Dogs love to play. Presenting dogs with toys to play with is vital to promote the physical health and wellness of your puppy. Toys are not a luxury for your dog, but rather a necessity. Playtime is a crucial part of their emotional and cognitive health and well-being. Behavioral challenges, such as gnawing on objects, can form when your pup does not have the appropriate outlets to follow their intuition.
Getting your dog a toy is a great way to help fight boredom when you are not in your home and avoid your dog from developing behavioral issues. Dogs are typically happy to play with practically anything. Nonetheless, it's encouraged to provide toys that offer a range of uses and to rotate them each week to try to keep things safe and intriguing. Educating dogs to discern their toys from their humans belongings can stop them from gnawing on things they shouldn't.
How to select dog toys:
Dog toys need to be safe, fun, and sturdy. Your choice for the toys depends on the age, size, and activity level of your pet. The best time to introduce toys into your dog's life is when they are puppies to help them form their teeth, muscles, and joints. Give puppies with toys to gnaw on, go after, bite, and pull as one way of aiding them in growing. Pups with baby teeth will need toys with a softer texture.
Another important element when buying dog toys is the proportions of the toy in relation to the size of your dog. Too small of a toy is specifically hazardous with the danger of swallowing and choking. The toy you give your dog needs to be appropriate for your dogs current size. Choosing the very best dog toy will ensure both a safe and fun playtime. Safety needs to always come first, followed by enjoyment when selecting toys for your dog.
It's important to keep an eye on your dog while they have fun with their toys. Visually inspect their toys periodically to check that it has not been damaged to pose a danger of choking. Remove and replace any toy that is broken.
There are several options available for dog toys: from chew toys, rope toys, fetch toys, squeaky toys, and more. Highland Pet Company in Bella Vista, AR is proud to offer a variety of dog toys & our experienced staff is happy to provide assistance on the best toy(s) for your dog. Give us a call or stop by today!