This post about Best Toys for Your Dogs Play Pattern is sponsored by Hartz® products.
Not all dogs are alike. Just because your dog likes to retrieve balls, does not mean the dog you are dog sitting does. Just like humans, Dogs like to play in different ways, and we as pet parents are attuned to their needs. “There are four primary play patterns,” says Dr. Georgette Wilson, DVM, the Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and resident veterinarian at Hartz Mountain Corp. “Some dogs may have one favorite way of playing, others alternate among different types of play. The main play patterns are Toss & Retrieve, Tug, Comfort & Security, and Chew.”
For some dogs there are times and places for all these different play patterns, wouldn’t you like to have toys that will encourage these behaviors at the right time?
What play pattern does your dog prefer? The folks at Hartz® products have different toys that meet their favorite play pattern.
- Dogs that like to engage in Toss And Retrieve play enjoy the Hartz Dura Play® Ball and the Hartz Tuff Stuff® Flyer™
- Dogs that love to Tug like Tuff Stuff® Nose Divers® and Dura Play® Tug of Fun® Double Ring™
- Dogs craving Comfort and Security turn to plush toys such as the Quackers®
- Those that love to Chew the night away opt for the Hartz Chew ‘n Clean® Tuff Bone® (comes in different sizes)
My dog can not resist the taste of bacon. Can you believe a few of these toys actually have bacon scent infused into them.
You can tell here that Chloe was more interested in the bacon middle than tugging the toy with anyone. These Hartz toys were very popular in our home. She gets up from a complete sleep when she hears that squeak of that dura play bacon scented ball.