By Kim Wong. Dog Toys. Published at Thursday, January 18th, 2018 - 08:42:07 AM.
When you are selecting a dog toy, you try to get the one that is personalized to your dog. Every dog is different - some like to chew, some like to hear noises, and some like to have something that they can catch. The selection of the dog toy is important because you don’t want your hard earned money being dug underneath the yard. Sadly, the safety of the dog toy isn’t noticeable until after your dog has played with it. Here are some tips to look for when selecting a safe dog toy:
Is Your Dog Destructive - Do you come home after leaving your dogs home alone during the day to find that they have destroyed something? When your dog is bored, they will play with anything interesting to keep them busy. My German Shepherd mix single handedly destroyed several small trees and bushes in my back yard because he did not have anything else to play with. Instead of blaming the dog, I blamed myself. It is unfair to leave your dog home alone without anything to do and expect them to sit around patiently and wait for you. I solved this problem by giving my three dogs a variety of interactive dog toys to play with. This keeps them busy and out of trouble.
Often dogs that are oriented to the water need to have "fetch" toys that will float. Here again, a stick is the one most often used and also the most deadly. It is far better to use a regular "bumper" type of toy. If you dont want to spend the money, especially since water toys can often be lost, you can make a much cheaper version. This version is a closed plastic bottle partially filled with water, (to give it enough weight to throw) with a rope tied around the neck. Give a good swing with the rope and you can sail this toy quite a distance out into the water. The toy has much the same action as a bumper toy and is very cheap to make.
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