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Video: Toys - As A Means Of Dog Development
People sometimes wonder why kids need toys? Toys serve as a means of mental, emotional and psychological development for children. They perform the same functions for dogs.
Chew toys. Dogs are designed in such a way that they need to chew on something. An owner whose dog is constantly looking in the house for something to try on the tooth should feel like on a volcano, not only because the dog damages his belongings and furniture, but also because it can get hurt. But if you look at this dog after a few years, you will notice that its teeth are in better shape than those of those dogs that quickly gave up the habit of chewing. So dental health is a reason to encourage puppies and dogs of any age to chew specially designed toys.
Dog Frisbee competition. Championship of Russia-2011
Author Free Sniper, Photo by FREE SNIPER (photography of animals in nature)
They will help to straighten abnormally growing teeth, as well as get rid of milk teeth without the intervention of a veterinarian. Give your dog different textures to chew. Observe what the dog is more likely to chew, and match toys with the same texture. Perhaps this is exactly what the dog's teeth need at this moment. Dogs often grab a toy when they feel aroused and don't know where to put their energy. Also, dogs need to chew on something before going to bed, apparently, this relaxes them, similar to how reading before bed affects people. Toys help dogs cope with loneliness when their owner leaves them.Toys are also needed when the dog has a habit of licking or biting itself. As soon as you see that the dog is behaving this way, give the command "Look for a toy." This will save you and your dog from painful and costly medical problems later on.
To encourage your dog to chew more, give it edible toys. Check with your veterinarian about their safety, and of course don't give anything that your dog is allergic to or medically intolerant. There are toys that are filled with food, for example, Kong toys.
Buy toys for your puppy or dog, let them be of different textures and shapes. The dog should always have access to them. Bring home new toys often, don't skimp on them. These are the tools you need to develop your dog.
Toy safety. Different dogs use toys in different ways. Therefore, it can never be said for certain that a particular toy will be equally safe and effective for all dogs. One dog will quickly chew the toy and swallow its parts, the other will fiddle with the toy for a long time, but will tear it into large pieces, swallowing which can damage its gastrointestinal tract.
Over time, the dog's addictions change and skill increases. If before the dog could chew one toy for a long time, and you had enough time to take it away before the dog completely chews it, then the dog will learn to chew it so quickly that you will not have time to blink an eye. For example, if you have another dog, the first will chew faster so that the second will not get anything.
There are toys that are harmful for a dog to chew. If you have any doubts about this, consult your veterinarian. Dogs can break their teeth on dog toys and your veterinarian will warn you about this. When the dog is quick to handle a softer toy, it makes sense to give it a tougher one, but in this case it can break its teeth. Hard toys are useless if the dog cannot chew them. Some dogs only chew on what tastes of some sort, or if they can swallow small pieces of the toy. They need to reward their hard chewing work with something, and who will blame them for it.
In general, start giving your puppy a variety of gummies and watch carefully as the puppy uses them. As his jaws become stronger, you will need to offer him toys that require more effort to gnaw at them. It is very important that the dog is interested in chewing toys. This will help prevent not only dental diseases, but also ease the stress of the dog, and also form the dog's habit of not encroaching on the owner's furniture. A dog's childhood is a golden time to instill a healthy and extremely valuable toy-chewing habit.
You have several dogs. You should also take care of the safety of toys if you have more than one dog. Jack will play normally and gnaw on raw skin or pig ears and all that until the moment when Jesse appears in your house. Then he will begin to be indignant if she encroaches on what he considers his food. To resent - that's putting it mildly, the dog's instincts demand to protect their food from other members of the pack.
Dogs that have never fought before may start to do so over food or a favorite toy, which is like food to them. Then fights will arise on other occasions, even when you fix the problem with toys. So learn to deal with this problem as soon as you bring in another dog (or several) and before they start fighting. If another dog comes to visit you, also take care of safety.
One way to deal with toy problems is to only give a favorite toy when the dogs are physically separated from each other. For example, when one of the dogs is sitting in a carrier. Do not forget to just hide this toy when the dogs are together again, otherwise they will start a sharp rivalry.
In their opinion, the main law of life is to have! Jesse doesn't think, “Mom gave me one toy and Jack one. I chewed mine, but I won't interfere with Jack. So people might think, but not dogs. For his part, Jack will be ready to take Jesse's toy away as soon as the carrier door opens.
If it seems to you that the dogs get along peacefully with each other for the first few weeks, do not flatter yourself. The situation can change at any time. It is best to never put dogs in a fight-provoking environment.
