Toys can vary from plush dog toys to dog balls to chew toys. While it somewhat depends on a dog’s personal preference as to what pet toys are most interesting there are some general things to try. For those with several dogs each should have their own toys. Fights can break out when one dog gets possessive about dogs toy and sharing.
Toys for dogs can be as simple as a soda bottle with a handful of kibble in it on up to the indestructible dog toys for those who really like to tear things up. There are interactive dog toys and eco-friendly dog toys that can keep the dog mentally challenged as well as being easier on the environment.
Tough dog toys might be rope or tug toys. Rope dog toys are sometimes just a section of cotton rope and other times might have other toys attached to it. A dog toy should be selected based on the size and temperament of the dog.
Large dog toys typically are designed to take some abuse. Larger dogs have more power for chewing. An extra large Kong toy with peanut butter, cheese or other treats stuck in it keeps a dog busy for hours when you must put him in his crate or leave for a few hours.
Active dogs may prefer dog balls as toys and playing with this can help create a bond as well as give the dog an outlet for exercise.
On the other hand small dog toys should be chosen carefully too. Small dog toys can also be of many types but should be small enough that the little mouth can get around them. A toy that is six inches long for example isn’t large but for a tiny 2 pound Yorkie puppy, for example, it’s just too large to get their mouth on.
If you have multiple dogs another reason for keeping the dogs toy boxes separate is a large dog can choke on the small dog toys.
Use caution and select toys for dogs that fit the size of the dog as well as their individual interests!