Choosing A Dog Toy

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There are so many different types of dog toys that choosing the right one can be a take a bit of time. Trick is to find toys that suit your dogs personality.It Depends on on your dogs playing habits, which dog toy you should choose. The range dog toys have been designed to be used in different ways. There are chew toys, fetch toys, plush and stuffed toys, rope toys, kongs, reward toys and dog toys that are to help with for dental health care.

What should I consider

o Size – large enough that your dog can’t “swallow”

o Safe

o Design

o Durable

o Easy to clean/wash

First and foremost, make sure you choose the appropriate sized dog toy for your appropriate to the size of your dog. If the toy is too small, your dog could choke, if it’s too big it may be too much for a smaller dog to handle. Whichever dog toy you choose, inspect it and make sure it’s safe and well constructed. Dog toys that are Strong and easy to clean score highly with me.

What do want in a Dog Toy

o Robust an easy to throw (fetch toys)

o Floating (fetch toys)

o Does your dog like it

o Won’t splinter or fall apart either causing trauma to your dogs mouth or ingestion of a foreign object that can cause a life-threatening obstruction

o Guarantee

What does your dog like to do. Does he like to retrieve? Spend time Chewing? Does he like to “keep busy?”

If your dog is a big chewer, then a resilient rubber toy such as a Kong or Nylabone brand dog toy may be the answer. These are designed to take a lot of chewing and last a long time. However not all dogs enjoy toys that are just for chewing and need you to interact with them at play time. In this case you’ll want a dog toy that can be safely used for a game of fetch. A dog toy that can be thrown a long way or possibly even one that makes noise may be a good choice. If Rex has a busy mind and mouth, take a look at some of the reward toys. These can be filled with treats and keep your pet busy for a while. The best dog toys, of course, will be the toys that your dog enjoys the most.

Features you don’t want in dog toys

Dogs that are heavy chewers should not be given stuffed or rope dog toys. Loose bits of rope, fabric as well as plush toy plastic eyes and filling can be too easily swallowed if these dog toys are ripped. I have met many owners who have told me about “indestructible” dog toys being destroyed by their determined dog so you should always be aware. If you are taking dog toys to the beach or ponds you will obviously want to make sure your dog toys float.

The ideal choice of dog toy will be a durable, easy to handle, safe and loads of fun.

And Finally

From time to time check your dog toys for signs of wear. If they look a little frayed or are starting to fall apart, throw them away. Keep a few of your dog’s old favorites on hand for replacement, remember to rotate your dog toys to keep your dog interested. And don’t forget to pick dog toys that you like to play with as well. All dog toys are more fun for your pet if you are playing with them!

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