A Quick Guide to Dog Toys
All dog owners will completely understand that opening statement. Dogs can be unbelievably fussy when it comes to dog toys; and a very common complaint for dog owners is that their four legged friends so often seem to reject the toys that are bought for them.
What toy to buy?
It helps to know what sort of dog toy is best going to appeal to your pooch. If you’ve got a ‘chewer’ then you are certainly going to want to focus on buying a toy that gives Fido something to get his teeth into.
Here at Clipsley Pets & Aquatics we have a really good range of strong rubber dog toys; perfect for gnawing canines, not to mention pull-rope dog toys, which are excellent for dogs who like to grab on to a toy with their teeth and have an energetic tug-of-war competition! Plus you get the added bonus of helping to keep your pet’s teeth in good condition.
Other dogs seem to be more into plush dog toys; particularly young pups, who often like something soft to snuggle up against, when in their basket. There are a range of plush dog toys available out there; but the qualities that you want to look for are quality and durability, as so many inferior products will fall to pieces after a short period of time.
In this case, it is definitely a case of investing a little more to get something long-lasting; as pooches tend to get rather attached to their own personal cuddly toys! If you have a dog that like plush dog toys, but tends to be a bit more destructive, un-stuffed dog toys can prove to be a great alternative.
Of course, another major area for dog toys is the renowned squeaky toy range. These are always great fun and let’s be honest, it’s always quite amusing to see the look of surprise on your furry friend’s face when he bites down on it for the first time and a loud squeak comes out! Often, squeaky dog toys will come in fantastic designs that entertain for hours and if your pet enjoys to destroy, they are inexpensive and easy to replace.
A market leader for dog toys…
If you like getting the best for your faithful companion, there are some really high quality options out there, and don’t worry, high quality doesn’t always necessarily mean high priced. Kong dog toys are rated very positively in particular, and they have a range of smaller toys designed specifically for puppies (complete with ‘teething rubber’ in some cases) which is really handy for those with a young pup to entertain. In fact, many of their toys are size sensitive, with sizes ranging from small to extra large; which is great for owners of Chihuahuas and Great Danes alike! Overall they are just fabulous for dogs who really love to chew.
No matter how fussy your pet is, if you take a little time to think about their personality; what they like doing, how they interact with things around them (like the furniture!) then this should give you some valuable clues as to what toy is best for them.
With so many dog toys out there, there is sure to be something that will appeal to your pooch, no matter how discerning their tastes!