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A mountain of dog toys :)
Dogs Toys in General
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Dogs Toys in General
I sometimes wonder how many toys our German Shepherd Ben will acquire in his lifetime. He is only 18 months old but I am certain he could open his own dog toy stall and still have plenty left after having a massive sale! He is spoilt. There is no getting away from it but he is worth every penny! He is the most amazing, beautiful dog I have ever known and is every bit protective as he is loving and he idolises my daughter.
He has a a vast range of toys which vary from rope tuggers, to squeaky toys of all different shapes, sizes and characters as well as balls and one of my slippers!
One of his favourite is his rope tugger which has two knots and tassles at either end. He loves it and has always had one (though the one he did love ended up in the lake due to my husband and his not very throw! So we had to get him a replacement). His rope tugger is definately one of his most used toys - he chews it, he tries to bury it, he plays tug with it, he chases it and even sleeps with it. When we go out, he carries it with him. He simply loves it. Ben's favourite activity with this toy is tug of war. I know some people do not agree with playing tug of war with your dog as it is supposed to encourage them to hold on to whatever it is they are tugging and develop are harder grip. I can honestly say that Ben knows tug of war is a game and he still gives up toys or anything he should have in his mouth without fuss or viciousness.
Another toy Ben plays with alot is a little rubber frisbee. He loves to run and chase after this in the park. He jumps after it and when he catches it he always brings it straight back to me to throw for him again. Fetch is one of his favourite outdoor games.
His Kong toy is another toy which comes out to play very often too. He has had a Kong toy since he was a puppy and we upgraded it to an adult one when he outgrew his puppy sized one. If there is one dog toy anyone should buy for their dog it should definately be the Kong toy. Dogs just have so much fun with them. Ben loves nothing more than knocking his Kong about to try and get some treats out of it and if he has eaten all his treats he will plod about with it, playing happily. He has even more fun with the Kong in the summer as I fill it with gravy and then freeze it, making it a yummy tasting ice lolly for him to cool down.