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Karen Friesecke

When I get Dexter a new toy, he'll play with it for the novelty factor, but his favorite is still when I play "toy toss" with him. Dogs like to be with their humans.

Jen @MyBrownNewfies

Interesting. No wonder why Leroy doesn't like any of his toys!

geogia little pea

This explains why Georgia loves her stuffed animals to bits. Litterally ;) The squeaks don't last at all. Maybe when they stop, she considers them DEAD?


Some dogs are more toy driven than others. Elke, our German Shepherd, will love anything we toss for her to catch and she will gnaw on it heartily before returning it.

Maxine, our Doberman, will pick a favorite toy and carry it around in her mouth every day until it falls apart. When she first came to us, she had a stuffed toy flea. It was very cute and definitely designed to appeal to humans, but, because it was flimsily crafted, Maxine soon loved it to pieces. At that time, she didn't seem interested in the other toys and my girls guilted me into buying two more fleas for her and they were loved to pieces before their time, too.

I've smartened up and now buy sturdy rope toys from the Dollar store. I don't know what is going on in her head, but Maxine walks around with them in her mouth and seems to like them just fine.

You never know what you're going to get with a dog.


wish someone would do a test for Dexter..one day he wants to play with the large dove feather..the next day if you fly it in front of him he looks at me like I'm insane..


That makes good sense. Though last night it was wonderful to watch Star play by herself with a new toy while we got a break from her constant pestering for our attention...but I think such moments will be rare!


You are so right....I more than enjoy playing with the dogs...I find it a hoot!


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Meadow and Leah prefer to play with the same toys over and over again, while Toby will play with anything and everything....especially toilet paper. :-)


We change out the toys...put them away as soon as they are put down. Now if we could just get him to stop either dumping them over the gate into the other room or chewing them up.


I still think that humans (esp their owners) are the most favorite toy and playmate of dogs. I got a toy from biteem
and my dog loves to play with it. But as soon as she see me, she will leave her toy and will come to mama and play. :D


We all know that dogs love to play. Running, jumping, chasing, mouthing, chewing, wrestling, biting, and yes– even riding your leg, they’re all normal forms of play. You might want to discourage that last one, though, if you want to avoid public embarrassment.

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