At Nina’s Nannies for Pets we are always on the look out for interactive toys to recommend to our clients. Like humans, pets need regular interaction and stimulation in order to be happy. They might not get bored in the same way that we can, but without toys or humans to play with, they can soon get grouchy and destructive.
Kong Toys are a must for any healthy and hungry dog, and when it comes to boredom busters, these bad boys are up there with the best of them. We have a large one for our German Shepherd Luika, which he adores when stuffed with his favourite food. Do remember however, when using treats/food in Kongs, to adjust their diet accordingly, so as not to over feed!
These boredom toys are great for maintaining healthy teeth and gums and will have your dog catching, jumping, chewing and tugging their little hearts out. There’s everything from squeaky tennis balls, tugging ropes, dog bones, and sticks to keep your dog busy for hours on end. Many products from the Kong range also allow you to place treats inside, keeping your eager pet busy for hours until they satisfy their canine cravings.
We are also a huge fan of Nina Ottosson Dog Games. These toys prove that board games are not just for people! The Dog Magic game allows you to keep your dog at their sharpest while they use their sense of smell to track down treats hidden under a choice of hiding places. While the Plastic Training Brick is ideal for helping to develop your dog’s intelligence and reasoning skills, it will also keep them amused for hours on end. You might want to go easy on the treats though or else you might need to up their exercise regime even more.
Both the Kongs and Nina Ottosson Dog Games can be purchased from : http://www.swellpets.co.uk/dog.html They are a great company to deal with and are very reasonably priced. For this reason we are happy to recommend them to our clients.