The Best Chew Toys for Siberian Husky Puppies

Siberian Husky puppies have the distinct ability to get into anything and everything if not properly entertained and trained.  This dog breed is very high energy.  Puppies and young adult dogs have a tendency to chew on things.  It doesn't matter if it is your favorite pair of shoes or a toy that you have designated specifically for them, they are going to chew.

Puppies chew while they are teething.  It helps break the gums to allow the new teeth to come in once they have started loosing their puppy teeth.  It's a soothing action for them and makes the process of adult teeth coming in less painful.

A few rules to live by when training a Siberian Husky puppy what they can and can't chew on are:
  • Be firm with the puppy when you find them chewing on something they shouldn't.  Use a lower toned voice and a strict "NO."
  • Don't spank the puppy because contrary to popular belief, a dog really has no idea why you are hitting them when you do it.
  • If you catch the puppy in the act, take away the forbidden item, scold them then replace it with a puppy chew toy and praise them when they start chewing on the toy.  This will connect it in the puppy's brain that it's ok to chew on that toy.
  • Siberian Huskies are hard chewers.  Remember this when choosing the right chew toy for your puppy.
  • Have a variety of toys available for your puppy so they don't become bored.
One of the best chew toys that I have found for any breed of puppy, not just a Sibe, is the Kong.  The reason I always recommend it is because you can fill the center with peanut butter or any other treat that will fit inside and it will keep the puppy's attention for hours.  The Kong will last through the puppy's life stages all the way into adulthood.  Sophie has a Kong that I purchased six years ago and it is still in use today.  It is now being shared by her and her Red Tick Hound mix brother and the Kong is still going strong!

You can see my full review on the Kong by reading my article review here.

There are many chew toys for puppies that are excellent and will save your personal belongings from destruction.  The key is to provide these toys for your puppy as soon as possible to prevent any accidents from happening.  Having a great chew toy will make life for you and the puppy a lot easier!

11 comments:

  1. Hi: We are enjoying the ride with our 4th Siberian Husky. She is a rescue. She was isolated from people and other dogs from 2 months to 8 1/2 months when we found her through an ad. Her experience was almost no exercise, no play time, never in a house, and understandably few manners and many bad habits. She just turned 1 year old. She has latched onto both of us emotionally, even more than our previous Sibs.

    She chews, oh boy does she chew, especially if she feels left out and of course whenever bored. She has compressed rawhides of various shapes and sizes. She tires of these quite easily and never choses them when she is feeling isolated.

    She loves her Kong but I wonder what else I can put in it other than peanut butter that has some residual nutritional value. It doesn't seem to last her very long no matter what treats there are inside.

    She probably enjoys her knotted socks as much as anything, but prefers them with a human attached to the other end. Just a plain knotted sock with a treat hidden in it also works for a short time.

    What are your thoughts on antlers, bully sticks, beef tendons, etc. for Siberians. Each one seesm to have health hazards attached to them. I don't know if this is just over zealous, cya or if there really are nutritional, digestive, life-challenging problems with them.

    We take her to the off-leash dog-park about 5 times a week and for a run beside our bike on a leash (that is taking training but she is getting it) for 6 - 8 miles about 5 times a week. We stop and give her a break as frequently as she needs one. Of course she gets lots of daily short walks of 3/4 to 1 mile. So she isn't lacking exercise or companionship.

    Still we are hoping to have a home and a few possessions left, when she outgrows the chewing stage. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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  2. For some reason my original response isn't here anymore so I'm re-posting it. I have a bad habit of hitting the preview button instead of publish in the comments and am guessing that's what happened here, I am sorry about that.

    It sounds like she's getting plenty of exercise which is one of the main reasons that a lot of vets and people will say that the dog is chewing, because they have too much energy. You can definitely rule that one out.

    My opinion on antlers, etc. is that it depends on the dog. There have been a lot of reports of hazards of giving dogs different types of chew toys but each dog is different and no two dogs will treat the same chew toy exactly the same. It really depends on the dog and their chewing style. Some dogs like to bite pieces off and chew them that way while others like to just gnaw on something. I have an English Coonhound mix in addition to Sophie and they have different chewing styles. He can finish a chew treat in 30 seconds flat while Sophie will take her time and actually chew it up instead of eating it whole.

    One thing that does come to mind is that if she is chewing that much even with that amount of exercise, there may be a dental issue going on. One of the reasons that dogs and puppies chew on things is to relieve gum pain. I would have a vet take a look at her teeth to rule that out first.

    Hopefully the problem was solved and again, I apologize that my original response didn't show up!

