Dogs are born with the natural behavioral instinct to carry, retrieve kill and also to play. And because they are domesticated, they need toys to replace activities or replicate in part, the lifestyle they would have experienced as wild animals. Irrespective of the fact that today dog is primarily bred as companion pets, they still need to exercise their natural instinct if they get overly bored, in order to occupy their time and fulfill their chewing needs. If you don't want them to choose their own toys or games…such as chewing on your sofa or destroying your favorite arm- chair, provide them with appropriate toys.
If you still don’t believe toys are essential in the life of a domesticated dog, kindly check out the following reasons and you will be convinced that toys are not optional but rather is very important in the life of a domesticated dog:
Hunting Nature of the Dog: Hunting is a natural instinct possessed by various breeds of dogs. They love the chase, the fight and finally the kill. Squeaky toys offer a great way for your dog to exercise these natural instincts. The dog will be inspired by the squeak and will get great satisfaction from shaking these toys, particularly if you play with him by trying to win the toy from him in a tugging game. Finally, he will go for the kill by removing the squeak. Terriers will particularly enjoy this type of game.
Chewing Nature of the Dog: Chewing is a natural and extremely pleasurable part of a dog's life. Dogs are designed to eat by gnawing, tearing, ripping and chewing. It is significant to understand how great it can make him feel having something pleasing to chew. Toys that require a lot of chewing provide hours of stimulation and activity for many dogs. If you don't give him something to chew he will find something to chew that you will not like. Something likes shoe or chair.
Playing Nature of the Dog: Playing with your dog is a great way of exercising your dog, and a superb way of bonding with him. It is also a way of gratifying his good behavior which he will love. During play with the owner the dog learns the fundamentals of a good relationship, all manner of cues, how to exercise self-control, how to wait for something he wants and most significantly of all how to have fun with you. It should not be underestimated how important it is to teach a dog to play is. By buying your dog a playing toy.
Help Improve their Intellect: Dogs are known to be smart and providing your dog with smart interactive dog toys is a great way of testing how intelligent your dog is. This toy encourages interaction and promotes a healthy relationship between dog and owner.