For many dog parents, choosing dog toys can be challenging. There are thousands of different dog toys on the market. Here are eight factors you need to consider when choosing the appropriate dog toys for your dog.
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8 Factors on Choosing Dog Toys for your Dog
Pay Attention to Your Dog – Your dog’s behavior plays a vital role in what type of toys to choose from. It’s important to observe your dog; determine what he does for fun and how he plays.
Age – Choose an age-appropriate and developmental stage toys for your dog. Young pups like to chew, active dogs enjoy tugging toys and some dogs just love to snuggle up with soft toys.
Size – Make sure to choose toys that are large enough for your dog to carry; not too small that your dog can accidentally swallow and choke.
Purpose – Treat your dog with different types of toys such as chew toys, fetching/tugging toys, interactive toys, and plush toys.
Chewing Preference – Dogs have a natural urge to chew. Chewing can help relieve stress and dog boredom. Some chewing toys provide dental stimulation and help to keep your dog teeth and gums healthy. Chewing is an important activity for your dog to engage in; choose the right size, texture, and kind of chew toy.
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Texture – The texture of a toy creates a unique play experience for your dog. Typically, smaller dogs like smooth and soft toys, while bigger ones like the rougher toys.
Noise preference – It can be annoying for pet parents but many dogs love the noise that comes from biting a squeaky toy. Seeing a dog go nuts on a squeaky toy is so much fun to watch. KORU BEAR loves BARK’s toys stuffed with sturdy and multiple squeakers.
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Toys are important to your dog’s well-being and playing with your dog create a unique bonding experience. Reward your dog the best dog toys!
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The Gang at LLB says
We LOVE our Barkbox toys!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
Lynda Fisher says
I’ve tried so many different toys and Duncan gives them one sniff and walks away. He plays with his tennis ball and his Lamb Chop stuffie with a squeaky. He carries them around and brings lamb chop to his food dish when I give him breakfast or dinner.
Dogs have 5 “love languages” just like people do and toys are just one of them! Maybe Duncan isn’t a “toy person” ;D He might be more interested in getting praised, or spending quality time with you (one of our pups is like this; he is always where I am, no matter what I do). So some dogs are more prone to ignore toys or not have much interest in them if their interest lies elsewhere. There is a book on the topic of dog love languages; might be a good read for you ^-^
Choosing the right dog toys is an important and most crucial decision especially with so many dog toys on the market. Try to choose Dog toys that are Durable, interactive,fun and most importantly safe.
I totally agree with the info and ideas in this article! They are also the criteria for me to choose toys for my dogs!
I often choose the toys based on the my opinion about the toy appearance, this will helps me a lot.
Games and toys for an animal are very important, this article is useful and worth reading for as many people as possible … but let’s not forget about the growth of the brain and the intelligence of our dog
Eskin's Escapades says
Our dog, Eskin, goes crazy about toys! He’s still pretty young, a little older than 1 year. We constantly have to think about these things on the list whenever we get him a toy 🙂