Dog Toys That Fit Their Breed and Personality

August 1, 2017

Not all dog toys are created equal.  In fact, experts chime in on the best toys for dogs based on their personality.  For instance, have working class dog such as an Akita, Doberman Pinscher, Husky, or Boxer.  Or a dog that seems to get bored easy?  Try a puzzle toy that dispenses his food or a rubber chew toy you can stuff with treats will keep him busy longer than most games. Dogs that learn quickly or are highly motivated to please their owners, such as Poodles, Border Collies, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Papillon, Rottweilers, purchase a puzzle or interactive toy. Look for one that grows with the dog and increases its difficulty level. A laid back dog needs a toy too, so try a plush toy they'll fall in love with.  But make sure they get exercise too and push them to try a puzzle toy or play fetch often. Hunting dogs, such as Beagles, hounds, retrievers and pointers need the stimulation, so try a toy that dispenses his food or a rubber chew toy you can stuff with treats.  Keep plush toys away as they will destroy them! Smaller dogs like Chihuahua and Yorkies need smaller toys such as a pull toy with a loop for you to hold and a piece of soft, durable material on the other end for them to bite and tug. Finally an obsessive dog needs a durable toy that can handle a lot of energy. Consider a strong rubber toy, whether one that holds treats or a simple large ball.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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