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  3. My Husky is mixed with Wolf so his chewing is ridiculous. I can buy him a chew toy and by the time I unpack groceries it is in pieces all over the floor. he is good with not chewing on personal belongings.........some of the time. I just need a few STRONG toys that will hold up to his sharp teeth and constant need to chew.

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    1. Andrew- Have you tried a Kong? I SWEAR by those toys. I know a few people that have Pittbulls that use the Kong because the toy will stand up to a Pitt's chew which is even stronger than a Sibe's. We have a Kong that is now 7 years old that is still going strong with Sophie (my Sibe) and Spuddy (our Red Tick Hound mix). You'll want the large size and can pick one up at a pet store for about $10.00 to $12.00. WELL worth the investment. If you do get one, please come back and let us know how it worked out but I'm betting that you'll be pleased with it.

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  4. My question has been answered............I am on a mission to find this "durable" kong toy.
    Thanks

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  5. I am new to the husky world. I have a bunch of questions. I hope I can get some help.

    First off the people we got her from had her in a kennel all the time. They didn't really do anything with her. So now that we have her the only time she is in the kennel is two or three days out of the week for 8 to 10 hours at the most and the other days 4 to 6 hours at the most during the day. At night we have the kennel in our room and she sleeps in there but we keep the door on the kennel open so she can sleep where ever but that's where is likes best witch I understand.

    They only fed her 2 cups a day one in the morning and one at night. Is that normal? I am 5'5" and she comes up to my hips when she is on all 4 legs, and you can see her hip Bones and her back bone. Should I gradually give her a little more food till she gets some meat on her bones? When I put her bowl on the ground it takes her like 2 minutes to eat it all and it's gone.

    We have also gotten her some toys that make different noises and she loves them but 2 hours after we give them to her they are destroyed. Would the Kong work for this issue?

    Please try to answer some of my questions!!

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    1. Merissa,

      I am new to the Husky world, too! We have had our dog for about a month now and we are working on getting her settled in. I hope that you were able to get some of your questions answered but I am going to take a shot and respond as well.

      First off, I would try to get an estimate of the age and weight of your puppy. Depending on the brand of food you get, you can get a more accurate dosing on the back of the dog bag. My pup has 1.5 cups of Large breed puppy Nutrisource in the morning and the evening. This is the type of food that was recommended by the pet shop we got her from. When she ages out of her puppy food, we will ask the vet to recommend a different product to help with her growth/coat.

      Toys are a must with Husky's. I spend a ridiculous amount of time at the store trying to get new toys because I swear my dog has ADHD. Her attention span from one toy to another is very short and since I have only had her for a short period of time, we don't have many toys to cycle through. One of the first toys I got was a Kong. We have not used it for peanut butter yet but we do put frozen carrots in there to find. She LOVES LOVES LOVES frozen carrots. She also loves ice cubes. If your pup is teething, these two items help with the gums. I would definitely monitor your pup with the ice cubes though because as soon as they figure out that they slide around, they can quickly become a toy.

      I hope that this helps and that your puppy is settling in to your home.

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  6. My 9 week old puppy recently started biting my hand. When I see him chew on a shoe, I give him a chew toy but he starts chomping on it. I try to praise him like suggested above but as soon as I reach over his head to give him a scratch on the neck, he whips his head around. Was a little nervous because it seemed he was going in for a bite. Any suggestions?

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    1. I also have a 9wk old male husky pup and he too does the same thing as far as biting....I honestly don't know what to do because I don't want this to become a habit esp because I have kids. Toys, we had no luck with the Kong. He liked it for just a bit with peanut butter in it and then gets bored with it. He likes softer toys, squeeker toys are great! Gets his attention better. We have had pretty good luck potty training him. The other problem I'm having is when we crate him. He cries and barks and makes terrible noises. I'm hoping this gets better soon. We do love him but if anyone has suggestions about the bitting would be appreciated

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  7. I know everybody on here is looking for some durable toys for their sib, which KONG certainly is the best option, but if you're pup gets bored easily with their toys like mine does I have a few alternative toys you could offer! Personally, my sib LOVES when I stuff a sock with a few other socks, wet it, then freeze it! It makes the sock crunchy and cold which is really nice for their gums. Another one is the knotted socks with a treat in the middle, kongs with different treats in the middle, ice cubes, rawhides, empty a water bottle remove cap(choking hazard) and tie a sock around it, unstuffed animals, kong balls, frizbees, and pig ears. I find if my pup becomes too destructive with her toys, taking them away for a little while has been effective. She seems to be better with them so far! Hope this helps!

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