The Dos and Don’ts When Choosing Pet Toys
Published by Pet Qwerks Toys on July 24, 2018
Since 2003, Pet Qwerks has been in the business of making pets smile. We started with the Babble Ball and have continued innovating in the field of pet toys. Animal lovers and creative professionals, the experts at Pet Qwerks love their work almost as much as you love your pets. Known for their interactive inventions, Pet Qwerks also develops plush, rubber, and chew toys. Whether you want something fun for you and your pet to enjoy together, or you just want to keep your animal busy for a little while, there’s bound to be something that Pet Qwerks offers that will do the trick.
Choosing the right toy is the first step to having a great time with your pet. Learn the dos and don’ts when choosing pet toys so you can both have an enjoyable and safe experience!
Do Have a Variety
Even if your pet has a favorite toy, you’ll notice that eventually boredom will set in. No animal wants to play with the same toy forever, so it’s important have a number of different toys available. It’s also a good idea to have them each be distinctly different. Rope and tug toys can be great fun, but puzzle toys and squeaky toys both present very different types of play. Having an assortment keeps it fun and varied.
Do Keep It Interesting
Interactive toys or puzzles work more than just the body of your pet. They work their minds as well, and feeding toys even give a reward. If you’ve noticed that your pet doesn’t maintain interest in any toy for very long, it may simply be that the toy doesn’t provide much challenge or engagement.
Do Get Involved
Pet toys aren’t just for your pet. They’re for you, too. Frisbees and other fetch toys give you something to enjoy together. Water toys are also great, so that you have something to do with your pet at the beach or pool. Having something that you can share lets you both have a great time together, and it’s certainly not a bad way to bond.
Balls can be a lot of fun, but they can be a choking hazard as well. Big toys can be a struggle for smaller pets, and small toys can be downright dangerous for some larger animals. Be sure to match the toy to the pet. If you’re not sure about whether or not something is appropriate for your pet, you’re always encouraged to ask questions.
Don’t Be Stubborn
Trying to force a particular toy onto your pet is probably not going to be productive. Either your pet gets involved or doesn’t. Just because you spent a lot of money on a particular toy doesn’t mean that it’s going to be a hit. If your pet doesn’t seem to be charmed by it, it’s best to just leave it alone. Your pet may just not be in the mood or it may be something that just doesn’t captivate. This could actually be a valuable learning experience for you, since not all pets are going to love all toys.
As long as you keep these dos and don’ts in mind, you should be able to find some fantastic toys for your pet that you can both enjoy.