Toys & Training
A few of our favorite things for puppies
Brain Training For Dogs
A quick word about training – we trained Floki on the basics; Potty, Crate, & Sit. Then we hired a trainer to come to our house once a week for two months to work on the more advanced disciplines; proper leash techniques, come, stay, place, etc. It was effective… and expensive. In retrospect I should have started with something like this. Take a look, I think you’ll be surprised at how much your pet can learn from you at a much more reasonable cost.
Goughnuts Tug Dog Toy
The GoughNuts Tug Dog Pull Toy was designed to address the simple but serious issue of SAFETY, with extremely durable rubber and room for your hands to stay safe from your dogs jaws. We can’t claim that it’s an indestructible pull toy for dogs, but it’s darn close. This toy is designed for interactive and supervised play with aggressive chewers.
KONG Air Dog Squeaker Football
This is a fun air squeaker football toy from Kong. Covered in non abrasive material that will not wear down dog’s teeth. Floki can tear the cover off of this if we let him play with it for too long. Best for quick games of fetch… but obviously not good to use as a chew toy.
ChuckIt! Paraflight Flyer Dog Toy, Large (Orange/Blue)
We love this toy, my son and I play with it as much as Floki does! Ideal frisbee for games of fetch, designed for long-distance flight. This one floats in water features a multilayer nylon interior & soft rubber edges that are gentle on puppy’s gums & teeth. Frisbee gradually descends for jumping & catching mid flight.
Chuckit Kick Fetch Ball Small
The Chuckit! Kick Fetch Ball is Floki’s newest favorite toy… and it’s mine too. It’s large enough easily kick and throw – but the grooved design makes it easy for him to chase it down and grab it. It’s durable, floats, and comes in 2 sizes – Floki has graduated to the large size. Bonus – it has a wiffle ball effect when thrown, curving slightly based on the angle of release. We’ve always been fans of Chuckit! products and this is no exception.
The Snuggle Puppy
We used this to help Floki feel safe in his crate for the first few weeks he was new to our home. He absolutely loved it and would snuggle up to it as soon as we opened the crate door.
Zanies Plush Croaker
If you’re like us, it won’t take long before you’ll get tired of hearing squeaker toys. Zanies Croaker gives you a nice break from that with a “ribbit ribbit” sound when your pup bites down. And the price is right!
Small Kong For Crate
Pro-Tip for crate training – we would freeze peanut butter in this then give it to Floki when he’d be in the crate for a while (during the day). It did a great job of rewarding him for going into the crate and occupying him during those quick trips to the grocery store. Chewy typically has a better price on this than Amazon, trust us – you’ll want a Chewy account! *Note – Be aware, you can’t choose between pink or blue, you get what they ship.
Puppy Teething X Bone
This should keep your puppy occupied for a month or two. Floki absolutely loved this toy and it kept is sharp teeth busy.