Dogs enjoy having play time with their owners, and we love to interact with them. However, it is impossible to be with your pup all the time. Some dogs are fine with relaxing while they wait for your return, but others need some distraction to pass the time. Distraction with interactive dog toys keeps your dog from chewing on your leather shoes, table legs, and pillows.
Whether your pup enjoys their alone time or needs something to do, interactive toys help keep them mentally and physically active not only when they are on their own but when you need some space to do other things around them. These toys will boost both their mental and physical skills along with their independence.
There are also interactive toys that let your dog engage with you as well for bonding time, but the ones that encourage play on their own are a big help when you can’t be right beside them. A dog who can be engaged both mentally and physically with a companion and on their own will be happier and more content.
The Need for Interactive Dog Toys
Dogs need to be physically and mentally fit. If they don’t have the appropriate stimulation, they can become bored, apathetic, stressed or depressed. When this happens, they can then get destructive and develop problematic behaviors. By offering mental stimulation with interactive toys, your pup will be less fearful, anxious, and stressed. Although the best type of interactive play for a pup is with their owner, interactive toys can help when this isn’t possible.
Good Interactive Dog Toys
Interactive toys aren’t just the type they chew on. You want toys that challenge your dog’s brain and provide mental stimulation and exercise. Dogs are smart and toys that have them problem solve go beyond being simply a distraction. Some toys are great for the dog’s alone time while others are great for your interaction with your dog as well. Both provebeneficial for your pup.
INTERACTIVE TOYS THAT NEED SOME SUPPORT
These types of toys need various levels of owner support. Outdoor and indoor interactive toys can mean you need you to put something in the toy or that the toys highlight interaction between you and your dog. All these toys support your pups mental and physical well being.
Dogs of all sizes and breeds love to be active and engaged. While you can’t always be with your dog, you can certainly make sure they enjoy their time both on their own and with you. Interactive toys bring them distraction, challenge, and enjoyment. They create independence when on their own and enjoy bonding time when they engage with you. Interactive toys give your dog the best of both worlds.