By Ester Shaffer. Dog Toys. Published at Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 22:26:07 PM.
Shelter. Dogs have natural den instinct. They need a space they can call their own, their shelter and home. Make the shelter - be it a kennel, crate or bed comfortable as much as possible. The bed or the crate must be appropriate for your dog. It shouldnt be too small to allow movements.
Keeping Your Dog Busy, Avoiding Boredom - When you leave your dogs home alone, they will more than likely become bored. This can lead to different behavioral problems like digging, barking or trying to escape. Keeping your dog busy by stimulating their mind with interactive toys is a great solution to avoiding this. I have found that one of the best toys for dogs home alone is the Kong. Stuffing a couple of Kong toys with different types of treats can keep a dog busy while you are gone. A great trick for long lasting Kong “stuffing” is to plug the small hole in the bottom, fill it with organic, unseasoned beef broth and freeze it.
Making Safe Fetch Toys For Your Dog - Playful dogs love to play fetch. Playing "fetch" is an activity that is enjoyed by both the dog and the owner. Also playing "fetch" is an important training event which is a necessary part of teaching the dog to retrieve. Sticks are the most often used "fetch" item for dog owners. It is common to pick up a stick and throw it for your dog. However a stick is simply too dangerous. Most owners get by with this time after time, but all too often the worst can happen and the stick will penetrate either the dog, or someone nearby. Sticks can be deadly in the mouth of a running dog. They can jam backwards into the mouth or jab into the eyes of nearby dogs or children. Another example of an inappropriate object is a rock, but unbelievably, there are numerous owners who think it is really cute that their dogs pick up rocks and bring them to be thrown. Unfortunately, rocks and the digestive system of the dog simply do not work well together!
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