Gabriela Tucker. Dog Toys. February 21st , 2018.
Dogs easily become bored when they are stuck inside by cold weather and without the proper dog toys and chew toy stimulation, they can quickly become destructive. With winter quickly approaching, you may already be dreading those long, cold days stuck in the house with your precious pets. The good news is that there are many tools available to keep your dog entertained, happy and most of all keep them from destroying your home and possessions. First, you need to understand why a dogs behavior can become so destructive.
Certain guidelines must be followed in order to keep your dogs safety. It is highly recommended to provide toys bigger than the size of your dogs mouth. This prevents the canine from accidentally swallowing small things. Though bigger toys are preventive measures for your dog, extra big toys are not advisable because your pet could get bored. They carry their toys around and put them on a secured place where no one else can find it. Kong dog toys also have different kinds of color that varies to the dogs chewing habit.
Be sure to pick a bone that fits your dogs size and chewing abilities to avoid choking incidents. If your dog does not finish the bone during their chewing session, pick it up and put it away for another day. Comfort toys develop when a dog is young and dealing with separation anxiety from their mother to a new home but many dogs do not outgrow their comfort toys. However, this type of toy still offers benefits to an adult dog. If you have to travel to unfamiliar places, leave them with a sitter, or vet for a few days, they offer your dog a feeling of comfort and have a reassuring effect.
A bored dog is very dangerous as they will often find something else to chew, which usually means your furniture. If you can try to encourage your dog to play with their toys then they will not notice that you are away from the house. There are several different styles of dog toys and which ones you choose for your dog will depend on your taste and budget. There are several motivational toys available and some that you can fill with treats and your dog has to try to empty the toy to retrieve them; these are good for dogs that bore easily.
Dont forget to choose some outdoor toys too. I make the distinction of outdoor and indoor toys at my house because we live on a farm/ranch and the dogs like to play with tennis balls, golf balls and other flying projectiles that I dont necessarily allow in the house. LOL. I do allow tennis balls in but only clean ones. Truthfully, its not necessarily the dogs that I worry about breaking stuff as it is as much their dad. As I said, the golf balls stay outside...
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