It’s in a dog’s nature to chew. Not only are chew toys a favorite among dogs, but dog owners love them as well. You have many types to choose from. Some are designed to help clean the dog’s teeth during playtime. Others are flavored, or can be filled with treats. Choose one suitable to the size of your dog. You don’t want them to fit the whole thing in their mouth.
Dogs are natural hunters and many people believe that queaky toys satisfy a dog’s primal instinct to capture prey. Squeaky toys in the form of small animals are usually well received. Make sure to chose plush toys that are made for dogs. It’s too easy for a dog to rip off and swallow small pieces like eyes and buttons from the ones made for children – and polyester stuffing isn’t good dog food!
Puzzle toys give dogs entertainment and rewards. Many can be loaded with treats or regular dog food. Others may just be fun – like the plush toy with compartments that hide smaller toys for your friend to find. Some dogs find these toys more challenging than others. Your canine companion may be bored, disinterested, or delighted with this kind of play.
Tug toys are a favorite among dogs because they encourage owners to play with them. A good tug toy will be big enough that you don’t get too close to the dog’s teeth. And strong enough to handle the pulling power and biting strength of your pet. A really good a tug toy could have different textures too. The different chewing experiences then makes the toy fun even when you’re not able to play.