Hey Dog Lovers,
Let’s start with what toys go with what size dogs and what are inappropriate for certain dogs to have as toys. Meaning what some toys may lead to in the future.
For smaller dogs toys can be any size as most dog toys out there are bigger then most of their heads. Medium dogs can have a lot of the same toys but not the same as small dogs as some small toys (small tennis balls, kongs) can be hazards as they could swallow them. This goes for large and extra large breeds as well due to their large mouths swallowing a small toy can cause digestive problems and choking, severely hurting them.
Toy aggression is most common in dogs that are in a home where they are the only dogs in the household. It is caused by the lack of sharing they have to do and that forces them to become possessive of any toy given to them. This can also go as far as being aggressive to their owners as well. This becomes an issue when you board your dog at a kennel or they go to camp and have to interact with other dogs. Kennels/Camps often have a community of toys they keep for dogs to play with while at camp. When a dog is toy aggressive it makes the counselor take the toy away because the toy aggressive dog gets defensive and snappy which could cause a fight.
All dogs are different when it comes to toys but make sure you teach your dog to share. What this means is to just play with them, take it away from them and discipline them when they show aggression as that is not behavior you want to positively enforce.
Do your dogs have favorite toys they have? Got any Pictures? Want your dog featured on this blog? Send me comments or questions and I can get your dog on my blog and share their favorite toys shown.
Well that is it for today guys! Thanks for reading!