy is SO WORTH EVERY PENNY. If you have a dog that loves to chase - BUY BUY BUY!!!! I have a 1-1/2-year-old pitbull (Fudge) who drives me crazy with all his excess energy. It helps me teach Fudge impulse control. Chasing the toy burns off a lot of energy. The toy really looks like an animal that Fudge is desperate to get his chompers on." —Rebecca Bosley

    Price: $16.99

    7. A circle track that your cat will spent way too much time batting at trying to figure out how to get that stinkin' ball out. Keep trying, Snowball!

    Cat playing with a circle track with a ball inside

    Promising review: "My cats LOVE this! They love to chase balls but the joy in this is it runs and hides on the other side and not under and into the fridges dark place of no return. Also when one cat really gets into it, the whole thing moves around our wood floor adding a bit more fun to chase. Our older less playful cat even enjoys it." —Jess

    Price: $11.95

    8. A snuffle mat you can hide treats in so your pet has to dig and find the little treasures, keeping them entertained long enough to finish KUWTK before your daily walk.

    Promising review: "Can't say enough about Snuffle Mats — slowed down my dog's eating. Tires him out. Seriously, brain activities can make a dog tired too. Look it up. Have used with multiple foster dogs with no issues." —Brian Shops Online

    Price: $17.79

    9. A bobbing treat dispenser toy that will bop around all day with your pup so you can have peace of mind while working, knowing your dog is still trying to get those treats out.

    Brown dog standing next to a bobbing treat dispenser

    Promising review: "She would play with it all day if she could, but we put it away when we need to work or sleep. We own quite a few toys, and I am always experimenting with new ones, but this one tops them all. The toy proves that B.F. Skinner's intermittent reinforcement operational condition works. Its unpredictability of effort vs. rewards keeps the animal hooked." —Wings of the Dove

    Price: $14.99+ (available in two sizes)

    10. A self-rotating ball with LED lights that will literally rotate itself all over the house. Could it be any easier to entertain cats than in 2020?

    Cat laying on a scratch post base staring at the self-rotating ball with LED lights

    Promising review: "This toy is amazing! Very durable and the battery lasts for hours. Super easy to charge as well. Just unscrew and plug into a USB hub. Both of our kitties are obsessed with it and it’s really nice to keep them occupied especially at night when they are feeling wild. We have hardwood floors throughout our apartment and thankfully the toy isn’t loud moving around. " —Morgan Newton

    Price: $20.99 (available in two colors)

    11. A talking babble ball for some really great laughs watching your dog for hours cock its head every time this ball has a snarky comment to say.

    Black lab puppy playing with a blue talking ball

    Promising review: "Oh my! BEST TOY EVER! It talks every time they touch it, sounds like Alvin the chipmunk. It rolls well on the carpet, but when he gets it spinning around the hardwood floor...HILARIOUS!! As a professional trainer and behaviorist, I can say that interactive toys are vital to keeping dogs out of trouble." —Mind Wanderer

    Price: $7.99+ (available in three sizes)

    12. A rotating butterfly toy to mimic a real butterfly flying around your kitty. This will definitely activate their hunting mode and you'll be entertained watching them attack it.

    Promising review: "My cat is obsessed with it, batting at it nonstop since I set it up for here I love that it comes with a second butterfly piece for when the first one is destroyed by my cat." —D Ferrer

    Price: $13.69 (available in three colors)

    13. A DJ cat scratching toy because are you kidding me? DJ Whiskers MC? Deadca7? Not only is this great for their nails, but the spinning aspect of it will keep them busy for hours.

    Cat scratching the cardboard turntable

    Promising review: "By 9 p.m., DJ Kitty was in beast mode as the rave kicked off in the living room. As the sun came up, DJ Kitty refused to part with the deck." —Richard W

    Price: $35

    14. A hide-a-squirrel puzzle toy because dogs love squirrels, so what better way to keep them entertained than with a puzzle that hides squirrel plushies into a tree trunk.

