Keeping your dog entertained and happy is a must if you have one. Spending every minute playing with your pet to keep him occupied, though, is not possible. Because of this, you have to leave this important job to some well-chosen toys.
The right dog toys will not only keep your pet entertained for hours; they also have other essential roles, such as stimulating your pup’s brain and providing him relief when he is teething.
Since these accessories will keep your pet occupied for long periods, they will help banish his boredom, thus reducing some of his destructive tendencies, such as chewing on your shoes and sheets.
But for your pup to get the most from these dog toys in Dubai and ensure they will enjoy playing with them safely for a long time, you have to choose which ones to buy for your pet.
If you are looking for the best toys for your golden retriever or other large dog, here are four products you should include in your shopping list:
It’s hard not to associate chew toys with KONG, one of the most popular brands for dog toys. Their products are some of the most durable, long-lasting, and innovative around. They are all non-toxic and dishwasher safe, too.
The brand’s iconic Classic Dog toy has a hollow middle, which means you can fill it with your pet’s favorite treat. These can include dog food, canned pumpkin, and peanut butter. Because of this, your pup will love chewing on this product for hours, keeping him occupied while ensuring he doesn’t go hungry.
This toy was designed to keep your pet’s attention for long hours. It has an energetic bounce when played with on the floor that will keep your pup in chasing mode for lengthy periods.
The KONG Classic Dog Toy also comes in different sizes and suppleness. If you have a golden retriever puppy, you should get the type made of soft rubber since this will help give him relief from teething issues.
If you have an older dog, the senior variety is your best option. And if you have an intense chewer, your pet will love the extreme classic toy.
Aside from giving your dog plenty of chewing exercise and treats to boost, the KONG Classic Dog Toy can also provide him mental stimulation.
Other chew toys come in different types. They are shaped like bones, sticks, and rings, they come in a variety of flavors, and they have the additional purpose of cleaning your pet’s teeth.
All dogs love balls, including your large canine friend. If you want to give him one that won’t get ruined within days or hours due to his strong mandibles, look for a heavy-duty product.
Balls made of thermoplastic rubber are the best bouncing and rolling toys for your large dog. They are firm yet bouncy, which can keep them engaged without getting shredded easily.
These products float, too, which means your pet can play with one even while he’s cooling himself off in the pool or when you are on the beach.
Some balls are infused with natural scents which stimulate a dog’s sense of smell and get their attention.
To buy the perfect bouncing companion for your large dog, make sure you get the right size for your pet.
Large dogs also like stuffed toys. However, like balls and chewing products, these items do not last too long since pups, regardless of their age, also love munching on them.
For your gentle giant, a heavy-duty plush toy would be an excellent companion. Find one that has crackling or crunchy material instead of traditional stuffing. Because of the sound it makes, it will hold your pet’s interest. Also, it will not get ripped to pieces immediately.
With the plush toy lasting longer, your pet can spend more time playing with it and even cuddling it at night or during his nap times.
Tug-of-war is another game that dogs like playing with their owners and their other canine friends.
Since this can be quite a rugged game, your pet needs another good quality toy as well.
Traditional tug toys are made of linen or rope, which means they tear apart or get shredded easily. Because of this, you have to keep replacing this plaything frequently.
If you don’t want to keep buying this toy repeatedly, get a thick, oversized rope toy made with strong, 100 percent cotton. These accessories are specially designed for large breed dogs with powerful mandibles and, as such, will survive frequent plays and munching.
When shopping for canine toys, make sure you employ the same diligence when choosing a dog food delivery service in Dubai. Go with trusted brands and products that have excellent reviews from other pet owners.
As a final tip, inspect all your pet’s toys regularly. Although they are made with the best, most durable materials, they are not designed to keep their good condition forever.
If the accessory is already shredded or has parts missing, replace it immediately. Otherwise, you will end up putting your dog’s health at risk because of his playful nature.
Farah Al-Khojai is the Managing Partner of Pet’s Delight. A passionate entrepreneur, Farah holds a Bsc in Government from the London School of Economics. She is always on the lookout for new opportunities to develop and grow the pet and equestrian retail and wholesale market in the UAE and beyond, and is proud to be at the helm of the first and the largest pet care provider in the market representing world-class brands including Orijen, Applaws, Hunter, Savic, Flamingo, Ruffwear and Rogz.