Dogs love to chew on a fun toy. Presenting dogs with toys to play with is necessary to promote the overall health and well-being of your pet. Toys are not a luxury for your dog, but rather a necessity. Playtime is a critical element of their emotional and mental health and well-being. Behavioral concerns, such as chewing on items, can develop when your pup does not have the correct outlets to follow their impulse.
Getting your dog a toy is a great way to help prevent boredom when you are not at home and avoid your dog from developing behavioral troubles. Dogs are often happy to have fun with practically anything. However, it's highly recommended to offer toys that provide a variety of uses and to alternate them weekly to try to keep things safe and interesting. Training dogs to distinguish their toys from their humans valuables can prevent them from biting on things they should not.
How to select dog toys:
Dog toys should be safe, fun, and durable. Your choice for the toys relies on the age, size, and activity level of your dog. The best time to introduce toys into your dog's life is when they are pups to help them develop their teeth, muscle mass, and joints. Provide puppies with toys to chomp on, go after, bite, and tug as one means of assisting them in growing. Pups with baby teeth are going to require toys with a softer composition.
Another essential element when purchasing dog toys is the overall size of the toy in regard to the overall size of your dog. Too little of a toy is especially hazardous with the threat of swallowing and choking. The toy you give your dog must be appropriate for your dogs current size. Picking the best dog toy will ensure both a safe and fun playtime. Safety needs to always come first, followed by fun when picking toys for your dog.
It's important to monitor your dog while they play with their toys. Visually examine their toys periodically to check that it has not been damaged to present a threat of choking. Remove and replace any toy that is damaged.
There are many choices available for dog toys: from chew toys, rope toys, fetch toys, squeaky toys, and more. The Bark Club in Weymouth, MA is proud to offer a variety of dog toys & our knowledgeable team is happy to provide support on the right toy(s) for your dog. Give us a call or stop by today!