Dog Toys

Dog ToysBesides many other dog toy criteria, foremost dog toys serve to prevent boredom, because boredom is poison for dogs! Think about it: We are damn lucky to be able to avoid boredom by cooking for the family (including the dog, hopefully), washing the dishes or the laundry (or maybe even both), cleaning the house (not least, of the dog's slobber), possibly ironing, and taking the bins out before we leave for work. How lucky is that?! :lol:

But our dog isn't that lucky at all. Sure, sometimes we wish that the dog did some of the housework (if not earn some of the money!), but in the end we know that even German Shepherd Dogs aren't really capable of that. The house would be a slimy mess if we did let the dog do the housework. It is this moment when we realize that, because of the dog's overall incompetence, the dog must be incredibly bored all day long!

And that's correct: Dog life really is a boring life, in most households. Where the dog doesn't have other dogs to socialize with, and we don't have the time to play with our dog (because we are cleaning the house and go to work), the dog can only resort to toys to avoid being bored all day long. That is, if the dog has suitable toys.

Without really wanting to, there's the second of our dog toy criteria: Dog toys must be safe. And to make it short here for this "decision tree": We should only buy toys when we know what they are good for, what's the benefit for the dog to play with that particular toy, and when?

All the dog toys in our dog remedies table suffice at least a couple of our dog toy criteria. No toy complies with all criteria.

If you were just looking for some dog toy suggestions, they are here. But if you are interested in learning much more about toys (and everything else), then you may subscribe for free to our Periodicals here.


Note that every key point raised above you can find more comprehensively explained in other places on this website. Here, links have been omitted only to keep this decision tree straightforward.

Start anew?


PLEASE NOTE: Posting a fragment of your overall dog problem in the comments below is not going to help. Provide complete details if you really seek the right solution. Of course we have a page for that as well: Dog Problem Consultation.


Miguel at 28w Can you give back a bit today?




 Speak your heart out

Jonathan: "Thank you for your period advice. It is excellent! My GSD puppy is now 8 months and we read your advice regularly."
Dwayne: "I love this site and the info you post onto it. Thanks again!!!!"
Penny: "Thanks for making your great articles available to all of us. it's nice to know that a recommended product is actually available in my country."

Stay with us and your dog will stay with you, both of you healthy and well-behaved.
If you are ever unhappy with anything we write, do or don't do, we want to be the first to know, thanks.

Disclaimer: Always apply your own common sense when you follow anyone's suggestions. As much as your dog is special (s)he may react different too.

© MYGERMANSHEPHERD.ORG - All content is protected. You must not copy or spin or otherwise change our content to republish it in your name, another one's name or without a name. If you wish to make use of our Intellectual Property Rights contact MYGERMANSHEPHERD.ORG. Thank you.

There's nothing quite like a healthy and well-behaved German Shepherd who freely guards every corner of your home, who brings you peace, who brings you joy!
Welcome to MYGERMANSHEPHERD.ORG - we help you that YOUR DOG does not end up in a(nother) shelter!