Best Toys for Your Energetic Puppy
New dogs are fun, adorable and somewhat exhausting, especially an energetic puppy. To keep your puppy from getting bored and tearing apart your furniture or clothing, you need to wear them out. Since walks alone may not cut it, offer your puppy a new toy that makes them run or exercises their brain power. Need some ideas? Check out a few below.
One of the most popular treat toys for dogs is the Kong. Basically, it’s a rubber, hollow toy that can be filled with food, or even frozen liquids. The dog then has to really work to get to the treats inside! According to the official site, sweet potato, diced apple, peanut butter, peas, kibble and chopped chicken are all possibilities. Try different options to see which your dog prefers, but make sure all food is dog safe and that you’re using the right size puppy toy.
Your energetic puppy loves to run and be social with its new human friend so why not have your cake and eat it too? Fetch toys are perfect for outdoor play and cover all budgets. The next time you’re at the dog park, why not try out these puppy fetch toys:
- Chuckit toy
- Automatic ball launcher.
- Tennis ball
If these puppy toys aren’t in the budget right now a stick or old tennis ball works just as well. Just remember that your puppy may miss the “bring it back” part at first. Just be a little extra patient, and try to play on a soft surface for safety.
One thing more tiring than entertaining one energetic puppy is keeping TWO busy! Tug-o-War is a classic game of strength that dogs naturally love. You can play Tug-o-War yourself to engage with your pup or maybe both your puppies will pick it up and give you a break. Learn how to make one here.
Dogs love a good challenge! Talk to your local pet store about available dog puzzles that will really make them work for those treats. Try your hand at making your own. Think about creating doors, easy latches, flaps and buttons. Flip a muffin tray upside down and put treats underneath, or cut open a tennis ball and hide a treat inside. Dog puzzles are great for entertaining your puppy when you need to get things done around the house or simply need a break.
There are lots of great toys and gadgets out there, but the best thing for your energetic puppy is YOU! Take your pup out on a favourite long walk every day, play hide and seek, toss around a ball, or take them to the beach to splash with you in the waves. Not only will they be getting exercise, but it’s quality time to spend with your pal.
Energetic puppies need LOTS of activity. To keep things fresh, visit the Canadian Pet Expo to discover the best and newest puppy toys on the market.
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