Several variables lead to a dog toy’s effectiveness. Dog toys should be healthy, enjoyable, reliable, and, above all, fun. However, all of those variables are entirely dependent on the size, level of operation, and personal preference of your dog. The atmosphere in which your dog spends his time is another consideration to be considered. While we do not guarantee the excitement or security of your dog with any particular toy, we can give the following guidance.
How to make healthy choices for dog toys
The most enticing things to dogs are also the same things that are the most dangerous. Some businesses, for instance, sell dog toys that require your dog to push a long lever to get treats. Ignore this sort of toy as it poses a possible danger to the eyes of your dog. When it comes to dog toys, sharp, pointy objects are often a bad idea. Often, by looking for string, ribbon, rubber bands, children’s toys, pantyhose and anything else that could be swallowed, dog-proof your house.
Ensure that they are the right size
For your dog’s current size, all dog toys should be suitable. Balls should, for instance, be big enough to hold, but not too small. You can easily swallow balls and other toys that are too small or get stuck in the mouth or throat of your dog. By cutting ribbons, cords, eyes, or other pieces that could be chewed and/or swallowed, avoid or modify any toys that are not ‘dog-proof’. For gentler dogs, fluffy, squeaky and cotton plush dog toys are perfect.
Many dogs do, though, enjoy playing rough with their soft toys. If your dog wants to rip up his or her toys, take care of any toy that has a squeaker buried in its centre. Your dog may feel he needs to locate and kill the squeak-source and may be able to eat it, in which case “supervision only” toys should be squeaking objects. Bear in mind that soft toys are not indestructible, but some are more durable than others are. Soft toys should be machine washable because, with all that playtime, they are likely to get dirty and slobbery.
Dogs of high energy Like Active Dog Toys
For high-energy dogs, really tough rubber dog toys are perfect. In a range of types and sizes, these are available and are fun for chewing and carrying around. Rope toys for dogs who like to play fetch are still huge hits. Tennis balls make perfect dog toys, but if they are cracked, keep an eye out for those that might be chewed on and quickly discard them.
Treat Toys and Puzzle Toys for Smart Dogs are fantastic
In particular, when packed with broken-up dog treats or, even better, a combination of broken-up treats and peanut butter, dog handle toys. The right size toy for dog care will keep a puppy or dog occupied for hours. Offer your dog at least one toy to wear, one to shake, one to roll and one for warmth.