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    Good Dog Toys

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Dog Toys

    Every dog loves playing. The puppies do it much more gladly and much more often than the adult dogs indeed, but the love of the game is essentially timeless. Dog toys and are vital to dogs because it stimulates them, moves their bodies, improves their skills and gives a good opportunity to strengthen the link between the handler and his dog. The first and most important thing to know is that the best game for dogs are those that involve their owner, so try to find time to play with your dog at least a little bit every day. If this is done, you have only one thing to do: find the best dog toy.

    What Is a Good Dog Toy Like?

    This question can not have a short and clear answer, as it depends on the dog’s nature, whether you want to play in the house or in the garden, how old he is, etc.... It is much easier to determine which dog toy is not proper for him, so let’s take those first.

    Avoid those toys your dog can scrunch. First, it is better for your wallet (the cheapest dog toys can be very expensive if they must be replaced every week), and then you can avoid your dog gnawing large and small pieces of the lower quality, indigestible plastic and rubber toys and swallowing them, causing intestinal obstruction.

    Make sure you use dog toys that are tooth friendly and are unlikely to break. A good example is the traditional tennis ball which seems harmless, but unfortunately wears his dental enamel, using it is therefore not recommended. The covers of specially made tennis balls do not include glass wool, so even though they are less durable, they save the dog's teeth.

    You should buy a dog tennis ball or a dog toy made of similar material for an animal that prefers retrieving to chewing. These dog toys are not long lasting but relatively cheap and if you do not let your pet chew them, they can make it even for months.

    Rubber toys are best for dogs and puppies that enjoy chewing. It is worth making sure that these should preferably be made of natural rubber and not latex. Even the average-jawed puppies can quickly disassemble the latter one, while solid rubber toys can last even for years. Besides being long lasting, rubber toys can be good for dental care, too, provided they are designed with pleats. These toys massage dog’s gums while chewing, and tartar formation can also be reduced.

    A few years ago those toys came into fashion that we can somehow hide dog food or delicacies into. Their advantage is being able to hold the animal’s attention only by themselves and more complex types can be a real challenge for your pet.

    Toys For Dogs: Frisbee and Pulling Dog Toys

    Besides rubber toys, solid plastic dog toys can be a very good choice, too, since they are much more durable than simple tennis, or thin rubber ones. These are especially made for strong bite dog breeds. When using them, pay attention that despite the plastic removes the tartar while chewing it, if the form of the toy is not proper it could harm the dog's gums.

    Almost all of the above mentioned toys have a roped type, too. Latter can be an excellent means to play "squeeze it-let it" but watch out that the dog will not chew the rope itself, but the toy on top of it. Besides the balls, Frisbees have become increasingly popular dog toys. There are Frisbees designed specifically for dogs available on the market, which do not affect the animal’s gums when catching it and they are also more durable to withstand being bitten.

    Dog toys of various sizes and kinds are available in more and more places. When purchasing one, make sure it is manufactured within the EU. The toys from Asia, unfortunately often contain adhesives and other materials so their use in European food industry has already banned. Besides the basic material of the toy it’s also imperative to choose a suitable size. If large, strong dogs gnaw everything off in a second, you have to buy a toy in such a shape and size that does not fit into the dog's mouth so that he will be not able to snap at it with his back teeth full blast.

    The Best Tooth Cleaning is Chewing!

    In the past our dogs acquired their food by hunting. Then they could only eat the game neck and crop with an intensive mastication, his teeth having cleared out this way. Today, civilization has reached dogs, too. They can be easily bred with dog supplies and a variety of tinned food. These feeds, however, are no longer able to fill the tooth cleaning role, since they do not require intense chewing. The solution is pressed leather false bones, dried and smoked ears, larynx, bull penis and other tooth cleaners. Using them 2-3 times a week they can replace the intense chewing of natural hunting and therefore they help preventing tooth-bed infections and tartar.

    The Dog-Owner Play

    Each dog has its favorite dog toy and it is important to stop playing when he still feels like doing it. After playing do not leave its favorite objects of his sight, so he will not loose interest in them. While teaching him - if he was handy – you can reward him with his favorite toy this way you can drive him to do the exercises. The purpose of playing with dogs is to free the boundaries between us and the dog, both physically and theoretically. Therefore, we are the ones who must decide when the game starts and ends, as the master is the pack leader.

    The dog can then decide what he would like to play and what with. This we way know by putting his favorite toys in front of him and let him choose.

    Playing Tips For His Favourite Games:

    Every owner knows the popular game of fetch but if the dog is already very professional in this classic one, learning the names of his toys could be even more challenging. It is easy to be taught during the classic game. Then throw one of the dog’s favourites in front of him shouting: "Bring me the bone!" - The emphasis has to be on the word "Bone". As soon as he brings it back, ask for it by shouting "Give me the bone!" and wait until he puts it in your hands. Make sure that you always say the name of the toy during each game. If he has already learned the names you can throw him two toys at a time and only say the name of his favorite: "Bring back the rubber bone!" If the animal comes back with the right toy, be sure to praise and reward him!
     

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