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favourite dog toys

well Im getting everything I can for my future dog now so that Ill have a bunch of stuff by the time I get him. i bought a neater feeder, and 50 foot line for training, I already have a grooming kit from school, and I got one of those no stuffing stuffed animals with a water bottle inside. But iM trying to decide on other toys so whats your guys dogs favourite toys, and whats there least favourite.

on a side note, my dadys dogs seems to be doing okay I put her on tamadol for the pain, and that seems to have helped a fair bit, poor old lady.

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I apologize in advance if I'm asking questions you've already answered....
what kind of dog are you getting and how old is it? If it is young, then investing in some puppy teething toys will be essential to saving your furniture, water hoses in the yard, etc......
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My standard poodle only likes toys with squeakers that sound like grunts or pig noises. I don't know any other way to describe it. He destests the squeakers that are high pitched. Once he finally ruins the grunting type squeakers, he won't play with that toy any more.
Oh, and I forgot, he likes rope toys, too, so he can play tug of war with the other dogs.
He used to love to throw a very heavy teething toy onto our feet, too. He would also chuck it in front of our bare feet when we were walking. It had bumps all over it, and it hurt like crazy! I know he knew what he was doing. He is, after all, a standard poodle, known to be the second smartest breed of all, behind only border collies. We finally banned him from having those types of toys once he outgrew the teething stage and it became apparant he was only using them for target practice.
Kongs are sometimes enjoyed. So much depends on the dog. I like to take them to the pet store and let them pick out their own toys.


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Each dog has different tastes in toys. Mine love stuffed animal toys they can snuggle with lol. They also love the dentastix? They're a good treat and good for their teeth and breath



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Ohh drr I forgot to put that, Im getting a rescue dog probably a white shepherd husky cross(hopefully Ill have to wait till one comes around but Ive seen them quite often, or a shepherd, or a husky malamute which would be my favourite ) so toys they can shred into would probably be to there liking, Im guessing squeakers, yeah thats a good idea to let them choose Nanay, though Id like to have a base bucket of toys they can choose from before I get it(because Im excited lol) My border collie never played with toys but I'd like to get a dog thats fairly toy motivated, Im going to be opening up an obedience class which is why Id like it to be mixed with german shepherd(Give him somemore brains and take out some of the husky ADD, also because it needs to be good with my other animals so itll be one who has lived with cats)

P.s I love standard poodles there so silly at my boarding kennel there always throwing there feet around and jumping

Are dentastix healthy Jenny? I always thought because they were made from pedigree they wouldnt be as healthy, Im putting him onto Taste of the Wild its sorta like Blue Wilderness, I dont like the foods at the vet I work with really, there too high in filler and its all by products even though they say the food is tested against everything I just dont like the formula.

I really advocate all postive reinforcement and negative punishment(for those who dont know negative punishment is simply removing something the dog likes until he presents the wanted behaviour ex. dog jumps up you fold your arms and turn away until he has all paws on the ground then you give the conditioned and unconditioned reinforcement) but I dont like prongs(only for strong stupid dogs) or choker, I believe if we're getting them to obey us why should we use force, when they're not getting anything out of the deal just pain. I love victoria stillwell shes my favourite trainer, and I think Ceasar is getting better at using positive reinforcement then dominance training

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I have found that 3 of my dogs (currently a Catahoula and a Rhodesian Ridgeback ~ and my Chow which has passed away) all loved playing with a horse ball. You can find them at petsmart and such, they now make them for dogs, but they are smaller. These are REALLY thick rubber balls with triangular handles on them that fit nicely into the dogs mouths so they can run around with them. A Huskie mix will have strong jaws like my Chow did and she loved to squeeze the ball. It lasted for several months because it was so thick, it would take that long for her to puncture it and it to lose air. The same ball lasts about 2 weeks with my Rhodesian because he eats the handle off (he is a chewer). But is is a large toy that they seem to enjoy. Also, when I play fetch with it, they can't anticipate the bounce because of the handle.....
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Oh ~ one more thing - I have used a website for a few years now that is much cheaper than purchasing toys at retail stores. If you want to check it out, it is www.petedge.com
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Oh thanks so much Cheryl thats awesome, we have those balls at the pet store I work at, I'll hafta pick up one when I work

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I'm not sure on that, Jessie. I know they're healthy, my dogs eat them all the time. However, I doubt they're on par with the natural food lines since they are from pedigree. We were giving our dogs greenies but those were making them constipated and a little dehydrated since they're so hard and dry



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thats true, I do reccomend pedigree dentastix to people whos dogs are picky because they do do a good dog at keeping there teeth clean and I suppose if itsa treat it can have a bit of extra fat I also love the deer antlers for chewing because there naturally shed and dont splinter but I dont think all dogs like
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My dog is inlove with squeeky things.

And her toy squirell.. Xd
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squeak squeak squeak that's all my dog will play with

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