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Dogs Toys in General
Member Name: luceyliu
Dogs Toys in General
Advantages: Easily available, relatively inexpensive
Disadvantages: Can be noisy!
Having two dogs in our household results in a lot of dog doys both outside and inside our house. They come from different extremes to a King Charles puppy named Sandy who is four months old and is excited over every little thing to a Collie named Rusty who is more docile and calm being 8 years old but takes his game of fetch very seriously!
We have a vast variety of these toys but I think the ones that get the most use by my dogs are the toys that make noise. They think there is nothing better than grabbing a squeaky toy and shaking it as hard as they can to stop it from making noise. Our puppy Sandy just likes anything that she can grab out of his mouth and run away with! They also love rope toys that they can play tug of war together and chase one another.
The amount I spend on balls for fetch every year is far too much as my Collie adores the game but they have a habit of getting lost when he goes on his own travels. I find the bouncier the better for dogs that play fetch because even if you havent much room if you can bounce the ball high the dog loves leaping into the air for it too. I like to buy packs of tennis balls when they are on offer because you can get a lot of use from them.
I think toys for dogs are essential as it just isnt possible for people to be with them all the time and give them attention so these are the next best thing to keep them busy. They can be either really cheap and really expensive it doesnt make a difference at the end of the day its all down to the individual dog.
Not only can they entertain dogs but they can help to keep their teeth healthy and clean and they are also good at preventing your dog from chewing your own furniture!
My dogs would be on their own for a bit when I am out and about and I think their dogs keep them from getting too lonely. My neighbours dogs howl when left at home alone and I recommended she get them a few toys to keep them busy and it has really helped them take their minds off being in the house.
Although I wouldnt recommend you get a dog at all if you are going to be leaving them for long periods on their own.
Summary: Dog toys