These toys can be useful for extremely active dogs who need mental stimulation as well as physical exercise. Some examples are food delivery toys, stuffed with dog food, frozen peanut butter and/or treats, chew challenge toys, and puzzle toys.
A dog toy is a toy that is specifically for dogs to play with. Dog toys come in many varieties, including dog bones, puppy toys, balls, tug toys, training aids, squeaky toys, discs and frisbees, plush toys, and sticks. Dog toys serve different purposes. Puppies, for instance, need toys they can chew on when they are teething because their gums and jaws become very sore and chewing on things provides them relief. Also, playing with different toys encourages exercise, which benefits the pet’s overall health. Toys also stimulate dogs’ minds, discourage problem behavior resulting from boredom and excess energy, and promote dental health. There are a wide variety of dog toys on the market that are designed for different purposes and depending on the dog’s characteristics such as size, activity level, chewing habits, and play style.