Why do dogs need toys?

 Most people I know that own a dog, consider their canine companion to be part of the family, and buy presents for the dog as well as the children! Are dog toys just a distraction?  Do dogs need toys? What do dogs get out of having toys and what would be on our canines wish list if they could communicate?


The truth is that dogs engage with toys for a number of different reasons including:

  • They need to play

  • Boredom

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Social Interaction

With all those behavioural aspects at stake, I think it's fair to say that dogs need toys. Sadly, many owners stop giving toys to their dogs because those that they have given, have been destroyed. This isn’t bad behaviour; it’s simply your dog being a dog. The trick is to watch closely enough to work out what is driving your dog to interact with a toy the way they do? Then pick toys that can usefully fulfil your dog’s need.​ 

Since you're the one who gives them the toys, your pooch will associate you with the fun and excitement of play. This helps to build positive relationship between you and your dog. What's not to love about that!

Some toys we have in stock

We always try our best to stock a range of different toys in our store to suit a huge range of dogs. We are very proud to always try our best to suit every dogs need.

Below are some pictures of some toys we have in our store...