Dog Toys are an important part of your dogs happy and healthy lifestyle. It’s important that you spend time picking out and playing with dog toys with your dog as this encourages them to stay active and improves their overall health and mood.Dog toys come in many styles and materials. You need to evaluate which materials will work best for your dog before you choose a dog toy. With improving technology, comes multiple material sources such as flavored rubber instead of the plain old stinky rubber, bones, plush toys, rope toys, balls and artificial bones. Take into consideration what your dog likes along with what suites their needs and don’t be afraid to try something new.Start by using your dog’s size to determine your dog’s toy choice selection. The dog toy must be designed for your dog’s size needs. Choosing a dog toy that is designed for a German Shepherd for your small Poodle or vice-versa is not a viable option. The small dog would not be able to handle the larger toy and the larger dog could potentially choke on the smaller toy.Next, take into account what materials the dog toy is constructed out of. This directly impacts the quality of the toy. Choosing a cheap dog toy is never a good idea. They are made of inferior quality materials and they never last. They also often pose potential dangers such as choking hazards because they tend to fall apart easily. Besides, a toy that doesn’t last long is just a waste of your time and money and a disappointment to your dog.
If you are picking out a dog toy for smaller dogs or a growing puppy, make sure to choose a toy that is soft and easier to chew and of course in the smaller category. Do not buy toys that have small pieces that could come loose or break off. Again, these are choking hazards and remember, puppies are big chewers!As many small dog owners can tell you, some small dogs have an extremely powerful jaw and so you will need to compensate for that by purchasing a little bit bigger dog toy for them than their size would indicate. Otherwise, they will obliterate a toy that does not suite their needs.If you have any experience with a dog and their dog toys, you will know that most dogs tend to have one particular toy that they favor. Let me just say, if this is the case at your house, go buy three more just like it and put them away for future use!!! Why, because when the old toy finally gives it up, you won’t be able to find another one and your dog will pout and pout and pout! LOL!Choose a wide selection of toys for your dog to play with. You never know what’s going to interest them from day to day and there is such a variety to choose from these days. Take advantage of the choices and try everything from ropes, bouncy balls, flavored rubber toys, bones, plush toys and anything else you find exciting or interesting.Don’t forget to choose some outdoor toys too. I make the distinction of outdoor and indoor toys at my house because we live on a farm/ranch and the dog’s like to play with tennis balls, golf balls and other flying projectiles that I don’t necessarily allow in the house! LOL! I do allow tennis balls in but only clean ones. Truthfully, it’s not necessarily the dogs that I worry about breaking stuff as it is as much their dad! As I said, the golf balls stay outside!!!
There is such a fabulous selection of dog toys available now with the access to online stores, you can practically find any dog toy you dream up. You can also choose the toy that is best suited for your furry friend according to size, material and likes. Not to mention, that you never even have to leave your home, it’s a huge savings in time and money.Finding a dog toy for your precious pup is a big responsibility that will require you to put some thought into your choice but once you know what your dog’s needs are, the sky is the limit! There are thousands and thousands of dog toys to choose from and it will make the play time you spend with your dog so much more enjoyable if you take the time to choose a toy you will both enjoy.The effort will pay off in a big way by allowing you to re-invent your playtime together and enjoying every moment you spend together. This can be an experience you both reap the benefits from.