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A playful dog makes a happy dog!

A playful dog makes a happy dog! A playful dog makes a happy dog!
Posted 5 September, 2019

A playful dog makes a happy dog!

Us humans know that having fun and enjoying ourselves helps to relieve any stress from our lives and the same is true for our furry canine friends. By regularly playing with your dog it encourages him to be happy, healthy and loving as well as having many other benefits.


How does increased playtime benefit your dog?

  • Maintains health

Being active helps to maintain your dog’s weight, it keeps the heart healthy and ensures the joints don’t seize up.

  • Keeps them mentally fit

Dogs thrive from engaging in mentally stimulating activities such as play. Games with rules encourage use of the brain and help to keep the mind focused.

 

  • Bonding

Spending just a few minutes a day playing with your dog helps to add to the bond we have with our best friends!


4 ways to increase and make your dog’s playtime even more exciting
Nerf Dog, leading dog toy brand with a range of Nerf inspired and licensed dog toys have put together just a few top tips on how we can increase and make playtime even more exciting to keep our dogs happy and healthy!

 

  1. Play some tug of war with your dog

Tug of war is a great way to both physically and mentally challenge your dog! Use a tug toy such as Nerf Dog’s Trackshot Tuff Infinity Tug – the toys durable tough material ensures long-lasting fun for both dog and owner.

  1. Tire your dog with a game of fetch

A game of fetch is not only fun for your dog but it gives them the chance to run around and burn off energy. Nerf has many innovative launcher toy’s, take aim with the Tennis Ball Blaster and launch your dog’s favourite tennis ball up to 50ft in the air. Avoid touching the wet ball with the hands-free pick-up!

  1. Entice playtime by filling your dog’s toy with their favourite treat

What dog doesn’t love treats? Incorporate treats into playtime to make it even more exciting! Stuff treats or kibble into a feeder toy such as the Nerf Dog Exo Bone. It keeps them interested, slows down feeding and can even be frozen to make it more challenging.

  1. Have fun with water on a warm summers day

A lot of dogs naturally love water, it’s fun and cools them down on a hot day. Nerf Dog has a whole range of Super Soaker toys made of super absorbent sponge interior, providing great water soaked summer fun!


Try these playtime tips with your dog to keep them healthy and happy. It provides a great workout, relieves stress, helps them to express some of their natural behaviour and best of all adds to the amazing bond we have with our furry friends!

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