Best Dog Toy and Why Treats Are Not Needed

Any pet store will be stocked full of treats and have a huge selection of toys. Food treats are unneeded… the best dog toy and “treat” you can give your dog is a good toy with you at the other end of it.

Best Dog Toy and Treat Tips

  1. Avoid feeding your dog treats. Your dog should be getting everything it needs from the high quality food you are feeding them.
  2. No bones! Giving your dog a bone to constantly chew on by itself is not promoting interaction and can end up creating bad habits of chewing on other things.
  3. The best toys are ones that you can interact with too. Tug toys, balls, and frisbees are all great toys. Make sure the materials are strong and durable so they last a long time.
  4. Never give your dog a toy shaped like a snake or a small animal. Can you guess why? 🙂

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  1. Grace July 16, 2015 at 12:28 am - Reply

    My dog has no toy drive, and how can I work on that? He’s a rescue and about 2 year old now. I bought tons of different type of toys and he’s not even looking at them. He has pray drive for rats or squirrels but when we thru toys he’s acting like he didn’t see it. He’s fully obedience trained and I do not use clicker or treats during obedience training. Really want to work on his toy drive. He will only play Kong when there’s treat in it. Thanks!

  2. Rose Nguyen October 21, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Hi, my name is Rose , i would like to know why we never give the the dog a toy shapped like a snake? I’m looking for a professional training for my dog as a guard dog. I have a 5 months old Belgian Malinois.
    thanks, Rose Nguyen.

    • YDG October 23, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      You don’t want to purchase toys for your dog that resemble another animal because it can condition them to go after those animals outside or in the wild.

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