When I selected Ollie from the litter of puppies, I chose the one who showed maximum interest in toys. I just started playing with bunch of keys & Ollie went berserk over it. I absolutely love working with toy driven dogs & hopefully Ollie will be one soon.
So when we got her home, I was ready with a basket full of toys. I selected toys with different texture & shapes. Playing with toys is such an important part of a pup’s daily routine, as it keeps them occupied , entertained & helps them cope up with teething. It can provide lots of mental & physical stimulation to pets.
Ollie gets to play with each of these toys at different times of the day. I also keep rotating them every couple of days. Here is a list of Ollie’s favorite 5
Kong Toy: This is my all time favorite toy! It is so durable & easy to stuff. From day one she doesn’t get her food in a food bowl. I stuff couple of Kong toys with her daily portion of dog food mixed with boiled chicken. It’s so much better seeing her chewing it away to glory & leaving my furniture alone.
Yak milk Chew blocks : When she gets her zoomies , this chewing block helps her calm down instead of running around the house like a mad woman.
Treat Dispenser Ball : It makes eating kibble so much more fun! Surely keeps her entertained.
Coconut shell : Eco friendly toy of the lot, this surely is her favorite. She can go on playing with it for hours. Even when the stuffing is over.
Squeaky toy: It’s a treat to watch her playing with this toy & get amused by weird sounds coming out of it. She totally goes bonkers about it.
She also has a set of outdoor toys which she loves to fetch or play tug with. Usually I avoid playing with them in the house.
Tips to select correct toys:
- Select toys depending on your pet’s nature & level of chewing.
- Keep shuffling toys to keep pets interested in them for long time.
- Do not use kid’s toys/ household plastic items for pets