We all know how our furry pets love playing with pet toys, but are you aware of the amazing effects it does on dogs?
Here are the reasons why pet toys are important:
- It Will Knock ‘Em Out!
All dogs require daily exercise to maintain their health and stamina. Not only will they benefit from the daily walks but providing them pet toys will give them the additional exercise they need. This is important especially if you’re a busy pet owner.
Plus, it will knock their energy out after all the mental stimulation and physical effort they put into playing with their toys. They will spend their energy wisely and won’t feel as frustrated, keeping them from getting into trouble.
Think of it this way, if you were stuck at home with no form of mental stimulation, you’ll get bored and frustrated as well! We all need activity in our daily lives, and that includes dogs.
- It Builds Independence
Dogs aren’t built to spend long periods of time by themselves. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to spend every waking moment with them, with work and other life commitments.
Toys would affect your dogs in a way that can lessen their separation anxiety, building independence when you aren’t around. Dogs can work out all the nervous energy and frustration felt so they are happier and easier to handle.
The right toys will keep your dogs entertained when alone, so they learn how to have fun on their own. With added independence, they won’t be barking for you as much, nor would they be bothering you too often when you’re busy doing chores.
- Build a Relationship
Many pet toys allow you and your dog to play together, whether it’s tossing a frisbee or playing tug of war. Since you are giving them new pet toys and playing together when you have the time, your dog will associate you with all the fun and excitement during playtime. This will help build a more positive relationship between you and your pet, which is something all pet owners want to achieve.
While you aren’t home, toys affect your dog’s sense of companionship. Beloved toys can become your dog’s source of comfort, like how children see their security blanket. This lessens their anxiety and relaxes them, not only at home but when in places they get scared of, such as the vet or when traveling.
- Hone Their Learning
There are enrichment pet toys that will enhance your dog’s ability to learn and develop new skills, which you can find from stores like Peggasus Pets. Toys can also promote their natural behavior in the wild, like exploring, foraging, and playing with their pack.
Besides honing their learning, toys can prevent problem behaviors like excessive barking or chewing. You can find chew toys that help stop dogs from looking for other things to chew, like your couch or shoes!
So what are you waiting for? Grab a few (or all) pet toys you can and help your dog hone his skills while having the time of his (and your) lives!