What’s cuter than a Yorkie, aka the Yorkshire Terrier? Not much. But did you know these dainty dogs once earned their keep hunting rats and other vermin in underground tunnels? That feisty spirit still drives the tenacious toy terriers of today, so when it comes to playtime, you’ll want to feed the beast inside.
Here are a few toys types that will help challenge and reward your beautiful little hunter.
Did You Hear That? (Plush Toys)
Unless you have vermin running around your home, a toy that can scratch the predator/prey itch might be what your pup is looking for. Luckily, there are plenty of options when it comes to small plush toys. From high-pitched squeaks, booming honks, to crackling crinkle, a noisy Plush Toy can make all the difference.
Not sure which sound gets your pup going? Try a few features at once! With BARK’s “Niles the Crocodile,” your Yorkie can seek out four squeakers while crunching that irresistible crinkle. Plus, the flat, fluff-filled body allows even for the tiniest chompers to grab hold!
Gimmie, Gimmie! (Tug Toys)
To the casual observer, Yorkies may seem like the perfect lap dog, but don’t be fooled. These dogs are full of spunk and energy. And what better way to burn through it than with a game of tug of war?
A pack favorite is the “K9 K.O. Punching Bag“ from BARK. Either you or your tiny pup can grab onto the T-shirt rope handle while the other latches onto the fluff and full-body squeaker-filled bag! Who will be the champ?
Just Chew It! (Super Chewer)
Little Mouths. Little Teeth. Big dreams! Don’t let those tiny chompers fool you, Yorkies can gnaw with the best of ‘em! All you need is a safe, size-appropriate chew to give your pup a fun playtime challenge.
Edible chews, such as bully sticks, can make playtime a snack time as well. Or you can go with a toy chew. A small Peanut Butter Benebone is sure to be a hit. Made of nylon infused with real peanut butter, and engineered for safe and long lasting chewing!
Go Figure! (Thinker Toys)
OK, so, adorable? Check. Feisty and full of energy? Check. But that’s not all! Yorkies are also super smart, and the big brains in those little bodies need exercise, which makes Thinker Toys a great fit for those little stinkers. I mean, thinkers.
Outward Hound’s “Dog Brick Puzzle“ is a Level 2 (Intermediate) puzzle with sliding bricks and compartments your pup can open. Hide their favorite treats inside and watch them go to work!
Mail’s Here! (BarkBox)
Not sure where to start? Why not let the fun come to you with a subscription to BarkBox! Each month, the best dog toys and treats on Earth will be delivered right to your door! You and your pup can share in the surprise of each brand new monthly theme! Every “small & cute” sized box will be filled with items for pups 0-20 pounds, so your little Yorkie will never run out of worthy opponents. Plus, each box contains two bags of mouth-watering treats and a gnaw-worthy chew!