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by Customer Care March 18, 2015 2 min read

Dogs are social creatures and they love to play. If you worry that boredom is setting in, a few good dog toys selected specifically for the type and size of your beloved pet are an excellent remedy. Some dogs are happy with a couple of toys at a time, and some dogs will hoard their toys in special places and pull out favorites when the mood strikes. Each dog has a unique personality, which is why you love him or her so much. So treat your pooch to entertaining, stimulating toys to keep him happy.

Dogs Who Love to Chew Things

Training certainly helps your chew-happy dog learn what is and is not acceptable for gnawing, but a dog who loves to chew will be thrilled with toys that give her the chance to have at it. Choose solid rubber toys meant to be chewed. They're tough and will reward your dog's determination and energy for using his teeth. Just be sure that you closely monitor the toy to make sure your dog isn’t accidentally swallowing pieces of it, which can damage the stomach and intestines. Rubber rings, tennis balls, solid rawhide bones, and old shoes you don't want are all good candidates.

Again, be careful. The dogs most likely to end up in the vet’s emergency room with chewed toy inside their stomachs are:

  • Jack Russell Terriers
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Beagles
  • Labrador Retrievers
  • Pit Bull Terriers

Toys for Very Intelligent Dogs

Smart dogs get bored when there's nothing to keep them entertained. This is especially difficult for owners who have to be out of the house for hours at a time and worry that their intelligent dog will get so desperate that when they return, the house will be a mess. Give your intelligent pet plenty of opportunities to learn new things through training and play, which will help to reduce some of that boundless energy. Also stock up on toys that will keep your smart dog entertained. Such toys require your pooch to solve a puzzle in order to get at a treat. There are many dog games and toys aimed specifically at mental stimulation and that allow you to load in a tasty treat as a reward. Getting at the treat will keep your dog entertained and out of your stuff—sometimes for hours at a time.

Very intelligent dog breeds include (but are not limited to!):

  • Golden Retrievers (also on the list of dogs that love to chew things)
  • Australian Shepherds
  • Poodles
  • German Shepherds
  • Border Collies

Your dog lavishes unconditional love and friendship on you and your family, and he or she deserves your best care in return. Appropriate toys, treats, and games are one way you can show your love and appreciation for your dog’s devotion. And don’t forget that sleep is as important for your pooch’s health as much as it is for yours. DenHaus offers an incredible selection of beautiful dog kennels and beds that will add quality to your home and serve your pet well for years to come. Visit our Home page to start browsing through our exquisite offerings.

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