In one of our articles, we talked about why dogs need toys. The more toys a pet has, the happier it is. However, it is not enough to purchase a few different models. It is important to choose the right ones! Our tips will help determine which toy to buy a dog.
Why are special toys needed?
“My dog enjoys playing with street sticks and rolls a children’s ball. She does not need special toys! ”, – such a statement can be heard from the newcomer owner. But experienced dog breeders and specialists from the zoosphere will answer in chorus that you only need to purchase toys from pet stores and only from trusted manufacturers.
Children’s toys and other items not intended for playing with the dog are dangerous to its health. Sticks from the street can be infected with parasites, pathogens and contain reagents. The balls, for example, are coated with paint and made of a material that should never be bitten or swallowed. Many items that are not intended for playing with the dog break down under the pressure of teeth on sharp parts and injure the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract. Filling stuffed children’s toys and various small details, the dog can easily swallow, which will lead to digestive upsets and bowel obstruction. Toxins and paint cause allergic reactions and poisoning. That’s why you need to go to a pet store for a toy for a dog! Continue reading
Kong and anti-vandal treats. Such toys are a win-win option for any, even the most moody dog. They are very durable, it is pleasant to nibble and toss them up. But the most important thing is the treats that the dog gets during the game. Attracted by a mouth-watering aroma and bright taste, the pets are ready to play around the clock – well, or until the treats end! But what goodies fill the toy? Yes, so that they were not only tasty, but also healthy, and the dog could not extract them too quickly? Let’s talk about this in our article.
Ready-made treats for toys
The easiest option is to fill the “Kong” toy or another toy for the treats with ready-made treats for dogs. In pet stores, their huge selection. Quality goodies are not only delicious, but also very healthy. For example, you can choose preventative sticks or brushes that care for your mouth and eliminate plaque. Or you can fill the toy with traditional vitamin sausages, chopsticks and mini-bones, slices of fillet (for example, natural chicken straws and duck breasts “Mnyams”) or, for lovers of delicious treats, biscuits and cheese bones “Mnyams”. In the toy you can put several different goodies – it’s even more interesting. Continue reading
A trained dog is not only a reason for pride, but also a guarantee of safety for both the pet itself and everyone around it. But that is not all. For centuries, people have been selecting dogs with various inclinations and abilities – they made different breeds that can be conditionally divided into shepherds, hunting (gundogs, hounds), security, service and companion dogs. These dogs, like humans, need to exercise their abilities in order to be happy. And the right training technique allows you to discover and develop their natural talents. This, you see, is much nicer and more useful than raising a “sofa” pet.
You can do the training yourself. But this requires experience and a lot of time, especially when it comes to medium and large breeds. In any case, the result of “home” training loses to specialized courses. After all, if you are not a professional, it is difficult to create a truly competent program and take into account the behavioral characteristics of your dog specifically. That is why special courses are in such demand. In our article we will talk about the five most popular programs. Continue reading