Posted by Lora Shaw on November 21, 2014
Oh no! With snow on its way, what’s a dog owner to do? If you’re wondering how to keep Fido happy indoors when it’s a winter wonderland outdoors, we’ve got some ideas. Check out our recommendations for doggie toys to keep your canine from becoming a couch potato:
While you can’t arm wrestle your dog, you can still indulge his inner WWF hero. Grab a tug-of-war rope from your local pet store and allow him to show you his “wrestling” moves!
There are few things more exciting to a dog than a tasty treat. Take advantage of that with a food dispensing toy. Simply put a delectable dog-friendly snack inside and watch your dog happily make the most of his time trying to access it.
Don’t have a lot of money to spend on new dog toys? No worries, we’ve got you covered! A tennis ball is something you probably have on hand that delivers exceptional exercise benefits to your dog. Try throwing a tennis ball up a flight of stairs and letting your dog chase after it. Several rounds of this and he’ll be ready for a lengthy siesta.
A flirt pole looks similar to a fishing rod but rather than hooking a worm to the end, the pole includes a dog-friendly fleece lure. This is great for dogs who love to chase animals. Even better? After 10 minutes of using a flirt pole, your dog will have experienced the equivalent of a 1-hour walk!
Most often, laser pointers are recommended for cat owners. However, dogs love them too! You can provide your dog with hours of fun-filled entertainment by merely moving the red dot around the room.
Wintertime often means that dogs get less exercise, making them more prone to obesity, boredom, and destructive behaviors. But you can do a lot to ward off your dog’s apathy by trying any one of these great toy ideas—they’ll keep your dog happy and active throughout the long winter months!
About the author
Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.