of us when we buy toys for our pets, I believe, really do
not consider the impact of these toys on their pet's lives.
We look at the pretty colors and packaging and try to envision
how much fun they would be, and then make the purchase.
I believe most people do not give their selections a substantial
qualitative review. I am hoping that this article will change
is the purpose of a "TOY"? It can serve as a diversion
devise, it can help as a teething tool, it can be just fun,
but most importantly it should stimulate the dog to use
his brain. Just because a toy is being used to stimulate
the old gray matter does not mean it cannot be fun. But
most importantly it should make the dog think. Learning
and having fun can go hand-in-hand but the item that you
are picking to achieve this end must be evaluated carefully.
do I believe that the dog should learn and have a toy which
is also not boring? Picture yourself receiving said toy.
You cannot go out shopping for other toys because you live
in a closed environment, like your dog. So basically you
have to rely on what is given you. Now
let us apply this thought to a real-life situation.
the criteria above, as to what we will be looking for, we
will now go to the pet store and evaluate a toy for our
dog. What jumps out immediately is, for example, a Kong
Toy. It comes in a wide range of sizes to be utilized by
a wide range of dogs. In other words, the size of a dog's
mouth has been taken into consideration. Let's go over the
physical characteristics of the toy and then we will analyze
the higher tier which is learning.
Kong Toy is almost indestructible. It is made out of a material
that can take the everyday abuse a dog will give it. Due
to the consistency of the toy it makes it pleasurable for
a dog to mouth/or chew. Now for the important part, due
to the shape of the toy, and how it reacts when it lands,
it makes the dog learn by thinking. It increases the dog's
eye and motor coordination when it is chased or caught.
Due to the inconsistency of the bounce it maintains interest
and trying to figure out a consistency by the dog.
we have now researched one toy. It is a win-win situation
not only for the dog owner but the dog. If this type of
evaluation is used to check out other toys then the garbage
toys will not be bought and only good toys will be on the
by Neal Seaman