By Ester Shaffer. Dog Toys. Published at Monday, January 22nd, 2018 - 07:33:07 AM.
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.
Lastly, be sure to look for the dog toy’s manufacturing location: Sounds a bit odd, huh? Even though is not probably the most important tip, it is still vital to your dog’s health. Seems like every day there is a new story about toxins and chemicals getting into food, toys, and many other things. Since dog toys are not closely regulated as human products are, some infected toys can be passed out into the market. Do your research by checking to see if certain dog toy companies have issued any recalls. Also, talk to friends and neighbors to find out if they had issues with their dog toys.
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:
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