How to choose puppy toys
If you have a puppy in your home, he needs different toys – and the more, the better. They’re not just for fun, but also the right kind of development, education, and contact with the world around him. What are the best dog toys for small dogs, and what do you need to know about them?
And let’s start with the paramount thing that every dog owner should know. We strongly discourage the use of baby toys, bones, and other items not designed for play with pets as puppy toys. Why not? They can be dangerous! For example, plastic and bones will split into sharp plates under the pressure of teeth, which can seriously damage your baby’s mouth. Paint from other stuff can cause the worst allergic reaction.
The second and perhaps most powerful argument is that using objects around you will erase the line between your things and your puppy toys. So any object can fall prey to restless jaws, and it’s your fault. Allow your dog to play only with his toys and do not break this rule.
Owners should also remember that every puppy is an individual. A toddler may still be tiny, but he already has his personal preferences, both in toys and games. Some love to chase things, others love to tug-of-war with the owner, while others prefer to gnaw at whatever gets in the way. Keep in mind the strength of your pet’s jaws. Some dogs like to torment toys, and some tear them in the blink of an eye.
These features determine which toys are right for your pet. And since we’re dealing with puppy toys, we have to focus on age, breed features (dog size and strength of the jaw), and experiment by offering a variety of toys for different types of games. Don’t worry: very soon you’ll get to know your puppy and learn how to determine which toys will delight him. Just spend more time together.
How many toys should a puppy have?
The more toys your puppy has, the better. But don’t give your puppy everything at once. It’s best to put some toys away for a while and then take them out again. What’s more, you won’t understand if your puppy doesn’t like toys or just doesn’t notice them if you throw all the diversity at him at once.
Choose a toy that suits your pet’s size. Large dog toys are not suitable for a puppy of a miniature breed. Too big things can affect little jaws, and toys that are too small can be accidentally swallowed by a large dog.
Toys are a reliable and effective way to deal with stress and boredom and help with the upbringing and contact of your dog. A puppy engaged in an exciting game will not miss his mother, whine, spoil things. Joint dog and host games will help to tune in to a wave of understanding and trust. Also, toys will quench a dog’s natural chewing needs and help him develop and maintain good physical shape.
To the great delight of our pets, pet stores offer a wide range of toys. These are a huge number of squeaky, or completely silent toys, toys with an added bone meal for more appeal, water toys, tug toys, puzzles, etc. You can decide which kind of toy is more suitable for your dog.
Your dog will be eternally grateful for the attention, care, and joy that games bring to his life!
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