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    We have a new doxie mix puppy from the Humane Society. I posted earlier this week (or last week) asking what toys were good for small dogs. She has several nice toys, including a puppy nylabone and puppy kong but she shows no interest in her toys. Any suggestions?
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    Re: no interest in her toys

    I'm not sure how old your pup is, but most of the dogs in shelters have no clue what toys are. Right now I think toys that are more plushy (no beans) and toys like the puppy kong are good. If she's pretty young; none of my dogs when I got them showed intrest in Nylabones. They wanted the fun toys they can carry around and kind of gum on. When they're 5-6 months old you'll want more toys like Nylabones because they go through teething like babies. Most puppies at that age want to chew, chew and chew because it helps.

    At this age the silly cheap toys work perfect because if they get ripped or chewed then you just toss them out. Puppies go through tons of toys before they get older so cheap, stuffies would be good.

    What other toys besides the nylabone did you get?
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    You have to show some interest in the toys. Wave it, toss it, encourage her to get it, chase it, pounce on it. Encourage even the smallest interest in them. That might mean praising her for just looking at them in the beginning...then for her moving towards them...then praising for mouthing them and finally praising her for playing quietly with them.
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    Re: no interest in her toys

    when we first got logan he didn't really know what to do with the new toys he got, we had to stop assuming that he would know what a toy was and teach him to play (as weird as that sounds). i find that if you act excited about the toy, then he will be excited about it too. in other words, play with the toy in front of him and pretty soon he'll get the idea.
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    Re: no interest in her toys

    Does your dog have a chewing problem?

    If not, I wouldn't stress over it. There's nothing that says a dog MUST have/use chew toys.
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    Re: no interest in her toys

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddieXRuxpin View Post
    I'm not sure how old your pup is, but most of the dogs in shelters have no clue what toys are. Right now I think toys that are more plushy (no beans) and toys like the puppy kong are good. If she's pretty young; none of my dogs when I got them showed intrest in Nylabones. They wanted the fun toys they can carry around and kind of gum on. When they're 5-6 months old you'll want more toys like Nylabones because they go through teething like babies. Most puppies at that age want to chew, chew and chew because it helps.

    At this age the silly cheap toys work perfect because if they get ripped or chewed then you just toss them out. Puppies go through tons of toys before they get older so cheap, stuffies would be good.

    What other toys besides the nylabone did you get?
    this is spot on.

    I don't even bother with rubbery toys unless they are a squeeky too. Those are aparently the best thing ever to a dog.


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