Pet stuffed animals get a lot of love, and eventually, you’ll end up wondering how to wash plush dog toys. First, if there are any tears in the toy, you’ll want to sew them up. Once the toy is repaired, most can be washed in the washing machine on the gentle cycle with your typical detergent. Dry it on low in the dryer, or if the toy is delicate, air dry it. That’s all it takes to clean plush dog toys.