5 Common Dog Toys To Keep Your Dog Happy

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Dogs often get bored when they’re left alone so before you get one, make sure you have purchased dog toys for their private enjoyment.

Dog toys come in all kinds, types, shapes and sizes. Some are cheap and some are expensive. But what matters is you get your pooch to have quality play time using these toys.

In this article, we will introduce you to 5 common dog toys and how dogs can enjoy them.

What are the Different Types of Dog Toys ?

Dog toys comes in 2 different types: Distraction and Multifunctional Toys.

Distraction toys are made to get dog’s attention enough to get them distracted and busy. Distraction toys include chewables such as bone toys,  dental chew toys and Kongs.

Multifunctional dog toys combine all paying behaviors into one toy. Examples would be a chewable plush ball that can be chewed on by the dog while playing catch. Other examples include squeaky throw balls and puzzles.

5 Common Dog Toys For Your Dog

Here are 5 of the most common dog toys you can buy for your puppy or dog.

1. Bone Type Dog Toys

Traditionally, bone toys are real bones that dogs like to chew on and bury underground in gardens and backyards.

However, dog bone toys are replaced by synthetic materials such as rubber and latex material.

These materials are easier to clean so it avoids bacteria from breeding and eventually getting inside your dog’s mouth.

2. Interactive Dog Toys

Interactive toys such as, that can be easily stuffed with dog treats, kibble, peanut butter, and cheese. Dog Puzzle Toys are toys to test your dog’s smarts by using movable gears. If these gears fit, your dog is immediately rewarded with treats previously inserted inside it. These chewable toys are different sizes, shapes, and the degree of difficulty based on the chewing your dog has.

They are perfect distraction toys as they keep dogs busy by trying to chew away the treats inside them.

3. Balls

Balls are perfect toys for dogs and humans. They’re great for bonding games such as fetch, catch, and to use as a reward.

4. Tug Toys

Tug toys are ropes, firehose, and rolled leather made for tugging, not chewing. Tug toys can be used as a reward.

There is a stigma placed on tugging that it makes a dog “aggressive”, a game of tug won’t make a dog “aggressive” any more than a game of fetch. That’s like saying an athlete in  a physical sport, such as in boxing, is going to make the boxer aggressive. The boxers don’t finish their matches and walk around punching the fans or go about their daily lives punching people they encounter. The game you play with your dog doesn’t matter as long as you make and enforce the rules of the game.

5. Frisbees

Frisbees are great toys to have when you and your dog are outside the house. Dogs love to run so when you use Frisbees, they can run to their heart’s content while trying to catch it with their mouths.

Dogs toys are really fun items to have when you want your dog to keep still and distracted. In addition, these toys also add challenges and makes your dog mentally and physically fit. So, whatever dog toy you use, make sure to buy the ones are safe and durable.

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 Question: Which of the 5 dog toys does your dog enjoy the most?

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About Cliff Santos

Dog Trainer, animal lover, entrepreneur, co-founder and former owner of a successful dog training company, and founder of Dog Training on Demand. On a mission to bring dog training back to balance and, help you live the life you envision with your dog, while putting a smile on your face along the way. Find me on: Google+ , Twitter ; Find DTOD on: Google+ , Twitter - See more at: DogTrainingOnDemand.com

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