Puppy Kong: for crate training, try putting treats inside the Kong when leaving the puppy at home for a few hours. We like to rub peanut butter in the interior of the Kong and add kibble. Frozen stuffed Kongs are also a big treat for our dogs.
Kong Wubba: every dog loves a good squeaker! Squeaky toys are an excellent stimulation toy for your dog, but be careful to supervise their play as broken toys and loose squeakers can become a choking hazard. Our experience with the Kong Wubba is that it is a more durable squeaky for hours of enjoyment!
Chuck-it Ultra or Whistler plastic ball: the toy that lasts until you lose it! Please be careful to store the launcher separately as it is very susceptible to puppy teeth!
WestPaw Zogoflex toys: for the active chewer these toys are virtually indestructible and come with a guarantee. Our dogs love their Bumi fetch toy!
Plush toys are often loved by dogs, but are very quickly destroyed so be careful on investing in too many of these toys. We like stuffed toys by GoDog or Kong as they seem to last the longest in our home.
Natural bones are a great way to maintain your dog’s teeth and to keep the entertained for hours! Antler bones or beef bones should be given with supervision.
Please remember to throw out toys that your puppy has wrecked- broken toys can be a choking hazard, or even necessitate a trip to the vet to have a piece of a toy removed.
Cleaning and rotating toys keeps your puppy interested in their toys rather than yours!
We recommend keeping toys in a specific and easily accessible bin for your puppy so that they can quickly learn where to find items that they are allowed to play with and chew on.