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    Chopper & Otis Talk Room

    We all know that look that our dogs give us when they see a human gadget or toy that looks like fun. No matter how many puppy-dog eyes, tail wags, panting, and drooly smiles your doggo may give you, however, you should probably avoid giving your dog most items that aren’t made for dogs. 
    Like humans, no two dogs are the same. Your furry friend has his own play style, body, and personality that make it super important that he has the right toys. Knowing exactly what to look for when it comes to choosing toys, however, isn’t always straightforward. There are so many dog toys to choose from out there, and it can feel overwhelming knowing where to even begin!

    Second only to perhaps bones, rope toy is a quintessential toy that dogs can’t resist pulling on and showing off their ferocious sides. However, like dog bones, rope toys can actually be dangerous to your ferocious pup, making them a big no-no for dogs.

    In this post, we’re going to talk about the dangers of traditional rope toys and how you can choose rope toys that are safe for your dog’s playtime fun.

    Dogs love rubber toys. After all, what’s not to love with the bouncy, exciting ingredient commonly found in many dog products? While many dog products are made from rubber, a surprising number of these toys are actually made from synthetic or artificial rubber. These products can be dangerous to your dog and should best be avoided.

    Dog’s love of sticks has been a staple in animal pop culture for generations. Who doesn’t know comics, cartoons, nursery rhymes, or movies where a dog is fetching a stick? Contrary to popular belief, however, sticks are dangerous for our beloved pups.

    There isn’t much that is more heart-warming than seeing your dog give you a cheeky grin. When you come to think about it, your pup uses his teeth for many key aspects of his life. From solving puzzles and shredding toys, to enjoying a healthy meal, dogs’ mouths are a significant part of how they explore the world.

    Many dog parents fondly refer to their dogs as their fur babies. It’s easy for a doting parent or family members to go above and beyond in providing quality toys for their kiddos. This well-intended gesture of love, however, can sometimes have unintended effects. Like children, dogs can benefit from a variety of parenting methods that lead to a happy, more fulfilled pup.

    Summer is here, and we’re sure there’s no one more excited for this season than your pup!  You and your doggo can both enjoy the sunny skies, warm weather  and gentle breezes this season brings! It also gets lighter earlier, and stays bright later during summer - bringing a seemingly unlimited amount of playtime hours! 

    With so many dog toys for pet parents to choose from today, it’s important for pet parents to consider certain factors when buying a dog toy. This includes the age of your dog, size of the dog, whether you’re using the toy for outdoor or indoor play, and play style.

    It’s with this in mind that we here at Chopper & Otis have reviewed the top 50 best eco-friendly toys ever made. This means that all our products are 100% non-toxic and recyclable! Have fun!

    The Golden Retriever is a true “get-along” dog, making fast friends with kids, cats and other dogs when socialized with all of them. She’s loyal and eager-to-please, which means she enjoys learning tricks to make you happy. Because she’s very social, she needs to be in situations where she won’t get lonely.

    The next installment in our series on your best friends features the Labrador Retriever. This dog is extremely popular in the United States and Canada. You often hear of them referenced by color—black, yellow or chocolate.