Before you Christmas shop for your dog, make sure you get a gift that will delight your dog for a long time.
Your dog has needs unlike humans. Let me explain. Say that all your life, you have had a dream to be a singer or songwriter. You have never been able to pursue your dream and instead have a career in Sales. You work long hours and have no time to pursue many outside interests. You love to sing and feel like you are missing out on something, so bad that you feel empty. You may feel frustrated and at times feel that you can’t stand to work at your job another day.
Your dog has these same strong desires. Dogs are here for a purpose – sporting, hunting, retrieving, and even cuddling. If you’re dog doesn’t get to use her talent, she will become frustrated. This will lead to inappropriate behaviors, like excessive barking, panting, scratching, licking, and hyperactivity.
Stimulating your dog mentally is just as important as physical exercise. Mental stimulation satisfies some of the natural urges she has. It also promotes a strong bond between the two of you. Interactive games are one great way to do this.
So if you’re wondering what gift to get your companion for the Holidays, I recommend one or more of the interactive toys listed below.
Never leave your dog alone with these toys. These are meant for bonding with your dog and to utilizing their natural foraging skills. Your pup will be impressed with your thoughtful selections!
There are 3 puzzles that dog must figure out to get to treats.
There are 2 to choose from and reasonably priced. Your dog figures out how dispense treats.
This uses coordination to dispense treats or food. Great for aggressive eaters by slowing food consumption.
Great for the aggressive chewer. Although the Extreme line is limited, you can choose from different sizes in a Tire, Treat Dispenser and a Ball.
Exceptionally made and a nice variety, Kong interactive toys will surely keep you and your dog entertained.
Great for indoor or outdoor exercise and play. Fantastic tool for draining excess energy on a rainy day.
Pupjoy offers a variety of choices in your box including Organic! You can order a single box or use their subscription service. They also donate $2 from every box purchase to help animal welfare organizations with pet adoptions, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care.
Paws for Life wishes you and your fur family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!
If you have any questions about toys best suited for your dog or would like to schedule a training consultation, call or contact me today at 762-218-3708. We currently serve the Evans/Grovetown area.