Understanding Dog Toys

09/02/2022

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UNDERSTANDING DOG TOYS

When it comes to choosing toys for your dog, there is a lot of choice. Selecting the right toys for different activities and your dog’s play style is really important in order to provide an outlet for natural behaviour and level up your training too. Toys can be divided into a few categories. Treat dispenser enrichment toys help fight off boredom and provide mental stimulation. Interactive toys enhance the bond between you and your dog and include items used to play fetch, tug and chase. These toys should be durable but are not suitable for heavy chewing.

Self amusement toys, are usually stronger, and more durable for dogs to play with when home alone. They include the Kong and Toppl among others. Always supervise your dog’s chewing style before leaving them alone with any toy. Even the toughest toys are destructible if your dog is a very heavy chewer.

Lastly there are comfort toys, which typically are plush toys, but it can be any item that your dog snuggles up with or carries around the house.

You’ll want to have a selection of toys out for your dog to have access to throughout the day but save their favourite interactive toys for use in training sessions together. It’s also a great idea to rotate the accessible toys every few days to keep things more varied and interesting for your dog over time.

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