Mentally Stimulating Dog Toys | Animal Wellness Magazine
Interesting post! My dog catches on to puzzle toys pretty quickly so we have several around for mental stimulation.
Likewise, is another multi-functional toy that promises your dog loads of lasting FUN, as well as mental and physical stimulation. Just don't get those with small floppy parts (like eg the hedgehog has on its feet), then they last longer and are safer! Note that these toys also squeak - as long as they work.
Your dog certainly has a lot of mentally stimulating toys! My dog Bear loves to play hide and seek with my husband and I. Its so much fun to watch him thinking and problem solving to figure out where we are hidden!
Best Food/Puzzle Toys for Dogs' Mental Stimulation | Citizen Canine
Mentally Stimulating Dog Toys – Bullyfambamblog
Among emerging trends in the dog toy market, game and puzzle toys are experiencing a surge in popularity. Dog owners are concerned about keeping their dogs busy, and there is an emphasis on mental stimulation, especially for dogs that are left alone for long stretches of time.In the great scheme of things, there are lots of worse things in the world than people giving their dogs any kind of toy or treat, much less one that’s designed to be mentally stimulating. So I certainly don’t have a major beef here. But I’ve never seen this point discussed or even mentioned, that there could be non-ideal side-effects of these toys.A variety of toys are demonstrated to promote mental stimulation in pets. Providing your dog or cat with mental exercise can prevent many undesired behaviors including digging and destructive chewing.One way to help stimulate you dog’s mind is to look at some of the ingenious interactive dog toys and feeders on the market nowadays. These products are especially designed to give canines mental stimulation, to make them work for their food and treats, and/or to keep them occupied long after that stuffed toy or rubber ball has lost its appeal.Just like humans, bored animals also seem to crave stimulation. A study on two groups of captive mink showed that when the animals have nothing to do in their cage, they are three times quicker at investigating new objects than those living in an enriched environment (). Millions of dogs are confined for extended periods of time. Strays and unwanted dogs, dogs trained for police or service work or dogs used by biochemical research or food industry are all housed in kennels. Concerned for their welfare, many have looked into enrichment options to improve their living conditions. Studies have even shown that when given food enrichment toys, the dogs were generally more active but were also less likely to bark (). By providing ongoing mental stimulation, enrichment feeding toys have also been shown to slow down our dog’s cognitive decline due to age ().Just because your dog is old doesn’t mean he wants to snooze on the couch all day. KONG toys help reestablish play and exercise in your senior pet and make him feel like a puppy again. These toys are made with gentle rubber formula, which doesn’t get sharp when chewed and is easy on their teeth and jaw muscles. Stuff the with treats to keep your dog busy for prolonged periods. Kong toys are mentally and physically stimulating puzzles that help prevent boredom, separation anxiety and other behavioral issues in your pet.