Toys for Cocker Spaniels
Dog toys come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The right toys will test your dog’s intelligence; Helps with teething and foot coordination. They also provide a great training tool if you have a chewer on your hands. Dogs get bored doing the same thing over and over again, so a variety of challenging toys are recommended.
Understanding your dog and his needs will help you choose the right toys. For example, a Cocker Spaniel has hunting instincts. Their natural instincts will tell you that they love to hunt, wash, and retrieve animals. This tells me that the dog is energetic, intelligent, and needs to be kept busy. So if he keeps this in mind when choosing toys, he will be on the right track. Of course, some toys will be for indoor play and some for outdoor play. Let’s look at the benefits of rubber toys for a second,
benefits of toys
- Reduces the urge to chew Helps keep teeth nice and clean
- Helps maintain healthy gums.
- Provides exercise
- Provides focus
- Helps maintain dog alertness.
- The dog is kept busy and entertained for hours.
These are just a few, I’m sure you can think of a few more. The point is that the benefits of toys will far outweigh the cost. In my area, if I have to take a dog in to have his teeth cleaned, I am looking at a bill of around $60.00 USD. A toy to help keep my dog’s teeth clean is about $7.00 and is much more enjoyable for the dog as well. Below is a list of toys that will challenge your pup and provide health benefits. You can find these popular toys by visiting your local pet store or doing an Internet search. For the most part they are cheap.
Kong Jump’Jack – Ideal for Cocker Spaniels who like to chew. This dog toy that will clean your pups teeth and exercise their gums at the same time. Because it has an unpredictable bounce, it will entertain your pup for hours. It has plenty of surface space to clean dog’s teeth and indentations that are helpful for exercising dog’s gums. They come in three different sizes, small, medium and large. Medium is recommended for Cocker Spaniels.
squirrel guy – (Also known as Busy Buddy Squirrel Dude). This toy is durable, unique and innovative. Fill the hole with treats and you will challenge the dog to be more assertive in trying to taste and reach for the treats. It is very durable and will keep your Cocker Spaniel busy for hours.
Ball Stomp’r – Throw and throw the ball. This ball launcher will provide fun for young and old alike. Simply place an old tennis ball inside and step on the launcher to eject the ball. A ball is included with the toy, but a tennis ball is a much better substitute. In smaller units, the ball is thrown about sixty feet, while the largest unit can go up to 100 feet. Play with your dog and see how he concentrates, chases and retrieves the ball. Great outdoor fetch toy. Great way to exercise your Cocker Spaniel.
Dinosaur Egg Plush Puppies – This toy helps develop intelligence. Inside her secret opening she has three eggs that produce a screeching sound. This will force the dog to test his instincts to discover the hidden rewards.
Toys that you can interact with are always the best as they allow you to continually bond with your pet. Have fun choosing toys. Keeping your Cocker Spaniel busy and well exercised will help you avoid misbehavior problems.