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    Looking into geting a bc as I know these dogs are verry smart and can be verry destructive when left without a toy box or other actives to keep them entertained I have come with this plan please tell me what you think any tips or hints this is baised on using toys to feed meals insted of bowls

    Here's a toys vids so you can see how they work btw alot of pepole post there dogs playing with toys on YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. when i'm looking at a toy I type it into youtube search and see if there a vid i can watch to see how it works

    the following are my toys I have :
    3 x Kongs i will paly hide and seek with these http://www.youtube.com/user/KONGvide...24/bz-IZbfzKvU
    Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado YouTube - ‪Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado‬‏
    Nina Ottosson Plastic Dog Spinny YouTube - ‪Nina Ottosson Plastic Dog Spinny‬‏
    Dog Twister http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yebAu...eature=related
    Bob-a-Lot YouTube - ‪Bob-a-Lot Dog Interactive Treat Toy - at www.HelpingUdders.com‬‏ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-2Eb...eature=related
    Premier Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble Dog Toy YouTube - ‪Daily Grommet Review: Kibble Nibble-Busy Buddy Dog Activity Ball‬‏
    jolly ball YouTube - ‪Jolly Ball - Jolly Ball Dog Toys - German Shepherd Dog Toys‬‏
    KONG Wobbler Dog Toy http://www.youtube.com/user/KONGvide.../4/9B3hlSmKJ5U

    Toys I want to get :
    Nylabone YouTube - ‪What Nylabone Product is right for your dog?‬‏
    chilly bone Dog Chew Toy - Multipet Chilly Bone frozen dog treat YouTube - ‪Chilly Bone QT‬‏
    Tough Dog Toys Zogoflex YouTube - ‪Tough Dog Toys Zogoflex by West Paw Design.mov‬‏ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBlFa...eature=related
    everlasting treat ball YouTube - ‪Everlasting Treat Ball, Bento Ball and Fire Plug HD‬‏
    Buster Cube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPVyX...eature=related
    Tug-a-Jug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fh9E...eature=related
    Busy Buddy Twist-n-Treat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5jI...eature=related

    I will Rotate every two weeks 4 treat toys per day for two weeks the same ones eg Bob-a-Lot 2 stuffed kongs and Dog Twister both inside and out and hinden
    I use 1-2 other inside toys eg pluchies ect per day for two weeks the same ones eg skeeky and plushy or one or the other
    and 1- 2 out side toys per day for two weeks the same ones eg jolly ball

    the treat toys will be hinden in a hide and seek game inside and outside, i also will hide treats out side

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    ok sounds like youve got it all planned

    Sory not really sure what to say LOL.

    I dont rotate my dogs toys at all. They trash them pretty quickly so they get new ones all the time but they just go in with the old ones and all toys are accessible at all times. Though half are outside and half are inside.

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    I don't either.
    Mine adore dead 2ltr milk containers, old shoes and boots, bones and each other.There are some toys that they have never played with and they have the odd pressed bone to chew and they do chomp on nylabones inside. Mostly they sleep when inside as they have raced themselves stupid outside.

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    I don't rotate our toys either. the dogs do however, they pull it out of the bottom of the basket.....Suddenly one will appear that I haven't seen for a while and it will be dragged around all over the place. I am very lucky, my dogs do not destroy toys, we have some very old stuffies. I feed a lot of RAW bones and I think that gets rid of all the chewing frustration.
    My dogs love the puzzles when we play with them.........
    Pets are forever

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    I like the purple squirrel dude.

    My evil hound doesn't play with toys much when I'm out. She's only recently decided it's safe to eat the rawhide or roo chew I leave when I go, before I get home.

    Mostly she sleeps. And this is helped along by the 1 hour walk she gets every morning. Or longer as it was this morning, last nice day for beach for a while.

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    You certainly have thought about this. You are right, toys will really help make your dogs' life better. However, I would start with only a few toys, save your money, until you have had your dog for a little while. Over this time you will get to know your dog and learn which toys would most suit them.

    When you bring a baby puppy home they really dont need a whole lot of toys, they sleep lots and are easily tired. You will need the toys when your pup is around 4 months, give or take, depending on your dogs temperament.

    If you want to know more about using toys to interact with your dog check out.....
    Play As A Reward | doglifetraining.com

    Good on you for being such a responsible pet owner. All the best.

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    everone on here is so helpfull the last time i had a pup i was 5 so i dont rember alot but looking forward to it with you all to help and guide me

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    My advice is to start as you wish to go on. EG, don't take time off work to introduce the pup to your home as there could be issues created when your normal routine kicks in.
    To me a dog, dogs fit into our lives and them into ours if we have done our homework properly so the dog's breed needs can be met.
    Remember that this is a long term relationship. I don't know your situation but if single how will a boyfriend/husband/family fit into the equation?
    Do you rent/buy? If renting how hard would it be moving with a dog?

    Lots of things to consider.

    Ask for all the advice you need then pluck the relevant bits out of it all that you feel will work for you and throw away the rest. There is no set way that works for all.

    Oh, after reading your thread I offered a toy to my male blue heeler whose turn it is to be inside tonight and he has not left it alone for the last 20mts making me a complete liar about not touching some toys. That toy has been in view in their on its side milk crate toy box for the last 2 months. None of the 3 were interested in it, lol.

    I chuck a few treats into it now and then hoping to spike their interest in them.
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    im training to become a dog trainer and toy rotation is somthing we tell our clients so thats where this came from

    we say dog forget if they have not seem a toy in awhile so when they see it again it's the same as the frist time you showed iit to them

    Oh, after reading your thread I offered a toy to my male blue heeler whose turn it is to be inside tonight and he has not left it alone for the last 20mts making me a complete liar about not touching some toys. That toy has been in view in their on its side milk crate toy box for the last 2 months. None of the 3 were interested in it, lol.
    hay what do you use as a toy box and have you tought them to put their own toys away YouTube - ‪Smart dog's can put away their toys!‬‏

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    I only use a milk crate inside and nope, I pick it up when I feel like it. They don't have a heck of a lot of toys, some kongs I fill, nylex bones, rope chew toys, a few others and it is still on its side as it was when they were pups, lol.
    Their pen outside has balls, shoes, stuff in it all strewn around. A couple of months ago their favorite toy was an old plastic flower pot they threw in the air and chased.
    They spend their time racing around in there and the backyard as well as inside.
    We are on a farm and the pen has a circumference of about 90 mtrs. I have tried hanging things from the trees in there but they are not interested.

    ATM the best game is killing mice in the garden shed they sleep in. I do a dead mouse trek through it all daily to throw them over the fence so they won't roll in them when they stink.
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