The Doodle toys you select will make all the difference in raising your Old Mill Doodle. Boredom is often the cause of a lot of bad behavior with dogs, such as inappropriate chewing, digging, or barking. Challenging toys, by alleviating the boredom, may help alleviate the problem.
Dog Psychology and Dog Toys
Dogs like to work. They also like to play. Most of all, they like to be involved.
Dogs are pack animals and need structure and interactions. For a pet dog, that means you are the pack. You need to do more than just feed and water your dog. You need to care for his mental health. And there’s more to that than chew toys.
Dog Toys with Treats in Them
Most dogs love those old standards, chew toys. Many pups are quite content to gnaw their chew toys to oblivion, but doodles need more mental stimulation, at least some of the time.
Toys with treats in them give your pet a challenging puzzle to solve, that presses their instinctual buttons and rewards them at the end with a dog treat. Some examples are Canine Genius and High IQ; they are plastic shapes with treats inside which the dog must find a way to get out. Both the Canine Genius and High IQ are connectible, so as your dog figures out how to get the treats out, you can make it harder so he won’t get bored.
Another example of this type of dog toy is The Waggle; it helps clean your pet’s teeth when he plays with it. Your dog bites the slits in the toy. His teeth sink into the grooves. The grooves stimulate the gums and clean the teeth, and dispense treats or kibble for your pet. These chew toys come in various sizes for different sizes of canines, but also come in different degrees of toughness so you can adjust for the destructiveness of your dog’s chewing ability.
Dog Toys Stimulate Your Pet’s Mind As Well As His Teeth
These toys all have one trait in common: they can reward your dog as the task is completed. This provides mentally stimulating play for your dog, which can help keep them from being bored, and a contented, tired pet is less likely to destroy everything you own by chewing it.
We recommend toys made by Premier, all of their “Busy Buddy” line are made with the superior doodle intellect in mind.