As a professional dog trainer, people often ask me what dog toys
I recommend they should buy and which ones I use for my own dogs.
Here’s the answer: Your dog doesn’t need more than two toys.
Rotate them, so he doesn’t get bored. But remember: We’re
talking about an animal that eats the same food, day in/day out.
And while your dog needs mental stimulation in the form of play
and obedience training, they will be perfectly happy with
chewing on the same toys, for years.
(Much the same way young children can watch the same Barney
movie 100 times without getting bored!)
So. . . what are the two best dog toys in my opinion?
– The Kong. Either in red or black. (Sometimes you need to play
with your dog and this toy a bit, before your dog gets
interested in it. . . but once they do. . . LOOK OUT. The benefit of
this toy is that they can chew on it for months and months, in
most cases. You can also stuff it with doggie treats, cream
cheese, peanut butter or whatever.
– The rope toy. This is usually sold in either white or
multi-strand colors. It is a thick piece of soft rope, tied in a
knot on each end. Another great toy because—compared to the
rawhide bone—this toy will last weeks or months.
There are other popular dog toys on the market, too. Everything
from the brain stimulating “Buster Cube” to the tried and true
pig ears and rawhide bones. Consult your veterinarian before
giving your dog any new toy, and supervise accordingly
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