Petafilter! Toys for the dog brainiac, but preferably not food-related. Treat-toys are fine, but whole-meal toys not so much. Suggestions?
I will be bringing home the new dorglums very soon, and as he's a breed that loves to think and wants a "job", I want to have occupational toys on hand for when I need to leave him alone for a couple of hours. This has been asked before
, but I'm a special snowflake. I know about the freezing a kong, and about some of the other food-dispensing toys, but those won't work as well in my situation. For one, I intend on feeding the little fella raw, and with one feeding a day it would be too easy to overfeed the little guy with a toy stuffed with kibble.
Secondly, I'm crate training, so toys that require a lot of rolling around are fine as suggestions, but it would be great to see some toys that use less space. Perhaps something that tastes good, but doesn't dispense a lot of food? He'll be fed in his crate, so I know ripping apart half a chicken will be entertaining for a while, but I'd love to find some non-edible/light edible playthings that will keep him having fun as well.
Examples: I'm planning on getting this
. I know it's a cat toy, but I once watched a puppy happily chase that little ball around for a good 40 minutes. What toys do you use to keep your smart little pups thinking?