Dog Toys That Might Annoy You More than Please You
If you are the proud owner of a dog, it is likely that you have or are considering investing in some dog toys that will keep your dog fully occupied and happy. Dog toys are great ways to ensure that your dog finds plenty of things to play with without destroying your home and belongings. Additionally, there are hundreds of options available when it comes to purchasing high-quality dog tools.
However, it is important that you are aware that not all dog toys will keep your dog out of your hair. In fact, many dog toys tend to be very loud and obnoxious for their pet owners. While it is impossible to know how your pet will react to the dog toys you purchase for it, it is important to have an idea of what may or may not work before you make a large investment into the toys.
First, rubber balls are fantastic dog toys. They are fun to play with, fun to chase and can occupy your dog for hours. However, rubber balls tend to do two things that dog owners hate: they make noise and they role around. If you are the type of person that enjoys your piece and quiet, then it is probably not a good idea to encourage your dog to run around frantically chasing a toy rubber ball that will only squeak loudly when found.
Alternatively, consider investing in a solid object that will not move in response to your dog’s play, such as a stuffed animal or dog bone. The effects can still be the same for your dog, yet less distracting for you.
Because dogs enjoy swatting at things and playing with objects that seem to respond, many pet owners tie door-hanging toys to their doors. The dogs will chase the toys and swat at them. While the dog will stay occupied and thoroughly amused for hours at a time with the door hanging toy, it is important to be aware that every time your dog hits his paw or body into the door, the door will either bang shut or bang into the wall. Thus, the door hanging toys will be the cause for more noise and rumpus than you may realize.
You may, however, want to consider in investing in a swatting block that your dog can use in a similar fashion to the toy on the door. The block will be placed in the center of a room so that your dog does not run into anything or hurt and furniture. Thus, your dog will be free to play quietly and solitarily while you do other things.