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    Default Puppy toy suggestions

    Hi All,

    On Friday i will be bringing home my 8 week old Labrador puppy.

    I was just wondering if you could recommend any age appropriate toys for my puppy?

    Even better, perhaps some links to where i could buy them from?

    Thanks in advance,

    Regards,
    Robbie

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    Don’t spend heaps of money on toys for the pup – I have found that pups are very much like very young kids – and like things such as – empty toilet rolls, boxes, plastic containers, empty drink bottles ………………

    Or - you could make your own – remember to supervise at all times:

    diy puppy toys - Google Search

    33 DIY Dog Toys from Things Around the House | BarkPost

    DIY pet toys on Pinterest

    I don’t give tennis balls to any of my pups – because the fluff on the ball can wreck their teeth – then if they destroy it – can cause big health problems if they swallow any of the part of the ball.

    Don’t forget – you will be your pup’s best toy ! All the good times and fun times should be coming from you. Pups sleep a lot when you first get them home – so spend the time getting to know your new pup, toilet training and setting up the ground rules for him in the house.

    I also go to places that Salvos and the like and find heaps of things like - stuffed toys, blankets, doonas and other interesting stuff that can be used for a pup !
    This is getting exciting - not many more sleeps ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif You will be posting photos - Please !

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    I get the black kongs and fill with soft dog food (eg mince or casserole or soaked dry food) and freeze...

    20 minutes of fun.

    We like the bob a lot for food distribution too - it's good to slow down how fast the dog eats.

    There aren't many toys you can leave for your dog alone at home. Most all of the ones I have say "this is not a chew toy".

    I have been known to get old reef walkers or rubber sneakers and sacrifice them to the puppy. Puppies, like children can learn what is theirs to play with and what is yours. What you need to be careful of is giving more attention for theft of your stuff than you do for playing with their stuff.

    We used an everlast fun ball with a rope through it for lots of fun games.

    And there's these toys for home alone.
    AussieDog.com.au :: Products

    And I used a lot of big knot rope toys. They can be a hazard but my dog was good with them. She didn't eat the bits she ripped off them.

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    My little fella had heaps of different toys, by far his favourites were a 4L sauce bottle with a rock inside(made it rattle) and old tennis shoes for chewing. A tug rope was the only thing that ever came close and a ball he had to roll around to get the food out of

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    I've been buying toys to fill the hole and waiting time before I get my puppy But i've got them all from ebay for about $1-2 so don't feel like i've spent too much.

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    I got my puppy a Kong and an Astro Bone (Roast turkey).. for now.. I will get a few money tomorrow

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    buying toys to fill the hole
    I put besa bricks in the holes. Especially along the fence lines. Um Robbie - you might want to get some besa blocks or bricks handy...

    Oh wait - you mean an emotional hole... Your turn will come for the back yard dirt hole.

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    A stuffed toy with a T-shirt of yours on it and put in the crate – would be good for the pup for sleeping of a nighttime.

    A few hints to prolong the time you can use a playpen for the pup:

    Try and not lift the pup over the top of the playpen – but take him out through a door.

    Also don't let or encourage the pup to jump up on the sides of the playpen.
    Can't wait to see photos of this pup !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I put besa bricks in the holes. Especially along the fence lines. Um Robbie - you might want to get some besa blocks or bricks handy...

    Oh wait - you mean an emotional hole... Your turn will come for the back yard dirt hole.
    LOL actually it was me trying to fill the emotional hole. not sure besa bricks are best for that LOL. And when i finally get my puppy its a bulldog so inside dog and supposedly not much of a digger so hopefully no back yard holes to fill.

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