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    i just got my dog yesterday, lexi her name, 18 months old; so just wondering since this is my first dog, what toys should i get her?

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    what type of dog is she? Some dogs love balls but some find them too tough. Soft toys and rope toys are great! Kongs and those type of thins are a great way to stimulate your pup. But it really does depend on you pups breed and attitude

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    Didn't you get anything for her beforehand?

    My dog looooves squeaky toys. Goes absolutely nuts for them. Some dogs love to chase balls. Some dogs love to chew on soft plush toys, or play Tug O' War with rope toys. Kongs are great for keeping dogs entertained during the day by putting some of their favourite food in them.

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    well it was kind of sudden because i saw the ad for her and since it was being given away i didn't have much time. shes a pomeraninian, shih tzu, maltese cross. another problem i have is trying to get her to sleep in the kennel. at the moment shes just sleeping outside the door; could this be b/c shes still adapting to the new environment? ive tried to let her sleep in but she kept whinning a lot so had to let her out. any help would be great.

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    This first week you really should just be letting her settle in. Some dogs don't like kennels and won't sleep in them, just make sure she has a nice warm bed to sleep on so she doesn't catch cold.

    Try getting a little variety of toys, a ball (perhaps with a bell in it - for dogs), a stuffed toy, a rope toy/tug toy, a treat ball or kong (great because they have to work for their food) and something that squeaks. See what she likes and go from there

    She may have been whining at the door to go to the toilet as well.

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    I think the whining would be the new environment/people. Is she house trained?

    Our 17 week old CavX loves ALL sorts of toys! She has a lot of soft ones with the hard plastic tags and rope bits on them for chewing. She has a rope and ball one which she also loves to chew and then two balls which she is interested in but not as much as the others.

    Keep in mind you don't have to go out and spend a fortune of doogy accessories! Our pup loves plastic soft drink bottles to chew and chase, toilet roll cardboard tubes and has even spent hours playing with an empty washed out icecream container. We supervise her when she plays with things like this to make sure when the "toy" is chewed enough then its put away!

    The warehouse and crazy clarks etc have lots of toys for dogs too!

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    Just to add onto Amy's post

    If you do give her plastic bottles or anything like that, make sure you are always supervising her with them and you take them away if she starts trying to eat it. Plastic in a dogs tummy doesn't always pass through and can lead to a very expensive operation

    On a side note, is your girl desexed, vaccinated and microchipped?

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    We got a variety of toys for our pup, he prefers our shoes and an old piece of rope lol.. My advice don't go overboard with toy buying.

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    oh forgot to mention, he also prefers my childrens toys aswell...He now has 3 of them as his own. I would go through your house first see if there is things you can reuse as toys before going out and buying things they may not even look twice at.

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    Most of my dogs toys are just from Chickenfeed (a discount store here) It costs around $2 for either a fluffy or rubber squeeky.
    They go through so man of them I don't buy expensive toys any more.

    My male poodle LOVES getting the tops off soft drink bottles.
    He has got it down to a fine art, takes about 30 seconds an the lid is off, then another 3 seconds working to get that little plastic ring off.
    Once they are both off the bottle is boring and he moves onto a new toy

    Soft drink bottles can also make cheap kongs if you put some dry food inside them

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