For your dog, goods is not luxury but it is their necessity. Toys are important for well-grown dogs. It assists them in avoid boredom and provide a comfortable time when they are nervous. Toys help your dog in avoiding irritating behavior. If your dog suffers from anxiety then there is a list of toys which you can choose for them. Toys and positive reinforcement dog training are the best way to built confidence and independence in your dog.
Dogs are always ready to play with any object that is suited on their pawn and mouth but still choosing the best toy for your dog is equally important. There are various types of toys according to the size of your dog, preference, and activity of the dog, surrounding or capacity of the place they are living in. Although we can’t guarantee safety about any toys but there are guidelines and information available before selecting a suitable chewing and other types of toys for your dog which we have discussed here:
1. Types Chewing Toys
There are various chewing toys available for your dog. It helps them in keeping their teeth and tongue clean and safe from bacteria which can cause bad breath. If your dog is in its early ages then chewing toys may assist them in feeling calm in their gums. There are various chewing toys according to the behavior of your dog. It may be shredder type toys which is suitable for dogs which have a tendency to destroy everything they get, inhaler type chewing type which is made up of edible product as a dog may have the tendency to inhale them while chewing and the third type of chewing toys are soft toys which are suitable for dogs who have the tendency to love and pamper the toys rather than destroying or inhaling.
Soft toys are good for your dog but may not be suitable for all dogs. Your dog may be like these toys as their companion or maybe as enemy whom they want to kill always. So be alert if they try to attack them so select strong soft toys if necessary.
2. Material for selecting proper chewing toys
While purchasing chewing toys you should be aware that it is hard enough and not breakable easily. It can be made up of a firm rubber toy, rope toy, or stuffed material. Soft toys are Be cautious of chewing toys for your dog which may be harmful to the health of your dog such as pig’s ear, bully stick and rawhides can create problem in the stomach of your dog. You should be assured that toys are not harder than the teeth of your dog otherwise they can crack or break the teeth of your dog so avoid toys made up of bones, cow hooves, animal antlers, and hard plastic or nylon.
3. Other Miscellaneous toys for your dog
Apart from chewing toys, there are various distraction toys for your dog which make them busy in the time of boredom. This type of toy is filled up with broken treats. Feeder toys and many other busy box types of box toys are available for your dog. These toys assist them in playing and eating together.
We have a list of easy to make dog treats recipe that you can reward your dog with and can help in building their stamina for dog training.
Having toys only does not complete the job for their play. It is your responsibility to use those toys for the maximum benefit of your dog. You should rotate usage of toys frequently and make only a few toys available at a time to your toys to keep their interest in toys throughout. Make them accessible to them so that they can have toys of their choice at own. You can play with your dog for finding the toy. It is a rather interesting activity than having toys only. You can have interacting toys for building up stronger relations between you and your dog. You can use a ball, disk, and other flying toys as interacting toys to foster the bond with your dog.
Here in Dog Training Singapore, we offer Basic Obedience Classes that uses positive motivation by utilizing toys, treats, petting, and praise to make training more fun and successful.