Choosing the Right Toy or Treat for
your Puppy or Dog
SIZE: When purchasing a treat or toy, it's important to take into
consideration the size of your dog and get an item that is appropriate. Too
large, and they will not play with it. Too small, and they could potentially
choke. ANY new toy or treat that is given to a dog should be supervised initially
to make sure that there are no problems.
CHEWER: Consider what kind of chewer your dog is. Do they like to
chew, and chew hard, until a treat is all gone? Then you the owner must either
limit the amount of treats they are given, or select treats that will last a
long time. Same with toys—a tough, dedicated chewer can make mincemeat of a
stuffed toy in no time, so select a tougher item for them. Remember, a really
sincere chewer can get through any toy or treat that mankind can make.
FireHose Dog Toys
are some of the toughest available on the market today.
PLAY: Think about what type of play your dog enjoys most. Tug of War,
then may we suggested a
Bungee Type Dog Toy? Fetch, we suggest
Disc Shaped Toys?
Does your dog like to carrying
Soft Toys around the house
or dog they like playing with toys that make
Noise? or maybe toys they
can Interactive with. Select
a toy that caters to your dogs natural inclinations; or get something altogether
different, and teach them something new!
TREATS: Decide what your dogs treat will be for. If it is a training
reward, it should be small; preferably dry, so you can readily pocket it; able
to be eaten quickly; and appealing to the dog. Try
Train Me Treats. Are
you looking for a reward for good behavior? Perhaps a
Biscuit or a favorite
treat. Are you trying to alleviate boredom? Many products help keep a dog's
attention off destructive behaviors.
New products should be supervised for a while until you are sure that your
dog is not one of those few who will tear off a large chunk and try to ingest
it. And, of course, remove it when it gets to be too small for them. Some new
dog treats now available include
Duck Treats and
What about Rawhide? Available in many types, sizes and flavors, most dogs
love it. Rawhide treats come in many varieties. Double knot bones usually last
longer, retriever rolls are fairly long lasting, and chips less so.
Pressed rawhide cannot
be crunched up quickly and has been known to last many times longer than regular
rawhide. Keep in mind that rawhide softens as it is chewed, so one should always
supervise a pet while he chews. Crunchy rawhide is not very long-lasting, but
many dogs seem to really enjoy it. Don't forget to consider
bacon rolls, and other unusual rawhide items that your dog may love. One of
our most popular treats is
TREAT TOYS: Anything that can be stuffed with treats or goodies will
help keep a dog occupied and out of trouble. Try
Sticks & Bones or
Multipet Squirt Bone.
TOUGHER DOGS: Consider purchasing
Indestructible balls, Jolly Balls, Black Kong toys, Galileo Nylabones, Nylabone
Their treats can include fruit bones, knotted rawhide, and
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