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Nothing beats being outside with the sun shining and your best friend by your side. Playtime when the weather is nice, whether your dog loves a long walk or a game of tug at the dog park, here are 8 of the best outdoor dog toys that will take you from the backyard to the beach or anywhere in between.
While this isn't exactly designed for outdoor play, dog owners can put the kibosh on excess barking to get outside with the Expawlorer Dog Fence Window, which can be installed in any wooden or vinyl fence. At 12.4 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep, the bubble-shaped design indulges your dog's curiosity and curbs attempts to squirm under the base (or jump over the top).
With warmer weather comes day trips to the river or beach. Give your pup a toy that can stand up to hours of play in the water with the Kong Wet Wubba Dog Toy. Blanketed in neoprene, the two-ball, four-tail construction doubles as both a tug toy and fetch toy. Even better, it floats on water and comes in one of three easy-to-see bright colors so it won't go MIA at the end of a long day under the summer sun.
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Make fetch happen with the Nerf Dog Atomic Flyer. Made of lightweight thermoplastic durable rubber, the ring-shaped frisbee will have your fur pal jumping for joy as they leap through the air to catch and retrieve it. Your game of fetch will never be the same.
No invite to a pool party? No problem! Make your own splash with the Alcott Inflatable Dog Pool. Built of PVC material for durability, it can handle all sorts of abuse from paws and claws. The pool blows up to a diameter of 4 feet — ideal for all but very large dogs — and offers low sides for easy entry and egress.
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Put your four-legged friend's dexterity and acuity to the test with the Outward Hound ZipZoom Outdoor Dog Agility Training Kit. Complete with a jump bar, tunnel, weave poles, and instruction booklet, the 34-piece set encourages healthy exercise, boosts doggie I.Q., and deepens the bond between human and pet. With easy DIY set-up and breakdown, it can also add an extra dose of excitement to a day at the dog park or a rainy day stuck inside with your pooch if you have the space.
When we say this next toy comes with no pressure, we mean it — Literally! Unlike normal tennis balls, these bouncy orbs from Tourna won't go flat or lose their bounce over time. Because more fetch = more fun! Sold in counts of 18 and 45 (great for multi-dog homes), the Tourna Pressureless Tennis Balls Dog Toy comes in their own mesh tote for easy storage and transport.
The only thing better than throwing tennis balls for your dog to track down is using something to chuck them further than your shoulder will bear. Enter the Hyper Pet Launcher Dog Toy, a slingshot-like device made from high-quality steel. Great for exercise and fun, this ball launcher also offers hand-free pick up to keep the slobber off your fingers.
Shoot to thrill with the Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster Dog Toy. Available in two different sizes, this ball launcher launches balls up to 50 feet via an adjustable handle. Hands-free loading keeps the trigger clean of drool so you and your pup can hit fun right in the bullseye with this great toy.