Food cubes are great toys to buy for almost any dog as they make the dog think before they can be rewarded with the food.
This can keep a dog entertained for a long time and is a good remedy for a dog that gets bored while you are away. By solving a puzzle the dog will be able to get the food treat and dogs are usually very determined when they know that there will be a food reward for them if they can sort out the puzzle.
Other types of puzzle toys are the biscuit balls, which are equally good at keeping a bored dog entertained. If you are going to be away from home then it is worthwhile looking at buying some of these to keep your dog happy as they pass the hours until you return. Other good toys that don’t require a puzzle for the reward are the doggie potato chips. These come in a wide variety of styles from pig’s ears to hooves and they can last for a couple of days. They are also excellent for the dog that needs to be left alone while you are at work all day, as they will keep them entertained.
There are various different options for the dog that likes to chew and most of these are non-consumable items that your dog can chew on for hours. As they get older you can simply throw them away and replace them with another new one, as they are relatively inexpensive. Fortunately most of these toys are cheap so you can test and try them until you find one that your dog will remain contented with. It’s a great way to stop your dog from getting into trouble while you are away and also to help stop them whining and barking if they are missing you.
Please note: This article is from a contributor. Opinions expressed may or may not agree with those of Master Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz. When in doubt, please refer to the advice given in Adam’s dog training book. This article is provided for your enjoyment, only.