There’s been some recent publicity about the danger of using dog leads ‘improperly’ – if that’s possible! From an initial reading of the headline, I was also a chuckling sceptic.
Good Toys for Dogs, keep them occupied
Good toys for dogs that are fun and hardy
Dogs need toys so they don’t become bored. If you have a full-time job or other commitments, it can mean your dog is left to its own devices for a huge part of the day. During that time, your dog needs things to keep it occupied so it doesn’t become destructive. There is a huge range of dog toys on the market, but not all of them are good. Some don’t seem to pique your dog’s interest, others are so flimsy that they break as soon as your dog chews them, and so on. The dog toys listed below are fun, hardy, and great for keeping your dog busy when you don’t have time to play with it.
The Kong Classic is a toy that is both durable and interactive. You place some treats or dog safe spread (like peanut butter) inside the opening of the toy. Your dog will then have to figure out how to get the treats inside. The toy is made of a hard rubber material, which makes it very difficult to break when being gnawed on. As most dogs are food orientated, this toy is a good pick for dogs often left alone because it will keep them entertained and satisfied.
Tuffie toys are one of the most resilient soft toys you can purchase for your dog. They are created using several layers: fleece, tough luggage material, and plastic. The materials are sewn multiple times, which makes the toy difficult to break into. The squeaker is also stitched into its own pocket, giving it an added level of security. These toys are fantastic for dogs who love to chew as the toys are hard-wearing. If you plan to leave your dog unsupervised with this toy, it might be a good idea to take out the squeaker first just to be on the safe side.
Nylabone Chew Toys
Nylabone makes great synthetic dog chews. They are made from a very hard plastic that is long-lasting even for the most ruthless chewers. They are flavoured, making it more likely to garner your dog’s interest. The chew deters your dog from chewing your furniture and is also great for helping reduce tartar build-up on your dog’s teeth. All in all, these chew toys are a must for dogs who chew and are at home alone.
Rope toys make a wonderful addition to your dog’s toy box. They are hard-wearing, robust and engaging. These types of toys are great for chewers, as well as teething puppies. You can also get involved in the fun by playing tug-of-war with your dog. These types of toys should be for supervised play, however, due to the possibility of your dog swallowing bits of thread that may break off.
Most dogs love to play with rubber balls. They are sturdy, tough, and a lot of fun to play with. Unlike tennis balls, they don’t get soggy and gross after they’ve been in your dog’s mouth. They also don’t leave trails of fluff everywhere. Rubber balls are a good choice for most dogs, especially chewers. Always make sure to give your dog a toy appropriate to its size to prevent the risk of choking.