How to Choose Proper Dog Toys

Choosing a toy for your dog can be a daunting task as pet stores today have such a huge assortment of different dog toys. Dog lovers know that a toy is not just entertainment for your pet, but a way to communicate with the outside world.

So, why does a dog need toys?

  • Toys help your dog cope with boredom and loneliness while you are not at home.
  • Active play helps dogs to release their energy and stay in good physical shape.
  • A suitable toy will help you keep your shoes and furniture safe and sound, as well as satisfy your dog’s natural need to chew on something.
  • Dog toys can be used for training.
  • Fun play is a great way to build a warm relationship with your dog and simplify adaptation to a new place.

When choosing a toy for your dog, first of all, pay attention to its safety. Purchase only specialized dog toys. Soft toys for children may contain styrofoam, plastic, or just small parts that can be ingested and injure your dog’s esophagus or cause poisoning. Therefore, if you have children, try not to let the dog play with their toys.

Toys should be made of safe, non-toxic materials that do not have an unpleasant specific odor. Check their integrity regularly: if you find that your dog’s toy is damaged, be sure to replace it. Never allow your dog swallowing the chewed off parts – this can lead to problems of the gastrointestinal tract.

All puppies and dogs vary in temperament, so try to accommodate your dog’s personality and habits. For example, if your dog chewed on more than one pair of shoes, buy durable rubber toys that can be chewed safely. If your dog is very energetic and will never give up playing fun, choose balls, frisbees or floating toys for a truly active play with your dog.

We recommend having different types of toys to understand which ones your dog will like the most. Visit our dog toys section and choose something for your fur buddy!

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