Other Dog Toys

After my last post here at For Dogs, its time to look once again at some of the many fun dog toys that are around to get your dogs playing and exercising and having fun while their owner can join in too!

A couple of posts ago I was talking about those amazing Kong toys for dogs and how perfect they are for dogs of all sizes to play with and also to learn how to chase a randomly bouncing and rolling thing that has a mind of its own!

Well, lets turn our attention to the soft toys that dogs love to play with. Soft dog toys are fine for small dogs as their small jaws don’t have quite the same destructive power of a larger dog so they can’t rip them to bits so fast. That’s not to say small dogs can’t obliterate a soft toy in a matter of moments, just that getting them the right ones will at least prolong the fun long enough for them to eventually get bored and move on to something else!

I notice that there are some very good and also some very poor soft dogs toys available for sale in pet stores and bigger supermarket style retail outlets, but buyer beware. They’re not all as resilient as you’d think. Now, this is not a post that is going to name names, just a timely reminder that when you go to buy your dog a soft toy, check out the overall feel of it first. If it looks flimsy, then it probably is and won’t last five minutes with your dog’s eager energy!

I’ve seen some very good soft or plush dog toys as they’re also known that can be had for reasonable prices and also some rubbish. Likewise, even at the more expensive end of the market there are still some poor quality toys that you’d be better off leaving alone, or saving your money and going to one of the cheap shops and buying half a dozen small cheap soft toys meant for kids for the same price – you’ll probably get more wear out of them!

Having said that, the middle range as far as price is concerned has some good plush toys for dogs that I’d certainly go for. Hate to sound like I’m harking on one company, but I cannot fault those Kong soft toys for dogs for being hard wearing and long lasting especially with my two little terriers!

Well, that’s where I’ll leave it for now. I’ve got some playing to do with two eager dogs!

Terry Didcott
For Dogs