Another reason as to why dogs need toys so much is because it can have certain health benefits. For example, if a dog has a toy in which you can throw and for it to fetch, you are enabling the dog to get some exercise, this is very good for a dog and it can also introduce a lot of play into the dog’s life. Toys can bring fun and happiness into a dog’s life and when you apply them properly you can even give a dog something to exercise over.
Toys can also have other health benefits when it comes to the dogs well being. If a dog had a squishy toy in which it could chew on it would help keep the dogs teeth healthy, of course it is not a cleaning agent and gets rid of any dirt in the dog’s mouth, but by chewing a toy repeatedly it can really benefit the dog’s health.Dogs need play time for fun, for health (exercise and movement while running, chewing is beneficial for teeth), for psychological well-being and for training purposes. A toy for our dog should be:
- Made of safe material
- Size - large enough that your dog can't "swallow"
- Without small parts, buttons, strings - that can be swallowed (similar to children's toys)
- Easy to wash
- Show no signs of deterioration