Dog toys by HUNTER
Apart from sleeping and eating, most young dogs want one thing most of all: to play exuberantly. The longer, the better. But even older dogs can often be encouraged to romp around with the right toys. Of course, play behaviour always depends a little on the breed and the individual character of the dog. Hunting dogs and terriers, for example, are considered particularly playful and are grateful for every new toy.
Why is a dog toy important?
Dogs benefit from dog toys in many ways. For example, regular play keeps them physically fit. Dogs live with us and often spend a large part of the day in the house. As a master, you should make sure that dogs get enough exercise, because otherwise dogs can also become overweight, develop diabetes or arthritis. HUNTER fetch toys such as balls or a dummy are particularly suitable for encouraging exercise. Test whether your dog enjoys them.
Intelligence toys are just right for clever minds. They train the dog's dexterity and fine motor skills. It also challenges your dog and replaces feelings of stress, tension or boredom with fun and balance in no time.
Dog toys against boredom
Even dogs can get bored, especially if they are left alone for a long time. Dog toys to keep them busy, such as snack toys, can help. With skill and perseverance, dogs should try to get hold of treats in these dog toys. These toys are very popular with dogs who love food above all else.
What kind of dog toys does my dog like?
The choice of dog toys is huge. The best way to find out what kind of dog toys your dog likes best is to offer your dog several different kinds of toys. You will quickly realise whether your dog likes toys better that can be chewed on, whether he likes to play together with you and challenge you to a game of tug, or whether your dog loves to play with cuddly toys or water toys. You'll find the right toy for every dog here. Sturdy, larger toys are suitable for large dog breeds such as German shepherds. Dog toys for small dogs may accordingly be somewhat smaller.
Does your dog like to make contact with you while playing and invite you to join in? That's great! Positive experiences through exuberant play strengthen the bond between dog owner and dog and the dog learns social behaviour towards humans. Tug toys or throwing games are suitable for playing together. Many dogs also love dog toys with sounds.
Dog bones: Chew toys for good teeth
Apart from the fun and learning factor, dog toys today are so well developed that they serve the four-legged friend's dental care. The materials do not harm the teeth - on the contrary: the dog toy stimulates salivation, strengthens the jaw and sharpens the teeth.
What to look for when buying dog toys?
What else you should know: Puppies' milk teeth grow until they are three months old. Toys should therefore be made of plush or softer rubber during this time. Between the third and ninth month, young dogs start teething and lose their milk teeth. Just like teething babies, you can offer your dog chew toys during this phase, but you should avoid very hard materials during this time. By the tenth month, the teeth should be fully formed. Hard rubber toys may now be offered. Some dogs will start to weaken their chewing muscles earlier, others later, but on average at the age of seven. Then you should provide your dog with softer toys again.