Balls – of course rubber or tennis balls are the go-to toy for dogs that love to fetch. Be sure to throw them away if you notice the balls are splitting or breaking as you don’t want your pet to ingest any rubber or plastic bits.
Treat toys – be sure to look for durable brands such as Kong that dispense treats or demand some form of interaction and work from the dog. These are great for pets who spend time alone at home.
Water toys – floating toys are wonderful for dogs who like a dip in the beach or river. Swimming is fantastic exercise for dogs of all ages and abilities, and floating toys encourage them into the water.
Tug-of-war toys – these toys are great for dogs as they encourage them to use that instinctive desire to grab and pull. However, these aren’t good for older dogs or those who have suffered from mouth or teeth problems.
Noisy toys – dogs love toys that will squeak when they bite down or paw at them. Just be sure to buy a reputable brand as dogs have been known to rip the squeaker out of brand-new toys in a matter of minutes.
Scented toys – you can buy toys that are flavoured with your dog’s favourite meat. These are great if you’re watching your pet’s weight, as your dog gets the taste and not the calories.
Soft toys – teddy bears aren’t just for kids. Many dogs love to lie with or carry around their favourite plush toy, and there are so many sizes and varieties available from your local pet store, you’re sure to find one your dog will love.