Choosing toys for your dog
When choosing toys for your dog there are actually quite a few things to keep in mind. The breed of your dog, responsiveness to sounds, and the age of your dog really make a difference in which type, size, and style toys to get for them.
Firstly the breed of your dog if important mostly because of the size they are and will grow to be. Getting a toy too small can easily turn into a hazard as dogs love to bite and chew on things. Likewise a toy too big may be to much of a challenge for your dog to get any real fun from it. This can result in your dog getting frustrated with it and moving on to something else thus wasting your money really.
Depending on your specific dog sound makers such as squeaky chew toys can either be a good thing or a bad thing. Sure squeaky toys are a cute first idea but your dog may not be interested at all in them. In fact many dogs are indeed scared of sound making toys so obviously they would stay far away from thing. Also consider that the first 60 seconds of squeaking may be funny but on a personal level you may not what to be hearing all of that for much long at all.
And age is also important to the type of toy you will be getting your dog. Not only because of size but more so the complexity, and use of the toy. Young dogs generally love chewing down on their toys while the older ones may get bored rather easy with basic chew toys. And young dogs also will also have a hard time with the slightly more complex toys they have to manipulate in order to use.
Just as important you should consider investing in some healthy toys, mostly used to improve dental health and hygiene. There are many dental health chewy toys and bones designed specifically to to fight tartar build up and actually strengthen their teeth. Plus if they like them why not buy something that’s fun and healthy just as much if it will benefit your dog.
Dogs love to play with their owners, too. So, another option is to buy toys that you can play tug-of-war with them or fetch. Enjoy quality time with your dog.
As you get more toys for your dog try to keep rotating them so that your dog won’t get bored with the same old thing. Combine all these things together and you will have yourself one happy pup.