Dog Games and Toys
Playing is fun; it provides the dog with an upright mental break, emotional stability and serves as a good stress reliever. Dog games will provide ample joy for the dog, give him all the attention he needs, bring him closer to the owner and even keep him away from any property demolition.
Play does not necessarily mean time-consuming walks, long activity hours or doggie Olympic calisthenics, any level or any mode of bustle and activity will serve an affirmative purpose. 15 minutes is enough for most dogs to actively chase a tennis ball, dog ball or Frisbee.
There are following recommended games and activities for dogs:
Agility classes for dogs are in fashion where the dog has to pass through barriers on a specified track.
Tug of War
Another good game can be tug of war using a dog toy that will be both exciting as well as active exercise for dog, but make sure that the control of the game is with the owner.
Flirt pole consists of a simple pole or a handle that is tied to a rope with a toy attached at the end. This helps to train prey drives in dogs.
A water hose nozzle is set to shoot out jets of water and the dog is made to chase the jet.
According to a dog’s breed and temperament, playing ball games is a great idea as well; one can play fetch or soccer using a ball. It is one of the best dog games ever.
Other dog sports include Fly ball, Lure Coursing, Disc Dog, and hiking.
It is obligatory that the owner makes sure that the dog has plenty of toys to play with, more importantly if the dog is in its puppyhood. If the dog enjoys biting everything then a close eye needs to be kept at all times. Toys must be replaced when signs of wear and tear start appearing. In order to prevent boredom, dogs can be given around five toys at a time which should be switched out every other week. There are many toys available in the market that will help the dog keep away from boredom. These include:
These are available in in a variety of shapes and sizes and can prove to be a dog’s best friend. The fabric of the toy must be silky and soft to feel good against the dog’s skin.
This toy is made in the shape of dog’s favourite object on the planet i.e. a bone! The dog will love to play with it and chew it. Also, these are great for fetching games.
Flexi Bone Chew Toys
Pups adore tumbling their teeth into each and everything they find and this toy is great for dogs with chewing habits.
Squeaking and Grunting Toys
These toys are ideal to amaze and amuse pups with their unique sounds.
A large assortment of toys are available in pet stores, one just needs to determine what their dog will be happiest with.
Remember, a full of activity, busy and bushed dog, is an exultant, glad, good and happy dog!