If you’ve got a puppy on your hands, you’ll soon realise that nothing can hold his attention for long! If your furry friend doesn’t seem to like the toys you give him, perhaps it is because you just haven’t found the right toy… yet.
Puppies love to play, so it’s important that your dog toys don’t just entertain them, but stimulate their minds as well. We take a look at the many dog toys available out there and narrow it down to four great types of toys that will help to engage and stimulate your puppy pal.Anchor toys Source: USZEEDOG
These “busy” toys are great for when your puppy is high on energy but you have guests around and just want him to sit still for a moment or two. Find a hard rubber toy that can be filled with food, like a Kong, and stuff it with peanut butter or biscuits for him to chew and paw out. These toys are great for keeping your puppy captivated for extended periods of time, be it when he’s in a crate or at home.Frozen toys Source: Megacalendars
Teething season is never fun, but you can help your puppy keep his cool with frozen chew toys. These durable toys are great for when your puppy needs to chew on literally everything, and the fact that you can freeze them makes it better, as it soothes his aching and swollen gums! Fill it with water or chicken broth, and keep it in your freezer for those rainy days when the pain just won’t go away.Interactive toys Source: Petloversmarket
Plush toys are every puppy’s favorite cuddle buddy (besides you, of course!) however they can also be so much more than that. The dog toy market is exploding with the variety of toys out there, and interactive plushies now come with different elements like Velcro, honks and squeaks, hidden mini toys and little rings for your puppy to discover and play with. So more than just soft and cuddly, these toys stimulate your puppy’s mind and keeps him entertained for long periods of time. Purchase a few interactive toys and have them on rotation so that he constantly stays intrigued.Activity toys
Similar to anchor toys, these can contain food for your puppy to dig out. However, activity toys require some movement like shaking, tugging and pawing to retrieve the treats, and this often means that your puppy will be jumping and rolling about with the toy. Hence, these toys are best for playing with in a field or a large space. They’re great for day-outs, and will not just work your puppy’s mind but also burns some physical energy, so you’ll have a calmer puppy when the both of you reach home!