Play is Imperative
Pets need toys. They’re essential to our development.
Toys stimulate curiosity. If you’ve ever given your buddy a treat toy, you’ve seen the problem-solving skill activate to free that treat. An engaging toy will prompt your dog to determine his favorite means of play. He might prefer a game of fetch or tug with you, catch with himself, or just carrying the toy around like an extra friend.
In the wild, animals play with each other and found objects to learn survival skills. Our instinct is to tear, pull and chew. We need an outlet, and toys keep us from being dogs on your newest pair of boots.
Toys also encourage activity. Many of us love lounging indoors and being spoiled with snacks. Our waistlines can easily show how well we’ve adapted to being house dogs, but the vet complains about possible health complications from the extra padding. A few short play sessions a day help us work off the snacks.
Until next time--