Dogs use toys in their relationships in a way that is difficult for us humans to understand. If you give your dogs a lot of inedible toys, then the dogs will have no reason to fight over them. But if this rivalry does arise, then you will have to decide if it is serious enough, and whether it is worth giving the dogs toys when they are together.
Sometimes one of the dogs takes a toy from the weaker one to show his right to the strongest. Do not take the toy away from the dog that took it, but give the offended dog a new one. If the second toy is taken away from her, and then the next, perhaps there is something behind it. If the dog itself gives the toy without a fight, then it is better to leave everything as it is. For the health of her teeth, give her something to chew on when the other dog is unable to take it away, such as when you take him out for a walk.
Dogs also use toys as a means of communication. Sometimes with toys they try to involve other dogs in the game. If the dog grabs a toy and runs off with it, he suggests starting a game of catch-up. The dominant pack member uses this method to encourage the weaker and more fearful to join the game. You can do the same to help your dog get over embarrassment if he doesn't know you well.
Instincts. In the wild, dogs hide food for a rainy day at every opportunity. This is why your dog buries toys and bones. You can use this instinct if your dog is digging up your backyard. Fence off the part of the yard where your dog likes to dig. (Enclose it, for example, with a low fence or stones). Bury toys there that your dog likes. Searching for different treasures will seem more interesting to the dog than digging in your flower bed.
If you are going to play find a toy with several dogs, do not use toys that are of special value to them. Bury some toys to keep them busy looking instead of taking toys away from each other. Toys help raise a healthy dog.
Toys as a means of communication with a dog. When it comes to your relationship with your dog, toys are as much a tool for you as they are for your dog. The way you use toys can have a significant effect on your relationship with your dog.
"Bring it!" (grabbing) is the safest and healthiest dog game ever. You don't have to use harsh methods to train your dog to bring an item. Trainers using positive reinforcement in training have come up with a huge number of rules to teach this dog. If a person understands what it is, then it is easy to teach a dog to him.
A dog that knows how to bring an object finds this occupation very rewarding. Maybe she will not catch everything during the learning process, but when she understands the idea itself, she will love this entertainment. In addition, dogs have a strong instinct to carry objects in their mouths. What else should they wear? When diarrhea becomes a part of communication with a beloved owner, the owner seems even more interesting and loved.
Aport allows you to train your dog without much effort on your part. To prevent the dog from damaging the joints of the legs, do not throw the toy too high, so that the dog does not land on its hind legs while bouncing. This position is not typical for dogs and can lead to injury. As the height of the flying disc (frisbee) is difficult to control due to air currents, keep this in mind when throwing it to your dog. Do not throw heavy objects to the dog, as fishing may damage the teeth or get other injuries.
Tug-of-war as a game with a dog has its pros and cons. It can be part of the training process, but at the same time it is not always safe for dogs and for people. If you are not a professional coach, you better refrain from this game. Do not let children play tug-of-war with your dog. If the behavior of the dog during this fun suddenly becomes aggressive or difficult to control, then no more pulling with this dog. If your dog has such a reaction, then this is another reason to teach him aport. This will help you learn to control your dog's grip and motivate the dog to give you what's in its mouth.
A toy as a powerful motivator. There are dogs who find toys even more motivating than food! You can use the power of toys to motivate your dog from the very first day the dog comes into your home. Keep a few toys close at hand and observe which one is most affecting your dog.
Monitor the toys you use to play with your dog, and remember that your dog must have toys at all times for his mental, emotional and mental health. Those toys that quickly fail due to the fact that she chews on them are the first candidates for use during the training process. The chance to grab, catch or spend a few delightful moments gnawing on this toy will be a great success for your dog.
The dogs like the aport so much that they try to please you. This is another incentive, other than a treat, that can be used as a reward. A workout goal is easier to achieve, sometimes using a treat as a motivation, sometimes a toy, and sometimes a combination of both.
Your praise, verbal encouragement, lively voice, body language can energize these motivators, and at the same time, motivation keeps the dog interested in your voice and body language. Toys really help you communicate with your dog!
Think before you spend money on toys
… Investing in toys for your dog is a wise decision. Perhaps your dog has a lot of toys, but if he chews on your furniture, then buy her something new and interesting, and you will see what power this new toy will have over the dog. You may be surprised by your dog's addictions. Since your goal is to motivate and care for your dog, consider your dog's preferences when choosing toys for him. A toy is the key to a happy dog's life!
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