|Dogs love to play, and toys are a necessary part of healthy playtime and exploration. Appropriate toys can help keep a curious dog from ripping apart the sofa or a favorite pair of running shoes.
Choose toys that offer variety, and rotate them to help prevent boredom. Your dog may enjoy a toy that reminds him of you, especially when you can’t be home with him. This could be something as simple as a worn T-shirt or balled-up sock.
If your dog is an aggressive chewer, be sure to provide toys that are hard and splinter-resistant, such as natural antlers or Kongs. Your dog will likely find that the best toys of all are those that require human interaction. Keep safety in mind when choosing toys for your specific pet.
Lauren Hope leads customer service for the online dog shop Fido Dog Treats.
October 28th, 2011