They may seem very simple, but dog toys are an important aspect of any dog’s wellbeing, exercise regimen and life. We’re here to tell you more…
Why Dog Toys Are So Important
First things first, what’s the point of dog toys? Does your pet need them?
Yes! Absolutely. All dogs can benefit from the right kind of toys. Dog toys provide both mental and physical stimulation for your pets. In the absence of the kind of experiences they’d gain in the wild, dogs can become a little bored if they don’t have something to do.
On top of this, dog toys can help prevent dogs from inappropriate chewing. If your dogs are consistently chewing cushions, furniture or anything else you don’t want them to, toys can distract them from damaging property while still encouraging them to fulfill their chewing needs.
The Types of Dog Toys
Really, the right toy depends on your dog. Their temperament is a big signal of the type they’re going to like. Let’s run through a few!
Do you struggle to keep up with your pup as they dash madly around the park? Then you need a way to burn off a little of their energy so you can go home and watch Netflix in peace! Take your furry friend outdoor and enjoy watching them play with ToughChew, the innovative and multifunctional toy for active dogs. Or alternatively, try the Magic Ball which has a cavity for your dog’s favorite snack, and its unpredictable bounce will keep them guessing and joyously entertained.
These are the type where it takes a little extra encouragement to get them up and at it. As much as it can sometimes drive us to distraction, dogs love a squeaky toy – it’s more like the prey they might have caught in the wild. We love the stylish, high-quality Octi The Octopus and the best-selling Squeaky Toothbrush Toy makes a super fun noise when it’s chewed. Let’s be honest though, there’s no better motivator for fido than food, so this Interactive Food Treat Dispenser that you can load with treats will definitely get your soporific pooch excited.
So, you think your dog’s a pretty smart pooch, huh? Well, why not test them a little with an interactive toy that’ll test their mettle properly. The SmartPaw™ Puzzle or the SmarTornado™ | Slow Feeder will give them a seriously fun mental workout.
If there’s one thing we love about toys, it’s that it brings us and our dogs closer together. Sometimes we want to play too! Rope toys like the Carrot Bite-Resistant or the Cotton Rope Knot are perfect for a game of tug o’ war, which can help build trust between you and your pet.
We hope we’ve given you plenty to mull over when it comes to dog toys! Remember, if you’re looking for a brand new gift for your beloved pet, you can check our full collection here.