With Puppy Class starting in a couple of days (you can still join HERE), here are some dog toys ideas. Dog toys are the only thing I enjoy shopping (HATE shopping anything else!), but seems like my dogs often prefer "recycled" toys over bought ones! Here is Ta's list of favorite toys:
1. Paper sleeves - before and after example 🙂 - she thinks it's really fun that you need to work hard to pick it up and she LOVES the sound it makes when she shakes it.
2. Old gloves - with or without tennis ball in it for extra weight. All my dogs love those floppy fingers.
3. Old sock filled with plastic bags - makes a fun sound when grabbing it. I also add squeakers from other dead toys if I have them.
4. Fake fur from my jacket's sleeves on a string - and yes, I still have this toy, it passes from one generation to another 🙂
HOWEVER, real dog toys are often more practical for training, so once the "creating drive" stage is over, I do switch to real dog toys and use whatever I find most practical for each dog. So here are our training toys:
The green hollee roller is To's - love it as you can toss it well + it's great for tugging - just enough stretchy for To! Bi is a much stronger tugger, so it's too stretchy for Bi and it gives me blisters, so Bi's toy is a boring hard plastic ring on the left. It can be thrown well and survives Bi's tugging as well. Le has an oval hollee roller - it's perfect to keep her teeth away! She might be little, but likes to tug so close to your hand that it gets dangerous! The fluffy tug toy is Bu's favorite - soft and squeaky! I don't toss toys for her at her age and this one works perfectly for tugging and chasing.