When I’m stuck at home and experiencing cabin fever for whatever reason AND my dogs are there with me, I find myself searching for ways to do these 2 things: save money and get organized! Specifically, I’m always on the hunt to find new ways to save money on stuff for the dog (dog treats, dog food, dog toys, dog beds, dog grooming items, etc). And I’m also looking for clever ways to re-organize all of the dog’s gear and supplies (like I way I organized all of the dog treats and dog food in our house). Today I’m going to share with you some fun ways to do BOTH of those things while spending good quality time with your dog at the same time!
Dog Toys, Games & Enrichment
Durable dog toys, fun dog games, challenging dog puzzles, and other interactive gadgets & activities that will keep your dog from getting bored -- indoors, outside, and when traveling. Great ideas to keep your dog active... and happy. Lots of fun ways for you and your dog to spend time together!
Some say that the best dog toy in the world is a tennis ball. Others think Kong toys are best. I have a hard time arguing against either of those, but in our house of many dogs, the best balls for dogs are clearly Splash Bombs! Followed by Zogoflex durable dog balls, Kong LARGE tennis balls, the Wicked Ball, and the Omega Tricky Treat Ball. See why these are our top 5 picks for best dog balls!
The Wicked Ball dog toy is one of the best interactive dog toys I’ve ever seen. It’s 100% automatic – it rolls and moves all by itself and even turns itself ON and OFF! It’s great for preventing dog boredom and entertaining your dog when you’re not home. See why my dogs like it so much…
Does your dog like to play with water bottles or plastic 2-liter bottles?Mine does. Now there’s a REAL dog toy that is similar to a 2-liter bottle… but safer, and lots more fun for the dog. It’s called the Tug-A-Jug interactive toy for dogs. It a multi-sensory toy that dispenses treats as your dog plays with it.
How do you mentally stimulate a dog? Here are fun ways to challenge dogs and keep them from getting bored! Homemade brain games for dogs + DIY dog games and activities for backyard fun.
Interactive dog toys (or enrichment dog toys) provide a challenge for your dog. Their unique features keep your dog interested & having fun for hours! These are the best ones to start with — use them to gauge your dog’s interest and chewing behaviors before you buy a bunch of toys for your bored dog.
Can dogs see color? YES! Are dogs color blind? NO! However, since dogs see color differently from the way we humans see color, it’s important to consider dog color vision whenever you’re buying dog toys. The best color for dog toys is blue or yellow. The dog toy color to avoid is red, orange or green.
Most people are not aware of the fact that tennis balls can actually be dangerous to dogs. The danger is that when playing fetch with your dog, the ball could get stuck in your dog’s throat when he catches it.
We recently introduced the GoughNuts dog toy to our dog, Tenor, for the first time. Think: A ‘doughnut’ that dogs go nuts for. He immediately lOVED it!
There’s no doubt about it, our dogs have gotten years of enjoyment out of Kong toys. We currently own 16 of ’em! And we, in return, have gotten a lot of peace & and quiet — and content dogs — thanks to Kongs!
How smart is your dog? Have you ever ‘tested’ your pet in order to obtain some kind of measure of your dog’s intelligence level? Now you can. Here are 7 quick & easy tests that you can do with your dog to see how ‘smart’ your pet is. They’re FUN, too!
Maybe your dog needs to get a bit more exercise these days, but he doesn’t really enjoy playing with toys… Maybe you’re trying to get your dog ‘ready’ for agility training… Maybe you just want to find a new way to interact with your dog by incorporating something FUN into his daily routine… Whatever your motivation, here’s how to get your dog interested in a brand new toy — to the extent that he will do almost anything to be able to play with that toy.
I’ve tried both the Buster Cube and the Kong toy with my dogs, and without a doubt, they prefer the Kong toys. Here’s why. Both dispense treats as your dog plays with them, but there are a number of other qualities that make the Kong toy much different.
Kong toys are the best dog toys… ever! They serve double-duty, as a chew toy, and as a treat-dispenser. Here’s a listing of the best things about Kong dog toys, and why every dog owner should have one — or 4! Kong chew toys for your dog.