Some dogs don't care about toys, and no amount of jumping up and down with a new squeaky toy is going to generate much interest. But most dogs love them--toys can provide comfort, exercise, mental stimulation, and camaraderie.
Teach Your Dog To Fetch
My dog isn't big on fetch--is there any way to encourage her?
Smart Dog Toys: Nina Ottosson’s Bone Tornado Review
I have two small dogs that, are like children and love treats and toys. I’m always looking for fun little games to play with them.
Dog Toy Gifts 2014
A tug rope that flosses teeth, an assorted gift set, and an “indestructible” chewable alien are 3 of 5 choice dog-toy selections — read the full list.
This Basenji loves playing with an egg
Video: This goofy Basenji has found an unlikely new toy — a real chicken egg! Watch the playful pup dance around and investigate the confusing object.
Product review: JW Evertuff Boney Squeaky Ball
Product Review: A plastic bone surrounded by a soft chewable cushion, how does the JW Evertuff Boney Squeaky Ball hold up when tested by an aggressive pooch?
Product review: Rubber Neckers
Product Review: A unique squeaker toy, the Rubber Necker is a stuffed cat or alligator with a long neck that is covered by a ridged rubber sheath, making it ideal for fetch.
Dog Toy Gifts
Five choice toy selections for your dog this holiday season, including a fetch toy shaped like a zombie’s foot, glow-in-the-dark balls, and a flying disc.
Dogs love to play, and here are some items to fetch, catch, or extract the treat from. Angry Birds Plush Ball Talking Head Dog Toy Anyone with a smartphone is probably familiar with Angry Birds, an addictive time-wasting video game where you launch birds with various abilities at targets in an attempt to destroy evil […]
DogTime’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are upon us, and more perplexing than what to get your Aunt Sadie is what to get her pet dog. Never fear, DogTime gives recommendations for a variety of gifts for all types of dogs and humans. Whether it’s a bag of yummy treats, a durable toy, or even a new car, chances […]
The science of choosing dog toys
With aisle after aisle of colorful squeakers, balls, ropes, and stuffies, it’s hard to figure out exactly which toys will make your dog go gaga. But researchers at the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School seem to have figured out the formula for the perfect dog toy. The study, which is published in the distinguished animal […]
Entertainment tips for dogs
Question: My dog seems to enjoy having "tasks" to complete — is there a way to keep smart dogs entertained? Answer: Dogs don’t need to be “entertained” generally. They do need stimulation and activity, as do almost all living things. They don’t necessarily need play groups, expensive toys, or gourmet bakery treats. Nor do they […]
Games for dogs home alone
I want to leave something for my dog to do while I'm at work — what do you recommend?
Dog guarding behavior
Question: Can I stop my dog from guarding her food and toys? Answer: Yes. But first, for your safety, a quick snapshot of what guarding looks like: Dogs with food or toy aggression often display stiffened body postures when a person or animal approaches their food or valued possession. Many dogs will also growl or […]
For the dog who loves toys
Top 10 dog toys
great gifts for your dog