    Dog pulling a plush squirrel out of the plush tree trunk

    Promising review: "As soon as I showed my dog the toy he went crazy. I hide the squirrels in the trunk and he loves shoving his snout in the opening and pulling the squirrels out. Maybe he feels like he's hunting, or perhaps it makes him feel like an apex predator, but he loves it, LOL. The squirrels are just the right size and fit perfectly into his mouth. He has enjoyed countless hours with this toy." —Escar

    Price: $29.99 (available in four sizes)

    15. A crinkly tunnel to entertain both cats AND dogs. The noise it makes when they run around inside makes them that much more excited which means more time playing.

    Chihuahua puppy chewing on a treat inside the blue crinkly tunnel

    Promising review: "I bought this for our 9-week-old MinPin/Chihuahua. She adores it. She jumps on top, hides inside, spends tons of playtime here. It's a perfect compact size for small spaces and small pets." —Lauren Whitney

    Price: $9.99 (available in four colors)

    16. A concealed motion toy so your cat really thinks it's a real prey to attack instead of your feet under the covers every night like they usually do. I mean, they probably still will because cats.

    Cat laying on the ground with their paws on the concealed motion toy mat

    Promising review: "My kitty LOVES this toy. He never seems to get bored with it. When you turn it on you can choose from two speeds. The furry 'critter' will make complete circles, half-circles, small movements then will pause and change direction from time to time as well as light up. Sometimes he attacks it, sometimes he sits and watches it. " —Lily

    Price: $27.99

    17. A hanging bungee toy you can install to a backyard tree for the active pup who can't get enough of the tug-of-war game. The tree will always win, much to their dismay.

    Promising review: "My pup loves this tug-of-war rope. It is such a great toy to burn off energy for an active pup. It is worth the money." —Kindle customer

    Price: $28.99

    18. A pop-and-play robotic cat toy that pops little toys out of the holes which not only keeps your cat entertained but incredibly focused at timing when to catch this elusive critter.

    Cat pawing at the robotic pop-and-play cat toy

    Promising review: "My cats get bored with toys really quickly, but this kept their attention. When the battery dies my biggest cat will keep knocking it trying to turn it on. That tells me how much he likes it." —Nicole

    Price: $43.99

    19. A ball launcher to provide extra distance when throwing a ball so your speedy pup can really get some exercise in. Run, Fido!

    Promising review: "I have a young Golden Retriever who would retrieve balls and Frisbees all day long if my arm could take it. Bought the 26 m Chuck-it and love it! I can throw the ball a lot farther and for more throws, so he gets more exercise. Love that I no longer need to bend over to pick up the ball or have to touch a slimy, sandy, filthy ball! It's quite intuitive to use and within about three throws you'll have it down perfectly. You can also use regular tennis balls with it." —J. Essie

    Price: $12.99

    20. A remote control cat toy because controlling the toy your cat is playing with is like payback for all the annoying things they do to you every day. Enjoy the exercise, Mrs. Whittlesworth!

    Cat staring at the lit-up remote control cat toy on the floor

    Promising review: "My son's kitten is VERY active. If you don't have things around the house to keep her entertained, you become her toy. This is a great little toy for her. Keeps her entertained for long periods of time. Easy to use. She's picky about toys and she really likes this one. Definitely a great way to entertain your cat or kitten." —Phoenix

    Price: $39.99

    21. A flying disc toy that doubles as a tug-of-war so your dog can enjoy sprinting for it when tosses, and get excited trying to pull it away from you. It also floats, making it a great water toy!

    Black dog swimming in a pool with the frisbee ring in its mouth

    Promising review: "The Laroo dog fitness ring is a great toy to use for playing in the pool it provides hours of fun and keeps my pups active." —MrsChavez728

    Price: $10.99 (available in four colors)

    Your active pet, after being entertained with all these new toys.


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